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James Ritson

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  1. Hi Darren, You should be able to download each video through its Vimeo page, see the attached screenshot for an example. You can click the Download button, then choose the resolution you wish to download (1080p being the highest quality available). Hope that helps.
  2. [Edit] One more video added [/Edit] Hello all, As a present for 2016 here are four more videos for you all: Global Cloning - http://vimeo.com/149628411 Subtle Toning - http://vimeo.com/149269746 Multiple Colour Formats - http://vimeo.com/149265352 Maximum Stacking - http://vimeo.com/150416756 Multiple Colour Formats highlights how, as an example, you can work in LAB with adjustments whilst your document remains in RGB. A useful little feature! More videos on the way soon - hope you all have a good New Year! James
  3. Hi Dave, You're halfway there! By painting with the selection brush you've actually made the selection. It's then up to you as to what you do with the selection - you can select a different tool, eg the paint brush tool, and paint into that selection, or you can add an adjustment or filter, and it will mask the effect to that selection. The extra keys might be referring to the modifier keys - Ctrl and Alt. They're used to add to or subtract from the selection on the fly (as opposed to having to click between Add/Subtract on the context menu at the top). I can also point you to some video tutorials that might help: - Creating Selections gives you an idea of the different selection tools available. However, it does not cover what you would then do with your selections. - Cutting Out uses the selection brush to select an object then create a layer mask to isolate it. - Sky Replacement uses the selection brush to isolate and replace the sky in an image. Hope that helps.
  4. Hi MrKahuna, thank you for the feedback, you make a good point and it's been noted for future videos. I have gone back to the video you linked to and added a shortcut overlay to clarify that I'm deselecting the marquee selection. Hope that helps!
  5. Hello T_Y, Thanks for your feedback - it would help greatly if you could indicate how you came to discover only six tutorial videos, as we've produced well in excess of a hundred between Designer and Photo. Any way that we can further highlight this to ensure people discover them is worth considering. As Callum mentioned, both apps also ship with a built-in Help system that is searchable. It covers all the tools, major and minor features, and I think it would be a good reference point for you being that you're familiar with similar software. Hope that helps, James
  6. Hi tonyt, that's the front page of the Affinity Vimeo page - there should be a link near the top that allows you to access more videos (at this point in time it should say "178 videos"). You should also be able to download each video via a link near the bottom of its individual page. Hope that helps, James
  7. Hello all, Off the back of the new customer beta we've got two new videos! You'll need to grab the latest beta from here http://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/12638-affinity-photo-customer-beta Affinity Photo - Haze Removal (Customer Beta 1.3.5.1) Affinity Photo - Accessing Help (Customer Beta 1.3.5.1) The Help video covers how to produce printable versions of topics, so if you've been wanting paper copies to refer to, give the video a watch!
  8. Hi, we have a tutorial video that covers basic exposure merging here: Affinity Photo - Exposure Merging You can use the techniques shown in this video to achieve what you're after: Copy & paste your multiple images into one document Use blend ranges to blend the exposures into one another Use masking to "mix and match" the areas you want from each image The above video uses two exposures and focuses on blending through highlight detail, but the techniques are still applicable for your requirements. Hope that helps!
  9. Hello all, here's a new video for you this week that covers exporting 3D LUTs from Photo and using them for colour management in other software: • Exporting 3D Luts Enjoy! More videos coming soon...
  10. Hi, have you tried using the Shadows and Highlights filter? (Not the Adjustment or the Shadows/Highlights in Develop, those behave differently). Using the filter will give you more powerful shadow and highlight recovery; it's available as a live filter as well so you can do it non-destructively. Here's a video that demonstrates using the filter: [Edit] You should try what Callum has suggested first - make sure you're not throwing away the highlight information in Develop (the histogram would be "running into" the right hand side of the graph). Turning the assistant off will disable some tone processing that may be doing this. Also experiment with the Highlights, Blackpoint and Brightness sliders.
  11. Hi Joe, You are correct, having pure black doesn't blend at all with Screen mode: in the video I added the displace filter first (then the blur), which negates this. However, the same technique does not work on a rasterised layer (e.g. if you use the perspective tool on text which rasterises it), so in this case you would actually need to change the colour of the text before or after rasterising. Thank you for pointing this out, I'll add a note to the video description.
  12. Hello all, Three new videos for you this week (I'm clearly slacking), the master list has been updated with these: • Exposure Merging • Non Destructive Inpainting and Cloning • Layers Nesting
  13. Once you've added the mask, select it in the Layers panel then go to Layer - Invert. This will invert the mask and allow you to build it up. Hope that helps!
  14. Hi, it is simply that the composition has been merged into a single pixel layer for the tutorial, and it is selected so it appears blue. It does not affect the adding of a live filter layer which is what happens in the video. You will be able to add a live filter to your Background layer and achieve the same result in the video. Hope that helps!
  15. Another quick video update! Four more videos have been added to the master list including a beginner's walk through that aims to help people who are new to image editing software and its basic concepts. Here are the new videos added: • For Beginners • Flipping Golden Spiral • Raw Noise Reduction • Useful Keyboard Shortcuts Look out for more videos soon..
  16. Hi Asparria, This is a blind suggestion as I don't have Photo in front of me, but have you tried right clicking a channel and choosing Create Spare Channel? You can then right click the newly created spare channel and choose "Load to..." to apply it to a specific channel. Is this what you're referring to?
  17. Hi whitefalcon, I have an E-M1 and I don't have such issues, but then I don't shoot images at 20,000 ISO! Have you tried using colour noise reduction? Camera Raw automatically applies this to raw files, in Photo's Develop you enable it manually under the Details tab. You may have to check "Extreme" to remove all of the chroma noise. The hot pixels are a separate issue and will tend to appear with high ISO or long exposure shooting. These are not mapped out automatically in Develop but once you've removed the chroma noise you should be able to use retouching tools to remove them. Have you tried developing an E-M1 image shot at a lower ISO and if so do you still note any issues with the colour rendering? Thanks
  18. Hi Anstellos, Regarding the functionality of Apply Image, have you tried experimenting with the Channels panel? For example: 1) Duplicate or import your pixel layer that you want to "apply" 2) With that pixel layer selected, go to the Channels panel 3) Right click a channel belonging to your layer (e.g. the Background layer will be called Background Red, Background Green etc) 4) You have a number of options: Create Greyscale Layer will create a new pixel layer containing greyscale information for that colour channel. You can then use blend modes/blend ranges and opacity to blend it. Alternatively, if you want to just blend the red channel, right click both the Green and Blue channels and select "Clear" for both of them. You will then be left with only the red channel information, which you can blend using blend modes/ranges. Does that process achieve similar results to what you are used to getting with Apply Image? I am investigating doing a tutorial video on channels since there is a lot of unexplored functionality there.
  19. Hi, the Start to Finish video hasn't been changed, the flowers are instead part of the Liquify Retouching video - the videos use different photographs but of the same model! The pinned tutorials list topic (https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/10119-in-house-affinity-photo-video-tutorials/) points out which videos have been recently added and also updated (e.g. Frequency Separation); this will continue as videos are added and revised so customers can always stay up to date with the tutorials.
  20. Hi Alan, Thank you for the voiceover compliment! Regarding information on the tools, have you tried accessing the help documentation? If you go to Help then Affinity Photo Help on the top toolbar, you'll open up the documentation. From the left hand table of contents, you can then go into Workspace - Tools and then pick a subcategory (e.g. Text Tools, Selection Tools). You'll find a topic on each tool available in the software. Hope that helps!
  21. Hi Anstellos, have you tried either: Select the pixel layer from the Layers tab (eg Background), then go to Select - Tonal Range - Select Highlights. This will create a selection of just the highlights. Shift+CMD click the pixel layer to select areas of luminance. This will usually select more of the image than Select Highlights. You can then add adjustments/filters/masks to manipulate these highlight areas, e.g. I like to add a gaussian blur with an Overlay blend mode which creates a really nice diffuse light effect. Hope that helps!
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