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  1. Hi there I find it quite useful using a recolour layer and a really bright colour (like lime) to highlight specific selected areas using the Blend Options interface. My thinking is if I use the recolour layer to show my selection is there a way to copy that across to say a Curves or Levels layer so I know exactly what I'm adjusting? Look forward to any reply. Many thanks Andrew Busst
  2. I have a shape (Stroke + Fill), with Outer shadow (fx). Add Gradient overlay (fx), and Colour overlay (fx), .and Inside Outline (fx). Now I set Opacity or Blend mode for Outline. To my great surprise will not start to shine Color overlay, or Gradient overlay, or Shape (his Stroke and Fill), but Shadow! I expected the Shape stack with fx to look as follows, but using the Outline will probably cut everything under it, except for the shadow. Is this a bug, or is it an expected feature? Thank you Edit: Current implementation (object trimming) I understand. Outline is "line out of object". In order to achieve this in all circumstances (even when selecting Inside and Center alignment), the object must be trimmed. Then it is strange if the shadow is formed by the original object, but not by the trimmed. In any case, it would be advisable to point out this destructive behavior (object trimming) in help. Thank you
  3. I've revived a few photos from my archive, using some texture images I've collected -- mostly from legitimate free sources with no copyright issues. These three are of an old trumpet I bought a few years ago. It's no longer playable (and I couldn't play it if it were) but I thought it was photogenic. These three pics have two texture layers, added one at a time, and I tried various combinations of blend mode and transparency till I found one I liked. I think the first one and the third one have something of a nineteen-fifties feel (I was there ) ... This one reminds me of an album cover, but I can't think which one. Do let me know if you do! Here's the first one in afphoto format if you want to see exactly what I did ... 0920z.afphoto
  4. I miss this Illustrator-function. Input: Overlapping shapes with different colors and blend modes. Output: Cut out shapes for each intersected part affected by colors below, color equivalent in normal blend mode. (No rasterizing, no pixels.)
  5. If I'm editing a mask with a brush, then I would expect the blend modes to work like they do when I'm normally painting a layer. Examples include: Brush with White Color and Overlay Blend Mode should help fill in white parts of the mask, without revealing/coloring parts that are already black. Brush with Black Color and Overlay Blend Mode should help fill in black parts of the mask, without hiding/coloring parts that are already white. Works best with a low flow For clarity, these do what I expect if I just paint with black and white on a normal pixel layer. But none of the blend modes do anything when painting on a mask.
  6. After all these years I am really embarrassed asking this - but are there any keyboard shortcuts for scrolling through layer blend modes or shortcuts for choosing specific modes? I haven't managed to find any. But I can't believe that they aren't there somewhere ............
  7. I applied the Colour Dodge Blend Mode to a black logo (png) on top of a dark blue rectangle and it makes the logo a nice light blue colour. However, when I apply the exact same Colour Dodge Blend Mode to Black Text (also tried Rasterising it first), it is no longer visible at all. Why am I getting different results? Do Text Layers react differently to Blend Modes and if so, why does Rasterising it not make any difference?
  8. Herewith a little document containing mono and colour examples of blend modes in action. I find it useful to see relationships between different/similar blend modes. Also how weird transitions can happen! Monochrome blend is gradient black to white, from top to bottom above left to right. Colour blend is trickier, with green over red, with both fading differently to each edge (to black, white, grey and transparent). Top (blend) and bottom (base) layers are shown on the first page. Enjoy! Blend modes -- 2D visuals.pdf
  9. Hey everyone! I'm not sure if this is a bug or just a limitation of the .psd file type, but when using the layer blend mode "Transfer", opening exported .psd files from Affinity Designer (maybe Photo as well?) will not have the layer blend mode set to "Transfer", nor can I change any layer's mode to "Transfer". Is this layer blend mode specific to Affinity software? (I am using Designer 1.6.0.) If so, is there a way to approximate the effect of the "Transfer" layer mode? I am trying to export files for using in Procreate with the layers not being flattened. Best wishes, Shu
  10. Hi, After recording a macro you can make blend mode modifications in the macro customizable by clicking the corresponding eye icon. However, unlike the opacity adjustment customization in macros, you can not assign a label to the blend mode dropdown that is displayed when the macro is played back. This is not particularly helpful, the macro dialog may have multiple blend mode drop-downs with no way to communicate their purpose or role. Please add a modifiable text label for blend mode customization in macros the same way as for opacity.
  11. Steps to reproduce: 1) Load some raster photo 2) Record a macro which duplicates current layer, and modifies the opacity and blend mode of the copy 3) Make both opacity and blend mode adjustable in the macro by clicking the two corresponding eye icons 4) Remove the duplicate layer 5) Replay the macro 6) While the macro options dialog open try modifying the opacity and blend mode in it. The preview only refreshes when the opacity is changed, but not when the blend mode is changed.
  12. When using the layer blend mode pop out and wanting to scroll through the modes, it is visually glitchy and doesn’t show the results of the blend mode choice (like it used to) until a choice is made and you exit the pop out. You used to be able scroll through the modes and see the results as you scroll. iPad Pro iOS 11.2.2 Affinity Photo 1.6.5 thanks
  13. Hi, I am looking for a way to control the opacity of lightening and darkening effect of blending a layer separately. Such as 10% opacity for darkening and 65% opacity for lightening. What I am NOT looking for - duplication of the layer and have the two layers blend with different blend modes. The problem is that the top layer would then be applied on the result of blending the lower layer, changing the final result. Another problem is that changes to one instance of the layer would need to be manually propagated to the duplicate. - blending based on the absolute luminosity of the current layer, or absolute luminosity of the lower layer. It is their relative luminosity which is important instead. One of the things this would enable is selective control of the opacity of the dark and light halos you get with Unsharp mask live filter. Thanks
  14. Still trying to figure out Contrast Negate. Would love for some kind and clever person to tell me what the algorithm is. Latest nugget: Duplicate layer. Add Curves to bottom layer. Pull left node all the way up and the right node all the way down. You now have the original image. Indeed, if you take an image and just do the curves inversion on it, the result looks like a Contrast Negate. So is it something to do with inverting the luminance?
  15. Brett Stebbins

    Blend Mode doesn't work

    In the first screenshot I show my original file in Affinity Designer. I export this file to "PSD (preserve editability)" format. I open this new PSD file in Affinity Designer and now the blend mode (set to Hard Light) for the layer called "shadow" is not working in the PSD version. I demonstrate this in the short screen capture video. Thanks for your help. Blend Mode Bug.m4v
  16. Hi. Adding PaintShop Pro compatible layer blending may incentivize / remove a roadblock for those of us looking to switch from Corel's PaintShop Pro. Paintshop's default "HSL" blend modes luminosity, color, hue, and saturation (often more useful than the "Legacy" modes) are not compatible (different results) with the Affinity/Photoshop (or virtually any program's) "HSL" blend modes of the same name ... only the ones labeled Legacy are. This would help those of us locked into Paintshop.
  17. Blending-related wish list: Adding "Use beneath layers as initial Destination" button in Apply Image filter.Such button would allow for typical use case when you want to perform custom blending. Nowadays you have to: temporarily hide the layer "S" you want to blend, Merge Visible, unhide the layer "S" and move it below new merged layer "D", switch to layer "D", Apply Image and drag layer "S" onto its dialog window to use it as Source. Supporting presets for equations in Apply Image.It's obvious enhancement for better automation. Defining custom blend mode via Adjustment Layer (possibly called Blend Adjustment).It would work for such layer only when it is a child layer. Presets here are also crucial. Defining custom global (accessible in all documents) or local (accessible in current document) blend modes.The most robust solution for users performing repeatedly their own custom blending. In Blend Mode Manager there should be a way to see (in a read-only manner) already existing blend modes with equations (for blend modes expressable in plain equations). Blend mode definition should be performed using equations where:S (Source) = current layer [aka Active or A] D (Destination) = beneath layers [aka Background or B] In case of Blend Adjustment source would be the parent layer. Example of custom blend mode: Remove DR=(DR-SR*SA)/(1-SA) DG=(DG-SG*SA)/(1-SA) DB=(DB-SB*SA)/(1-SA) DA=DA(It doesn't make sense for truly opaque layer, of course.)
  18. I'm trying to figure out what exactly is happening in the Contrast Negate blend mode. It seems there are two 'opposite' groups: RBM and GYC, so Red is opposite to Green, Blue opposite to Yellow and Magenta opposite to Cyan. Then you get effects such as when both layers are the same, you get the opposite colour, but if the layers are opposites, you get the bottom layer colour (otherwise the top layer). The best use so far I've found for it is when overlaying an image with text, so the text is always contrastive. Am I heading in the right direction? Any suggestions?
  19. There seems to be a bug when exporting some files to jpg using V.1.5.2 on MacOS 10.12.5 using the Soft Light blend mode with the gradient tool. The original file was a Canon CR2 RAW file & it only seems to happen with the Soft light blend mode, see attached. I got around the problem by using the edit extension in Photos, but it persists when the edit is active in the full program. This is only a soft light problem as I tried the export with no problem using the Colour Dodge Blend Mode. See attached.
  20. Odd AP problem (on Win10 Home, v1703): Duplicate layer. Invert duplicate. Blend Mode: Colour Dodge. The result should be pure white. However, a shadow of the base image is visible, particularly greens. Zooming in, however, it turns white. So it's something to do with the rendering to the screen. I tried it on a couple of monitors, with similar effect. Image was high res pic of church with trees and greenery around it. Not the end of the world, but if there's an issue in the rendering software, it could crop up elsewhere, showing an incorrect image.
  21. Hello Affinity Team, it would be cool to have the Divide Blend mode included in Affinity Photo and Designer.
  22. Hi Affinity team, I have ran into the same problem a couple of times. Whenever I have a group layer with the blend mode set to "Transfer" with a transparent background and I want to export it to a png file, I get a solid fill. I asked a friend about this and he told me that this is more of a feature than a bug because many graphic programs like AD are not able to export these blend modes correctly when there is transparency involved or is this not correct? Thanks. Cheers, Stefan
  23. A potential confuser, this one. Load the attached (overlaid colours.afphoto), which is a test sheet for blend modes. Select top layer and change blend mode to 'Lighten'. The result isn't what would be expected with a white background (add new white pixel layer at bottom to see this). Of course it's because this is the document background and not a white layer. Document/Transparent Background fixes the dilemma. I found this when exporting to .psd and comparing. The export adds a white background. Don't know the answer to this. Something in the documentation? overlaid colours.afphoto
  24. Take two layers. Select top one. Click on blend modes (Normal). Slide mouse downwards. Previews of blends are shown (nice!). Slide mouse sideways out of drop-down and click outside it. Drop down disappears. However, Normal blend mode is not restored. You have to take some other action (such as adding an adjustment) to trigger the restore of the proper display.
  25. Hi Affinity Team, I have a problem with Affinity Photo and it's PSD export. When I use Layer Groups and export the file to PSD the Blend Mode is always set to "Normal" instead of its original set mode ("Transfer" by default). I checked several import export scenarios with Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo and this is definitely an export and not an import problem. Kind regards, Tom
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