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  1. Just a bit of fun while I try to learn how to do things the Affinity Photo way. This is a recreation of something I did a long time ago with GIMP. I wanted to know how easy it would be to retouch a very low-res image. It’s not perfect but I’m learning a little bit at a time. Still have a very long way to go though. A better resolution version of the image I was playing around with can be found here: https://www.tampabay.com/nation-world/sailor-in-iconic-world-war-ii-kiss-photo-in-times-square-dies-at-95-20190218/
  2. I recently bought Photo – almost seemed rude not to at the discounted price – and I’m amazed/daunted at the amount of tools that are in there. It will probably take me a very long time just to get under the surface of what’s possible but I thought I’d give myself a little challenge. I wanted to see if I could do some basic editing and decided to try and de-freckle a photo. I’ve attached the original and result side by side. I didn’t want to totally expunge every single ‘blemish’ and leave the young lady looking like a shop dummy so I tried to leave her skin as I think it could be without the freckles while still having some of the other things that skin naturally has. It’s not perfect by any means but I was very pleased with what I could do in around an hour with just the Blemish Removal Tool (and Undo). I haven’t posted this as any kind of “Look at this great thing I’ve done”, rather I’ve posted it in the hope that people thinking about buying Photo might ask themselves: “If this bloke can do this with no training or artistic talent, just think what could be possible if I got my hands on this.” Note: I have absolutely nothing against freckles. I just chose the photo as it looked like a difficult one to experiment on, which, in the end, it wasn’t because of the tools in Photo.
  3. Here are some experimental book covers which I made a while back – after reading the last book in Neal Asher’s very good “Transformation” series – and rediscovered in a recent housekeeping exercise. They’re all basic – just me playing around with ideas – but I thought I’d share them as I haven’t shared any new stuff for a while. All are variations on the same book title in different genres: “Acid Punk”; 2 x “Basic Sci-Fi”; “Olde Worlde”; and “Standard Thriller”. (Reader’s of Neal’s books may get where the title and some of the imagery of my covers come from.)
  4. While I was rummaging though some old files – some much-needed digital housekeeping – I came across the unfinished version of this Radio Times magazine film reviews page which I thought I’d finish off (up to a point) and post here in case it interested or amused anyone. It’s nothing special, I just thought it might make a few people titter a little (the text is all utter nonsense that spilled out of my head). P.S. All done with Publisher.
  5. Just for fun - and a bit of learning - I decided to try and create a spread from a UK TV listings magazine with Publisher. It's not totally accurate but I'm quite happy with it. It doesn't look much but there was a fair bit of fiddling around - my fault, not the software - to get it looking the way it does. If you have a copy of the actual magazine then please have a look and feel free to pick my rendition apart if you think I've missed something important or made any big mistakes. Some known issues: * The colours used aren't totally accurate but I wasn't really bothered about that; * The typefaces used aren't the real ones but I'm guessing they're bespoke for the magazine; * The bulleted list under "Best Live Sport" isn't right as I can't figure out how to change the bullet size irrespective of text height; * The text was mostly taken from various Lorem Ipsum generators and the rest was just me being silly, so you can ignore it.
  6. Here's a simple magazine spread experiment that I was playing around with recently. It's not fantastic, but I like it and it was easy enough to create with Publisher. Text from 'Hipster Ipsum': https://hipsum.co/ Original image from 'Pixabay': https://pixabay.com/en/fashion-lovely-model-charm-woman-3075766/ (edited in GIMP).
  7. Today I thought I'd have a bash at trying to recreate a still from the opening title sequence of "Wynonna Earp". (No spoilers please, I'm still plodding on through the second series.) It was entirely done in AD. I'm sort of happy with it but there are a few things that don't look quite right to me. A. The logotype isn't perfect but I'm not too bothered about that. B. I can't quite get the background right. I've tried all kinds of gradients and transparencies but I just can't make it look like I want it to. I tried to get a better fade from red to dark red but I keep getting bands where the colour seems to jump. C. The logotype isn't as "liquidy" as I wanted it. It's okay, but I wanted it to be a bit more like "dirty liquid gold". Does anyone have any tips for the background or "liquid" text? (They have to be usable in AD, I don't have APh.)
  8. It's been a while since I posted anything new so, inspired by watching the "Powers" TV series, I decided to try something a bit different (again). The characters were created by manually tracing over some pictures and then modifying the results. I've also added some subtle shading and textures to try and give it a bit of a grungy look. My illustration skills could be described as either (a) having a certain naive charm, or (b) just plain terrible, so I didn't expect much but I think it's a reasonable first attempt that I'm fairly happy with (although a lot of attention would still be needed if I was making it for something real). Does anyone know what this kind of illustration is called? It would be nice if I could search for it and get some tips.
  9. I've been playing around with a different style of book cover today and came up with the two attached covers. It's the same sort of style on each cover but they are for very different genres. (Both the books and their authors are completely fictional.) Does anyone have any constructive comments, suggestions or criticisms? Too much or too little grit? Do the typefaces work? Are the colours okay? Too much or too little going on? What would you have done differently? I'm not sure if I'll be taking these any further but it would be nice to hear good feedback.
  10. If you didn't live in the UK in the 80s and weren't a computer nerd then you probably won't have any idea what this is, sorry. It's a basic attempt at recreating a still from the title sequence of a TV show about computing that was called "Micro Live". It's not a perfect remake by any means but it might give some people a little hit of nostalgia. (I know the owl is wrong and badly lit considering the rest of the composition but I couldn't find a better picture.) I could faff around with it for ages but I think I'll leave it how it is. Comments are, as usual, welcome though. Remember: "Computers aren't just for silly things like games..."
  11. I had the idea for this rolling around in the back of my head for a while so I thought I'd give it a try and see what came from it. I've now got it to the point where I'm not very happy with it. I've added some shadows where some of the pieces of paper aren't fully stuck down - with a related curve - but it still doesn't quite look real enough to me. There's something missing but I don't know what. I tried to add highlights to the "curls" but they didn't look right. Each letter is an individual shape with enclosed image and text layers, and the shadows are themselves individual layers, so it's all totally adjustable. Does anyone have any suggestions for improvements? It's just a silly thing that I've made for my own amusement but I would like to get it looking better. Any ideas anyone? Feel free to get petty.
  12. GarryP

    Ahoy There!

    For no particular reason, other than to try something different, I thought I'd put together a 1980's-style computer magazine advert. The checklist of features that I wanted to include was: * Dodgy theme that doesn't really suit the product; * "Dolly-bird" dressed slightly inappropriately; * Incredibly dull picture of computer; * Strange choice of typefaces; * Loads of text that doesn't say much. It was just a silly experiment - and, if you hadn't guessed already, it's supposed to look naff - but if anyone has suggestions for improvements I might try another one at some point in the future. P.S. Fans of a certain 1980's sci-fi film might also get the extra bonus nerdy reference.
  13. ...The kind of place where there might be a monster, or some kind of weird mirror. These are just examples; it could also be something much better. Prepare to enter: The Scary Door. Just a silly DVD insert that I put together for a bit of fun. (Actually a re-hash of something I did ages ago with other software.) Nothing special but I thought it might bring a smile to some faces.
  14. The latest official NumberWang annual is almost ready to ship. Packed with all of the numbers that really are NumberWang. You'll find some old favourites - 3, 4.2, 17, and who can forget 84? - and some surprises - 92 and 4008 anyone? Don't let your NumberWang parties get bogged down in arguments, get the official list and you'll know exactly what is NumberWang. P.S. If you're not a fan of "That Mitchell and Webb Look" then you probably won't have a clue what's going on here, so sorry for that. This is not for a real thing, it's just a bit of fun. P.P.S. I know I didn't get the logotype quite right. I couldn't be bothered to take the time to create it properly for a silly thing like this.
  15. Here are some album covers that I worked on a while ago but never got round to properly finishing. One is for a sort of "hard rock" cover (a bit of GIMP work on the background) and the other is more "trance" (all AD) but using the same logotype. The logotype was originally Times New Roman - I'm fairly sure of that - but AD made the modifications pretty easy, for the most part anyway. Neither is particularly Earth-shattering or anything like that but I thought I'd post them in case they were interesting to anyone (and before I completely forgot about them). P.S. The band name is fictional and not related to any existing band with the same name (I just thought it made some nice shapes).
  16. GarryP

    And next on BBC2...

    A bit of pointless nostalgia for the weekend. (I haven't quite nailed the "2" logo but it's okay for a bit of throwaway silliness.) For those who are too young to know what the heck this is, this is what you would see on your TV in the UK if the preceding programme ended earlier than expected. No trailers, just a static screen telling you what would be coming up next. It might be up there for five minutes or more!
  17. GarryP

    More Themed Book Covers

    Here are some more book covers under the same theme as last time: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/43157-various-themed-book-covers/ The general idea of each books is: * Natural Born Keepers - A guide to bee-keeping for the mature person; * Bounder - Gritty tale of one man's obsessive control and extra-marital affairs; * Falling - A community's memories of a well-loved dead friend; * Fresh Start - A young woman finds a new life away from her dysfunctional family. The amount of work that was needed for each cover varied - a bit of basic compositing and some "artistic" messing around here and there - but there wasn't a massive amount done in total. Like the previous bunch, they're all experimental throw-away stuff, but if anyone has any suggestions for improvements I'd be happy to hear about them.
  18. For a bit of fun at the weekend I thought I'd make some basic book covers, all set within an overall main theme but with each as its own story and genre. I've tried to match each cover with that which can be seen on existing books with the same sort of story/genre. The stories are (vaguely), in no particular order: * Animal Farm 2 - Intrigue and revenge behind the pig arks; * Comes Around - A gritty tale of abuse, betrayal and consequences; * It's a Policeman's Lot - A whimsical story of a "Bobby on the Beat"; * Stealing Henry - A thriller where a cruel father tries to kidnap his son; * Bartleby's Wake - A collection of awful poems by a grizzled old farmer; * Gin Galore - A hapless dreamer tries his hand at being an artisan distiller. Listeners of a certain long-running UK radio drama might be able to guess the overall theme (particularly from the authors' names). They're all silly throw-away experiments - just a few hours of messing around so there are probably lots of problems with each - but if anyone has any suggestions or comments I'd be happy to hear them.
  19. Here's another DVD cover experiment that I've been playing around with today (it's not for anything real, it's just for fun). First version is on the left, second version is on the right. Some notes on the changes for the second version: * some text has been added/removed/moved around; * the colour has been changed to something I thought was more "ephemeral"; * the effects on the logotype have been altered; * the monster is a bit nearer to the girl; * the girl has been changed to a figure that looks more "wary"; * some noise has been added to the darkness. What does anyone think? (I keep thinking it's missing something but every time I add something - another monster, some grasping hands, etc. - it looks worse.) Is there anything you would change? Are my font choices okay? Could the layout be better? What do you think of the colour choices? Is there anything you really hate? Is the anything you really like? Have I made any glaring mistakes? As usual, all constructive comments/suggestions/criticisms are welcome.
  20. Here's a version of a DVD insert experiment which I originally created with some other software a while ago. It's not perfect by any means - a lot of work would still need to be done if it wasn't just for fun - but it was easy to do with AD and gave me a chance to try various features. (It was a lot easier to put this together with AD than it was with the other software.) Comments, criticisms, tips and advice are all welcome.
  21. Hello everyone. This is my first post on the forum so I thought I'd introduce myself by way of attaching a simple book cover that I've been experimenting with. I know it's pretty basic stuff but I'm still finding my way around. No external images were used, everything was drawn in Affinity Designer. (My inspiration came from: https://raru.co.za/books/4126333-poseidons-wake-alastair-reynolds-paperback ) I've only been using AD for a week or so - mostly just a few hours here and there when I get the time - but I'm very impressed with the features and usability so far. I made the cover as a throwaway experiment but if anyone has any suggestions about improvements - fonts, colours, lighting, whatever - then I'd be happy to learn. I know the "alastair reynolds" font isn't right but I can't find the correct font - I think it's supposed to be Helvetica Light - for free. Can anyone give me a link to a better free font? I'm not entirely happy with the background. If anyone can point me in the direction of a good tutorial for this kind of thing - merged gradients and lighting - that would be great. If I get some good suggestions then I might do an updated version and post it here. Edit: I've attached a smaller image so it can be seen more easily.
  22. The description for this forum is "Post your fantastic designs for all to see". Well I don't claim that this is a fantastic design, but it is (to me) an interesting experiment… I was troubleshooting a file for someone else who couldn't see why an element in their design was transparent, when the transparency tool clearly said 'none'. That got me thinking about the number of different ways in which an object can be made transparent in AD - I thought of 8 examples, and I suspect that there are others! Some are a little convoluted, but most probably have their place at one time or another. The experiment shows me just how versatile AD is, but I think that comes with a cost: If I didn't know how the transparency had been applied to each of my 8 squares, it would be quite a task to figure out the various methods used - especially to a newcomer to vector graphics, or Affinity. Can you find other ways that I've not discovered? Opacity Experiment.afdesign
  23. Hello everyone, like I posted in my previous topic, I really appreciate the pixel-view in Affinity Designer and wanted to explore the Pixel Persona a bit more. I wanted to experiment a bit and see how far I could push it. I really enjoy automotive design and well.. pretty much everything about cars, so I thought I'd do a bit of a virtual tuning thing with the Pixel Persona and see how it goes. I looked through the tools and messed around for a while before I set off with the project, and pretty much figured, that AD has all the basic tools needed for photo manipulation, aside of it's powerful set of vector tools. I drive a '98 Nissan Micra K11 preface, so I thought I'd give that model a bit of a touch up. Now please bare in mind, that the last time I gave a car the "photoshop-chop" treatment was probably about 10 years ago, so I'm a bit rusty in that regard, but I am really happy with the final result: The full resolution is 1080p, just click on the picture to view it. Here's the original image: So do I think Affinity Designer is not only a great vector software, but also a killer photo manipulation software? Absolutely. Obviously something like a mesh-distortion tool would make the process much easier and will open up a lot more possibilities, but even as it currently is, you can still manipulate the software and cleverly use it's functionality to do some complex pixel work. As in my previous project, I recorded the entire process, but I have to edit the video first. I wanted to share with you my result, so I'll post the video as a comment, when it's ready (I'll get right on it). Thanks for having a look!
  24. Jaison Justus

    Playing around with lines

    Hola Amigo, Played with Affinity Designer today too. Trying to get familiar (i am not that good at illustrator too). Today I made a small poster called "Neo Japan" :P :) Feel free to share your suggestions.
  25. Hello Everyone, Nice to see an active forum. I really love the work posted by the artist, nice designs. Yesterday I bought Affinity Designer. It's a cool software. First impression, I like it. Peaceful and neat UI. Good job. I really to see more tutorials and modular documentation for using the tool. Currently, you have good tutorials. But like to see Serif initiative to give design tutorial from scratch that give more confident to the new users I think. It's just a suggestion. One more thing, I made something in Affinity and like to share with you. Welcome to the Machine poster based on Pink Floyd song https://www.behance.net/gallery/26923669/Welcome-to-the-Machine-Revisited Project Facemash, It's my personal project https://www.behance.net/gallery/26906337/Facemash-Part-3 Please feel free to share your valuable suggestions and Say Hai to me. :)
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