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  1. Murfee, thanks for the visuals, the explanation, and the link to the other thread. I appreciate any help and new workarounds I can find. And, yes, I agree, we need the FILL slider in AP.
  2. Smee Again, please see the images below. Because many of the forum users were trying to replicate what they were seeing in YouTube tutorials, I was trying to respond with a workaround to the lack for the lack of a PhotoShop FILL slider in AP. As an example, I attempted to reproduce the results from the PiXimperfect YouTube video technique shown in "Create Colorful Contrast with 2 Special Blend Modes!" Using the PiXimperfect downloaded image and applying the Color Burn and Color Dodge Blend Modes with the mask "shading" FILL technique I was able to closely replicate the video's contrast effects. The first image was the downloaded sample from PiXimperfect. The second is the image with an HSL adjustment layer with a Color Dodge Blend Mode. The third is the image with an HSL adjustment layer with a Color Burn Blend Mode. The fourth image shows the two adjustment layers with a 90% Black "Fill" on the Mask. The fifth image shows the two adjustment layers with the saturation sliders set at 100% and a 90% Black "Fill" on the Mask. (PiXimperfect used 9% and 7% fills respectively in Photoshop but I rounded up for this example.) I think your example shows no effect because you used a Luminosity Blend Mode. Take care.
  3. There is a workaround for creating a "Fill" adjustment in any AP adjustment layer. Because each AP adjustment layer has its own mask, just fill the mask with whatever percentage level of "fill" that you would like. Just remember to reverse the percentage amount. For example, if you wanted a 5% "Fill" then use the paint bucket and fill the mask with 95% black. If you want a very targeted fill amoung you can use sliders to adjust the fill percentage or work in 5% increments in the grey swatches panel. I hope this helps.
  4. James Ritson, thank you for the explanation of why it may have been changed. However, why did the developers use a shade of blue (which already appears on the histogram) rather than a grey (if some people found white confusing)? I believe most people's issue is with the visual user interface aspect of the blue color rather any "help" the blue color might suggest/offer for it's meaning or use. And, although I appreciate your suggestion of using the waveform . . . wow, apparently my mind doesn't work on that level of perception. At any rate, I love your videos. They are always well-presented and informative. Thank you. PS - Please keep the videos coming!!!!!
  5. I just downloaded the latest version and the histogram is still blue ... maybe the developers (as compared to photographers/photo editors?) will change it back to white (or maybe a light gray?) with the next update. We can hope.
  6. Please encourage the Photo developers to return the histogram luminance channel to white or light gray. The change to blue did not enhance the user interface, it made it more confusing. Thank you for your consideration.
  7. dmstraker, Thank you for creating and sharing this valuable reference. If anyone is interested, the YouTube channel PiXimperfect just presented a video that complements this PDF very well. It’s title is: The Science of All 27 Blend Modes in Photoshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1D9ijh3_-I
  8. Mikerofoto, You are welcome. Since I use the Nik collection more for landscapes edits rather than portraiture, its Luminar functionality serves me well. I hope that it does the same for you. Since none of the Affinity staff has given an update to their progress toward fixing the Nik/Apple/High Sierra issues, I was just writing a direct note to the moderator of this section of the Forum. I will post whatever news they share. Take care.
  9. Mikerofoto, I am a firm believer in workarounds, however, I do not have the old Google NIK collection installed and don't believe that it should be necessary to install it in order to access the new DXO version . . . call me old-fashioned but I think that the Affinity engineers' should be willing and able to make AP compatible with the "new" DXO NIK. The new DXO version works just fine with my Skylum Luminar software. And, it seems that AP Windows users are not having the same problems as Apple users with the upgrade. For these reasons I have to think it is an Affinity Mac version compatibility issue. Thanks for your post and your participation in the Affinity Forum discussions. Endeavor to Persevere.
  10. Can someone at Affinity please give an update regarding the company's progress toward solving the NIK Collection compatibility issues being experienced by Mac High Sierra users. Thank you.
  11. MEB, thank you for the response. Please keep working on the Mac version of the NIK Collection. Many loyal Affinity Photo users would like to use the more stable/supported software (and take advantage of the price reduction until July 1). Have a good one!
  12. Mr. Smith, thank you for sharing your research/findings about Affinity's compatibility with the "new" NIK collection. I'm surprised that you have not gotten a response, or at least an acknowledgment, of your post by the Affinity staff. They are usually very good about addressing these comments. I am following the various NIK collection discussions and the Affinity team has been unusually silent about their progress (or lack thereof) in finding a solution to these problems. Hopefully, the team is hard at work on the solution, talking with DXO/Apple, etc to get it fixed.
  13. Mr. OldRadioGuy, I cross-referenced your findings to another post of the Affinity forum (Will Viveza (Nik) be fixed for Affinity?). Here is their response: "We only support .8bf plugins, we do nothing specific for Nix plugins and nothing we can do to support them directly. They definitely changed something in the new release as they worked fine with the old "Google" plugins." I'm not trying to start any "war of words" on the forum but would love to see a single thread where the Affinity Folks address the software's problems and their efforts to address it/create a workaround. At least tell us if they are working with DXO to resolve the issue.
  14. Are these questions in reference to the “old” free NIK collection, or are they referring to the new DXO paid collection? I ask because of the reference to the statement: “as it crashes in their code and not ours.” This assessment conflicts with the research of another Affinity Photo user who tested the new DXO NIK collection release across several non-Adobe programs. Below is their statement posted on the DXO forum: “Affinity Photo – The programmers of this increasingly popular editor need to do some tweaking of their app, because it won’t run the new Nik-DxO plugins. Since both PhotoLine and Luminar will run the filters, I believe the problem is with their code, not DxO’s.” I would like to purchase the more stable NIK collection (and support DXO’s efforts to keep the software alive) but I would like to know that Affinity will support it. Thank you for any information you can supply.
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