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    ianrb reacted to drippy cat in Your big friendly guide to layer blend modes   
    Hi mate. Sorry I took so long to get back to you, but no problem at all and you are most welcome!
    Simon
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    ianrb got a reaction from Wosven in you sure it's safe"   
    ''you sure it's safe"
    Started from a half hearted hand held happy snap with a Panasonic FZ300 at 800 iso after sunset --- we better not get into the computer time
    Much the of edit was trail error from an original idea . Basic edit to B+W was done in old Lr5 In Affinity Photo > added motion blur >masked blur from around the bird > dodge and burn > selective masking back to white. Border > merge visibility > duplicate > at grid (Ctrl + "/') > drag in top layer > add shadow + stroke (macro/action) > Added two layers for the black and a white stroke to image edge > masked to leave black over white and white over black Not sure if the toning was via spit toning or re-color with masking or a bit of both . Now add lots of back tracking and try again. Many feel (as I used to) that all editing should be a number pre-planned steps; however that's when the enjoyment becomes a job in my opinion. Honest comments and questions welcome
      original file
    Lr5 edit . Several -100 clarify brushes would smoothed out the image
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    ianrb got a reaction from Wosven in you sure it's safe"   
    ''you sure it's safe"
    Started from a half hearted hand held happy snap with a Panasonic FZ300 at 800 iso after sunset --- we better not get into the computer time
    Much the of edit was trail error from an original idea . Basic edit to B+W was done in old Lr5 In Affinity Photo > added motion blur >masked blur from around the bird > dodge and burn > selective masking back to white. Border > merge visibility > duplicate > at grid (Ctrl + "/') > drag in top layer > add shadow + stroke (macro/action) > Added two layers for the black and a white stroke to image edge > masked to leave black over white and white over black Not sure if the toning was via spit toning or re-color with masking or a bit of both . Now add lots of back tracking and try again. Many feel (as I used to) that all editing should be a number pre-planned steps; however that's when the enjoyment becomes a job in my opinion. Honest comments and questions welcome
      original file
    Lr5 edit . Several -100 clarify brushes would smoothed out the image
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    ianrb reacted to GabrielM in [Fixed] problems 'placing' jpg files   
    Thanks for your help with this bug. We have now resolved the problem and will make the fix available in the next release of Affinity Photo on your platform.
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    ianrb reacted to Joachim_L in save with history -- Affinity Photo   
    Enable "Save History With Document" in your image. You must save it as .afphoto - nothing else works. Close the image, reopen it in Affinity Photo and have a look at the History panel.
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    ianrb reacted to Pšenda in FX problem -- outline   
    "FX problem -- outline"
    ??? Is that somehow related?
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    ianrb reacted to HVDB Photography in FX problem -- outline   
    It was a know issue that arose in earlier versions of APhoto, when applying an FX outline on a RGB/32 (HDR) image. 
    But it's has been fixed. 

    Did you update to the latest version  ?
     
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    ianrb got a reaction from Pšenda in FX problem -- outline   
    Things are not going well at this end when using Affinity Photo

    still have the big drama of images freezing --- that is; cannot  be moved with the hand tool and most other tools. . Doesn't matter how the images are loaded into Ap --- even new docs/blank pages have frozen so it certainly nothing to do with Lr 5 as thought last week 
    As a way to fix the problem; and a few other things I requested a computer shop to reformat and reinstall; however the "reinstall" part was lost between the front desk and the work table  so I now I have an Acer laptop with just factory settings.   
    After  downloading Ap again and many hours of work  I'm now using the older ASUS laptop and the freeze problem is still happening .

    This new problem as shown in the SS happens when  an outline border with FX -- the photo has been flatten, and opened from Lr5 as a tiff "with lightroom corrections''. Just tested exporting from Lr to the edit folder >opened with Ap and there are no dramas (only done once)

     

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    ianrb reacted to firstdefence in FX problem -- outline   
    might help to upload the afphoto file but it looks like it's applying outline to clusters of pixels, if the outline is on it's own layer try erasing in those area's to see if the outline blocks disappear.
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    ianrb reacted to DuctTape in Affinity mirror trick/s   
    I see a walrus.
    This is fun .


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    ianrb reacted to jmwellborn in Affinity mirror trick/s   
    @ianrb
    Hello! Donkey’s years: “a very long time,” per the Cambridge English Dictionary.   I have been using that expression since about age 5 — definitely donkey’s years ago!
    @PedroOfOz A Koala?  If so, he has definitely misplaced his eucalyptus leaves!
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    ianrb reacted to Pariah73 in Affinity mirror trick/s   
    I saw a sloth face! :D very cool info, thanks!!
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    ianrb reacted to jmwellborn in Affinity mirror trick/s   
    Hi @Alfred "I didn’t see it as a bear until after I read your comment."  I thought that bear was really annoyed at being flushed out of his hiding place in the tree almost immediately.  But then I find various and sundry imaginary animals in all sorts of things -- clouds, the faces of flowers, piles of rocks, etc.  Been at this "once upon a time" stuff for donkey's years!  Actually quite fun. Now if I could only draw what I can imagine.  Fat chance.
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    ianrb reacted to jeffers in Affinity mirror trick/s   
    that's very neat. I like. not quite so sharp along the bottom and right corner, plus background top left and right on my 1920 x 1080 screen.
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    ianrb reacted to jmwellborn in Affinity mirror trick/s   
    Really gorgeous, @ianrb!  That is one grumpy bear!!   Wonder what is going behind that expressively-blue forehead.
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    ianrb reacted to Alfred in Affinity mirror trick/s   
    It certainly is, Jennifer! I saw the face immediately, but I didn’t see it as a bear until after I read your comment.
    @ianrb: On my iPad the last pic looks sharp across the top (apart from the background) and all the way down except for the left-hand edge and a very small area in the central part of the bottom edge.
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    ianrb got a reaction from jmwellborn in Affinity mirror trick/s   
    I just learnt something ALL by myself  I have been doing image mirroring manually for years; however affinity photo has a very snazzy mirroring tool ---- I learnt that long ago >> filter > distort > mirror .
    What I didn't know there is a tool icon for mirroring that can be added to the toolbar (red). 
    But there's even more; you can use the arrow keys to adjust the effect -- left and right arrow select the input or output dials [blue] while the up and down arrows adjust the amounts . 
    Not finished yet ; click the green marked window and you can then use the up and down keys to adjust mirroring effect ; although I do prefer 1 usually .
    Second pic is a bit of wood [#3] I photographed yesterday and mirrored in Ap. I have developed an eye for the little things inside the bigger picture and am always on the lookout for subjects that can used in other ways; like mirroring . 
    For me; there is more satisfaction doing them manually but the affinity way is rather mesmerizing and a great way to waste time.






    Question>> does the last pic look "sharp" on your screen? Keep in mind the original was a raw 12mg Panasonic FZ300

    Questions and comments welcome 
    Cheers
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    ianrb got a reaction from jmwellborn in Affinity mirror trick/s   
    I just learnt something ALL by myself  I have been doing image mirroring manually for years; however affinity photo has a very snazzy mirroring tool ---- I learnt that long ago >> filter > distort > mirror .
    What I didn't know there is a tool icon for mirroring that can be added to the toolbar (red). 
    But there's even more; you can use the arrow keys to adjust the effect -- left and right arrow select the input or output dials [blue] while the up and down arrows adjust the amounts . 
    Not finished yet ; click the green marked window and you can then use the up and down keys to adjust mirroring effect ; although I do prefer 1 usually .
    Second pic is a bit of wood [#3] I photographed yesterday and mirrored in Ap. I have developed an eye for the little things inside the bigger picture and am always on the lookout for subjects that can used in other ways; like mirroring . 
    For me; there is more satisfaction doing them manually but the affinity way is rather mesmerizing and a great way to waste time.






    Question>> does the last pic look "sharp" on your screen? Keep in mind the original was a raw 12mg Panasonic FZ300

    Questions and comments welcome 
    Cheers
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    ianrb got a reaction from jmwellborn in Affinity mirror trick/s   
    I just learnt something ALL by myself  I have been doing image mirroring manually for years; however affinity photo has a very snazzy mirroring tool ---- I learnt that long ago >> filter > distort > mirror .
    What I didn't know there is a tool icon for mirroring that can be added to the toolbar (red). 
    But there's even more; you can use the arrow keys to adjust the effect -- left and right arrow select the input or output dials [blue] while the up and down arrows adjust the amounts . 
    Not finished yet ; click the green marked window and you can then use the up and down keys to adjust mirroring effect ; although I do prefer 1 usually .
    Second pic is a bit of wood [#3] I photographed yesterday and mirrored in Ap. I have developed an eye for the little things inside the bigger picture and am always on the lookout for subjects that can used in other ways; like mirroring . 
    For me; there is more satisfaction doing them manually but the affinity way is rather mesmerizing and a great way to waste time.






    Question>> does the last pic look "sharp" on your screen? Keep in mind the original was a raw 12mg Panasonic FZ300

    Questions and comments welcome 
    Cheers
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    ianrb reacted to stokerg in Lr5 > Affinity Photo > image locked >Win10   
    Hi ianrb,
    We don't have access to Lr5 here in Support and only have access to the CC version, which doesn't allow me to set an external editor.  So i don't think we will be of much help here.  However, from memory Lr5 does allow you to change the format the image is sent to the external editor as, have you tried the different options it offers in Preferences?
    Is that in the Affinity apps that spacebar is moving the page down?   It's common for the spacebar to used by internet browsers and some apps as a page down.  Happens to me in my browser but in the Affinity apps.  
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    ianrb got a reaction from Alfred in 1.7 > lost "place" >Win10   
    Thanks for the replies
    'type of file' fixed the blank folder so I can now see the images --- usually tiff
    I can now place an image onto a blank page or photo 
     placing a number of selected images does not work as before where all image were placed with just one click 
     however all the selected images can be placed with multiple clicks ----- one click again would be good 

    Tennis elbow: had a cortisone injection yesterday so should be back to "normal" within a week
    Computer mouse: mine is a Jenkin that is shaped with a right hand thumb grip --- good to use but not in the left hand. The interesting part is how I have adjusted to the mouse in the left hand . Sometime ago there was the suggestion that we should use the mouse in the left hand so the right is free to use the number keys ; and, we (right handed) can type better with the right hand . No idea how left handers get along in the right hand world ----  cameras are not actually left hand friendly and even less friendly for those with one arm/hand. 

    Always wished I preserved more with a pen and tablet years ago when giving it a try . 

    Cheers; would be great if you can find a fix to place a number files with one click as "place" is a great tool I use often 
     
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    ianrb reacted to walt.farrell in 1.7 > lost "place" >Win10   
    In 1.7 File > Place is sensitive to where you're placing the file. Placing into a Text Frame will only offer text files by default, for example. But placing onto an empty page will offer all kinds.
    And in Publisher, Placing into a Picture Frame will only offer image or image-like (.afdesign, .afpub, .afphoto, .pdf, etc.) files.
    It's also further complicated by considering whether you use File > Place or the Place Image Tool.
     
     
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    ianrb reacted to Alfred in 1.7 > lost "place" >Win10   
    Check that the ‘Files of type’ dropdown list in the dialog isn’t restricting your view of the files in the folder.
    I’m sorry to hear about the tennis elbow, and I wish you a speedy recovery! Meanwhile, can’t you change the ‘handedness’ of your mouse via Windows Control Panel?
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    ianrb reacted to Pšenda in 1.7 > lost "place" >Win10   
    Place works for me fine. Do you have a specific file that doesn't work for you?
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    ianrb reacted to Matthew Slater in Spring Fox   
    A picture inspired by a Herefordshire apple orchard I visited a few years ago where there was a carpet of daisies between the trees. Enjoying using Affinity Designer on my iPad rather too much!

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