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  1. I have a very large image 5000px x 3500px and I need to make it 870px x 320px for a website banner. I know I have to crop the image first because the ratios are not the same, but I have tried many ways, even tried to edit the SVG code, and it's just impossible. The image doesn't look sharp enough. Is this impossible to do? am I wasting my time? or is someone actually able to resize this much a very large image and keep at least moderate quality? Thanks!
  2. Hey all! This is my new video about painting in Affinity Photo @AffinitybySerif Share please and thanks for watching!
  3. Started this painting in Corel PhotoPain(t) until it began crashing beyond repair. Continued in Affinity Photo (that has much better dynamic brushes). Inspired by a painting made by Howard Terpning. The bloke sitting second from the right is preparing a huge joint.
  4. An example of something coming from nothing. I began this picture with an entirely different intent for its outcome, but when inspiration comes along - you just have to run with it.
  5. Hi there, its now 6 month I use your tool from beta to 1.4.1 release. So far I started with Photo but got also Designer. So there are things that hold me back using Photoshop, which is a bit sad and thats why I wrote this little report. PROs: Lets start by telling you, that you done an awesome job on improving many things bugging me since 20 years with Photoshop. Best of all are the wonderful integration of vector tools in both apps. Thats so great! The Text tool alone rocks over Photoshop. But honestly the idea to connect both Designer and Photo App is fantastic. CONs: This is longer, but believe me it would be very long for other Apps. 1. The thing bugging me most is the lack of a good transform tool. Indeed its extremely poor at the moment. For example I would like to select first, then move and change perspective without dropping the tool. Also the warp tool should work on selection not on total screen, that really is not a working solution for me at the moment. 2. I totally understand that you feature your own file format. Anyhow, if I open a jpg, make a transform mirror and close it I don't want to have the App forcing me to save in Affinity file format. At least I want to see an option like: save in original file format or looseness affinity file format. So please let us do this, its such a cumbersome workflow to always go via the export file format first, if you have opened a file in a different format. 3. Filters don't remember there previous setting. Thats a workflow nightmae to me. Sorry, but in PS I'm used to set my default setting for filters and then have them all the time. For example if I once used the sharpening mask, I don't want to start next time with zero values again. Think of the Pro users who use a filter 50 times a day... got it? 50 times per day setting the values is really dull. 4. Where is the polygon selection tool? I have used lasso a few times, but I prefer a polygon selection tools for getting quicker straight lines. Its missing terrible. 5. Alphas and Masks. I come from the post production side and an alpha is basically a black and white image. In Affinity its an image with transparence. Ok that makes it hard sometimes. You can't simple take an image for the mask of a layer. The bigger down point is that you can't invert the alpha with a command, like you could a black and white mask. Never thought I prefer PS here, but I see a big down point here. You really should consider in having an option here in the context menu. And not going via raster layer and alpha layer in the channels list. 6. Vector Masks. Vector mask using transparent channel too, without an invert option.. For example if you draw a rectangle and use it as alpha for an image, its a nice use of vectors, however you totally forget an invert option. So I can switch between inner and outer selection. For example: You want a black plate with cut out letters. So you do the black background and the text, use the text as mask.. and you run into a dead end street. 7. Direct filers. Its cool that Photo is so little destructive when it comes to color filters. But sometimes it would be very useful to quickly change the colors of a selection that filters would not be added as layer but directly used. Think of an optional way for professional artist that work quick and dirty, because they know how. 8. Stamp tool. Thats something you should look into. I compared the quality of the stamp tool to PS, and PS wins. The problem seems that AP stamp tool is more blurry and less sharp. I have not idea why its even different, but PS does it way better. Please check that out. 9. Where is the crop command? I mean if I do a selection and want to use it to crop the document? I use that in all photo Apps and I think its a terrible missing. The current option to crops the transparent area.. not so good for working with images. 10. Can I use the OS Color Picker? I have all my color tables there, can't find an option to do so. 11. Just a personal wish for texture painting, please add the affine transformation as live filter for all layers under nice. Would be cool to have. Ok, I can be wrong with this, or missed some features.. if so please tell me.
  6. Hi All, after all, I really consider Affinity a really good piece of software. Some polishing up: See you with nice photos Klaus
  7. Produced my first action figure photo shoot So much easier than working with real people! Action figure was photographed by me on a miniature photo studio I built, and lit with speed lights fired remotely using radio triggers. The background is stock. All elements were composited in Affinity Photo on my 10.5" iPad Pro.
  8. After watching some cyberpunk-themed stuff (speed arts etc.), I thought it would be a great idea to give it a try.
  9. Editing the presentation of an book cover in Affinity Photo http://b-bertuleit.de/buchcover-design/
  10. Hi, a small issue i have noticed in the raw develop persona: The "White Balance" settings seems not to be saved with a new preset (White Balance was checked before saving the new preset). If you open a new raw and apply your preset, the white balance category is still unchecked (with default values for temperature and tint). The other options in the basic tab work as intended. Affinity Photo 1.6.4. on a Windows 10 x64 v1709 with latest patches installed.
  11. I think it'd be great for the perspective tool to work on the iPad in the same way it works on the desktop version. For example, on the DT version, I can grab each corner of a rectangle and place those corners wherever I need to. On the iPad ver. I can only move the entire shape into a perspective as a single unit.
  12. A couple of days ago I finally received my copy of the Affinity Photo Workbook. Having read the first 240 pages I must admit that I am mostly disappointed. By purchasing the book published by the developers of Affinity Photo I hoped to gain some in depth insight into how Affinity Photo works and how I could apply the different techniques demonstrated in the book to my own projects. Sadly though this is exactly where the book fails. Because I know that simply telling you that the book "sucks" is not enough and certainly wont help you improving it I am going to give you a few examples why exactly it has been such a disappointing experience to me. My biggest issue: From page 120 onward you explain in depth how to move, nest, rename and otherwise manipulate layers. While I admit that this might be useful to some beginners I think anyone who is not a complete computer illiterate will figure this out within minutes. In fact when I started editing images it was immediately clear to me how to perform such basic layer actions that do not differ much from the basic concept of manipulating files and folders in any file explorer. On the other hand any information on how the different blend modes work is completely missing. I ask you, if we talk about the average person who want's to get into image editing, what would such a person typically need help with? Creating or renaming a layer or comprehending what a multiply, hard light or reflect blend mode does? Why are there layouts with keyboard short cuts but no explanatory chapter on blend modes? Again the question, what would I probably want to read a book for? To learn the keyboard short cut to invoke a certain command or to gain a better understanding of the concept of blend modes? If I read a book like this I expect to learn new techniques and I generally want to gain deeper insight on how a program like Affinity Photo works and how I can use the software for my personal work flow. But in the case of your book it has repeatedly left me with more questions than answers. Here is a list of examples where the book has left me with unanswered questions: On page 144 you explain how to control certain colour tones using a black & white adjustment layer and the blend mode overlay. Now maybe I'm the only person on earth who finds it confusing to use a black and white adjustment layer to change colour tones in a coloured photograph but fact is, I don't understand this technique and thus I'm not able to use this trick for my own photos. Unless of course I had exactly the same photo as in the book in which case I'd certainly be able to replicate the steps described. But in order to apply this trick to my images I would need someone to explain me what a black and white adjustment in combination with the overlay blend mode does and why it does this. The next example would be page 160 (Laying the tonal ground work) and following. Here you explain how to control tones with brush strokes, an empty pixel layer and the overlay blend mode. And again you fail to explain why it does what you describe. But at least this one is not as bad as the case mentioned above because here I can actually use the technique for my projects (with the slight inconvenience that I use a technique I don't really understand). In other words, if someone watched over my shoulder while I am applying this technique and asked me why I had chosen the overlay blend mode I would not be able to answer the question because frankly I don't know, I just copied the steps from the book without knowing better. Another one: On page 228 you show a way to eliminate or at least reduce a colour cast in the sky by using a black and white adjustment layer (again in a coloured photograph) and the multiply blend mode. Once more you fail to provide any background information on why and how this combination works. Without this information the process remains a mystery to me and I'm probably never going to be able to use this technique for my own photos. I just don't feel comfortable to work with tools I don't understand. I could mention further examples but I suppose by now you are getting the point. Now one could always ask why I didn't search the web for more information. And while this is of course true and I also do this on a regular basis I have been asking myself why on earth I'd read a book that makes me search the web for basic knowledge about the described techniques. Didn't I buy the book exactly because I wanted to gain more in depth knowledge about image editing with Affinity Photo? Wouldn't I be better off not buying the book at all and simply asking the search engine of my choice (which is completely free by the way)? But enough criticism for now. Let's also mention a few positive aspects. Apart from the missing information as described above the texts are very understandable (even for non native English speakers like me) and the book looks generally very professional. I've also found the selection of images and projects to be well chosen, the projects are interesting and the photographs are of high quality. While reading the book one immediately notices that the authors not only know what they are writing about but it's also clear that the persons involved in the creation of the book are passionate for photography and Affinity Photo in particular. In other words: If you added the missing background information on how and why certain techniques work as well as a comprehensive explanation on the various blend modes available this could become one of the best books about image editing in general and Affinity Photo in particular on today's market. Oh and one last thought: If you don't want to clutter the book with too much information and avoid overtaxing some readers why not provide an appendix with additional background information (be it in the book or as downloadable resource) for those who desire to better understand how and why certain techniques work? And if you plan to improve the book and add the requested information it would be a very nice gesture of you to make this additional information available to the buyers of the initial issue as well (as a download for example). P.S. I opened this thread here because I couldn't find any other, more suitable place. Please feel free to move the thread if necessary. And sorry for having created such a lengthy post
  13. When opening the app there are two panes separated by a horizontal rule. If you tap and drag one of the recent documents below the last horizontal rule to the “samples” and “tutorials” links the app crashes. App version: 1.6.7.76 iPad 9.7 (2018 Edition) 6611D161-38C7-43E0-BF4D-828845F99FD4.MOV
  14. I'm using Affinity Designer and Photo since it was released on Windows, and am really satisfied with both programs. In addition to my wacom cintiq I'm using a Microsoft Windows Dial to manipulate brush sizes and other tool properties. This works because you can create custom menu entries for the dial and attach keyboard strokes to those entries. But ultimately I'd love to see direct integration of the dial directly into Designer and Photo like Drawboard PDF or Sketchable have, where the Surface Dial UI includes direct Information about available bruhes, or that I could utilize the Dial to select tool colour directly. (For reference: Windows Wheel Interactions (MSDN)) Is that something that you consider for an upcoming version of Affinity Photo / Designer?
  15. Hi I wanted to ask if anyone else is experiencing this? this is strange. as i know, smudge tool shouldnt act like that. Refer to attached photo. it seems like when i use smudge tool, it brings layer, regardless of any brush i use.
  16. Here is the final image that I was having the crashing issue with a couple days ago. 100% iPad Pro with Affinity Photo. Hope ya like.
  17. Not sure if this is a known issue, so I apologize if this has been discussed already. I have a new project folder, in that project folder I have (currently) 2 files. My main document which has only one layer at the moment, and a separate photo I'm masking my subject out in. I need to copy the masked layer of the subject into the document with the background. When I select the subject layer, select "copy" and attempt to paste this layer and it's mask into my background document, the layer and it's mask are pasted, but the actual subject in the layer is missing. This is repeatable without change. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
  18. Two best companions set out on a journey full of twists and turns. Their next stop - mysterious Motel. I've had a lot of fun doing that manipulation. I hope you enjoy it.
  19. Where's Granny? Made with Affinity Photo and other 3D software. Just a sample from my new book which is in the making.
  20. I seldom use B&W for nature photos, but, in this case, like the result. After receiving a tip that a pair of nesting ospreys had taken up residence atop a telephone pole beside a busy local highway, I managed to capture a few images. After conversion to B&W, I adjusted the individual tone curves to blacken the blue sky and produce a range of grey tones. Applied a bit of contrast and sharpening for the final result.
  21. I've been putting the iPad version of AP through it's paces, working on the same projects I'd work on on my desktop. Up until yesterday, I've had only a few issue. Now I have a file with several hours invested in, multiple layers, masks, adjustment layers, etc... The file is now unable to save any edits. Specifically, when I make any change to the document regardless of complexity, i.e. just adding a blank layer, the file will not auto-save, allow me to go back to the project gallery, or really do anything. AP will crash instantly the moment I attempt to save or return to the gallery, every time. I thought the file may have been corrupted. Duplicating the file changed nothing. I finally saved the file to iCloud, opened it on my iMac, made a simple edit, saved it back to iCloud and re-imported back to iPad. This seems to have worked for now. I've seen another thread where someone had a similar issue and was able to address it in a similar way. I'd like to hear from the Admins and/or developers on this type if issue, specifically if they are aware and if this is a known bug that is being addressed. I have no problem sending crash data if possible, or the project file itself to the dev team. I won't post the project publicly for copyright reasons. Thanks for any assistance on the matter.
  22. Another project done. I love transforming these rather bland pictures into something that can please one's eyes (or at least I hope it does ). For anyone that's interested in "making of": First I made a dark-coloured background, put my model on top of it, duplicated the model two times, used motion blur on both of these new layers with blend mode set to Lighten, and then adjusted it with curves to bring some colors, darken the shadows and make the highlights shine more through the blur. Next step involved masking some unwanted elements like blur around the face. I only wanted the light trails coming from the motion, which I then enhanced with low flow, 0% hardness brush. Also, an HSL adjustment on the second copy of the model. Smoke was created with simple brush from Brusheezy.com. After that, I created new layer filled with 50% gray, set to Overlay mode, and then played around with dodge and burn to make the image more "dramatic" . It looked somewhat blurry due to all those effects - fortunately High Pass(created from yet another model copy with Overlay blend mode, 5 px radius) and Clarity filters did the job just well. From that moment it was a matter of balancing the composition (all layers merged together) with Curves, Vibrance (Normal mode, 100% opacity) and Black&White (Multiply, 50% opacity) adjustment layers. For some finishing touches I used two Gradient Maps - first set to Lighten with dark blue and pink colors, second one black to blue, opacity 50%, blend mode Overlay. Tweaked with a bit of masking. All in all, it took me about 2 hours. This is before: This is after:
  23. Hi, Our company purchased licenses for Affinity Photo, and we'd like to be able to silently push out software using either Quest KACE or SCCM. Is it possible for us to do that for Affinity Photo? Regards,
  24. Depending on where you live you may have begun to wonder but spring is coming! Done in Affinity Photo with textures and photos and brush work. it was a really good project to practice painting in on masking layers.
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