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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from thomaso in How to make this BxW and keep lavender purple?   
    Thomaso, Vielen dank for your time, will try it out, much appreciation for the assistance . Stay healthy, and cheers....
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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from Jowday in How about a Beginners Forum?   
    Thanks for the input. Price is not the concern. Whatever the price, I would be glad to LEARN, to build up my BASIC knowledge of how to open, adjust with cropping, burn, dodge, contrast, color, Inpainting for removal, grad filter and properly filing them. If I reach that point, then I can go into more of the meat of what is obviously stratosphere.
    Yes, I am so appreciative of asking and having answers given without wise ass remarks. I am trying to learn and the Forum has been very helpful, for which I give thanks.
    Plodding along, 
    Stuart
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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from Jowday in How about a Beginners Forum?   
    Ross, Good point re the idea of a Beginners Forum. Unless the "experts' monitor it, the blind leading the blind might possibly be the result, though I am of the school "if you do not know, learn. If you do, teach" So, my hope was to have the experts guide the newbies. Maybe it is my reluctance to ask necessary questions at my stage, but I must say, when I have asked specific, seemingly dumb questions, they have been answered with information, not ridicule, for which I am appreciative. The new forum was just a thought, no biggie, appreciate your input.
    Yes, I went to all the teaching tutorials, I did try your guy, but found Simon Fraser's more appropriate for my needs. To each their own. Once I do get up to speed with the basics, I will then certainly view the Affinity Tutorials, but my general thoughts I stand by-AF is weak at the start end for new users.
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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from John Rostron in Simple Sharpen method?   
    Have spent time going through the youtube AF Sharpen tutorials but cannot find a simple tool where I can click on the size and strength for a specific area.
    Gosh, the number of things one has to go through I just could not follow, the High Pass (?) just the beginning of what is a series of things that have to be done. Seems very complicated for what was a simple tool in an outdated editing system, Aperture, on which I used a few basic tools.
    I go to the top under Filters and there are three choices, but I did not find what I want: area specific determined by size and intensity
    Does this exist in AF?
    Thank you, 
     
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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from walt.farrell in Simple Sharpen method?   
    Thanks, Walt, what I am trying to do is avoid masks at this point, I just want to  sharpen it  a specific area. After I gain a little more confidence and skill I will certainly expand my knowledge, right now every step is a challenge.
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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from jmwellborn in How to use gradient tool, the BASICS?   
    h_d
    "Hope this gets you further, " thanks, made me laugh, very patient and courteous, feel like I am just trying to get in the sandbox with ice cream smeared over my face and a group of happy playful kids already in..
    Anyway, success in finding my original photo. don't know why it did not appear earlier, but the boat photo is now there and I will go through the steps you have outlined and report back. One more question-if I complete, or do not finish the work I want on the photo, how shall I save it and where please? I may not be able to complete the work on the photo today and want to be able to keep the adjustments and retrieve from where I left off.
    Much appreciation, Stuart
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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from h_d in How to use gradient tool, the BASICS?   
    h_d
    "Hope this gets you further, " thanks, made me laugh, very patient and courteous, feel like I am just trying to get in the sandbox with ice cream smeared over my face and a group of happy playful kids already in..
    Anyway, success in finding my original photo. don't know why it did not appear earlier, but the boat photo is now there and I will go through the steps you have outlined and report back. One more question-if I complete, or do not finish the work I want on the photo, how shall I save it and where please? I may not be able to complete the work on the photo today and want to be able to keep the adjustments and retrieve from where I left off.
    Much appreciation, Stuart
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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from h_d in Confused with RAW/Affinity compatibility   
    Many thanks, look forward to starting!
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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from Lubiloo in How to START in Affinity?   
    Bought the $45 book and it starts by saying " the projects in this book assume you have a working knowledge of the interface" and continues to the next page, (nine), Master the Core Skills headline and first sentence is " ...also assume you have mastered the core skills..." etc and refers to page 85. 
    "assume, assume..." Please, do not assume, the who organized the book. Or make it clear it is not the book for which to get started.
     
    This is illogical, frustrating and confusing to me. I would expect a crawl, walk, run sequence, but, no, the developers "assume" too blanking much to provide a one, two three approach. I am an absolute beginner in Affinity, Aperture was sent out to sea and I am still clinging to it.
     
    Understood, there are many Affinity videos which get good reviews, but, again, the index of the topics listed as the first topic here show different places to start, thus my request, which I feel needs to be addressed by the organizers: Please show me the most basic introductory video, (since the book investment is wasted until I am up to speed), then the next, and the one following and let me skip the ones I may know. 
    Is there not a numbering system for the videos when one starts? Then, later, I can certainly understand going into more depth with the various tools, but it seems that the folks are so well advanced that they do not understand or put much effort into the very basic beginning steps.
    So, is there an index of sorts, a Start Here, then Next Step, etc. in the videos? Is there a Beginning I, II, III system or something which I can use as a basis for starting the tutorials?
    Thanks,
    Stuart
    PS is there a way to see the Affinity users in my area to maybe contact them and get together to learn/teach?
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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from Roger C in How to START in Affinity?   
    Thanks, all! Had not realized there were responses, just modified my settings. Very supportive forum, much appreciation, will review the above suggestions and contributions and start doing my homework. Many thanks, Stuart
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    SF Charter Boat got a reaction from SrPx in How to add © Copyright info to Metadata?   
    Lots of time and information shared by many knowledgeable people, much appreciation!
    A simple question has been answered, will use a third party program. This is not a high priority for me but useful in certain situations. Friends have had their photos copied in spite of extensive protection efforts. Will also see if my camera settings provide the © info, thanks for that!
    Am just starting at the very beginning of AF, going over the tutorials and relieved to have found a comfortable Aperture replacement. And a Forum board with many sharing folks!
    Cheers and thanks,
    Stuart
    www.vineyardvideo.com, some old images, fyi...
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