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    Scungio got a reaction from Alfred in Upgrade Pricing Policy   
    Yeah, I really don't get how people are on the fence when it comes to buying Affinity Photo and/or Designer. Or how they could possibly be against paying full price for the next version of each app.
     
    This is just my example of paying for Illustrator and the Photoshop/Lightroom plans. The Illustrator single app plan that I have costs me $21.19 a month. The Photoshop/Lightroom plan costs $10.69 a month. So, I pay $31.88 a month here in the USA, and that comes out to $382.56 a year.
     
    Over 10 years that would be $3,825.60. 
     
    Now, I took advantage of the introductory pricing that Serif offered on Designer, on Photo, on Photo for iPad, and as soon as Designer for iPad is available I will buy that too.
     
    I paid $40 for Designer, $40 for Photo and $20 for Photo [iPad]. Say Designer [iPad] has introductory pricing of $20 too. That is $120.
     
    Hypothetically say Serif has a new version for each of those apps once every 3 years and I upgrade to each app at the full price. I am looking at less than $450 for 10 years, compared to $3,825 for Adobe's apps over 10 years. And with Adobe I am probably never going to have an Illustrator that works on my iPad, never going to have a Photoshop that works on my iPad.
     
    I am one of those Adobe users that has had problems with the Creative Cloud. I have had 3 different occasions where I couldn't start any of the apps and had to deal with the pain of getting it all to work again. Sometimes that took days. I even had an issue one time where Creative Cloud was interfering with my Backblaze backup cloud service, actually erasing files. CC can be great when it works, but can be a frustrating, maddening experience when it doesn't.
     
    Anyway, back to the savings, $450 for Affinity, $3,800 for Adobe. If I can dump Adobe I pocket almost $3,400 over the course of 10 years. Even if I had to buy each Affinity app yearly, at full price, that still comes out to a savings of $2,200 over the course of 10 years compared to Adobe.
     
    So, when I see people on the 'fence', hemming and hawing over deciding to buy Photo, or Designer, or the iPad versions, I just shake my head in disbelief!!
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    Scungio got a reaction from GarethCallan in Remove Colour Stains from an image using Selective Colour and Levels adjustment   
    Hey, do you have a sample image you can post that has an example of a stain or blotch? I know of the technique you are talking about in Photoshop but Affinity may just have a different way to get the same result. If you can post an image that I can download via dropbox or google drive or whathaveyou I can probably figure out a way to do it and post a video tutorial. Or try to anyway, I have 5 days off, with two remaining and getting a little antsy so a distraction would do me some good :)
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    Scungio got a reaction from gdenby in AD: Hatching outline/shading   
    Hmmm. You could take the pen tool and draw a single straight line and then give it a textured line style. Then you can option drag it down to make a second line and maybe give it a slightly different textured line or use the Reverse Curve action command to make the textured line style move in the opposite direction. You could set up say 5 lines that are spaced apart how you want with slightly different textured lines and then select those 5 lines and option drag them down and then power duplicate them until they fill up the page.
     
    Then group all of the line together and rasterize it. Then you could go to the Pixel Persona and use the Erase Brush tool to modify the lines to where they are along the coast. You could even use the other tools, like Blur, Sharpen etc, to fine tune it further. That is how I would do it.
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    Scungio got a reaction from gdenby in AD: Hatching outline/shading   
    Hmmm. You could take the pen tool and draw a single straight line and then give it a textured line style. Then you can option drag it down to make a second line and maybe give it a slightly different textured line or use the Reverse Curve action command to make the textured line style move in the opposite direction. You could set up say 5 lines that are spaced apart how you want with slightly different textured lines and then select those 5 lines and option drag them down and then power duplicate them until they fill up the page.
     
    Then group all of the line together and rasterize it. Then you could go to the Pixel Persona and use the Erase Brush tool to modify the lines to where they are along the coast. You could even use the other tools, like Blur, Sharpen etc, to fine tune it further. That is how I would do it.
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    Scungio got a reaction from anon1 in Keyboard support in the future??   
    I just checked with my bluetooth keyboard and it does work!! Wow I feel embarrassed! You guys rock, I should have known it would be ready to go. I will eagerly await for the time when we can customize the shortcuts. Would be cool to have a little cheatsheet of what keys do what on the iPad version.
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    Scungio got a reaction from sDuccio in Isometric Illustration, work in progress...   
    Howdy, 
     
    Decided to try my hand at doing an isometric illustration and hope to make it interactive. Plan to use Tumult's Hype to add interactivity, to be able to isolate rooms, make obstructing walls vanish. Very early days but thought maybe some might find it interesting.
     

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    Scungio got a reaction from Giraffe in Shading   
    Thanks for the comments on my little tutorial, if you can call it that. I usually use my Vimeo Plus account for private matters but have occasionally used it for more public things like fast videos for forums. I tell you, using ScreenFlow with Vimeo is the fastest, most pain free way of making video tutorials. I spent 3 minutes recording myself, reviewed the video for 3 minutes and then clicked the send to Vimeo option for export. Then Vimeo spent about 3 minutes processing the video and I copied the link for it and posted it here in the forum. So, it was all done in 9 minutes time.
     
    retrograde, yeah, black is not really my first choice for shadows either! I do prefer this method of adding shadows rather than using that duplicate and crop method because you have more flexibility. With the rectangle you can add a fx gaussian blur to it so that it is a softer shadow, or you can modify the shape. Take that rectangle and convert to curves and use the node tool to add points and shape it how you want.  
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    Scungio got a reaction from sDuccio in Isometric Illustration, work in progress...   
    Howdy, 
     
    Decided to try my hand at doing an isometric illustration and hope to make it interactive. Plan to use Tumult's Hype to add interactivity, to be able to isolate rooms, make obstructing walls vanish. Very early days but thought maybe some might find it interesting.
     

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    Scungio got a reaction from sDuccio in Isometric Illustration, work in progress...   
    Howdy, 
     
    Decided to try my hand at doing an isometric illustration and hope to make it interactive. Plan to use Tumult's Hype to add interactivity, to be able to isolate rooms, make obstructing walls vanish. Very early days but thought maybe some might find it interesting.
     

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    Scungio got a reaction from Anna Susanna in Shading   
    Howdy, I put together a quick little 3 minute video showing how to do it the way it was done in that youtube example.
     

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    Scungio got a reaction from HellFish88 in Can someone do a tutorial for creating a starry night sky from scratch?   
    I put together a quick video that can get you started but is by no means a comprehensive tutorial. I do go over using Add Noise and Levels.
     
     
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    Scungio got a reaction from HellFish88 in Can someone do a tutorial for creating a starry night sky from scratch?   
    I put together a quick video that can get you started but is by no means a comprehensive tutorial. I do go over using Add Noise and Levels.
     
     
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