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  1. Actually I used the "multiply mode" on this one. So it did not work. I did use the "export" but I do not know what you mean by an "exaggerated adjustment." Thanks for your input Wosven. I very much appreciate all the help this forum is providing me.
  2. Here are screen grabs of the different steps. I did the "merge visible" as recommended but that did not work either. Maybe I am missing something but when I used Photoshop (which I am no longer subscribing to) When I merged it flattened the layers. Here the merge visible simply adds a pixel layer, but as you will see (the change, in contrast, is slight) the contrast is lost and the linework reverts back to the original. I also tried exporting the jpeg but the darkened contrast is not there...as is shown in the last attached screenshot. The first attachment is the original linework. The second shows that adjustment. Very subtle but the linework is darker than the original. I would like to learn how to make it even darker. The third shows the result of "merge visible." The fourth shows the exported jpeg pasted below the original. The linework shows no adjustment. Thank you to everyone who has given me input to try to see what I am doing wrong.
  3. I have a line drawing, black and white. However the linework is too light. I go into adjustments and set the contrast to darker. It looks good. But I need to save it as a .png or .tiff or .jpeg. When I do that it reverts back to the original with the too-light-linework. I have tried everything. How do I merge the layers and retain the higher contrast I got in the adjustment layer? Thanks for any help with this.
  4. I no longer have that original file and now I too am unable to reproduce the error. Guess that is a good thing! Thanks for the reply. If it happens again i will try to hang on to the document and attach it.
  5. Here is a small .mov file ( I hope it uploads ) Showing the two brushes I use in corel painter. First I just make strokes with the scratchboard tool. Notice that when the stroke overlaps itself it goes much darker. I do not need to release the mouse button (or in my case, lift the stylus to begin a new stroke) in order for the stroke to go darker until it reaches 100% opacity. I like that as it allows me to sketch quicker. The opacity is pressure sensitive also and size so I can get variations on stroke width, tapering. Then I choose the Just Add Water brush and go over the strokes. This is also varied by pen pressure. I would love to find something inside of Affinity that could replicate this effect. thanks for any help with this. Untitled Project.mov
  6. I need to illustrate how blending brushes work in another program in order to better illustrate what is hard to do with just words and static images. I have Camtasia and can make a small video of the process. Thanks for info on this.
  7. Thanks MEB...that page was a tremendous help. I bought all and downloaded all the free ones. I did quick dabbles with them but there weren't any that really seemed to pick up underlying color and "blend" it with the current selected color. I will make a quick video with camtasia to show how the Just Add Water blender works in Corel Painter. I know I can blend by reducing opacity and constantly selecting color mixes that slowly seem to reach the 50/50 of the two colors but it would be nice to just have one that picked up underlying color and mix it with the currently selected color. Even Paolo said of his blender brushes that they "mimic" blending as in watercolor. Does affinity provide the tools for customizing a real blender?
  8. Thanks also for this reply Alfred. I do have both programs. I was just unable to get the hyperlink to the Gumroad page. I will try to find it again. I did click on the first image but maybe I didn't see it. Wouldn't be the first time for me. Thanks for your help. I just clicked on that image again and this time it did link me to Gumroad. Thanks!!
  9. michaelws

    Fur and hair brushes

    Thanks Alfred...I missed seeing that.
  10. michaelws

    Fur and hair brushes

    Hmm these won't load into Affinity Photo. It says Brushes imported successfully but they do not show up.
  11. For some reason I am not able to find any place to download this Essentials set. What am I missing. All the comments seem to imply others have had no problem.
  12. michaelws

    Fur and hair brushes

    It says it was successful but I do not see the brushes in the drop-down. I am trying to import them into Affinity photo. Are they vector or raster?
  13. michaelws

    Fur and hair brushes

    Thank you very much for these
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