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    ianrb got a reaction from AffinityJules in Bugga; that made it too easy!!   
    I have always enjoyed wasting time by manually mirroring images as it's always a surprise to see what pops up on the screen; but yesterday, I discover Affinity's mirroring tool. That thing really does do the brain in!!
    I took the first photo and gave it a spin to end up with the second photo. That was too easy so I decided to add my personal touch with a collage; something I have been making since film days and picture framing. And last one is just another of the first
    Amazing techknowledge, and so damn fast it's boring LOL 
    Photo taken in 2012  in the hard country around Broken Hill, Australia 
    Honest comments, suggestions and questions welcome.

    My question: how do I copy and paste 'layer effects' onto other photos in the same collage?




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    ianrb reacted to Dan C in compliments on videos   
    Hi ianrb
    That's very kind of you to take the time to post this on our forums!
    You have the wonderful @James Ritson to thank for these, I'm glad to hear they worked well for you
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    ianrb reacted to PedroOfOz in getting my head around Affinity   
    All images should have a hero (ie key element). The hero is then supported by other visual elements and that collectively determines the makeup of a composition.
    The hero though doesn't have to be visual—you're a truckie with presumably many years experience so you'd have an emotional attachment to trucks. Certainly that's the impression I got from what you've written in your original post. 
    So, if emotion is the hero then you have the key and with that you should be able to obtain the result you're after.
    When the hero has been established (realistically the reason for taking a photo in the first place) then the choice of lens, the shooting angle, height, direction, placement etc, the (type of) light, time of day and so on—that is, the composition—all fall into place      
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    ianrb got a reaction from Aammppaa in timber church window   
    The things that can happen while learning a new program
    basically mirroring, rotating, and blending layers with masks 
    start to finish in Affinity
    honest comments/suggestions and questions welcome 


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    ianrb got a reaction from Wosven in getting my head around Affinity   
    My son drivers this one -- the mug is following in his old man's footsteps.
    It was a foggy morning when he passed though a little while ago so we caught up out on the highway.
    All done in Affinity -- the 1st  black and white completed. Good affinity training exercise and practice 
    Affinity crashed while doing this one  . Does that happen often?
    I use Lr5 for organizing and find it better [not easier] to export instead of only saving as I complete an important part . What/how do you do the saving part?
    2nd image is the Oly Em1 raw file 
    Questions and any suggestions welcome -- I feel I want to do more (???) 


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    ianrb got a reaction from Aammppaa in timber church window   
    The things that can happen while learning a new program
    basically mirroring, rotating, and blending layers with masks 
    start to finish in Affinity
    honest comments/suggestions and questions welcome 


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    ianrb got a reaction from Dan C in Saving as processing   
    Thanks Dan in helping me to get my head around all these new ways of doing the same old thing
    Now about cropping  -- new thread will likely appear soon
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    ianrb got a reaction from Alfred in three of the one   
    I do a lot of these collages and as I learn where this and that is in Affinity; and how that and this works I am being to like it more as I get another non-adobe program out of my head
    Everything here was done in Affinity --- 2nd file is the Oly raw file with my Lr5 starting point preset added . The log would only be a about 150mm/6 inches thick and couple of mts long

    questions, comments and suggestions welcome 


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    ianrb got a reaction from firstdefence in three of the one   
    thank you firstdefence; I appreciated your words --- I'm sure I will be posting more later
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    ianrb got a reaction from Alfred in three of the one   
    I do a lot of these collages and as I learn where this and that is in Affinity; and how that and this works I am being to like it more as I get another non-adobe program out of my head
    Everything here was done in Affinity --- 2nd file is the Oly raw file with my Lr5 starting point preset added . The log would only be a about 150mm/6 inches thick and couple of mts long

    questions, comments and suggestions welcome 


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    ianrb reacted to unni in Exposure blending using luminosity mask manually   
    @ianrb
    I have quickly tried blend ranges which is a powerful feature. It is different from LM though in many situations, it can serve similar purpose. LM aids in slowly building up masks and one can target specific areas precisely. The mask can be made visible. By proper brushing with low flow values and using overlay modes, jagged edges can be smoothened. Different selections can be 'painted-in' into existing masks. The final picture will look natural as a single entity without detectable problems in transition areas. In AP, masks have to be converted to pixel layer for brush overlay to work. With a slightly different workflow when compared to PS, we can work using luminosity masks in AP which is a very notable plus point.
     
     
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    ianrb got a reaction from Aammppaa in Same big truck   
    same day and time although from the otherside towards the sun behind the fog

    All done in Affinity for another get to know it exercise -- wishing I didn't straighten/level the truck now
    The yellow lines made a interesting test for various removal tools for several programs -- the first one I did with affinity work perfectly with the inpaint brush; however next time (this one) was not so good and the clone tool was required also . Third file shows the cleaned area . In the end I don't need to do as much but editing for me usually fiddle around until I'm impressed . The latest idea is to "add" another trailer to make it a proper road train 
    second pic is the Oly raw file 
    "dust" added with a texture brush
    Honest comments, suggestions, and questions welcome . You are also welcome to download and edit ; but it's still MY photo :).



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    ianrb got a reaction from Alfred in getting my head around Affinity   
    Thanks for being so nice  . I see it as a good enough photo -- what I call a "recording photo" for the family album even though I have spent a fair amount of time with various edits . I threw those edits out and started from scratch with Affinity -- once I remember where tools are hiding I found it the best for this image   
    Don't know --- maybe crashing through fire lol!!
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    ianrb got a reaction from Wosven in getting my head around Affinity   
    My son drivers this one -- the mug is following in his old man's footsteps.
    It was a foggy morning when he passed though a little while ago so we caught up out on the highway.
    All done in Affinity -- the 1st  black and white completed. Good affinity training exercise and practice 
    Affinity crashed while doing this one  . Does that happen often?
    I use Lr5 for organizing and find it better [not easier] to export instead of only saving as I complete an important part . What/how do you do the saving part?
    2nd image is the Oly Em1 raw file 
    Questions and any suggestions welcome -- I feel I want to do more (???) 


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    ianrb got a reaction from Wosven in getting my head around Affinity   
    My son drivers this one -- the mug is following in his old man's footsteps.
    It was a foggy morning when he passed though a little while ago so we caught up out on the highway.
    All done in Affinity -- the 1st  black and white completed. Good affinity training exercise and practice 
    Affinity crashed while doing this one  . Does that happen often?
    I use Lr5 for organizing and find it better [not easier] to export instead of only saving as I complete an important part . What/how do you do the saving part?
    2nd image is the Oly Em1 raw file 
    Questions and any suggestions welcome -- I feel I want to do more (???) 


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    ianrb got a reaction from Wosven in getting my head around Affinity   
    My son drivers this one -- the mug is following in his old man's footsteps.
    It was a foggy morning when he passed though a little while ago so we caught up out on the highway.
    All done in Affinity -- the 1st  black and white completed. Good affinity training exercise and practice 
    Affinity crashed while doing this one  . Does that happen often?
    I use Lr5 for organizing and find it better [not easier] to export instead of only saving as I complete an important part . What/how do you do the saving part?
    2nd image is the Oly Em1 raw file 
    Questions and any suggestions welcome -- I feel I want to do more (???) 


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    ianrb got a reaction from Chris B in Affinity learning exercise   
    Had Affinity (trail) for only a few days after getting disillusioned with another program although my old Lr5 is my first go to program for basic edits 
    Although I have a better than average -- whatever average is (??) -- understanding of digital editing; it's always a head full to use a new beast that does mostly the same thing as others but in different ways and with different tool names . Still a lot to take in, find, and work out. 
    This is one the first mostly Affinity edited images I have done  . I always find it hard to explain what was done and how it was done apart from saying I use very few preset/actions in my editing . I also believe we should post a before and after edit file and that does give idea to what was done . 2nd is the Oly Em1 raw file 
    How and why questions welcome 


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    ianrb got a reaction from Chris B in Affinity learning exercise   
    Had Affinity (trail) for only a few days after getting disillusioned with another program although my old Lr5 is my first go to program for basic edits 
    Although I have a better than average -- whatever average is (??) -- understanding of digital editing; it's always a head full to use a new beast that does mostly the same thing as others but in different ways and with different tool names . Still a lot to take in, find, and work out. 
    This is one the first mostly Affinity edited images I have done  . I always find it hard to explain what was done and how it was done apart from saying I use very few preset/actions in my editing . I also believe we should post a before and after edit file and that does give idea to what was done . 2nd is the Oly Em1 raw file 
    How and why questions welcome 


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    ianrb got a reaction from Alfred in trial version to paid for version (??) [DRAMA FIXED   
    Thank you Alfred ; that was as frustratingly easy as is was frustrating not been able to do it earlier 

    Now I have Affinity working   another round of frustrations is about to begin  

    Cheers; all fixed 
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    ianrb reacted to Alfred in another learning exercise   
    If anyone finds anything remotely suggestive about that innocuous image, please be aware that it’s all in your mind!
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