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    Miraculous Organic

    Thanks GarryP, There was a time while I was doing this (took about 8 hours in total) when it reminded me a bit of that Dali painting "The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus." I had what looked like an egg which something was trying to hatch from. So much for originality. I like the rock album suggestion and in fact over the years there have been similar design concepts which have found their way on the cover of vinyl records.
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    Do Not Adjust Your Set

    An experiment using dispersion and distortion effects.
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    Classic Race Bikes

    Never mind the gaussian blur, these look amazing.
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    Do Not Adjust Your Set

    Oh that's ok, it doesn't bother me. That's what the comments section is for.
  5. Are you sure that you are using this tool properly? Using NEW or ADD should work. Use NEW to make a new selection, use ADD to create several selections that all intersect.
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    Do Not Adjust Your Set

    Your best course of action is to check out all the video tutorials which can be found in here, they cover all aspects of using Affinity Photo.
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    cloning

    Are you using the softest brush setting? When using a harder brush you get those circles.
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    Do Not Adjust Your Set

    I'm sorry, I have never heard of those terms you have mentioned so I have no idea what you are referring to. Maybe someone else in here will know what you mean?
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    New convention art WIP Metropolis

    Glad to see that an old film like that still has some impact and provides inspiration to the modern world.
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    Do Not Adjust Your Set

    The basic method is very straight forward and there are several video tutorials out there showing the method. Here's a couple. The top video is for the iPad but the techniques are the same.
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    Do Not Adjust Your Set

    Hi John, This was achieved by using multiple layers. The first 2 were the standard dispersion techniques using identical layers, one with a white mask, and the other black. Masking out areas with dispersion brushes. The result was then blurred slightly to help the colour merge. On one layer I used the COLUMN MARQUEE tool on the woman then copied that and stretched it out across to the TV set. (1 vertical row of pixels stretched out). On one layer I used a ZOOM BLUR on full range and centered it just behind the woman. On one layer I used the RIPPLE effect on a low setting (just enough to see the waves). OVERLAY BLEND. GAUSSIAN BLUR. On one layer I used MOTION BLUR on a mid setting. After that it was a case of adjusting the opacities of all layers until I got the desired result with this picture. Made a few colour alterations and used a film grain Nik filter on the master. Hope that explains it. EDIT: One thing I forgot to mention; All modified layers were adjusted using the perspective tool so that they all lined up!
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    Patch tool

    Click outside the box.
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    New pen vector doodle

    Was that the expression on your face when you discovered the missing stylus pen?
  14. This method provided an interesting result in the sense that the texture I used was more inline with the watercolour effect. The texture I used came as a freebie from Serif when I bought their software so I don't know if everyone has it.
  15. So many techniques to produce similar results.
  16. EDIT PREFERENCES SHORT CUT KEYS FILE dropdown list At the bottom select MISCELLANEOUS SELECT FILL TO BLACK & WHITE Choose short cut key (usually D) Hey Presto, you can now use D to revert to B & W.
  17. Make a copy of the image. Move the copy so that the green area is over the font below. you might have to pull or stretch the image in order to cover the letters. With the image below selected erase, or mask out the font. Repeat this process until you have all the letters erased. You will have to make several copies of the original image. Flatten document and use the Inpainting tool to even out the new green areas. Use the clone tool set to low opacity = 10/15% and select areas that best match your target areas. Rinse and repeat until you get what you want.
  18. I did this using various techniques. I didn't fuss over it too much and the hardest thing with trying to modify something like this is matching the watercolour effect. But with a little patience you could get a far better result than what I got.
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    Lundageddon

    It's not that I dislike Central London. . .well that's not entirely true to be honest. I can't stand the hustle & bustle of it all and stay away from it as much as I can - only going there when I need to.
  20. Easier said than done - especially if you're a new user with little experience, and it sounds as if you are. But anyway. It's complicated to explain in writing. I didn't get this result from using the patch tool alone, I don't think it's possible but I might be wrong. I can't show you any videos of my work simply because I don't have the necessary equipment with which to do so, but I will outline what I did with your photograph to remove the light reflection. I might as well add that there exists many avenues when using tools to achieve the same or very similar results as the one I got. What I did was just one method of many. 1. Open image and create a new Pixel Layer: using a new layer isn't destructive in the sense that any modification you make is not being directly applied to the original image. 2. Select the Clone Brush Tool, and at the top of the screen where all the adjustments are listed click on Current Layer and change it to Current Layer & Below. This will mean that the source layer is the photo and the destination layer is the new pixel layer. 3. Set the opacity at 40-50% (for now) and set the Hardness to zero% = soft brush. 4. Reduce the brush size to fit between the frame of the glasses and the girl's eye (just left of her eye). Alt + Click to select the source. Begin cloning to the left and remove the glare to the left of her eye - it will look a little odd but you have to start somewhere. Do the same for the eyelid. 5. Use the Free Hand Selection Tool and take a skin sample between the glasses frame and the shadow right underneath her eye. In the Edit panel click Copy, then Paste (there are short cuts for these operations but I never get used to using them), this will copy your selection as a new layer. Move this layer to cover the remaining light glare - so adjust as necessary - height/width/size, etc. 6. With the eraser (set to soft) remove any leakage that has covered the glasses frame and frame shadow until it looks natural - or near enough! 7. At this stage I introduced a Brightness / Contrast layer adjustment to both pixel layers and altered the Brightness ONLY to match the skin tones; you won't have to alter it too much - just a tad to bring it level with the original image. 8. Because I knew what I wanted to do, my next step was to Flatten the document therefore making all three images as one picture. If you want to, you can make copies of all three layers just in case you damage something by mistake. 9. At this point I had a pretty good skin match, but very little definition - especially to the right of her eye. I used the Inpainting tool here and there just to nudge little points of skin to how I wanted them. 10. Make a new pixel layer and set it the same as you did the others (Current Layer & Below). 11. Use the Clone Brush at a very low opacity 10-15% and begin blending the skin above her eye to make it appear smooth and natural looking 12. Use the Clone Brush at a higher opacity 70-80% and clone in the shadows or darker lines surrounding her eye, etc... Use a small brush size. 13. By now I had the result I set out to do - all the light reflections had gone and her eye and surrounding skin was looking ok, but because cloning with a soft brush can cause image blurring or over smoothness the noise in the picture and my alterations did not match. 14. I flattened the document again and using the Free Hand Selection Tool I select around my modified areas and with the Noise Filter added some noise to match the original image. 15. Finished image, although sounding like a lengthy process, took me about 5 minutes to do. Practice makes perfect. Get used to using these tools and how best to use them.
  21. Oh I know, and good for you in spotting that. Frank is/was one of my guitar heroes and musician in general.
  22. I forgot to mention that the result I got was with several tools and not entirely with the patch tool.
  23. The patch tool doesn't work the way you intend or hope it to. I would try a different tool - depending on what result you're after.
  24. It is possible with a bit of patience and know how. This is a crude attempt and was taken as a screen capture from your video - so the resolution isn't that great. As a rule. the better the resolution, the better the outcome. This took me about 5 minutes to do, but if it was a serious project of mine then I would have took much longer to produce a better result; this is just to show that it can be done.
  25. Here's a question I have to ask because I can't figure out the answer. When one uses the "merge selected" command on chosen layers how do you preserve the opacity of a layer that differs in the sense that it's opacity is lower? When I merge these layers (rasterised) the one with the lower opacity jumps up to 100% again. Is there a method with which I can preserve all layer properties when merging? Many thanks; Jules.
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