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  1. My problem with the clone tool is one of alignment - whether the alignment button is off or on, the area cloned is a set distance from the originally selected point. What I want to do is replicate the same point in several places i.e. unaligned. Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?
  2. I am considering upgrading my old iPad Air 2 to an iPad pro 12.9, and possibly a getting a second generation Apple pencil. What is the experience of the community in using the Apple pencil (2) for Affinity Photo? Does it integrate well with the app, what do you use it for, and what tips could you give a newbie? I have looked through help and the tutorials, which gives me some idea, but I suspect there is much more that would help a new user get the best out of this hardware - software combination. And a Nikon 810.
  3. Thank you so much, DM1, for this solution. I was tearing my hair out! However, I find it difficult to believe that Serif have failed to provide a direct access from "save" to the iPad photos folder, from which photos can be attached to emails etc. This needs to be fixed. Can Serif receive this feedback?
  4. SimonAM

    Export on iPad to "Photos"

    Thank you MEB! Job done.
  5. Having edited an image on my iPad, I then export, select icloud and then photos folder and 'add', but the edited photo does not arrive in my standard photo library, which only holds the original. What am I doing wrong? If I share the edited image to the 'icloud photo sharing' app, still the edited photo fails to arrive within that app, as one would expect. And if I place it as file on iPad, I can only open it again in Affinity. So I am finding very difficult to establish a simple work flow, so a photo from the iPad's embedded photo library can be edited and stored along with the original in the same place.
  6. Thanks Alfred - this is helpful and I will add it to my procedure!
  7. Thanks v_kr and toltec for replying. I have now managed to do it OK. I do like explicit step by step procedures so here is one I have written for this task, for comment: 1. Open photo 2. Click on Quick mask icon on top toolbar (white Square with central black circle) – this will display a red mask over the picture 3. Click on the (red) paint brush tool in left bar 4. On the Colour tab (top right) click on the white circle to make the brush white 5. Brush on image with a brush set to right size, opacity and hardness. This will selectively remove the red mask to display the picture underneath. To remove part of the masked selection, switch the brush colour to black and paint over 6. Click on the background layer in the layers tab – this will display a marquee dotted line around the brushed selection 7. From the Adjustment tab, select the required adjustment e.g. HSL adjust, creating an adjustment layer 8. Make the adjustment on the adjustment dialogue with sliders, etc. This will display the alterations with the mask. Close the dialogue, 9. Select another adjustment type if required as at 8 10. Double click on the adjustment layer picture icon to reopen the adjustment dialogue to amend the settings as required. The complete adjustment layer can be switched on or off via its tick box 11. Save and export the amended image.
  8. I am currently trialing Affinity Photo, went to apply a quick mask as described in the tutorial video - but it does not work. Why? Does the trial version have limited functionality? So I open the photo, select Quick Mask from the top icon, a red mask is applied, I select the paint brush tool, set to 100% opacity and flow, click and drag on the photo - but nothing happens. The red overlay is unaffected. I have been through the tutorial several times and I believe I am following it correctly. In the tutorial, the underlying background is revealed through the red overlay under the brush, to create the mask, but this is not working for me. Am I doing something wrong like a missing step or a setting to make? Is the trial version unable to do this? For me this is key functionality i.e. to be able to paint on adjustments, for example as one can in Lightroom (which I am also trialing). If this functionality is disabled in Photo how can i successfully trial it?
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