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  1. I have created a test file for spot color output. I cannot get the spot colors to output to spot only cmyk or rgb. I have tried PDFx4, PDFx3 and PDF1.7 in Affinity photo 1.7.3 and 1.8. Any guidance on this is appreciated. I am trying to use Affinity as an alternative to Adobe. See attached for file screenshot. Attached working file also. moontest.afphoto
  2. Ok so when i apply a alpha and save as .png all the color channel data in the area with alpha 0 is lost, is there a way to keep the other color channels intact or unaffected by the alpha channel?
  3. How do I copy and paste between channels? I would like to select one layer and copy it and paste to any channels [ Red, Blue, Green, Alpha] I need to do this from layers to channels and vice versa. Please take a look on screenshot.
  4. Hi, when I place an image that has one or more alpha channels (from Photoshop) in Publisher it will show the masked image. How can I avoid this and have Publisher show the entire image without deleting the channels in the original file? Is there a way or do I have to change all files? Thank you!
  5. Good Morning, I have been looking for a way to create a Gaussian blur gradient. That is to say slightly blurred on one end of an object and progressively becoming more blurred toward the other end of the object. Specifically a shadow of an object (pole) composted into a photo. I have been told that there is a way to accomplish this in PhotoShop using a channel selection and applying a gradient to the selection. Is this possible with Affinity Photo? If so how. Thank you. Paul, Ocala, Florida, USA
  6. HI, I have found two different ways to make "Luminosity masks" 1) Creating a b&w image and then duplicating It using "multiply" mode (recursively) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0rXKW5b9qM&t=333s 2) Selecting by luminosity the original layer and then duplicating it (recursively) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sIiNfSBnv0&feature=share Can someone explain the differences? Which one do you use? I would like to use one of them to create masks for exposures merging. Thank you
  7. It is well known that nodes can do everything about layers(ui). The layer cannot do some of the node's actions. Nodes are 100% compatible with layers(ui) and channels(ui). Make changes to the existing layer(ui) to make it nodey while maintaining compatibility with the original layer(ui). Adobe PS lacks even a true alpha channel(ui) because of its stale architecture. Nodeized Layer(node-ui) and channel(node-ui), affinity will have far more flexibility than PS. Adobe can never do that because of its stale architecture. This ensures an absolute lead in affinity. This node feature does
  8. I started searching for this issue, but there were too many results to find if this was already reported / asked. I did this: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N for a new image from clipboard > Select Frame Text Tool > Select a color from the Font Color palette from the ribbon. With the new image still "selected" (from the New action), clicking the Font Color on the ribbon appears to change the Channel color (or overlay color, or something [I'm sorry, I'm not sure what to call it]), not the Font Color in preparation of typing text. Clicking off / unselecting the image, the color chang
  9. Is it possible to rename spare channels in a macro? Thanks!
  10. In my job I work with PS retouching old book covers. In many case I work with channels and calculations (to mix channels I created). I wanna to make the same things with AP but I can't: In PS I do: 1) I copy a channel (example: red and rename it to "red copy"). 2) I select the recently created channel, double click and can work on it in grayscale (it appears on the viewport) and I just leave a black and white version. 3) When I finish I copy another channel (example blue channel and rename it to "blue copy"). 4) The same process. 5) After finishing the blue copy modif
  11. I have an imaginary, but not uncommon situation. I need to prepare and output a 5 color print job for the print shop. CMYK + Pantone. Currently, while working in a CMYK document, when I select and use a Pantone color in the document, Photo separates the Pantone into the CMYK Composite Color channels. This is wrong. It would be correct and intuitive if Photo automatically recognized, that a Pantone color had been used, and created a new separate 5th channel - Composite Pantone channel. I would like to suggest this as a feature. I'm aware of the Honor Spot colors in the PDF output opti
  12. I am currently testing Photo right now as a viable replacement for Photoshop, after 24 years. Since I do game development, there is a very necessary feature that I need to use and can't find it in AP. In order to do some special texture creation, I would need to be able to turn RGB visibility on and off individually per layer or layer group. In Photoshop, in a layer's properties, you can turn off Green and Blue, for example, and have only the Red channel show for that layer (or layer group). Then, in another channel, only show the Green channel. In this way, texture maps can be created f
  13. In Affinity Photo how can I copy a channel over another one? For example: I have color photo and I want to copy the red channel over the green channel. In other words, red and green channels should be identical. I tried making the layers editable, selecting all and copy/paste but it doesn't work. Or can that only be done through channel mixer? Can I copy a channel from another image that way? The reason I'd want to do this: I have a bracketed color photo and I'm trying to maximize detail by grabbing a single channel from one photo and pasting into another.
  14. Making the transition from PS to AP, but running into an issue of tiffs that have a saved channel we use for selection. We typically mask out parts of our images that need color correction. We make our mask and save the selection to a channel that can later be recalled to be tweaked later. In this example we have a channel called "wall" in photoshop. Opening this image up in AP gets me an unexpected result. I would expect to see the added channel in AP that I could turn into a selection as we do in photoshop. These images are placed inside a InDesign document saved as a PDF for print. Wh
  15. There is this technique I want to replicate in Affinity Photo that can be done in Photoshop, but I can't get it to work in AP (see video link below). What I basically want to do is select all the pixels of an image from all the visible layers by using the Channels window, create a new layer, and then finally fill the entire selection with a single colour that has translated the shades of the selection into transparent pixels (i.e. pure white is 100% transparency, black is 0% transparency, and grey is everything in-between those extremes). Video link in question: https://youtu.be/WZ
  16. Would be good if we could record the renaming of spare channels within a macro.
  17. Trying to follow the Affinity Photos Edge Detection for Masking Tutorial on 2017 iMac 5k, High Sierra. At 3:22 The possibility to "Load to Gaussian Blur" has disappeared in my version of 1.6.7 that I downloaded from the App Store yesterday. Am I doing something wrong? or is it a bug? If it is a bug, does it affect all channels manipulations with live filters or only the Gaussian Blur?
  18. Hello, I'm a game artist, and the main thing preventing me from switching from Photoshop to Affinity is that we use channels (R, G, B, A) differently than you probably expect. We basically need direct access to every channel (including alpha) as an individual editable, grey-scale image. Each channel holds distinct texture data that we feed to shaders. For example, I often need to tweak the levels on just the alpha channel, or invert just the R channel. This is doable in Affinity, but it is very cumbersome. In particular, the way that Alpha is always displayed as layer op
  19. In Blend Options for an image in RGB, I can only choose Master, Red, Green and Blue to control blending. However in Curves I can work with LAB channels even if the main colorspace is not LAB. It would be very good to be able to choose LAB channels in Blend Options the same way. Color channels of LAB are fantastic to isolate an effect or adjustment to certain objects / areas of the image in a dynamic non-destructive way that masks can't reproduce.
  20. Masks, everybody has to do them, why not manage and utilise them in a meaningful way? We could bring in external masks/alphas paint grayscale layers or have selections saved as channels. We could bring them in as linked images or embed them to the document. Each time we create a new adjustment or filter layer we have to either go through the channels, create a selection from a channel or rasterise an existing grayscale layer to a mask. That's the inefficient time-vampire kind of way. How about letting us store and manage channels in a meaningful way?
  21. Ordinarily, when a TIFF has been saved with 'Save Affinity Layers', if you re-open the file to continue working on it, then re-save it, Affinity Photo recognises that there are multiple layers and therefore the layers and spare channels are all kept intact. If however there is only one layer, Affinity Photo doesn't recognise that there are Spare Channels present when re-saving a TIFF file and this results in the spare channels being deleted from the file when saving it. To replicate the issue, carry out the following steps: 1) Open the attached ZIP file (it contains a TIFF with
  22. I need to take two files and move them into one. What I have is a bmp file and then a second bmp with the alpha information. How do I combine these two together to give the first image transparency? I used to know how to do this in photoshop but I can't figure it out within Affinity.
  23. I've been looking all through Affinity Photo for Ipad and I can't find a way to isolate channels on one layer only. Here's an example of what I want to do, done in Photoshop (double exposure): https://www.graphicadi.com/create-double-color-exposure-effect In Photoshop there are advanced blending modes where you can select which channels are visible on each layer. So you can have the red and green channels visible on one layer but not the blue, and so on. Please note the blend mode selected in the example is "Normal". I'm looking for information on isolating
  24. Hi, love Affinity Photo and all the hard work you guys have poured into the software. I have a few questions about Channels and masks. I have watched your video but I still seek information. Frist off forgive me if these are simple issues, I have been working in Photoshop as a professional for over 20 years. There are techniques that are much like muscle memory for me with PS. I struggle in AP to get the result due to my lack of experience with AP. You know old dog new tricks, I want to understand Affinity better. What is the definition/purpose the of the Composite Alpha? I don't see
  25. Sup people! I've been checking out this application and I'm really impressed with what it can do. I've been porting over my Photoshop work flows, and it has handled every task I've thrown at it. And like everyone else, I'm just looking for a little help. I've been trying to figure out the layers/channels tools in Affinity, and how to use them. I'm an environment artist and this is specific to my terrain workflow. During the production process, I've always taken my textures for a few passes through Photoshop. As part of my editing, I would use masks that I've created to edit specific ar
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