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  1. Hi BoldLineDesign Before I reply, i saw your art work. It’s killer! Nice work! I work in the apparel industry myself. Mostly High end color separations.. Color Separation AP will work on all three. IPad, Mac and Windows. I think I got carried away with the iPad talk when I realized I could do my simulated process and halftones on my iPad now. Rather than my outdated CS5. Color Separation AP does do an underbase as well as a highlight white. You can export your seps to individual files. And that’s how I’ve been doing it myself. I normally print all of the Photoshop channels to PDF and still do for some customers but a lot of times I can export to EPS straight from Affinity Photo or Design to my customers email. That also works well if my customer has a last minute sep change on one screen while the job is on the press and time is ticking. That’s handy. Distribution wise, Etsy has worked better than I thought it would. I’ve been selling Photoshop and Corel add ons for about a year there. Slowly building it. Color Separation AP is the Second function available for Affinity Photo. The first being Blackline. Which makes line art from photos. More to come. I have several domains and when I get more time will likely Wordpress those up as well. I think Ebay will be another possibility. Thanks for your kind words. Affinity Photo And Design have changed the way I work hugely for the better. I am missing my scripting, warping, custom indexing, sizing halftone by lpi, batch automation and a few other things but I’m able to use Affinity Photo 90% of my day. Thanks again BoldLineDesign
  2. Hi KTerry333 The sale goes through Wednesday. It was for Labor Day. Let me know how I can help.
  3. Hi Gang, My name is Steve Yates. I created the screen print spot color separation macro set (Color Separation AP) and can help with any questions. Let me know how I can help thanks Steve
  4. Hi Paul, Thanks for the tip. It’s a cool set of channel to layer utilities. But it’s not the same. Color Separation AP was created for screen print spot color separations. Screen printing color separations are their own animal. And I’ve heard that exact frustration coming from the garment printing industry about Affinity Photo. Some of it on this forum. Photo is such a killer program and achieves it’s killer results a little differently than Photoshop. Making the only color separation method available on our new cool photo editor CMYK. And that, not treated for the unique challenges of garment printing. Like out of control dot gain. CMYK doesn’t work well with most screen prints because of the faded none saturated look. It works with some designs that aren’t that saturated to begin with but for designs that use rich saturated blues and other saturated colors, spot colors are needed. Not to mention that screen print on cotton’s dot gain is 30% to 35% or more making CMYK a mess on cotton most times. We do several different methods to get that controlled saturated color pop look and “simulated process” is one of them. Which is what Color Separation AP is. Color Separation AP generates all positives for the sake of burning screens for screen printing. The Red, Green and Blue are the positive spot colors in the image. Not the RGB channel color values from the original file converted to layers. The other three none Black, Gray or White screen colors are Turquoise, Yellow and Purple. As well as the two blacks, a gray a highlight white and of course a grayscale underbase for dark colored garments. And those separations can be fine tuned in Color Separation AP to the specific job at hand. Color Separation AP is geared to that end. To leave the screen printer with a great set of high end screen burnable simulated process positive color separations that weren’t available before in an automated format like the automation that’s already available for Photoshop. I hope that helps. And I hope it helps screen printers to color separate their saturated garment printing designs on Affinity’s killer app. thanks again, Steve
  5. Hi DM1 I appreciate your reply. And I got that you weren’t belittling or anything. I appreciate your input. I also appreciate the info about Serif’s store. I’ll take a look. Thanks again and honestly, I didnt get a bad vibe at all from your post. I felt that it was honest and helps address the pricing mismatch between Affinity’s generosity in Photo’s pricing and the pricing norm for color separation add ons. By the way, are you a screen printer yourself? Thanks again!
  6. Hi DM1 thanks for your reply. While Color Separation AP is intended for daily screen print pros, the price was a tricky thought for me for the reason that you brought up. The desktop version on Affinity Photo is $50 USD but the cheapest color separator out there on sale is my Spot Me while on sale at $75. Most are $300 plus. So at that point it was going to be about value. And I hope it’s packed with a good amount of features to fill the ipad pricing gap. However, I’m listening and appreciate your input big time. Thanks again Steve
  7. Finally Resolved! Simulated Process in Affinity Photo with Color Separation AP is available at Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/listing/848986958/color-separation-ap-for-affinity-photo?ref=shop_home_feat_1 Check out the videos below.Let me know your thoughts I’d be happy to answer any questions and comments. Thanks Steve Overview video Trailer video
  8. Finally Resolved! Simulated process seps now available for Affinty Photo. Color Separation AP is avaiable at Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/listing/848986958/color-separation-ap-for-affinity-photo?ref=shop_home_feat_1 Check out the videos below. Let me know your thoughts I’d be happy to help. Thanks Steve Overview video Trailer video
  9. Hi Taustin, This is Steve Yates, the creator of Color Separation AP (the color separator with the catchy name) Thanks for posting this link. If you have any questions please let me know I be happy to chime in. Thanks again Steve
  10. Was this ever resolved? It would be nice to have a way to separate in Photo. Affinity Photo has an enormous amount of potential. I would think separating is defiantly doable even calculating channels (by selection) with what Affinity has provided. I’m automating what I can right now in the windows version to make a basic simulated Process separation macro. But I do miss basic quick indexing a lot. :) I’m with Sullyman, once we get that far, we still have to port the Layers (not spot channels) over to Photoshop to RIP them one way or another. Having a way to halftone opaque frequency and angle ellipses would be killer. Even dots.
  11. Hello, did anyone resolve this? Im looking to only use the ipad for design and color separation for screen printing. I have both Designer and Photo. While both are great programs, the inability to do basic indexing (user created palette) and color selecting and spot channel separation and layer diffusing (for faded opacity) stuff like that makes it impossible for me to convert over to ipad yet. Sorry kind of wordy. Just anxious to use only your software on ipad. thanks
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