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    annaisabel reacted to DM1 in How to save photo edit as LUT or preset?   
    @dansky @annaisabel If exporting your  LUT as a .cube there is a bug that translates the RGB data columns to BGR. We've been waiting a long time for a fix for this but it seems to be low priority. If you experience this issue, a workaround is to reimport the exported LUT file and then export the imported file again. The double translation should put the data columns back in the correct location. Eg.Export( RGB to BGR), Import, Export (GBR to RGB) should fix the file.
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    annaisabel reacted to toltec in How to save photo edit as LUT or preset?   
    Hi @dansky
    If you look in the Document menu (top left, just after the arrow) there is an Export LUT option.
    There is a video (for the desktop version) but it should work the same.
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    annaisabel reacted to Sim2 in Photo - raw white balance "picker"?   
    Delving into the raw processor on Photo ang liking what I am getting though I do have some queries...
    Is there a "picker" (like an eyedropper tool) to sample an area for the white balance, rather than setting white balance purely by the Kelvin sliding scale?
    I ask because the initial shot, of a product shoot for instance, may include a colour checker in the frame which can be used as a reference for the white balance/colour i.e. sampling a grey/white or black swatch on the checker for the correct initial white balance. This would be useful in Photo as it stands for an initial preset could be created to apply on other shots from that shoot and, I think, essential for future batch processing of a shoot.
    Anybody agree/disagree?
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    annaisabel reacted to MEB in Photo - raw white balance "picker"?   
    Here's the picker button:

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    annaisabel reacted to v_kyr in Affinity RAW help   
    Well APh as default opens RAWs in a let's say more neutral way (thus more dull looking), meaning here it doesn't apply any auto levels, brightness, contrast and presharpening to RAW images as other RAW converters do for certain vendor cams RAW files. You have to adjust these yourself (for a series of images under the same or similar lighting conditions) and make a preset for your cam for later reuse.
    If you apply some adjustments you will get similar results.

    For applying LUTs see ...
    Affinity Photo - LUTs for Tonal Adjustments
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    annaisabel reacted to jhazel0705 in Free brush packs - Both Vector and Raster   
    Hey guys......so I was working on my new course...and got the the lesson on making brushes.....sooooo I had to amek some brushes. 
    I made a set of fog/ smoke brushes in raster and a set of silky smooth stroke brushes for your vector applications. 
    I have learned so much from the people on the site....I wanted to give back, so here ya go . I am working on new blog post and some new art using them....so I will keep you in the loop 
    Feedback on them is always appreciated, I love making these sorts of tools 
    Jeremy , www.7thseasonstudios.com
    Stroke brushes -7th season studios .afbrushes
    Smoke and fog brushes -7th season studios.afbrushes
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    annaisabel reacted to Patrick Connor in Downloadable Affinity keyboard shortcut cheat sheets   
    This Affinity Spotlight article has PDFs and souce files for the latest Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo Desktop keyboard shortcuts. 
    It is part of the Learning category that compliment the video tutorials  
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    annaisabel reacted to RobNJ in English Abbey, Maine Sky   
    My first successful sky replacement. An abbey in England, courtesy of Pixabay, and a morning sky, from an Osprey Cam, in Maine. 

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    annaisabel reacted to dalischka in Planeterrarium   
    One of my first vector works in Designer... and what I imagine when I misread "planetarium" (which is often).
    Your comments, feedback, and most of all, time, are much appreciated!

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    annaisabel reacted to jasbury in affinity photo floral illustration   
    i am so very tickled with af photo!!!! it's sooo much easier than ps and much more intuitive. everything is where you need it! this is a simple illustration i am working on for a book cover, nothing fancy. i'm just thrilled at how easy it was for me to cut, separate and color!

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    annaisabel reacted to Fotoloco in Frequency separation/high pass macros   
    All that you need to do is duplicate the layer, and apply whatever effect you want to the (upper) duplicate - blurring, embossing, etc. Select both layers and run the macro. Frequency separation generates the LP and HP layers in proper order setting linear light, and the high pass macro simply replaces the blurred (or otherwise) layer with the HP layer, blend set to normal.
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    annaisabel reacted to smadell in 38 Gradient Maps for Color Grading   
    Today, let’s have fun with Gradient Maps…
    Gradient Maps are a great way to color grade photos, since they map dark, light, and midtone values according to a pre-defined gradient. This can easily define a “look” for photos that might otherwise be hard to accomplish.
    Although I am not a user of Photoshop, our “arch rival” has a wonderful group of gradient maps called “Photographic Toning” that are specifically designed to color grade photos. Although you have to drill down through a few panels and dialog boxes to find them (and you sort of have to know they’re there in the first place) they are a truly nice addition. Also, they are easily obtained by anyone.
    But, as they say, there’s the rub. Affinity Photo cannot import Photoshop gradient maps. Affinity Photo can store pre-defined gradients in the Swatches studio, but for some unknown reason the stored gradients are not available from the Gradient Map studio panel. Gradient Maps can be stored as presets, and can be chosen from the Adjustments panel, but I don’t believe they can be easily exported from one computer and brought into a different one.
    So… after a long couple of days of transcription, I have created a set of Macros that apply each of the 38 Photographic Toning gradient maps. Since macros are easy to store, and to share, I am making them available for anyone who wants them.
    There are actually 2 sets of Macros included - each as an easy-to-import Category from the Library panel. The first group of Macros is called “Photographic Toning Gradients” and these are named according to the gradient map they apply. Each macro creates a Gradient Map layer, applies the appropriate color values, and names the layer according to the gradient map it applied. The second set of macros is called “Photographic Toning Gradients - reduced.” This category also applies the gradient maps in a similar fashion, but then reduces the opacity of the layer to 30%. This reduces the effect of the Gradient Map, and produces a much subtler effect.
    Here is an image that shows the full-strength versions of all 38 gradient maps.

    And here is a photo to which I’ve applied a full-strength gradient map, and also a reduced-strength gradient map.

    These macro categories are included in the ZIP file attached to this post, along with a Letter sized JPG that includes samples of the gradient maps. Also included in the ZIP file is another macro category that includes one more macro. It’s called “Obama Hope Poster” and, as you might have guessed, it turns any photo into an Obama Hope-style poster. Just because…
    Please enjoy them!
    Photographic Toning Gradient Maps.zip
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    annaisabel reacted to LilleG in Dream Gradients   
    Once you have downloaded the file, open Photo (or Designer)
    Click on Swatches, then on the little lined-square icon at the far right
    Scroll down to Import Palette and select Application, Document, or System, depending on where you want to use it.
    Locate the file in your Downloads folder (or wherever you have it)
    Select it and click on Open
    And you're done.
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    annaisabel reacted to Dan C in Tone Map Presets   
    Hi Annaisabel

    There are a few members who have shared some downloadable tone map presets in our Resources section of the forum.
    See this and this post for example!
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    annaisabel reacted to CanoePaddler in Tone Mapping Presets [FREE]   
    @annaisabel I just downloaded, expanded the zip file, works great! Very nice assortment of presets.
    check your Preferences>General>File download location  if you are using Safari.
    or open a finder window, select All My Files and sort by Date Added.
    hope this helps,
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    annaisabel reacted to asantos in FREE Tone Mapping Portrait Presets   
    Hello, today I've been having fun with the Tone Mapping Persona and I wanted to share these 20 portrait presets with you.
    Of course, you can use them on anything that is not a portrait, too.
    Antonio Santos 20 Portrait Presets.aftonemap
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    annaisabel reacted to ve2cjw in Affinity Photo pdf manual for your enjoyment.   
    I have produced a pdf version of the Affinity Photo manual that you can read without starting the program. It can be interesting to put it on your phone or tablet to read when you have some time to spare. Since the file is too big to upload here, I have put it on Dropbox for you to download. It is current for the last version of Affinity Photo. Comments welcomed. Here is the link:
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    annaisabel reacted to mayahan in Affinity Designer Gradients Vol. 1   
    I made a set of gradients for Affinity Designer. 
    My first attempt at AD gradient set! Tada!  :D
    I originally created the set to be used at work (using Illustrator) and I made this to share with the nice folks here at Affinity Forum.
    Hope you guys find this useful.
    - Maya

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    annaisabel reacted to Anupam in Material Design Color Palette   
    Hi Everyone,
    I have created a color palette based on Google's material design (https://material.io/guidelines/style/color.html). Attaching the palette file for AD. Hope it would help.
    Anupam Bordoloi
    Material Design Palette.afpalette
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    annaisabel reacted to jef goldblum in Tone Mapping Presets [FREE]   
    I have made 10 free tone mapping presets. I have not seen any tone mapping presets for affinity photo so I made some for anybody who might want them. Of course they will not all work with every photo like all presets but I hope someone finds them useful : ) To upload them just click on the zip. file, then in the tone mapping persona on the presets menu; click "Import Presets", Enjoy! 
    Hanan Edwards Presets.zip

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