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  1. but the texture would require a bump, normal map, if I wanted texture without height references I'd be using the 3d fx.
  2. I might consider using it to add some simulated texture but mostly I use 3D apps and texture software for things like that.
  3. Try this instead: Circles.afdesign Saved with history so you can jog back and forth in the history panel. Basically run the history slider back and forth to see what I've done.
  4. Not letting me upload the video for some reason. error -200
  5. What you will need to do first is expand the stroke, then boolean add all of the circles together then use the diamond shape to cut into the curve, I'll make a short video.
  6. Cut curves? No there is no knife or scissor feature yet. Break curves, Yes Boolean operations such as add, subtract etc, Yes
  7. So you are trying to apply a single texture/pattern over the logo. If you wanted the background to be transparent you can use the Erase white paper filter first, keep the image layer blend mode as Normal and make the texture a child layer of the image layer.
  8. There appears to be several reports of this happening but none appear to have solid "that fixed it" solutions. Have you tried using the 1.8.0 beta version to see if the same thing happens? The beta version installs alongside the retail version currently 1.7.3 and will not affect it. Also which OS X are you on?
  9. I don't think that's possible with brushes as each separate brush stroke will add the percentage it is set at, so it would not be a brush to set 30% it's a brush that applies 30% incrementally, this is how I perceive it to be. To maintain an even 30% it would need to be applied as a single stroke.
  10. Don't just Click, Click - hold - and drag the cursor over any area you want to select a color from.
  11. To follow on from Garry, JPEG uses the RGB colour space, PNG uses RGBA colour space where the 'A' denotes Alpha = Transparency or levels thereof. There are exceptions to the JPEG format in so much as JPEG2000 supports transparency, although Affinity apps cannot export to this format.
  12. I've seen a whole lot of people saying Affinity Photo is a Photoshop alternative or a Photoshop killer but I've not seen serif tout Affinity software in such a way. I think it would be foolish to brush off the gaming community and the professionals creating for it as not the target market, and it's obviously a huge market to tap into, but anyone with common-sense would be naive to think Affinity Photo is anywhere near the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop CC and a contender for it's crown. There are some fundamental omissions from Affinity Photo and I would consider decent alpha channel editing to be one of them. I respect Affinity for staying on mission and remaining focused on providing a good quality product for a very considerate price point, John Lydgate would say
  13. I think the gapping is a consequence of antialiasing, you might be able to reduce the effect using blend ranges on each layer, also make sure you view the object at 100% and also have Precise clipping enabled. Just had a play with the front curve idea and this is what I came up with. Using the texture with perspective warp applied on the texture. The idea is to bend the texture prior to making the curve part in isometric, like this. Before After: I warped the texture in Affinity Photo using the mesh warp tool. Also adding a bit of perspective warp can help the look of the texture on the curve. The curve shape that the bent texture will be fitted too.
  14. Is it possible to make a copy the document? Remove the content from the copy and leave the pages intact and upload the copy doc so we can take a look in more depth. Also have you tried making a Master Page C, leaving it untouched, no editing and associating MP-C with the rogue page, then reassociating MP-B with the rogue page to see if it now responds?
  15. I don't really view the lighting filter as a professional tool, more of a gimmick filter, the sort of filter a photography club would use, I doubt most professionals would consider using such a filter. I don't mean this to be snobbish, just a professional would have worked out lighting an image prior to taking it and would have implemented the lighting with actual lights.
  16. firstdefence

    editing

    Go through these and pick the one that best suits what you want to do with the background: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/photo/desktop/
  17. another way to do this is to use the donut tool shape creation using donut tool.afdesign Saved with history so you can jog back and forth in the history panel.
  18. I would use something like Daubs dry media brush "Greasy Pencil" see highlighted brush in the image, I would create a Curve layer to get better definition and create a pixel layer to paint black onto using the selected brush. I would check the edge and if need be use a textured brush with the eraser to refine the edge, I would keep doing this until I was happy with the edge. I would block in the black with a basic brush, use the pixel layer to make a selection and then a spare channel. Obviously this is a rough example but a lot of the skill is in the refinement.
  19. Here is a fun link, pen tool practices sheets.
  20. I loved having a tablet such as the XP-Pen Dec03 but the biggest step I took is having a display tablet, working on the actual surface and seeing a drawing develop under the stylus was almost a zen moment. The hardest part were the buttons on the stylus, the application and placement of them feels decidedly clumsy and that was for any stylus I've used, I'd go as far as to say it's just bad design, even today I avoid using them, I do have the luxury that my display tablet has plenty of buttons to accommodate all the things I need. Movement is different when using a stylus, more so on a display tablet than a tablet, on a display tablet movement is "exaggerated" or it feels like that. At first you feel like you are doing a poor imitation of Magnus Pyke, but on a basic tablet movement is scaled down so it's not dissimilar to a mouse.
  21. To get a node to appear on the curve, select the picker by clicking on the Picker button, move over the image and click and hold on a point, now move the cursor slightly and a node will appear on the curve line. Keeping the mouse button held down will modify the images values as you move it around.
  22. This would be a good project to start. Creating step by step tutorials, they are easier to amend than video's can be fairly easily updated or reused on an updated version and can be printed off.
  23. No approach is going to be easy on a low contrast image and would invariably utilise multiple methods. The eye is always drawn to straight lines and in a selection or change of contrast will only become more obvious, using a ragged edged brush can, to a point, make selections less obvious. So, even though the edge may not be perfect it goes a way to making the selection look more natural. the use of a matte, such as black on white can can aid in making accurate masks and selections, during their creation lowering the opacity helps as a guide.
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