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  1. Click on the Reset icon, it's a circular arrow, top-right of the Channels Panel.
  2. Hi @bbrocks214, I'm not familiar with Mac's file/route system, but on Windows they're located in a proprietary propcol file, called assets.propcol. C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Affinity\Photo\1.0\user\assets.propcol. Unless you downloaded them directly from your account at Serif's website. They would be where you wanted them downloaded to. Since you see them in your assets panel I'm guessing you used the My Account feature in Affinity Photo. Do you have a document/file open? You need to in order to access them. Then it's a matter of drag-n-dropping one from the assets panel onto your document/file.
  3. Bologny, no you don't want to. If you did, you would. You're just using whatever you can find to excuse away from leaving PS. You simply want to use PS, and don't even think that A Photo should be identical to PS, that's wrong. Be honest, you want Serif to clone PS but at Affinity pricing. What was described to you does the exact, identical, same thing!!! You don't see that? 🤨 Just a little different pathway, why? Because It's not PhotoShop. Do you realize, you can have the adjustment layer selected in the layers panel, then simply press the keyboard shortcut CTL+J repeatedly and get as much application of the adjustment as you can possibly stand? I've used Adobe's Photography package for about 2yrs. I liked LR, but not so much PS, even though I invested a lot of time in learning it. When Affinity came along, and after trying things out, plus wanting, no needing to get away from the subscription plan, I just quit, uninstalled it. It's that simple. Affinity is a different app, just like PSP (Corel), which I've been using for about 20yrs. Oh and yes it's another that I just don't use anymore. Found Affinity Photo to be way better. An alcoholic does not stop drinking by visiting the bar(pubs for the other side of the pond) every day.
  4. Like RCR stated, they're the same sliders, nothing changed in appearance, just the method to get there. Don't like looking at the cute preset icons, use the button at the bottom of the Layers Panel. It will get you the same result as Clicking on the Preset, then clicking on the Default Preset Icon.
  5. Welcome to the forums @Jim DuBach, What's throwing you a curve is you're using a print measurement to determine the size for digital/web viewing. As you learned it does not work that way. Inches/Feet, DPI are not and can not be used for web sizing. Web/Digital screens are measured in Pixels, nothing more or less. How large are the iPhone images, in mega-pixels? That is the total size, not inches. I regularly open my RAW images, and view them on my screens. The resolution of them are such if I chose to print them, I could make prints that are roughly 6 feet x 4 feet. My PC monitors are not that large. My RAW files are 20.17Mp, are in 3:2 ratio, they open in APhoto at 5,496px X 3,670px.<---Do the math and it equals the file size of 20.17 mega pixels. So open one of your images in Aphoto. Make sure you can view the Rulers. If not, go to the View menu>View Rulers. What unit of measurement is being displayed? Inches, or Pixels. You can change that by right-clicking in the left-upper corner of the rulers, where it is telling the units. On your website what's the dimensions in pixels of that 2x2 inch area? Something like 125-200px? I've attached 3 files, each resized to be around 2". One of the images was resampled at 300dpi and the screen resolution for it to be 2" is 600px. The DPI is considering the image for print. Are you intending on visitors to your website to download and print them? If so then you should maintain a high resolution. Other than that, forget about DPI.
  6. I've had a little time to go through the first (#20) tutorial. He's basically showing how to create selections, and how they can be used. Are you looking at your Layer's Panel, to check on the adjustment layer(s) you're adding? FWIW, I do not like the Adjustment Panel/Presets. I add mine from clicking the icon at the bottom of the Layers Panel. There's numerous ways to make selections. I wasn't having much luck following his tutorial, because I use different methods and have become very accustom to them. I use a tablet/pen, and have so for long enough, I find it difficult to use a mouse for a lot of things in Photo. For instance, when making selections, I can press the ALT key to subtract, and I can change the size of my brush quickly. So I refine my selections on the fly, making more precise selections before entering the Refine Selection dialog. When you make a selection, then add an adjustment layer, it should mask out, what you did not select. You can see this in the Layers Panel. The box (mask) to the left side of the adjustment, should be white and black, unless you masked out everything. When you invert the selection the mask would appear the opposite, what was white, would be black, and vice-versa. Another way to approach this, is to add your adjustment. Move the sliders, for example on the Brightness/Contrast, make the image as bright and with the contrast you want for a specific area. The entire image will however be brightened or darkened. Now grab the Paint Brush, make sure the color is Black. Select the adjustment layer's mask, the box beside it, it should be all white. Now paint out the areas on your image that you do not want altered by the adjustment you applied. OR, you can select the white mask, then go to the Layer's Menu, and select, Invert Layer. This will invert the mask, turning it black. Now you need the paint color to be White, to Paint IN, the areas you want changed. Getting clean selections is a little tricky, unless you have sharp clean divisions between what you want selected and not. Tree branches, leaves, hair are all things that will drive you nuts trying to get clean selections. Try watching other tutorials, there's tons on YouTube. Each may give you a different way, perspective, tricks on how to do them. Finally I've neglected to ask, even though they've had a ton of issues with the current release, Do you have Hardware Acceleration>Open CL active? It's found in the Preferences>Performance. If so untick the box beside it, restart the program. It's been the cause of more headaches with this latest release. EDITED: I can't believe I missed it!! What dmstraker is doing after applying an adjustment, he's "Merging" it. Big difference, it's destructive. If sometime afterwards you need to go back and make some further changes to this adjustment, you can't, it's baked in. I choose to work non-destructive, that way I can always change things if need be. When you select Merge on the adjustment, you do not get the adjustment layer and mask in the layers panel, because it's merged with the background or whatever layer you're applying it to. So therefore it appears he's using the same mask/selection several times, but he's not. After doing the first Brightness/Contrast he merges. He still has the pixel selection active, so he just inverts it to get his second one. He does the same (merge) then proceeds to get a third different selection. A little more in depth, you can use the Channels Panel (bottom, below layers panel), and just save your pixel selection as a Spare Channel. I use this one all the time. Then when an adjustment is added, I can Load the saved spare channel into that adjustment layer's alpha. If you really want to learn quite a bit about working with Photo, and can spend just a little money, check out drippycat's (here on the forum), tutorials he has on Udemy.com. I've purchased 3 or 4 of his tutorials. He also provides tons of download material to work alongside him. His name on Udemy is Simon Foster.
  7. Ok, that's one of @dmstraker tutorials. Hopefully since I tagged him in this reply, he will jump in and give you some guidance on his tutorial. I'll have a look later today if he hasn't popped in here. I have an appointment shortly.
  8. Hi and Welcome to the forums @Tony52, This is one of the bugs that appeared in the 1.9 release, and Serif is aware of it. They will be releasing a patch sometime this week. I think it has to do with the Hardware Acceleration>OpenCL. You can go into Preferences>Performance and uncheck the box beside the Hardware Acceleration if it is checked. Restart and I think it should take care of it for now.
  9. This statement is disturbing, where you seem to be insinuating the people that come here for help are ignorant and/or incompetent. It also lends itself to arrogance. Some, very few from what I've seen, really are computer illiterate. Nowadays, most are computer literate, just don't fully understand the program(s). Why do we assume? Because we ask when it's not posted, and they tell us what software they're using. So based on just that, yes they can choose the appropriate category.
  10. @NJPhotog, What tutorial, could you post a link to it, so we could see what it is the tutor is doing? Hard to say if you might be missing something if we don't know what it is the tutorial is showing. The Adjustment Panel/Tab, are all Presets for the various adjustments. You are aware that when you click on a preset, a Layer is added to your Layers Panel? Each Adjustment Layer has a Mask included. Look at your Layers Panel, and the White box beside the adjustment, is the mask. Your video does not show the Layers Panel, hard to say if you might have several presets applied. Adjustment Panel Applying Adjustments Using Adjustment Layers The Red color is just an overlay and is the Quick Mask. I say Quick mask, because in your video you appear to click on the Quick Mask icon. The only other place I'm aware of, where you can use the red mask overlay is in the Refine Selection. Edit Selection Using Quick Mask Refining Selections
  11. Ok, check in the Preferences>Performance and see if Hardware Acceleration, OpenCL is checked (active). Uncheck it restart and see if you still have this issue. If you don't want to reinstall the retail 1.9 version, you can install the current Beta version to see if it is fixed. The Beta versions run alongside the retail versions.
  12. That's what I done, started from scratch, built it looking at your screen shot.
  13. I can confirm that with both AP versions. Well, just tried it again, and now I can't replicate this.
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