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  1. One can set the blend mode on an adjustment layer to for example Darken, and this results in the original layer and the live adjustment of it being blend together with Darken. Same for live filter layers. However I would like to take a series of adjustments and live filters, do all of them in a sequence on a pixel layer and then take the resulting adjusted image and blend with the original using some blend mode like Darken. Or for example take a blur layer, an invert layer and then apply the composition of these two with Vivid light blending to the original. The only way I can achieve visually what I am looking for is to duplicate the pixel layer, put the adjustments & filters on it and set a blend mode on it. However the layer duplication step makes the result a static filter, which no longer reflects changes in the original pixel layer. I was expecting that putting just the live filter and the adjustment layer into a layer group and then setting blend mode on the layer group achieves this non-destructively, but layer groups doesn't seem to work like this. Look at the screenshots, my expectation is to see the same image in the two cases. Is there some way to achieve this non-destructively?
  2. Trying to paste face of one person onto someone else body. What's the best way to blend skin tones to make as seamless as possible? I've tried many different methods but feel there must be a more logical way. Thanks
  3. Hi people. I ever use adobe illustrator for my job, but the affinity designer showed a incredible software and a great promise. But unfortunately i've been missing some tools I did not find in the Affinity Designer. Could they help me know if these tools exist in Affinity? Tool 1: Blend Tool. In the adobe illustrato exist the possibility to blend forms and linde, creating interpolation between the forms. Is there something similar in the Affinity Designer ? Tool 2: Aling to Key Object Tool 3: Width Tool In the Illustrator existe the possibility to thicken and taper the lines in the drawing. On the Affinity Designer, the only option I found for this would be the pressure panel. Is there the possibility to control this effect straight in line? At first these are my main doubts. Thank you to anyone who can help me! Fernando Constant
  4. Hi all, I was trying to find some way to colorize parts of a text without changing its properties (I need that frequently for UI design). I found out that using another object with the Lighten blend mode seems to do what I want, but text is rendered quite poorly. Thyer is a rectangle with a Lighten blend over the text as a mask, but AD creates lots of intermediate colors which I don't want. The rightmost result is what I want. I've included the .afdesign file too. Is this the expected behavior? If yes, is there another way to accomplish this other than changing the text color itself? Lighten mask bug.afdesign
  5. Hey, Can Affinity Designer blend an image into a solid background color (thereby extending the image) as you can see done in the attachment? If so, how? If not, can affinity photo do this? Also, what is this actually called?
  6. Hello, I have a question regarding the "Apply Image" function. I saw a tutorial where Apply Image was used in Photoshop to change the mask of an image to become the source image but as a mask (so just the dark and bright information). It was used to blend multiple exposures together. Is it also possible with the Apply Image feature in AP, or is there any other option? I hope it is clear what I mean, because I find it hard to explain. Thanks in advance :)
  7. It would be nice a feature like AutoCAD POLAR ARRAY, so you can place object/selections around a specified point, or along a specified path. The essential options are : number of objects, angle between objects, radius of array, rotate objects ON/OFF. Thank you :)
  8. 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
  9. I'm currently learning Affinity Designer and saw a tutorial for making some icons in Adobe Illustrator. I decided to try making some to use and learn different tools and processes. In the tutorial they show how to make a shadow of the icon by moving to the side and using 'Blend Options' to create many steps so that it looks like a continuous shadow and not a duplicate shape behind (In the hyperlinked tutorial on Icon 1, Step 5). Just a shape behind, not continuous. Continuous. What I'm trying to achieve. So basically, I am asking to see what is the best way to achieve this in Affinity designer? Is there a similar feature available to that in Illustrator?
  10. Hello, We are avid Illustrator users where we take customers Pantone or custom swatch and match them on our digital printers. We love the price of your product, but there's one feature missing for us. When we change a color in Illustrator, we can change the last swatch in the direction the colors need to go, then marquee over the blocks and select "Blend Horizontally" or Vertically etc. There are probably more features I will be looking for, but this can potentially be a great replacement. Thanks!
  11. Hi there, I noticed that the brush blending mode, despite being available even when painting on an alpha channel, it seems doesn't produce any effect. Simple case: I want to quickly correct a luma matte, painting over some gray values with a brush using black color in overlay mode, in order to affect only the gray areas without compromising the white matte.
  12. I often blend layers , for some reason the blend indication in the Layers and the Live mask are different. As you can se it says 'Darker Colour' & 'Normal' at the same time. See image Is this 'normal' ?
  13. Hello Affinity pros, what is the best technique to blend the edges of an (irregular shaped) object, which is copied into a photo? Thanks in advance! Chris
  14. Hello everyone, I have a question about swapping faces in a picture. How do I make it look the swapped face like it was on the original picture. I mean the same colour, tone, texture et cetera. There is a tutorial for Photoshop that does exactly what I mean but I don' t know how to translate that to Affinity. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7bDCFlSeGg Thanks in advance!
  15. I have these two photos. On the bottom is a notebook and on top is an image of a painting. How do I make the edge of the painting blend to the notebook page? In other words how do I make it seem as if it's not a straight line. I'm a complete newbie and still trying to get used to this software.
  16. Being able to blend two objects along with their fill and outline colors would be very helpful in creating lighting effects.
  17. As you can see in the image provided, the blue and brown colors are not blending. Is there anything I can do to blend them? Thanks
  18. Hello, First of all, thanks for all the great tutorial videos, they are a great help. I have watched and tried to follow the instructions in the Displacement Tutorial. Everything worked as shown until I try to change the blend mode. In the video the blend mode is set from normal to screen and the text changes from black to white. However when I try to do this the text goes from black to clear, in other words, it disappears. I can't see that I missed any settings so whee am I going wrong ? Thanks. Joe
  19. Vic Asecas on our Facebook page asked about creating a long shadow, it would be good to have in future. Here's the example effect Vic wants to achieve: When I had a play I struggled to make it look as good, it seemed to me that the effect can be approximated with dark shapes and a gradient transparency, but the gradient has a straight profile perpendicular to the gradient path. In Illustrator, this effect can be achieved using blended copies of objects that go from e.g. 20% opacity down to 0% with a blend spacing of e.g. 1pt. Even with a long shadow this produces vector banding like the bad old days, so I'm sure there's a nicer way we could achieve it. Mesh fills would be one possibility, obviously the Blend tool on the roadmap is another, but maybe a Long Shadow layer effect/tool is another possibility?
  20. Not sure if this is a bug, or if I'm misunderstanding something here, but I'm having an issue with blend modes and I was hoping someone could help me out. I have a gradient map nested in a photo (basically turning it black and white). The photo has a Multiply blend mode. Underneath, there is a blue solid layer. For some reason, this is turning out much darker than doing the same thing, just rasterizing the image and gradient map together (see attached images). The lighter version is how I expected it to turn out, but I'd rather not destruct my layers if I don't have to. Any idea why I'd be getting different outcomes here? Shouldn't the gradient map only be affecting the image since it's nested? Thanks!
  21. Here are a couple of quick composites created in Affinity Photo, changed the blend modes, added a lighting filter etc. 1. Elephant in a jar 2. leopard waiting to board Allan
  22. Hi everybody, at first i have to say that i´m deeply impressed of the Affinity products. Beautiful UI, beautiful features, good job. Personally i´m interested in digital painting and concept art. I try to use AP for these things. My problem is that i don´t know how to blend my shadows well. So which techniques and brushes could you recommend? Maybe you can give me some examples. greetings from Germany.
  23. There's a new Minute Physics video about computer color that raises interesting questions in my head. The basic premise is that colors blend in strange ways on a computer because engineers are lazy and they do the math wrong. Take the attached screen shot as an example. Why don't the colors in my image match the palate? Can someone someone point in me the right direction to learn about why this happens, and why software wound up working this way? Is it actually doing the right thing, is it wrong but grandfathered in, or is there a good reason to leave it as it is? Thanks!