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  1. Still experimenting with existing light composites. Enjoy!
  2. Hi there, Affinity Photo just crashed on me while I was saving a file, and now it's corrupted. Unfortunately I didn't have time machine running at the time. Anyone have any tips for getting this file to open again? It's quite a large file. Many thanks, Cam.
  3. Hello :) I bought Affinity Photo about month ago, and this is my first work, which I'm proud of :) It was made for FB Contest. Unfortunatelly contest will end today, and propably I have no chance (win this person, whose work will be the most "likes"). But if you want to help me, pls like this picture on FB under this link Thank you all :) Technical info: Picture was made with Canon 80D in raw, then it was processed with rawtherapee, and finally edited in Affinity Photo.
  4. Not great but thought someone may like the stages
  5. Inconvenient behavior when sending an image to Affinity Photo from an external browser such as ACDSee or ON1's browser module: 1. Choose the image file within a browser 2. Send file to open within Affinity Photo 3. Perform editing in AP 4. Select "Save As" to save your work When you choose "Save As" in AP to save work in a native file, the application opens the "last saved" folder, which is not necessarily the folder where the file resides. This requires navigation to the native folder before implementing Save As. Please change the default behavior in this circumstance to open in the home folder of the file being edited. (That's the way it works when the the file is opened from within AP.)
  6. I love the copy of the Affinity Designer Workbook I paid for and makes me very confident as a lay user. Especially with the natural progression and clear instructions it has. Down to graphic layouts of the keyboard short cuts. Are you guys (affinity staff) planning to do two more "Work Books"? One for Photo and one for Publisher? That would be a very wonderful situation to be in for graphic designers. A complete library of the affinity apps as desk references would make our jobs easier. I understand Publisher is going to take a while, but when it does I will be thoroughly grateful. I am most concerned about getting Workbook for Photo at this point. I can wait for publisher. I used to be trained to use Adobe InDesign back in college, so I know the challenges you face for Publisher. Are you guys open to making Workbooks for Affinity Photo & Publisher as well?
  7. Bought AF for windows a couple of weeks ago. Really impressed.
  8. Is there a way to convert a path to a selection, and have the selection be added/subtracted to a selection that is already made?
  9. Combining text with images is always a challenge. Most of the examples and work I see uses a destructive method and if sometimes it's not a big deal, others we need to do it all over again. Is this tutorial I show you how you can combine both in a non-destructive way. You'll keep all the editing functionalities of texts, shapes, filters, adjustments and layers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sqT5qHq2f0 The language in the video is portuguese but this time I add english subtitles. Hope you enjoy the video :) Pedro
  10. Always wanted to try a bit of underwater baby photography but none of my cameras are waterproof. So rather than invest in a lot more expensive equipment I had an idea to nip round to a mate's house and use his tropical fish tank. This is one of the test shots. Really need to find a way to clean the inside of the glass before the next session. .
  11. Hi, I use both Affinity products on windows 10 Pro platform.Is there a limit to the number of Brushes or the number of Styles I can add to these programs? I am interested in making sets of both for other users and wondered if too many will crash programs or slow them down too much. I have 16Gig RAM,SSD RAM 1Ggi Graphics card 8 x CPU@3.5 mgh. Thank you~!
  12. This may be not be a bug, although by the logic on other software and features like "Sublayers" on Affinity Photo, I'm assuming that it is. I'm recording a macro in which I want to consolidate all the layers of the macro into a single folder, and I have a layer structure like this: And it works as intended, all the adjustment layers inside the MACRO folder affect how the pixel "Background" layer looks and I can hide the effect by just hiding the MACRO folder. BUT, as soon as I add a pixel layer anywhere inside the folder, even if it's completely empty, it all breaks and my macro edits become invisible, and they seem to only affect the pixel layer inside the folder, I've verified that my folder is completely visible with "Passthrough" as blending mode. So basically the folder is becoming the sum of all child layers and acting like a pixel layer on its own instead of just grouping. The reason I think this is a bug it's because the folder is not acting any different as if I were to merge its child layers, IMO folder are for structural reasons and only affect the way the child layers interact if the folder itself has its opacity or blending mode edited or has effects apply to itself (not the child layers, and if possible). And because if I wanted to limit the adjustment layers to the PIXEL layer inside the folder I should add them as SUBLAYERS to it, like so: am I right?
  13. Hi humans I've just recently purchased affinity photo. I've never used any sort of photo editing software in my life. I am trying to separate a very detailed and complex drawing from its paper backround so i can edit from there. Its black ink on white paper. I have attached photos of the drawings to better understand. I have watched plenty of videos which explain how to do it in photoshop, but none in Affinity Photo. I started watching the tutorials that are supplied by Affinity, however, I am not aware of which tutorials would specifically benefit me for this project. from what i understand, a lot of the work done should involve masking, white and black adjustments etc.. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. I have little to no idea on how to go about this 001.bmp 002.bmp
  14. REORDER MACRO STEPS I'm recording a lot of macros, and if I realized I missed a step at the end I have to restart ALL the recording of the macro, instead of doing that step at the end and simply dragging it into its place. Right now I'm having to get things exact on 1 go, if I miss a step, restart the recording.... RECORD MULTIPLE LAYER SELECTIONS I want to record a macro where all the layers of the process are in a single folder, I would like to be able to select all the layers at the end and group them. I know I can do this from the beginning, but (See previous) Dealing with a lot of steps, settings, there is no flexibility on the recording.
  15. This post concerns Affinity Photo only (Mac installation) I would like to share with you lovely people some methods to create a pencil sketch from a photograph as an opener to more discussion and ideas. Firstly I must credit Affinity Jack for the first method, Ciao Jack :-D I'm assuming a Mac installation of Affinity Photo There are a number of ways to create a pencil line drawing effect from a photograph; here are two quick methods as recipes, the fist one I discovered on the web from Affinity Jack; here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srNqGqVBkxA , I have seen this method in other places so I don't know who created this originally. The second one is a method I developed myself by experimentation. First method (Gaussian Blur) 1. load the file. 2. If the file is not raw i.e already processed as an afphoto file or a jpg/tiff/png etc go to step 3. Make whatever raw file adjustments you need to do then press develop and proceed with step 3. 3. Duplicate the initial background pixel layer (Cmd J). 4. Make sure you have selected the new duplicate layer; then invert the layer (Cmd I) 5. Select the blend mode of the layer and set the blend mode as Colour Dodge; note the picture will go blank white or you my see a faint outline ... don't worry step 6 will make it it clear ... 6. With the duplicate layer selected choose from the main menu Layer -> New Live Filter Layer -> Gaussian Blur Filter then move the Radius slider slowly to the right to reveal a sketch outline. 7 Once you have your desired sketch effect, make sure you have the duplicated layer selected and press Cmd U to give you the HSL shift adjustment. Move the Saturation Shift slider fully to the left to give you a black and white pencil effect. Second method (Edge Detection) 1. load the file. 2. If the file is not raw i.e already processed as an afphoto file or a jpg/tiff/png etc go to step 3. Make whatever raw file adjustments you need to do then press develop and proceed with step 3. 3. Duplicate the initial background pixel layer (Cmd J). 4. Make sure you have selected the new duplicate layer; then select Filters -> Detect -> Detect Edges. 5. Invert the layer (Cmd I) 6. Now with the inverted layer selected press Cmd U to create a new HSL adjustment layer and move the Saturation Shift slider fully to the the left to create a black and white pencil sketch effect. I have created these as Affinity Macros too (for non Raw files of course) but doing them from scratch gives you access to modification of layers within the process to give you more creative scope. The main difference between these two methods is that the fist one uses a Gaussian blur effect which gives you scope to increase the thickness and intensity of the edges but naturally is more blurred of course. The second method using edge detection gives crisper edges; try experimenting with horizontal or vertical edge detection and using adjustments to layers as you go through the process ... go on .. it's fun :-D I have also been plying with using the sketch to create a watercolour effect too, much fun with the free watercolour brushes. I haven't got a good process yet with the watercolours but I'm experimenting and when I get a reasonable process I'll share it. Please join in with ideas and or developed processes if you like; I'm having fun anyway :)
  16. OK taking my first rough try in AP and polishing it up to a finished painting, mostly with Daub brushes. Not tackled the ship yet which will probably get extensive changes. AP more than up to the task though.
  17. Hi all, Any chance of adding a few little features to the brush tool? I do use the brush tool quite a bit, and in photoshop there are options like brush cycle with shortcut keys(<>). It would be great to see it in photo/designer. Maybe even add a feature where you rotate brushes with a shortcut key instead of having to make lots of versions of the same brush? Or an brush opacity change option that is similar to the hardness and size change options? (ctl+opt+mouse direction) It makes work flows super easy versus going to sliders to change options. Thanks, Hillhouse
  18. Hi guys! I just detected a general bug in Facebook Messenger, while opened in Safari, but in the process of trying to troubleshoot it I also found that Affinity Photo is also affected in other browsers. So here goes: When using Facebook Messenger under Safari 10.0.3 running on macOS Sierra 10.12.3, pasting content copied from Adobe Photoshop CC 2017, Affinity Photo 1.5, Preview or even the integrated screenshot engine (by using the Cmd+Ctrl+Shift+4 keyboard shortcut) into the input fields on either the Facebook Messenger page or the chat windows on the main page is impossible; the “Edit” menu will flash, as usual, but nothing happens. However, when performing the same task on Google Chrome 50.0.2924.87, also on macOS Sierra 10.12.3, it works for all the aforementioned applications/sources except for Affinity Photo, so I initially thought the issue might lie either with Facebook Messenger's website code or Safari's application code, and that Serif's software wasn't also supported in Chrome for being too recent or something. I also realised when using this very input field, under Safari, that I could paste content copied from all the aforementioned sources (including, yes, Affinity Photo), but not under Chrome, so I am now convinced that the issue lies specifically with Facebook Messenger's website code AND Chrome's application code. So I've found two different bugs/insufficiencies in one go. I obviously gave feedback both to Facebook and Apple before (and will do so to Google shortly), but I believe Serif developers should contact the Facebook and Google Chrome teams directly, as Messenger doesn't seem to play nice at all both Safari and Affinity Photo, and Chrome doesn't seem to be very compatible with Affinity Photo either.
  19. Hello, just got myself Affinity Photo for my personal use at home as a game artist, replacement of Photoshop. I understand that AP focus more to the Photography industry rather then game industry, hope it's ok if I make a request more towards game dev. Ok, first of all, I'd love to see the texture preset added to the new document setup, such as; - 1:1 1k Texture: 1024px*1024px - 1:1 2k Texture: 2048px*2048px - 1:1 4k Texture: 4096px*4096px - 1:2 4k Texture: 2048px*4096px etc...all with transparent BG enabled. Another thing is that the Flaming Pear's Photoshop plugin, especially the Solidify (free plugin) to create a padding doesn't seems to work well. It keep on asking me to run the filter on a layer that has a 'transparent region', even though I run it on the fresh new layer with only 1 brush stroke in it. Or am I missing something regarding how Affinity Photo handle transparency on the pixel layer? I noticed that there is an alpha layer on that channel tab, this seems function differently then Photoshop alpha layer. Feel free for any game artist out there to put more suggestions depends on your workflow needs. That's it for now, would really love to hear what you guys think about it.
  20. Hey guys! I just wanted to let you know that I've been working on a secret project the past couple of months. It's a website dedicated to offer post-production tools for Affinity Photo, mainly for photo retouchers: color presets, retouch brushes, texture overlays, etc. Also, I've been working on a photo retouch eBook with complementary videos for AP, which probably will be released there when finished... The site it's finally in pre-release, that means that I'm still working to finish the first assets, but today you can have a (small, small) taste (almost a little bite) of what of what you can expect out of it. It's a FREE Pack called: FAUX 77 A collection of 8 Macros for AP that emulates the vintage looks of the pictures from the late seventies. You can look at some examples and more details in the link below :) As with Frankentoon, you just have to give your email, and the download link will be sent to your inbox. You can unsubscribe later if you wish. But if you are interested in the project and want to know more about future releases and free sample packs you can stay :) This website will be growing as I'm adding content through the next weeks. I would like to know what you think and which kind of tools for AP you'd like to find there. Cheers! Enrique
  21. My Strawberry Monkey


    I've been so focused on creating logos and the book that I've not spent as much time in Affinity Photo. Here is one I call Spaceman I worked on a little while ago, it's made up of about 6 or so images. I need to spend more time working on comps like this...
  22. Hi all, Here is a quick look at one of my favourite filters in Affinity Photo... Have a watch and see what you can come up with. Mirror Filter Below is a list of older tutorials. Some are Mac based, but hopefully you'll find something useful in them. There are a quite a few tutorials on the channel, more to come. Created to enhance your skills and knowledge of Affinity Photo & Designer and take them to the next level. Don't forget to subscribe to stay up to date. If you would like to see anything in particular just leave a comment below. AFFINITY DESIGNER TUTORIALS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. (In this we create something similar to a Google advert) (Mac) 8. 9. AFFINITY PHOTO TUTORIALS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. (Cool trick to organise your pics on Mac) 9. (Mac) Thanks for watching! Allan
  23. I just recently purchased Affinity Photo for Windows, and I'm loving it! I decided to try my hand at a composite photo, so here it is. I wanted to put my subject in the least likely geographic location I could imagine, and I thought an Edinburgh Castle guard on Bourbon Street would work. I call it, "Castle Guard on Leave." Your thoughts?
  24. When I started to work with the first beta versions of Affinity Photo, I knew my Photoshop days were over. I can't say enough good things about Affinity Photo even if not everything is perfect (yet). So, for 2017 I decided to start to do free tutorials about how I work with it, and how I face the challenges of creating work that in Photoshop you normally do in a different way. This is my first tutorial and is about how you can create realistic snow with a custom brush made entirely in Affinity Photo. It works very well to create from snow storms to soft falling snow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlxXqCCx9AM You can also go to my blog and download the brush I created in the video and also another one for more light snow. http://blog.pedrosoares.photo/branca-leve-e-fria/ The language in the video is portuguese (and in the blog) but I'll try to ad english subtitles if requested. Nevertheless it's very easy to follow all the steps I show. Finally the idea is to do a tutorial more or less every week and I'll try to share it here with all the forum members. But if you want to be the first to know about upcoming tutorials, I invite you to subscribe my newsletter and youtube channel. Hope you enjoy the video :) Pedro
  25. Dear Affinity Team, I´d wish for a solution where I can select colors from my picture (f.e. with the eyedropper) and make a gradient out of it. When I try it now, I can only select one color and the gradient is then applied automatically. I´d be glad if you could implement that <3

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