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  1. Thanks for this explanation. I don’t know how to rasterize on iPad although I did manage to select a portion of a photo and create a layer for a composite. At first I had a problem creating a layer from selection on iPad although I saw it done on tutorials. I wasn’t following the arrows and missed some of the options from the Refine Selection — I saw two choices when there are four or five available. this note is mainly to thank you for the upgraded gestures. Much simpler, and much appreciated
  2. Thank you...for someone with your experience, the checklist is probably instinctive. I'm only beginning to work on portraits and I appreciate what you have shared.
  3. I think everyone who has used the book has this problem. Place the address in the search bar at the top of the page, not the Google search bar. This question has been answered before but you may have to try a different search to check that I am correct as I used the workbook several months ago and then broke my leg and couldn't 'comfortably' use my desktop computer.
  4. Include ‘ from contextual toolbar. Select source instead of destinatiion and be sure to show grid is selected ‘ see Jsmes Ritson tutorial Panorama Disortion Correction Https:/Vimeo.com/170633074
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    useful keyboard shortcuts

    I may be coming 'late to the party', but I've found a couple things that have speeded up my workflow which I want to share. Sometimes I want to edit an object but I don't know what layer it is on. Thanks to Serif, I click on the object and then use Ctrl/Cmd + K and the layer becomes selected. Thanks to Carl Surry, I now can use Alt/Option + X to get Black and White. I took his other advice to customize my own shortcuts--although because my hands find Shift easier than Alt/Opt, I used Shift for a modifier key. Now I can create new a new layer or a new mask layer, or get to my most-used Live Filters directly from the keyboard.
  6. It would be good to be able to have a keyboard shortcut for either the most-used blend modes. or the ability to create a custom shortcut for a blend mode. e.g. similar to Photoshop Thanks. I love using your program
  7. It would be good to be able to have a keyboard shortcut for either the most-used blend modes. or the ability to create a custom shortcut for a blend mode. e.g. similar to Photoshop Thanks. I love using your program
  8. Thanks. My main problem wasn't that I did it wrong, it was that I didn't know what it was supposed to look like. I was thinking the background of the rink should still have been there. I worked through the whole chapter and realized that the rink was only replaced (placed) near the end. I had the right idea of using the Inpainting Brush to remove the original skater but following the hierarchy makes it work effortlessly. I don't remember changing the preferences but I reset everything just in case.
  9. I am gradually working my way through the Affinity Photo workbook and it's been challenging me to learning new ways of doing things. No complaints, I'm enjoying the learning. On the Pure Gold chapter, I have a couple questions Page 391 opens the file aMH1_3032.jpg and begins cutting out the skater. On page393, step 4, the instruction is to Unlock and select the background layer (not previously mentioned). No background layer left, only skater on transparent background. I saved the skater selection and then opened the background file again and placed it below selected skater layer (in one instance I rasterized. In another I tried treating the skater as a child), When I moved the skater, I was left with a double image (another try got me transparent pixels). Finally, to move on, I wiped the skater from the background with the Inpainting Brush and then put the loaded selection layer under Smudge layer as a child layer. puregold (2).pdf What am I missing from the instructions?
  10. Thank you., I watched it several times and missed that. Now I can use them the way they were meant to be used. I appreciate your quick reply
  11. I have watched and re-watched the video Clipping vs Masking by James Ritson and am unable to select the mask (child layer) without the layer. Clicking one selects the other. (ditto for a clipped layer) That is not what I see happening on the video as is done at 2:07 min on YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKrQ2BEFWMs This is similar to another question in the forum but the difference is that I don't want to separate the child layer from the layer, I Just want to manipulate each separately. Here is a quote from the other post by webb, "I have a pixel layer (say, Background) and have added a child filter. I would now like to move that child filter up on the stack, but can't seem to select it without selecting the pixel layer as well--both parent and child layers are highlighted and stubbornly insist on staying that way. This doesn't happen all the time, but when it does happen, I don't know what to do."
  12. I couldn't find a way to set a keyboard shortcut for the following 'most used' blend modes Normal, Multiply, Overlay, Screen/Softlight Photoshop uses a Ctrl+ Shift+ a letter (M, S, F,)
  13. Regarding Snow Queen project. The image links worked well. Thanks. I've also been able to download all images for the other chapters. I did and redid this image several times because my cloning looked terrible. I finally did it my way. When I placed the trees/mountain image, I left the selection on. Then I placed the trees just above the woman's hair line and stretched the image to fit as much as possible to save having to edit a lot. Next I selected the mountain layer and alt + clicked the mask to extend it by painting over the trees that were above the selected outline of the woman. The only cloning was cleaning up the shoulder and a little on her forehead. In the last generation, I didn't get the eye cleared on the mountain/lighten mode layer but I had done it earlier so I left it. Still doesn't look bad, just different. I am getting a lot out of the workbook and I look forward to working on the 'Discovery' project.
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    Affinity Photo Workbook

    I looked at the book again on page 367. It looks like it was cropped/masked to reduce the size. Page 377. I'll let you know how well I did when I finish the project. Good luck on your work.
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