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  1. Dear all, I am quite a newbie to photo editing and Affinity Photo. But after a Udemy Course and hours of searching tutorials, I got stuck on one topic :) The problem: I took a product photo of my watch for my online shop and have many reflections on the polished metal of the bezel. You can see fingers from me triggering the camera on the reflection of the bezel and also some spots on the bezel are overexposed, but nevertheless, I like this shot. My questions is: Is it possible to achieve a polished metal effect with any tool and retexture the bezel of my watch? I want to achieve a reflection as on the attached image. I am looking forward to your help!
  2. Hello, I am a nebbie at using the software and the forms so any help would be appreciated. What I am trying to do is add a Metal Shine to an image. We are a manufacturing company and so we have metal products and when I photograph them some of the surfaces are more matte and my boss wants them to look less matte and more, well shiny, bright, inviting. I'd share the specific photo but I can't so below are some links to kinda what I am talking about. Not Shiny/Duller Examples: https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1.UmraSCWBuNjy0Fhq6z6EVXa6/2pcs-High-Precision-Collet-Chuck-Set-6-35mm-8mm-Engraving-Trimming-Machine-Electric-Router-For-Machinery.jpg_640x640.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/Px8AAOSwt5hYamFT/$_35.JPG?set_id=8800005007 Shiny Fresher looking objects: https://sep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-46537691064911/dunham-22j-collet-chuck-fits-a-6-degree-spindle-10.gif http://cdn1.grizzly.com/pics/jpeg500/t/t10413-1689e8719085baf590a6b6336a998edc.jpg Not as helpful as far as examples go but I'm basically looking for editing suggestions I should try and play around with. You know the right general direction to head. Thank you so much for your help!
  3. v_kyr

    Div Metal Styles

    Here are also some Div Metal Styles (mostly dark textured/structured ones) for those who might have a need for these! The compressed AD styles files ... Div Metal Textures.zip
  4. I am using affinity products and was wondering which is the best possible way to accelerate Designer. I am using a 2017 MacBook Pro? Is metal the best solution?
  5. With Metal selected for 'Display' in Preferences > Performance, using the ⌥-click keyboard shortcut on a Layers panel thumbnail to Isolate an object works erratically: sometimes it isolates the object; sometimes it just selects the object without hiding everything else. Also, when it does work clicking on the canvas sometimes fails to unhide everything else. With Open GL selected for Display, everything works correctly. This seems to just be a screen refresh issue because zooming in or out even slightly either isolates the selected but not isolated object or unhides everything after a click on the canvas.
  6. Hi (Bonjour), I’m currently use a brand new iMac 5K 27 mid-2017 4.2 Ghz 32 Go RAM, latest High Sierra updates. The video card is a Radeon Pro 580 8192 Mo VRAM. I’m using Affinity Photo 1.6.7. What are the performance settings to get the fastest user experience with this iMac? Under DISPLAY: What to choose: Software, OpenGL (basic), OpenGL or Metal ? Should I use only integrated graphic GPU? Despite all my tests, I get constant similar performance with OpenGL or Metal or use GPU only? And the internal fan kick in very often. My Late 2012, top end iMac 27 doesn’t do worst. Does Affinity Photo is really optimized for Metal 2 ? FCP X rendering is two time faster on iMac 5K 2017. Thank you Michel
  7. Hi, love your product, and I think it works fine except for two specific problems I seem to be having: 1. The first is that I am unable to save my preferences in both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer even with program restart or macbook restart. I can edit the values in preferences but and when closing the preferences pane it prompts me to restart the program but upon restarting Affinity all of the preferences have been reset to default. 2. Solving the preferences problem would likely solve my second problem, which is that when using Photo/Designer on a second screen (Duet Display Pro on iPad Pro) the document editor view is blank and only shows the cursor but no frame to work within. The launch popup and "open new document" modular view before entering a workspace render just fine. But once you have actually opened or started a new document the editor is blank. Bringing the screens back from the second display to the main monitor does not solve the issue, yet any document opened or started on the main monitor does work as expected. * Note that in the screenshots attached the document editor view is white, but on Duet display itself when taking these screenshots it was full black. Now, I have read in a different post on this forum that changing the render setting to "Metal" supposedly solves this issue for use with Duet / second screens, but since I can't actually save that setting, I can't test out whether it actually solves this rendering issue or not. Any advice or steps I can try to take to solve either of these issues would be greatly appreciated, thanks! PS. If it is purely Duet causing the second issue, then I can make my peace with it, but I would still like to be able to update my settings in Photo/Designer. - Affinity Photo 1.6.7 - Affinity Designer 1.6.1 - Duet Pro 1.6.9.3 System specs: iPad Details: - Version 11.2.5 (15D60) - iPad Pro 12.9" (seems like High Sierra recognizes Duet on my iPad Pro as a second built in display)
  8. Hello, yesterday I bought and installed Affinity Photo and I'm quite happy with it... However, now I looked into the preferences and there I read (in German, of course ;-)): "No compatible GPU" (I attached a screenshot) That would be a surprise for me, because the Radeon Pro 580 is the fastest in the iMac-lineup, with the exception of the iMac Pro, of course. Is that normal? Will it be fixed with future updates? Greetings from Hamburg, Sören P.S.: macOS High Sierra, 10.13.3
  9. Affinity Photo is a great piece of software, I love it! It would be great if Affinity Photo would be able to use the full potential of modern 10bit displays (aka support for one billion colors). This would allow to display smooth gradients without colour banding when working on 16bit images. Also it seems that Affinity Photo does not recognise the Vega Pro graphics card of the iMac Pro. The Option for Metal hardware acceleration is greyed out (no compatible device found).
  10. Hi all, A quick question... I'm running Affinity Designer & Affinity Photo on a Mac Pro 2010 with nVidia Quadro 4000 2gb GFX card on High Sierra 10.13.2 and cannot seem to get the 'metal' option under Performance to work - it's greyed-out. I've checked System Profiler and the report states Metal is supported. Interestingly, it works fine on my Macbook Pro Retina 15in (2012). Is this a bug?
  11. Running AP 1.6.6 (beta 7) on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) with Touch Bar Suggestions as to what would the most applicable Performance settings for this machine?
  12. kevinmcsherry

    Chrome effect on logos

    Hi all, I created a logo based on those of Vespa and Lambretta (I'm a longtime enthusiast). I 'chromed' them over the last couple of days. I'm getting the hang of it now but it was quite laborious. These are for my new Society6 shop, "Scooterissimo" (Stop laughing Paolo!) where EVERY product but one I've made is done in Affinity Designer. Link here: I'd love you to have a look: https://society6.com/coolprints Here's a poster of the Lambretta Li125 from 1958, all vector. Best wishes, Kevin (Generalissimo)
  13. Hi, In diesem Affinity Photo Tutorial zeige ich wie das Verlaufswerkzeug funktioniert. Dazu erstelle ich einen Metall-Verlauf, definiere Farben und Übergänge, speichere ihn, schaffe dazu Paletten und zeige wie man ihn exportiert oder importiert. In Zukunft werde ich auf unserer Website einige Verläufe zum Free Download zur Verfügung stellen. Hi, In this Affinity Photo Tutorial, I show you how the gradient tool works. I create a metal gradient, set colors, fades, save it, create palettes and show how to import or export. In future, I will provide some metal gradients on our website. Farbcodes für den Beispiel-Verlauf / color codes for the example of metal gradient: (von links nach rechts / from left to right) 1) #1C1C1C 2) #FFFFFF 3) #A0A0A0 4) #3D3D3D 5) #272727 6) #595959 7) #1C1C1C Viel Spaß Euer Jack Video-Tutorial auf YouTube
  14. Hi, in diesem Affinity Photo Tutorial zeige ich wie man den Metall Text Effekt erstellt. Da man dazu einen Metallverlauf braucht, der nicht standardmäßig in Affinity Photo enthalten ist, habe ich bereits ein weiteres Video, wie man einen Metall Verlauf erstellt, gemacht: YouTube Tutorial: Metall Verlauf erstellen und speichern Wenn Ihr bereits wisst wie man einen Verlauf erstellt, so zeige ich ihn hier kurz mit den Farbcodes. Hi, In this Affinity Photo Tutorial, I show you how to create the metal text effect. Because you need a metal gradient, which is not included in Affinity Photo, I provided already a video, where I show how to create a metal gradient: YouTube Tutorial: create, save & export a metal gradient If you already know to handle the gradient tool, I show here the metal gradient including the color codes. Farbcodes Metall Verlauf (von links nach rechts) / color codes gradient (from left to right): #656C72 #F1FAF9 #848587 #595959 #919B9D #66686C Have fun with the video. Ciao Jack YouTube Video: Metall Text Effekt
  15. Hi, In diesem Affinity Photo Tutorial zeige ich wie man den Aluminium Text Effekt erstellt. Dazu benutze ich die Ebeneneffekte, um ein helles, reflektierendes und scharf geschliffenes Metall zu gestalten. Außerdem gestalte ich einen Hintergrund aus gebürstetem Metall mit Vignette. Ciao Jack Hi, In this Affinity Photo Tutorial, I show you how to create the aluminum text effect. I use layer effects, in order to achieve a bright, shiny and sharp metal. Furthermore I create a scratched metal background with a vignette. Ciao Jack Schrift / font: „Marketing Script“ von Typographen Mediengestaltung, www.1001fonts.com (Royalty Free) Pinsel / brush: „MarksPSTraining-Camera-Glares“, von Marky B, www.brusheezy.com (Royalty Free) YouTube Video: Aluminium Text Effekt
  16. Hi, My questions are perhaps not all directly linked to AP but I think I could find good answers from this community. I usually tend to wait for some time before I update to new software versions, so.... 1) Can Affinity Photo benefit from the new feature Metal of El Capitano? Any REAL speed increase? Anu problems? 2) I'm printing with an Epson Stylus 3800 Pro. Does it work with El Capitano? Anyone having experience? There are mixed opinions on the Internet. 3) good reasons for NOT updating to El Capitano? Please tell me. Should I stick to the rule that when something works, don't change it!
  17. Hiswe

    Kawaii metal covers

    A small project I do for fun: take some metal artwork and try to render them in a cute way. This is the first one: Spiritual Black Dimensions from Dimmu Borgir band (original here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_Black_Dimensions)
  18. AD and AP are already quick, but I was wondering if utilizing Metal would give any speed improvements. If so, are you guys planning to do this?
  19. After watching the WWDC and seeing how Adobe expects to improve performance by using Metal, I was curious if Serif is currently using it or if it is planning to? AD is already pretty performant, but if I could squeeze more battery life when I'm away from the wall, I would be much obliged :)
  20. Just curious, given that a lot of people are saying that Metal is supposed to supplant openGL in the Mac OS--should this be true--how, if at all, does this programming change affect Affinity? Given that we've seen Designer run on an iPad, my first reaction would be to say "not at all." but I am curious as I--and many others--are, as they say, all in. As always, thank you for listening.
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