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  1. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you have planned! The "summary" doesn't have to be detailed to be effective, the video is detailed. Something like On1 Photo Raw has done with what they call "Looks" You can see it on their blog and consists of a short (under 5 minutes) video and a downloaded cheat sheet( they call them recipes), most are 1 to 2 pages and briefly list the steps. The video, PDF and practice photo can be downloaded for practicing.
  2. Thanks! This will be so helpful, I find written tutorials are much easier to follow and it's faster to find the information I'm looking for. Any possibility that you'll add a brief written summary to your Little Box of Tricks course? Even a trick at a time would be useful. I find the steps written with arrows between the steps are usually all I need to clarify. You should charge for these though, maybe a download from your website? Thank you again, this makes Affinity far more accessible! Ann
  3. Which can be very entertaining, usually unintentionally!
  4. I think video tutorials are actually more audio than you might think.
  5. Yes Simon, I have the PDF. I think that the basics are covered well, the huge gap for me is between the very basic information and more advanced techniques and their application. I realize more advanced is a vague term but beyond the basics its hard to find tutorials that aren't more confusing than helpful. And they're pretty much all video. I have begun to think that AffinityPhoto is mainly geared toward those who have a lot of photoshop experience but for whatever reason want to get away from Adobe. I can see the tutorials working well for those people.
  6. Been there. It would be a big help if all the tutorials weren't video, I find it's the most difficult way to learn. Other programs have many written-often with still pictures-tutorials that clearly show the steps in the process. An example would be what Rick Peterson does with Photoshop Elements tutorials on his website. He does do the video but underneath has it written out. Topaz does a lot of written ones as well.
  7. Len, like you I find learning AP a struggle, and no doubt partly due to my own "divergent" learning style but also I think because of available learning materials. I'd be very interested in your ideas(and have a few of my own). Ann
  8. AnnH

    SibStock -- free high resolution textures

    Thanks! I didn't realize I had to wait for the timer to run down. Great textures, thanks so much for making them available!
  9. AnnH

    SibStock -- free high resolution textures

    They look great but how do you download them? If I click on either of the links on your site I get to a strange page that wants me to buy somethin to make it download faster. If I click on the slow download time it takes me to another page wanting me to buy something else.
  10. To use the coupon (Thank you!!) I found you have to click on the blue "Have a coupon?" that's on the page you get when you click the link Simon gave in his post above. If you put it in your cart, go to check out and add it on that page Udemy has already put in their own coupon code and the one given here won't work. The course looks great and it's a great idea to have the reference separate.
  11. Thanks, I looked but couldn't find the reset button, right clicking and choosing rasterize worked and turned it right side up! Ann
  12. I managed to get Topaz and Nik plugins installed into Affinity Photo but when I open an image in either one it turns them sideways. They work fine in Photoshop Elements. I've searched here for an answer but found little to help so I assume I've overlooked something I should have done when installing them. What can I do?
  13. The PDF is great, I have it printed out to work through. The youtube videos are good also, but Simon's Affinity Photo Foundations course on Udemy is excellent. He sometimes gets a little over my (beginner's) head but you can ask questions and he answers them soon. His added PDF on the layers section was clear and geared toward a total beginner like me. The class often on sale but its worth many times the full price. I'm kind of a slow learner and find I need all the resources available for Affinity Photo to make it click and stick.
  14. Thanks! I am getting an i5 with quad core and 8gb to start with, I'll see if I need to add more. It's windows 10 so that will be an adjustment. Ann
  15. I am new to photo editing and started with Affinity Photo in February, Windows version. A week ago my computer crashed and I need a new (to me)computer. The old computer worked with AP, perhaps a little slow at times but that wasn't a problem. I don't have the system information on that computer, it had 8gb of ram and was a refurbished desktop, I'd like to replace it with another refurbished desktop. I've searched this forum and the internet trying to find what I should look for in a computer with Affinity Photo in mind. I am an amateur without a technical background but love learning. I don't need and can't afford a top of the line computer but I would like more than adequate. I think AP will be the most demanding program I'll use on this computer. It looks like I need at least 8gb of ram, but beyond that all the choices available are confusing, it does look like a particular graphics card is not needed. Any help with guidelines on choosing a AP friendly computer would be much appreciated. Ann