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    Scooter - Affinity Designer

    @Justyna You have the mission critical tools: fantasy and creativity. Superb illustration. The rat in a city made me think of Janoschs Traumstunde. Ever watched that? You would love it
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    Easter card

    I really like how you made the hen with simple shapes and simple textures.
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    Amateur Spotlight - Endless possibilities

    I like the contrast between the two characters - and the colours work together.
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    Out to Lunch

    The bun is much better now. Well done. I would prefer more work on the meat etc. but from a certain distance is looks great too. BTW. I think they are too close? Make a print. You will be surprised.
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    A little monster selfy....

    It should hang on a wall. Not just the Internet.
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    Headshot Edit

    Still a kindergarten kid reaction. Take the advice or not. Agree with feedback or don’t. But stay calm like an adult.
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    A little monster selfy....

    A little tip - don’t know why I am suggesting this exactly - try a google image search for hawaitian art. Maybe inspiration?
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    A little monster selfy....

    Ever tried selling prints of it?
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    A little monster selfy....

    The mushrooms are awesome!
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    A little monster selfy....

    I just couldn’t figure out how they work. Not important - it is just me. Agreed, Real feet and hands would not work. If you made other dressings with textures I would love to see them.
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    Headshot Edit

    Thank you @Smee Again for a smarter and more mature interpretation of my post. The drama queen reply from Danny is indeed funny and made me laugh too because it is SUCH an extreme, childish 360 degree Chewbacca overeaction. And totally wrong. My advice is to think twice before posting such a load of feelings. You really exposed yourself there. The info in my post is pretty much common knowledge, so chill.
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    My photo manipulations in Affinity

    Congrats with your new monitor and thanks for a kind reply. Looking forward to forthcoming creations from you.
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    Headshot Edit

    Jebus, take a deep breath and relax.
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    Headshot Edit

    It is a fine portrait with conservative lighting. However the sharpening of the skin (or makeup) is a no go. You don't want to emphasize the texture of skin or makeup. "Experts" from the Internet University rate my favorite and expensive portrait lens low because it is not sharp as hell. Professional photographers adore it because it renders faces like we see them. You want an organic look. Sharpen the eyes, eyebrows, hair in focus ever so slightly, lips a bit, bling in focus. Local contrast in Capture Pro rarely has any role to play in a portrait. Perhaps for local adjustments. Remember amateurs on the internet yell SHARPNESS SHARPNESS and compare index numbers from DxO to rate sensors and lenses. Professionals judge the actual rendering of the motive. Capture One renders images organic and beautifully - so think twice before touching sharpness and clarity. Especially on portraits. I am no fan of retouching skin into a plastic surface but it is never my task to attract attention to powder on the skin or the skin itself. This is a lazy and quick edit just to prove my point - view and compare at 100% - the browser softens the image a bit I can see. TIP: When hair starts to look "digital" you did something wrong.
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    My photo manipulations in Affinity

    Both are superb. I love the first one. The second composite ... I have an expensive monitor and it renders black BLACK. I think you should remove a little contrast from the car and the couple or reduce the level of black JUST on these two. Just an idea so everything matches the hazy look. Then again... I am not entirely sure. Example:
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    My Work - Andrew Salfinger

    Nice classic look. You don't necessarily have to distribute the various bits and pieces over the entire area. But it is not a problem here. My eyes just jump around. The shadow is also too agressive. It looks like the objects are flying - and it should be blurred more. Besides that it looks professional and appealing. Advice: the museeum should possibly register a simple and shorter domain name for campaigns and prints. No one will ever remember that URL. Especially seniors
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    Out to Lunch

    The glass with coke is beautifully executed. The background works very well with the glass. Sometimes colour contrast works great too, but the harmony between background and the coke is very soothening. Viewed from a distance it all makes sense. Viewed closer the two items are too different. The glass has a very realistic organic look while the burger looks like (quality) clip art and the noise does not look realistic. Burger buns dont have that kind of fine grained texture and they do reflect light like glass, just not as much. The salad needs a lot more work. The burger is also too symmetric. If I was you I would be proud of my work and continue improving the burger. Make sure it has the same visual style as the drink. Use one or more photos as inspiration. Google brioche buns. With a few clever tricks it won't take long. A few improvements and I wouldn't mind hanging it in my kitchen. Best regards
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    A little monster selfy....

    The hands and feet don't make much sense to me (I always had serious trouble drawing hands and feet, so I know how hard it is though) but the textures on the creature are great. The discreet background works very well with the main motive. Well done
  19. Bingo Well, not exactly. I HOPE! I am 'angry' with the decision makers. However I share @JGD's feeling that engineers made feature design decisions here and there. Fx one of the features in Designer we saw early in the beta - that has been withdrawn. Hardly a popular feature request. Release early and often: "early and frequent releases in creating a tight feedback loop between developers and testers or users, contrary to a feature-based release strategy"
  20. I need a story editor to use this software. Like the editor in PagePlus, inDesign or Scribus for that matter. Not as a word processor of course, but as a simple tool where I can adjust the content of the imported text and make final adjustments. Like I am used to in PagePlus.
  21. I need a story editor because I have to change words, terms or entire paragraphs for many, many reasons beyond my control long after I receive them and place them. "Fun" before deadline. Customers, politicians, managers, communication experts or the common pygmy. I belive this is a common scenario. It is not word processing like what the author did for days. It is final adjustments to the text or layout. That work is clumsy and slow in the WYSIWYG page layout mode. Slow doesn't buy you food or clothes. Why would I wish to work in the worst mode available when I have to work with 40 or 100+ pages of text in complex layout? That is why you can work in outline mode or just view the selected object in Designer. Focus and speed! Thats why story editors exist. Somebody needs to focus on the text alone in the final phase. Whatever. If it makes sense to integrate Designer and Photo into Publisher - a story editor makes sense too. So, pretty please, with sugar on top, add a story editor.
  22. Ouch. Imagine if Serif doesn't make it better...
  23. Excellent, thank you very, very much @MEB I did not select the gradient tool from the toolbar, but from the context toolbar, so I never really saw the dotted rectangle
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