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  1. I saw something similar in a photo I was editing in affinity photo...subtle tearing lines in mine that wouldn't go away and appeared out of nowhere. I shut down AP, and restarted, and the image came up normal again.
  2. Hello, I'm on a Mac Pro, running Catalina. I'm trying my first print from Affinity Photo. I've done my soft proofing, with my paper profile (a canon pro paper luster)...ready to print. I'm in the print dialog. My picture is black and white, I selected that. I'm trying to set the parameters, and following some tutorials. I'm looking in the dropdown that has Range and Scale, etc in it....looking for the option of Color Matching. This, from the tutorials I'm watching, is where you can select (on a Mac) the ColorSync option, and from there you can select your paper profil
  3. Thank you for the reply!! Very informative. As I'd mentioned above, I found a solution for this that works exactly as I'd wanted. Maybe this is a brand new oplion, as that no one had really mentioned it before in tutorials I"d seen but I stumbled across that button for the pen too: "Add New Curve To Selected Curves Object" Selecting that let me draw as many paths/curves as I desired on a single layer and let me select them all. With this I was able to select the outside band of the sign and each individual letter, and turn that all into a selection which I used on a Cu
  4. Ok had to update. VERY interesting, perhaps this is a NEW addition to Affinity Photo? When using the pen tool and looking for a suggestion I'd seen elsewhere to find a "subtract" button after drawing first path/curve....I found a button that when you over over it says: "Add New Curve To Selected Curves Object". I thought this might be something I could use and sure enough it allows you do "select the doughnut" like I was wanting to do. Here is a screen shot of just a quick test of two paths/curves, one within the other and selecting it and using a Curves adjustment l
  5. Yes, I suppose I could, but this technique I"m trying to use with the pen tool, is something I (and from what I can tell ) many other people use commonly....in this case it isn't just the letters, but also the stripe outside...what if this were a one way sign, and I'd need the arrow, etc.... The pen tool, IMHO, is the best way to make accurate selections...its something I"ve done for years in PS, and I just have to think other would be using this also in Affinity Photo, this really shouldn't be an edge case use case...? Again, I VERY much appreciate the input and suggestions so far..
  6. Thank you. I actually had tried the selection thing....in Capture One first, and since there is variability in the the destiny of that marking...I was using a luminance mask...it didn't select everything. I will try this in AP, but the reason I was trying to do it in AP...was to have the pen tool at my disposal to make sure I selected everything and basically could paint it fully. I've always felt the pen tool was the best way to go for things like this, where you have hard edges and can make sure to accurately select everything....again, I came from PS with the pen tool as my c
  7. That link was apparently a video to download, but QuickTime player wouldn't play it. Could you embed it on this thread like Garry P did here? Thank you, C
  8. Following up to my last reply. I'm attaching a quick cutout I did of the sign. I want to select the outer band and all of the letters precisely with the pen tool...make them into one big selection so that I can fix the faded look of them....to match the rest of the image which is very contrasty and sharp....the sign is fairly small, but noticeable in the foreground of the whole image and I"d like to make the sign much easier to see and read at a glance. Thank you again for all the help so far!! C
  9. Thank you very much!! That does appear to do what I"m looking to do...but wow, I'd never have thought of all those hoops to jump through to do this. I see where you said you need to fill the combined curves in order to make a selection out of them....I see you do it, but I"m confused on why this is a necessary step. This may work for me, the end result IS what I am wanting....it just seems to me that there should be possibly a more straightforward way to do this...but I'll try whatever works!! Thank you very much!! Has AP with latest upgrades given the ability to
  10. Hi all, I'm coming from using the Photoshop pen tool....and have been watching videos on YOuTube today and finding out the differences that were driving me mad with the AP pen tool. I like it, and love AP....but had to find where the key commands were that were different. At this point I'm a bit stuck. It appears that AP creates a new layer with every pen path you create....what I"m trying to do is select a shape, with an outer curve and an inner curve. Think like a doughnut...one curve for the outer and one for the inner that leads a hole. I want to make a selection
  11. That's certainly interesting. I'd never known that PS did scanning....but even so, I think I'd still rather depend on a dedicated tool for scanning. I'm presuming scanning film negatives, and there are great tools like Silverfast that are great for scanning film negatives and color positive films (I use it)....tools like these allow you to get in there and "tune" your file before scanning so as to get the best you can from your film media...and do preliminary dust and scratch fixes, etc. If you're just looking at document scanning, well, even then, I'd think the dedicated tool w
  12. Thank you Mark and Stokerg!! The reason I posted this, is that my thread: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/122811-aps-equivalent-to-ps-smart-objectswith-raw-image-changes-after-edits-in-pixel-persona/ I"m getting. a lot of response, but so far, not enough to let me understand how working within AP that doesn't have the equivalent to smart objects....works. I had a couple questions, the main one was concerning bouncing back and forth between the pixel and develop persona. And at the end of the thread I added on how AP reacts to while in the Pixel person
  13. Wow...definitely some advance terms and workflows I'll need to research and try to understand. But more in simple terms. If I bring in a RAW image to AP. I may do a tweak or two in Develop persona. I come into pixel persona.... I do some work there, and decide, you know...I need to bring the midtowns up more.... In PS, I could double click the image layer and it throws me back into RAW and I can do that, I close RAW and come back and the images is updated in my layer and you see the change propagate. Of course this is with limitations, etc...but in general I
  14. Thank you for your reply. But it isn't quite so much the bit depth...which I do like, and at anything but HDR, 16-bit is the usually high standard, I'm looking to keep the work flow as close to RAW as possible even with some pixel manipulations ( like compositing, filters, etc)....I'm looking for answers if AP can come as close as PS can with smart objects...in that after some/many pixel manipulations...that if you need to actually do RAW level edits to the file in there..that AP can handle those and update the pixel manipulations to accept those and update as required. I'm dropping
  15. Ok..thanks for the reply. I was hoping since Affinity doesn't seem to have on official support links/process....that they'd be chiming in MORE on most all posts in the forum, since that is where the site points to. Don't get me wrong, I TRULY appreciate help and suggestions from other users....but there are times that really require someone with inside knowledge of the product on how it actually works programmatically for some answers, and I don't see those very often on the forum. But thank you again for your reply. If nothing else, I'd have expected a
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