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  1. On 9/20/2018 at 12:17 AM, Wosven said:

    Nice idea. I'd rather go for centered text. (And thanks for inspiring me with those pics).



    It is a better design than my original. I was too stuck on having the pictures cover the entire poster. Centering the subtitle is also an improvement.


    BTW, here is a link to a blog post with the full bottom right picture, and a bit of context: http://kallokainphoto.blogspot.com/2018/07/oland-nudes-i-at-beach.html

  2. 3 hours ago, 276ccm said:

    I think both the white, and especially the smaller black text disappear and is “difficult” to read.. even as a Norwegian with a summerhouse in Sweden :-) 

    Also the placement of the text and the choice of font is not too good, in my opinion. 

    It would need some work I think, unless I would probably just walk by the poster without notice.. 

    It need a little attention:-) 


    Good point about the font. I tested with a heavier one, and it does increase legibility.

    The white text is not ideal, but it'll have to do.

    Öland 2018 Poster v03 Tre Konstnärer.jpg

    Öland 2018 Poster v03 Tre Konstnärer.pdf

  3. This is a poster made in the Affinity Publisher beta.

    I used three 120 degree circle segments as containers for three different pictures by photographers Petra Brewitz, Julia Reinhart, and myself.

    The bottom right picture is a composite made in Affinity Photo, and converted to a digital painting in Dynamic Auto-Painter. The other two pictures were processed in Photoshop.

    There are still some important features missing in the Publisher Beta, but I really like the stuff that is there. I believe this will be a great layout program.

    BTW, the poster is in Swedish, it is about a photo exhibition in the city of Borgholm on the island Öland, during a harvest festival.

    Öland 2018 Poster v02 Tre Konstnärer.jpg

  4. Some time ago I decided to try my hand at doing some nudes. It was pretty much the only genre of photography and illustration that I had not dabbled in...at least not very much.

    One of the things I did was a mini series in the Cavewoman sub-genre of the Lost World sub-genre of Science-Fiction.

    I customized a base 3D mesh to create Kyla, a Cavewoman style character, and then I proceeded to put her in varous dangerous situations, which she handled extremely competently.

    Most of the Kyla pictures are on ArtStation. I used a combination of Affinity Photo, Daz Studio, and Dynamic Auto-Painter to create them.

    Before you click the link, please note that there is an absence of wardrobe that some people might find disturbing. While the pictures are nudes, and the style is deliberately reminiscent of Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo, and Julie Bell, I did what I could to avoid objectification. I do hope I succeeded.


    Oh, and note that the last picture is a 360 degree panorama. I really appreciate Affinity Photo's ability to handle panorama pictures.

  5. On 9/16/2018 at 8:36 PM, TheEarnestBunbury said:

    Wow! Excellent work - the composited spider blends in perfectly rendered with the paint effect. I like the second of these in particular thanks to the greens picked up in the spider's body.


    Yes, the second one is my favorite too.

  6. On 9/16/2018 at 9:08 PM, TheEarnestBunbury said:

    I do think that 3D models lend themselves very well to a natural media finish - partly because of the uncanny valley. Photos of faces that have been filtered this way, often fail to sell the effect because it can't hide the exactness of the photographic source, while the little failings in a 3D model that gives rise to the uncanny valley in photo-realism, actually help sell a natural media effect, suggesting the imperfect hand of an artist over the perfect rendition of film.

    I agree. A couple of years ago, a few of my friends and I created a graphic novel, A Rift in Time. We are photographers, so we photographed all the backgrounds and the live action, then composited in everything we could not shoot live, like dinosaurs. We used toy dinosaurs.

    We had a choice between making the dinosaurs look realistic, which was possible but required an enormous amount of work, or to make everything else look less realistic. We went the latter route, and made fairly simple composites, which we then converted so they looked like drawings using Comic Life.

    Now, we are working on a new story, and the plan is to render as much as possible using Daz Studio, composite in Affinity Photo, convert to paintings in Dynamic Auto-Painter, and do the layout in Affinity Publisher...if the final version is as good as we hope it will be. We are testing the beta right now.

  7. Looks very good. The artwork matches the pulp paperback style very well.

    I use a similar technique, but I often go for more of an 80's book cover look. I usually shoot backgrounds first. Then I render 3D elements with Daz Studio, and combine with the background photos in Affinity Photo. Finally, I use Dynamic Auto-Painter to convert to a painted image.

    I have done the paint conversion in Affinity Photo a couple of times, with the paint mixer tool. Takes a lot of time, but works very well.


  8. I often use Affinity Photo in combination with other software, like Daz Studio and Dynamic Auto-Painter.

    Arachnophobia I was fairly easy to do. I shot the background at the Primus Vicus medieval village outside Halmstad, in Sweden. Then I rendered the spider and the viking shieldmaiden in Daz Studio, and composited using Affinity Photo.

    Arachnophobia II was done in a similar manner. The main difference is that I had help from two live models, Petra Brewitz and Peter Markusson. The castle in the background of the final image is Borgholm castle on Öland.

    I hope you enjoy the pictures.

    Arachnoid Battle v01b_DAP_Watercolor.jpg

    Arachnic Battle v02 IMG_6937_DAP_Watercolor.jpg

    Arachnic Battle unpainted v02 IMG_6937.jpg

    Arachnic Battle Background v02 IMG_6937.jpg

  9. Textured brush style for picture frames and callouts are a must have when creating comic page layouts. I am working on a graphic novel project right now. It would be nice to be able to move it to Affinity Publisher.

    A big plus for having callouts that retain their style when adding text to them. In Designer, callouts get converted to text frames that cannot retain style attributes, and this is a pretty big drawback. I am happy to see that Affinity Publisher is taking callouts in the right direction. Add the textured brush support from Designer to Publisher, and add the ability to retain styles from Publisher to Designer, and callouts will work very well in both programs.

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