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  1. Bought Affinity Photo last year, but took a long break from it because of the lack of a stabilizer at the time. Decided to go back to the program yesterday just to see if I could replicate my workflow from Photoshop, which I got decent results from. Still need to figure out some kinks in the system before I feel like my work in Affinity Photo is up to par with my Photoshop work. Might finish these two if I feel like it.
  2. In this video, We are going to show you, How to create Black and white to Color gradient effect in Affinity, This method works in both software (Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo).
  3. Hello! First to introduce me: I´m a professional photographer for 35 years, with experience in many cases of professional photography, developing b&w, color negative, color positive processes, digital photography from its beginning, colormanagement. Meanwhile I work in a public photo archive with 100.000´s of photos from historical until now. About 90% are b&w photos. Digitalization of these photos and managing them in a DAM is my main work here. Right now I try to get a workflow with applications out of Adobe. But there seems to be a bug on the interface between CaptureOne and Affinity Photo. In CaptureOne 10 I export a b&w-file with embedded profile Gray Gamma 2.2. In Affinity Photo (V1.6.5.123) the settings for colormanagement is Gray Gamma 2.2 for b&w-files. When I open the exportet b&w-TIFF with embedded Profile, AP opens it in the Develpo Persona, shows the file extremely bright an assigns the profile for RGB to the photo because AP couldn´t recognize any embedded profile. I can´t rescue the file by assinig other profiles or by developing the file to what it should look like. If I open the same file in Photoshop with the same colormangement-settings, the file will be opened correctly without any profile-warnings. If I "save under..." this file without any changes, but with a new name in Photoshop and open this in AP, it will be opened correctly with the right profile an the right brightness. Any hints for wrong settings or steps in my workflow? Greetings Mikelike
  4. hello, does anybody knows how to create a black and white picture, and then re-color some items in the picture ? (see example) hope to hear from you
  5. I am currently working on a black and white photo. When I inserted a photo of a colored image it was black and white as well. Whats the cause of my problem and what should I do? Even the Inpainting Brush's usual red color when used is black and white!
  6. We need a way to use black and white images as a Layer Mask. I am trying to use some grain/noise images as a matte, but my final image needs an alpha channel. Currently, I have to use PS to convert my BW images to an image with an alpha channel to use. The workflow isn't very convenient. I have attached the type of image that I would like to use as a Layer Mask. You can see that creating a selection from the image would be impossible.
  7. Hi All, Anyone knows what is a good method to convert color images to greyscale non-destructively? Except the Black & White feature. I'm working on a school yearbook, most of the images is groups of children, class group images and sport group images. Thank you.
  8. AllenArt

    Riders on the Beach

    This was an image taken on Fraishthorphe Beach on the east coast of England. Processed in Affinity Photo on the iPad I was able to create a hi-key finish thus isolating the riders from the otherwise fairly boring background. The hint of the beach still exists in the foreground from the ridges and shadows farmed by the sand. The final step was to de-saturate and adjust the contrast.
  9. Right now, an Affinity Photo document can only be RGB, Grayscale or LAB at a time. However, there are several workflows where it would be beneficial to work in more than one. Examples are: Black and white conversion – you would like to end up with a grayscale image, but work with RGB data using channel mixers, HSL and so on and be able to edit these after the fact. The final image being saved as Grayscale is so important because it ensure that it ends up being separated into the CMYK black channel, leaving CMY clean. Applying LAB mode corrections like LAB curves inside of an RGB mode retouch (could also be implemented as an implicit conversion as part of the curves adjustment layer like in PhotoLine though) Manually fine-tuning the result of CMYK conversion by manipulating the image in RGB mode (possible through soft-proofing, but requires a manual CMYK-export in the end and you have to re-do any manual adjustments that may have been made on the resulting CMYK file every time) These will be even more relevant once work files can be saved natively as TIFF retaining layers and so on since you can then actually place your working files in third party software and not have to export a bunch of separate files. Especially in the B/W case, you currently have to keep your RGB original retouch, then your BW conversion RGB file, and then a final single-channel BW exported file. Currently, there seems to be no other way than to flatten the image and convert to another mode as far as I can tell (haven't tried placing embedded documents yet though). Photoshop provides a rather clumsy workflow where you can convert your entire document into a smart object and then change the colour mode of the enclosing document. But especially if you just want to quickly apply LAB curves a bunch of times in your retouch, the nesting just becomes unusable. If you had simple adjustment layers along the lines of "Convert to LAB" and "Convert to CMYK", that would make it easy to mix the best of all worlds in one single document.
  10. I'm trying to colorize a black and white using adjustment layers and masking. I'm trying to emulate the following PS tutorial in Affinity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbveFU0JL4c His method is done by creating a color balance adjustment layer and masking out an item in the photo (skin in his case.) He will then fine tune the color by creating another adjustment layer and clipping to the first layer. He'll even make several more layers with different tones all clipped to that one initial color balance layer. He'll repeat this method for all the other items in the photo. I can't seem to clip new adjustment layers together. It will just be blank when I drag it into the thumbnail. Is Affinity not able to clip multiple adjustment layers together at the moment?
  11. I started using Affinity a couple of weeks ago and in general this is great to work with (I do not do many things with it) - but today I am struggling with a probably very simple problem. I just want to convert a picture into B&W by using the small adjustment button on the right and it always opens a new empty "black and white adjustment" layer - which seems to be empty and with which I just can't do anything. What is wrong with my approach? Any settings wrong? thx for help in advance
  12. James Rodriguez

    Kmart Christmas 1979

    Hello all, I drew this when I was 11 and rediscovered it while looking through my ancient portfolio. Long ago it was printed on the cover of this newsletter in black and white even though my original was in color marker. As practice with Affinity Photo, I chose to recolor my old illustration, but all I had was the printed copy on the left. The colorful original was never returned and I think you'll agree the black & white reproduction is muddy and lacks contrast. I scanned the reproduction and AP helped bring color back to my childhood drawing. My main goal—aside from returning color to a cherished memory—was to keep the integrity of the marker work. Under no circumstance did I want to clean up or improve what is otherwise a child's drawing. I'm happy to say Affinity Photo handled this personal project flawlessly. The file is over 300 layers, and each hue is isolated and colorized using Recolor Adjustments and further manipulated with Brightness/Contrast Adjustments, and of course Masks. Before recoloring, I painted out the gray fills to isolate & retain the strokes. Separate layers of the original B&W fills were then used for colorization. The Paint Brush tool and its options helped me get the job done. My old childhood drawing has color again, thank you Affinity Photo. For screen shots and descriptions of the process, including Affinity Designer to redraw the title, please visit Behance at https://www.behance.net/gallery/51578699/Kmart-Christmas
  13. When making multiple slider percentage changes it would be nice to have the total percentage shown. In Black and White adjustment. Also in Colour Mixer. PS does something like this. Thanks you!
  14. Hello, I'm not sure if it's the right place to this topic, so if it's not - I apologise. Sometimes I want to check on photo what is the pure white and what is pure black, and when I tried to do this in AP using threshold, I could only check the black parts. When I set 100% value in threshold it shows like there is no white on picture. Should it be that way? Cheers
  15. dhayton

    A Winter Tree

    On a foggy, predawn hike the other day I came across this tree. It seemed to call out for a photo.
  16. I don't know if this is a bug or a feature. Colour palette needs to automatically change to black & white when editing masks - and change back to your previous colour palette when working on the pixel layer. This feature is very important when you are alternating between masks and pixel layers. Having to alter the palette every time you change from a pixel layer to a mask layer and back again can become very time consuming.
  17. Hello, I have an animated GIF that I would like to recreate with an SVG instead. It seems like the easiest academic case for practicing snapping to me: everything is black and white and there are only horizontal and vertical lines. The snap points are easy to find automatically. However after quite some unsuccessful trial and error and reading in the forums it seems like there could be some slightly tricky behaviour about this... So please indulge if I ask now before digging further! ;) Thank you in advance for all hints, gergely FWIW here is the object:
  18. I watched a documentary on BBC tv a few weeks ago, where they attempted to recreate the opening night of the Beeb's television service in 1936. I've been interested in the mechanical (and electronic) technology since I was a kid in the 50s, and I have one or two contemporary encyclopaedia articles by J L Baird himself. Naturally, I thought I can do that with a computer ... So here is a frivolous try-out imitating the BBC's own style, as made in the 1930s by the legendary celebrated (and entirely fictitious) inventor, Prof. Kasper. You can see the finished video here: https://youtu.be/z6nLyJw3G30. It was made in Serif's VideoPlus -- of course!
  19. Hi all, So we are back with something new, Affinity in 6ixty. Short, quick lessons to whet your appetite. Hopefully this is the first of many in this series. Let me know if there is anything you would like me to cover and if I can in 60 or so seconds I will. Naturally this brings many challenges, but yep, its possible.... No 1 - Create a Black & White Image Now whilst some may prefer more in depth tutorials, I will continue to offer that but there are many benefits to short quick lessons especially since the world keeps us so busy nowadays and to learn something new in a minute is 60 seconds well spent. Be interesting to hear your thoughts. Allan
  20. I would love if someone would please post some tips on editing black and white photos. Using tools to edit contrasts, highlights, shadows, exposure, etc. for the best black and white results. Thank you!
  21. The layer is rasterised (pixel layer) - works fine in RGB document Develop Persona does not work on B/W Pixel layer Color Profile Greyscale D50 I get the alert "please select RGB pixel layer" (which is correct, but shoudn´t the develop module also work for B/W? It has these nice clipping indicators that I miss in the photo persona) (1.4.1 MAS Version)
  22. Hi, I really like affinity photo, I find it easier to us then photoshop but there are a few things I can'tseem to figure out. I am learning different techniques for editing black and white photos. It seems via youtube that in photoshop multiple gradients can be added to one mask. If I try to us the gradient tool on a mask on a selection that I have made in affinity I can only us 1 gradient. So if I wanted to have a gradient masking out an adjustment at the bottom and at the top I can't seem to do this, it just resets to the gradient that I just put down and I lose the previous one. If this makes sense to anyone, is there a way to add multiple gradients to 1 mask? cheers, Jason
  23. I'm looking for a way to apply a grayscale/black and white effect to a photo in a gradient; I.e. The top of the photo would be in color, and transition to black and white at the bottom. Is this possible?
  24. I was getting a Failed to open PSD file. The file could not be parsed. I've managed to filter it down to the issue being "Black and white adjustment layer" which causes the issue. If I remove the layer the files imports fine. Keep up the good work. Thanks Will
  25. Moody Sheep Island Fuji X-T1 Fuji non XF14mm Exposure 30 Sec Processed in Affinity Photo. This is a photo taken way back in May this year, and reworked into Mono in Affinity Photo. To my mind, this software is just as capable as PS, and more so than LR for post processing. Still working and exploring the features.
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