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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Issip in Mr Ro Bot   
    It is true to say that I like the element of humour above all else in my photo composites. That's not to say I have no serious creative side, and there are times when this serious aspect of my character has a need to be fed when it surfaces. I like to play around with the results of my photography in the sense that, I experiment and try to turn an image into something completely different than what the camera lens has captured by employing heavy, picture altering manipulation, and editing techniques. I begin such endeavours with no clear idea or preconceived plan, it's a case of let's see what happens.
    The picture below actually came from a photograph I took of an LED light cluster underneath a shelf in my lounge. You may have seen these advertised on TV. They are tiny, round light arrays which have a sticky gummed bottom that you can attach anywhere you please - they are very bright. I set up the shoot by turning all other lights out in my lounge except the LED cluster. I angled the camera in such a way that it was not looking directly into the light but trained it more on the reflection coming from the underside of the shelf which is highly polished. The picture itself, once taken, looked quite ordinary and appeared to be exactly what it was - a picture of a light underneath a shelf!
    I do many photo shoots of odd things just for the sake of manipulating them into something else. I pull them in liquify, clone them, cut them, crop them, warp them, alter the colour, erase parts, duplicate parts, flip parts, copy and paste parts, or anything else that takes my fancy until a certain point is reached when I can clearly see an end result in sight. Once this vision has taken place I then build upon that to create the vision itself.
    So. From starting a shoot with nothing particular in mind, this image is a good example of how something which came from the most unlikeliest source has been transformed into something very different but easily recognisable.
     

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    AffinityJules reacted to Hokusai in Coy Beauty   
    Thought I would share another Beauty of Edo. It was all done using Designer and it is all vectors (with some effects added). 
     
    Thanks for checking out my work.

    Hokusai


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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Bigby in (AP) Bigby - Photo compositions, manipulations, posters etc.   
    My favourite thing to do with any half decent photo editing program is to create composites. I luv 'em!
    I like these - especially the guitar, not seen anything like that before, so in my mind it's original.
    As for myself, I like to bring together images that, by themselves are quite ordinary, but once brought together possess a comic absurdity in a reality situation. That's what I aim for.
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Bigby in (AP) Bigby - Photo compositions, manipulations, posters etc.   
    My favourite thing to do with any half decent photo editing program is to create composites. I luv 'em!
    I like these - especially the guitar, not seen anything like that before, so in my mind it's original.
    As for myself, I like to bring together images that, by themselves are quite ordinary, but once brought together possess a comic absurdity in a reality situation. That's what I aim for.
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Ros in A Bit Of Humour   
    Thanks...but I've seen this one along with countless others.
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from BrokenT in A Bit Of Humour   
    I would normally begin by cutting out all the components I need.
    Select a background (in this case it was a photo I took while at Waterloo Station.
    Then I would use the 'channels' in an attempt to colour/tone etc.. match (as best I can) all the elements.
    After that I use anything that looks good; lots and lots of adjustment layers, brightness, HSL, contrast.
    I don't know if that explains to any degree but that's how I go about it.
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from anon2 in A Bit Of Humour   
    I wish that I was better at doing shadows! But it seems no matter what I do, I can never get it quite right.
    One day. . .maybe?

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    AffinityJules reacted to Ros in A Bit Of Humour   
    I have too like anything with Lt. Ripley in it.
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from anon2 in A Bit Of Humour   
    I wish that I was better at doing shadows! But it seems no matter what I do, I can never get it quite right.
    One day. . .maybe?

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from anon2 in A Bit Of Humour   
    I wish that I was better at doing shadows! But it seems no matter what I do, I can never get it quite right.
    One day. . .maybe?

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    AffinityJules reacted to Dr Astronomy in astronomy photos   
    I am still learning my way through AP and have started re-working some of my old images which are now much improved vs my old editing techniques in PS
    Here is my 1st main attempt using AP
    This is IC5070 Pelican nebula in Cygnus tone mapped using Sii as Red, Ha as green and Oiii as Blue.  9x5min each colour channel.  Stacked and aligned in Astroart, Initial stretching and development in Startools then colour re-combination, balancing, additional tone mapping and sharpening in AP.  BTW - AP did these final stages in a fraction of the time PS takes.
    Clear Skies

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from davemac2015 in Sneak peeks for 1.7   
    I'm not that sure what all the updates mean in terms of application etc (still getting to grips with the program) but since I've been using AP it just keeps getting better and better. I'm glad I made the switch from PS to AP.
    So. . .keep up the good work guys!
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Bigby in (AP) Mysterious Forest   
    I like photo composites so this gets the thumbs up from me.
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    AffinityJules reacted to Bigby in (AP) Mysterious Forest   
    Here's a little composition I did yesterday, trying to familiarize myself with Affinity Photo. I didn't have any specific vision, so everything was thought up on the spot. It all started with this picture.
     
     

     
    Then, using different elements of like 9-10 other images, came the final result
     

     
    Regards, 
    Bigby
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    AffinityJules reacted to Ic3man in Monster Swag   
    I'm a member of a Music Production/DJ group called Ultimate Rejects (UR). This piece was made using vectors and alot of stroke work with customized pressure graphs.
    The hand to the left is making the letter 'U' symbol in sign language and the hand on the right is making the letter 'R'. The hands were difficult too draw by memory as I'm not a natural artist so i drew it on paper first and imported a snapshot into the project.
    The image on the cap is our logo.
    Paying for artwork for our albums and singles became costly so I purchased AD & AP in Oct. 2016 so I def consider myself one of the 'day ones' lol.
    ~ Joel - Self taught Graphic Designer.



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    AffinityJules reacted to ONSO in BLCK Panther   
    Hello to all— I just finished a Black Panther illustration, please let me know your thoughts.
     
    v/r
    ONSO
     

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Dylan SJ Perez in How can I make this look more like slime?   
    "I feel stupid asking, but where's the smooth selection tool?"
    The 'smooth" tool/option can be found in the "select" window (top of the screen). Click on that, then select "smooth."

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from GarryP in The Summoning   
    With a brave heart
    she cast the spell
    then held the lantern aloft.
     
    I began meddling with this image just before I bought Affinity Photo, and with the new purchase in hand I decided to finish it in AP. You will see similar images cast all over the net and this is my shot at that fantasy genre. Not sure how it stacks up against the lofty giants out there doing great stuff, but at least I enjoyed my time when I was doing it. 

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from GarryP in The Summoning   
    With a brave heart
    she cast the spell
    then held the lantern aloft.
     
    I began meddling with this image just before I bought Affinity Photo, and with the new purchase in hand I decided to finish it in AP. You will see similar images cast all over the net and this is my shot at that fantasy genre. Not sure how it stacks up against the lofty giants out there doing great stuff, but at least I enjoyed my time when I was doing it. 

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Freid in Fat Rocket (added timelapse)   
    Your pictures are simply wonderful to behold. I look on in envy. Keep up the fine work!
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in Second Day with Affinity Photo   
    Hi Alfred,
    Thanks for that - much appreciated.
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Monseg in Second Day with Affinity Photo   
    Like anything new one has simply got to get on with familiarising oneself with the perceived 'newness' and do exactly that - get familiar with it. I have been busy just playing around with the program and slowly but surely I am getting somewhere nearer to a greater understanding of how to use it. So far I have found nothing negative to say about it but can only give praise to a real alternative to Photoshop. I must say that so far I'm impressed with everything I have dabbled with and I'm sure that as I delve deeper into the workings of AP my initial assessment will remain the same.
    However, I do have a question already!
    I know this is NOT Photoshop and every single feature will not be replicated in AP but, is there any chance that in the future an update might include a tool similar to the PUPPET TOOL as found in Photoshop? 
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