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    AffinityJules got a reaction from John Rostron in 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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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in Do Not Adjust Your Set   
    An experiment using dispersion and distortion effects.

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in Do Not Adjust Your Set   
    An experiment using dispersion and distortion effects.

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in Do Not Adjust Your Set   
    An experiment using dispersion and distortion effects.

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in Do Not Adjust Your Set   
    An experiment using dispersion and distortion effects.

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in Do Not Adjust Your Set   
    An experiment using dispersion and distortion effects.

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in Do Not Adjust Your Set   
    An experiment using dispersion and distortion effects.

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in Do Not Adjust Your Set   
    An experiment using dispersion and distortion effects.

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from haakoo in New pen vector doodle   
    Was that the expression on your face when you discovered the missing stylus pen?
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from haakoo in New pen vector doodle   
    Was that the expression on your face when you discovered the missing stylus pen?
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    AffinityJules reacted to Dazmondo77 in New pen vector doodle   
    I use a Ugee 19' screen tablet (cheap Wacom cintiq alternative) connected to an old cheese grater Mac pro - after letting my daughter have a mess around in designer, my stylus pen went missing so had to order another which came yesterday (now found the original fell down the back of some drawers ggggrrrrrrrrrr) thought I'd test it out without charging it up and got a bit carried away using the vector brush tool with pressure enabled resulting in:-
    Which was all drawn quickly just scribbling colour layers with the vector brush then grouping and bluring the layers to achieve a painted / airbrush look - would be great if we had a blob brush similar to Illustrator so there wasn't loads of messy lines ------- Maybe one day


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    AffinityJules reacted to VectorVonDoom in 3D Mandala Doodle (AD)   
    I was searching for something unrelated and came across some 3d mandalas which looked fun, different from the usual flat coloured ones. The person had used pens so I added quite a bit of grain to make it looks more pencil like. I didn't plan it out (should have done) but it's a nice little project for an evening or so.

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    AffinityJules reacted to gdenby in How to Remove Wording?   
    And another approach.
    Used clone brush to dabble over the letters. Not happy w. the result. Started using the wand select, copying and pasting various selections from the upper veggies. Transformed them in different ways, reduced opacity, and merged down. Some times changed the blend mode to screen or soft light. Then used the wand again to catch most of the lower grassy area, and added a bit of monochromatic noise to hint at the original paper.

    Oh, and used the smudge brush w. a coarse bristle nib to break up some of the patch edges.
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in How to Remove Wording?   
    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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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in How to Remove Wording?   
    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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    AffinityJules reacted to VectorVonDoom in 1987 Cinelli Laser Rivoluzione Pista (AD)   
    If you know your bikes then this isn’t the first one that comes to mind when you think of the iconic Cinelli Laser but this is a much rarer Laser although there are more types than you perhaps think including a track tandem. I heard that only 5 were made and only 2 are known to have survived. One is in private hands and I’m guessing the other will be in the Cinelli museum. It seems that there is only one photo of this bike on the net. Although the largest version of it is a decent size it’s of poor quality as it’s a scan of a small’ish photo in an old Cinelli brochure. 
    All in all this is made up from about a dozen different reference photos of the components mainly taken at different angles.
    At first glance it looks quite simple but was actually a decent sized project and took far longer than I expected. It’s A0 I size. Ignore any interference on the wheels it only shows in the uploaded version.

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from GarryP in 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.

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from GarryP in 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.

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    AffinityJules got a reaction from mixxone in Patch Tool is transparent and blury   
    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.
     
     
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from kaffeeundsalz in Patch Tool is transparent and blury   
    I forgot to mention that the result I got was with several tools and not entirely with the patch tool.
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Sapiento in My Cartographic Work   
    Looks great.
    Makes me want to read a fantasy story relating to it.
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    AffinityJules reacted to Sapiento in My Cartographic Work   
    A pirate isle and the surrounding coast. Traditionally drawn with 0.1 and 0.3 liner pens, scanned and coloured and labelled digitally with AP.

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    AffinityJules reacted to jmwellborn in Flood Select Tool doesn't work.   
    Thought you were going back to Photoshop.   You would then be getting and paying for what you seem to want.    Just me, but it doesn’t appear that there is much point in maligning Affinity Photo under the circumstances.   On the other hand, instead of saying that it either crashes or has no logic, why don’t you document what exactly you were doing before the crash?    Someone with a great deal of experience (not me) would be more than willing to help you out.   I am not a “semi-pro”  but I managed to recover a terribly damaged sepia-stained photograph from 1867 the first time I used Affinity Photo, including teasing the gentleman’s vanished right eye out of the murk.    A “pro” using Photoshop could only suggest copying the semi-visible left eye and then pasting it flipped vertically!     In my book any software worth having is worth learning.    Affinity Photo is superb but it just takes a willingness to learn something new.
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    AffinityJules reacted to Ron P. in Flood Select Tool doesn't work.   
    It amazes me that people buy a new software, and expect it to function just like PS. I wonder if the OP took the time to try out AP before deciding on purchasing it? IMHO, those that want AP to be just like PS needs to stick with PS. I hope AP does not become a mirror, clone or so close to PS it's hard to differentiate the two.
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    AffinityJules got a reaction from Alfred in Where the wild things are   
    Yes, depending on where you are in the world and, what particular phase of orbit the moon is travelling on, it can appear much bigger than say as it appears in Britain. Some equatorial regions may enjoy a larger moon from time to time and some South American countries, too.
    Then of course one has to consider the "illusion" effect when the moon is low on the horizon it can appear bigger - mainly through atmospheric distortion. So in this picture I played upon that fact or idea. My example is somewhat exaggerated.
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