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  1. Hi, I did create a few gradient maps to colour tone some images in beta 1.6 but they are now missing in 1.7 beta... all lost. There is not yet the possibility to use the colour gradient to colour tone a picture and it is a kind of pity to have a very efficient colour gradient tool which can not be used further TMHO. Cheers, Patrick
  2. In response to a question in the "Questions" forum, I created a short video showing how I use the gradient map to create a cyanotype image. I thought it might be helpful to post a link to the video here in the "Tutorial" forum too (perhaps not everybody lurks in the various forums just waiting for a new post of some sort).
  3. Hello, my client wants to print certain image in one spot colour only (no CMYK colours at all) and I would like to find a way how to do this in AD. I tried to create Gradient Map Adjustment layer and create simple gradient with spot colour on one side and white on the other. But when I export it to PDF, the spot colour is gone, only standard CMYK remains. Also I noticed that when I add on top of all layers an object with spot colour, it is converted to CMYK as well even if it sits on top of all layers and should remain as it is. Another odd thing I noticed when using Gradient Map Adjustment layer is that bleeds are for some reason ignored when exporting to PDF. Attached is a test file with all layers and also two exported PDFs. First one is exported when Gradient Map Adjustment layer is enabled: spot colour and bleeds are missing. The other one is with Gradient Map Adjustment layer disabled. Bleeds are there, also spot colour for the text on top of the image is there, but of course the image itself is not toned to spot colour gradient. As Gradient Map Adjustment layer does not seem to be an option, is there anything else I can try to achieve spot colour only output? Thank you for any suggestions Petr pantone-test.afdesign pantone-test-1.pdf pantone-test-2.pdf
  4. Hello! Please have a look at the following image: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O8yEvxtFKmYVeJZn5QgdxLKUXv_eRsdO/view?usp=sharing It's a low-res artwork of a neuron, often found in scientific contexts. The left part is the original image, the right part is the original image where black has been replaced by white (so that this image can be put on dark backgrounds). The right part is also the result of Photoshop, where I've simply used "Replace Color", chose full black to be replaced by full white, tweaked a little bit with the tolerance, and that's it. I'm having trouble getting the same result with Affinity Photo, unfortunately. I think the fact that the image is basically low-quality makes it a little bit harder. The goal would be to replace the black stroke with a white one, but leave the red color inside exactly the way it is, just like Photoshop did. Here's my first naïve approach using Curves: https://drive.google.com/file/d/140_HbrpTRi7PwpjuwgKQmbqCb6zA78k9/view?usp=sharing As you can see, I can keep most of the red color, but I'm getting some chromatic abberation around the red circle (why?). Second approach, using Gradient Maps: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AwJtaEAy58O-O0ZWMno89S0sLIc1xbpC/view?usp=sharing The problem here is that I have to hit the same shade of red of the original image at any specific value point, which means I'm recoloring the red circle unfortunately. Any other approaches I missed, and which I could learn? I'd greatly prefer a non-destructive way (compared to Photoshop's) and keep using Affinity Photo/Designer (as always), so I'd be thankful for any help! Affinity Photo's Color Replacement Brush doesn't seem to work at all, it will try to do this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/101TrlMsApn2OfKwgkvKsM1bTs8M9-eEk/view?usp=sharing
  5. In dynamic adjustments such as Gradient Map and Channel Mixer, you can 'Add Preset' but curiously, you can't Load it (you have to go to the Adjustments tab). This seems an odd omission. It would help also if you could 'Export' and 'Import' them to files so they could be shared. Thanks for watching (and, hopefully, implementing).
  6. Hey there community and Affinity devs, some time ago I asked the developers via Facebook if there's an option to keep the adjustment presets like gradient maps, imported and saved LUT files, levels, curves – pretty much everything in the "Adjustment"-palette/tab that you may have generated and saved there over time. Back then (August 2015) you would need to save them separately, because you'd loose them with the next update – at least that's what happened to me twice – after that I was more cautious about those files. Anyway, I got a pretty helpful response: I was told there's a file called adjustments.propcol in the directory /Users/<USERNAME>/Library/Containers/com.seriflabs.affinityphoto/Data/Library/Application Support/user/ and it would contain all of my adjustments – and it's true! You can save that file and put it back there after each update to preserve your custom presets. Tough I guess it's been solved since a few updated ago because I haven't done it after a couple of times. Last year I purchased the Win-version of Affinity Photo as well and just now I'm starting to wonder: How to transfer adjustment presets from one system (Mac) to another (Win) and is this possible in the first place? So if anyone knows the answer or a workaround that doesn't involve loading everything manually I'd be pretty thankful. Greetings Dennis
  7. Where are gradient map presets stored? And how can they be loaded once they have been created? I've made a number of presets. I've clicked the "Add preset" button and typed in a name. Something has happened (I guess). And poof. No more preset. What am I missing?
  8. The current Gradient Map feature is quite basic like the one in Photoshop, but in many ways, it could be a much more useful tool with the following additions: HSL Mode: Instead of going based only on Luminance, this would use the input hue or saturation as the lookup index. In combination with HSL blend modes, this would allow for some fantastic workflows like basically warping the color wheel to taste, similar to the "HSL Wheels" feature in Magic Bullet Colorista (Note: don't be fooled by the name of the feature, this is NOT referring to the three-way color corrector). Just use a gradient of the HSL spectrum and drag or re-define stops, set the result to "Hue" blend mode, and you have an extremely powerful color correction tool that gives you results that would be difficult to achieve in any other way. Circular Editor Option: Like the Colorama filter built-into in After Effects, this makes it easy to work on maps that are supposed to start and end with the same color. In combination with an input for a number of revolutions (cycles) to use, this would also make it easy to create gradient effects where a few stops are repeated multiple times across the spectrum (like, say, alternating black-white-black-white). This would also massively improve usability in conjunction with the HSL mode option suggested above. Access to swatches: This would make it easy to re-use gradients by defining them or recalling them from swatches as an alternative to using Adjustment Presets. Interpolation control: Sometimes the transition from one color to the next needs fine-tuning – this is something that Affinity's gradient editor already supports, but not in the Gradient Map dialog. A Constant Interpolation setting where the color would just be constant up until the next stop would also be useful since it would eliminate the need for duplicate stops in the same position, which are really hard to select. Possibly, the curve editor could also be re-used to define falloff using a Bézier or Catmull-Rom-Spline. Duplicate Stop option: Often, it is necessary to use the same color multiple times in a gradient. Adding a button for this and/or enabling Option+Drag to duplicate would be useful. Photoshop aggravatingly always inserts new stops with the same color instead of the color that is already there at that position in the gradient, but the (better) implementation of this in Affinity had the side effect that duplicating stops became harder. On-image sampling: While the dialog box is open, it would be useful to highlight the value under the mouse pointer in the gradient display to be able to place a stop exactly at the desired position. Clicking in the image would insert a stop. On-image highlighting: Conversely, when editing/dragging a stop in the gradient editor, an option to highlight the affected pixels in the image would be helpful. The options could be:off (nothing) all pixels that have exactly the value represented by the position of the stop (similar to focus peaking) the zone that will be affected in the image. The overlay would start at 100% intensity at the value represented by the stop and fall off to 0% on each side until the position of the next stop respectively, taking the falloff into account (see "Interpolation Control" above). Optionally, two different colors could be used to represent each side of the stop. Resizable dialog box for more precision: When editing 16-bit images or editing falloff from one stop to the next or when placing stops very close to each other, it would be useful to have more room to work with. Making gradient editor dialog boxes in the application resizable would alleviate this problem. Snap to Luminosity button: Sometimes, it is useful to place stops exactly at the point in the gradient that corresponds to their luminosity, especially when they are defined by selecting swatches from a color palette. Adding a button that moves all selected stops to that position would make this really quick. For instance, tinting an image with two tones while keeping black and white intact could be achieved very quickly by selecting a black-to-white preset, then adding two stop, selecting a color from the document color palette for each, and clicking that "Snap Selected Stops to Luminosity" button. Ability to move start and end stops. The values before the first stop and after the last one would simply use constant extrapolation. This would eliminate the need for duplicate stops, which take longer to create and are harder to edit since all operations need to be performed twice.
  9. Is it possible to use one of my pre-made gradients from the colour palette as a gradient map? I've tried clicking, dragging, everything I can think of; but I'm stuck with the three built in gradient maps or the option to make mine again from scratch. Any ideas?
  10. Hi, in diesem Affinity Photo Tutorial zeige ich wie man die Wirkung von der Magie von Weihnachten erzielen kann. Man kann ein Familienfoto nehmen und mit Farbanpassungen, Licht und Schatten schnell die Stimmung des Bildes verändern. Ich wünsche Euch frohe Weihnachten. In this Affinity Photo Tutorial, I show you how to create the magic christmas. You can take your own family photo. Change the mood with gradient map, light and shadows. I wish you a merry christmas. Ciao Jack Link YouTube Tutorial Foto / photo: „319929839“ von www.shutterstock.com (Lizens) Pinsel / brush: „Free Snow Photoshop Brushes 2" von artistmef, www.brusheezy.com (Royalty Free)
  11. Hi, In diesem Affinity Photo Tutorial zeige ich wie man ein Kino Poster von der TV Serie Preacher erstellt. Wichtig dabei sind die Farbanpassungen. In this Affinity Photo Tutorial, I show you how to create a movie poster in the style of the TV show Preacher. Important ist the color grading. Viel Spaß / Have Fun Your Jack Link to YouTube-Tutorial Fotos / photos: - „storm-clouds-426271“, von Jnusch (Royalty Free), www.pixabay.com - „forest-chapel-1053199“, von Antranias (Royalty Free), www.pixabay.com
  12. dhayton

    Photos from a mountaintop

    I was experimenting with gradient maps and gradient fill overlays. Two different results.
  13. Hi, in diesem Affinity Photo Tutorial zeige ich wie man den Stil vom Kino Poster Warcraft erstellt. Das Kino Poster vom Film Warcraft inspirierte mich dazu, den Effekt zu versuchen. Es stecken ein bisschen Cinematic Effekt, Dragan Effekt und Color Splash Effekt darin. Die wesentlichen Arbeitsmittel sind hier die Anpassungsebenen, Blendmodes und Masken. Besonders alles, was die Kontraste erhöht, die Verlaufsumsetzung und Dodge & Burn. Viel Spaß In this Affinity Photo Tutorial, I show you how to create the style of the movie poster Warcraft. Die cinema poster of Warcraft inspired me to try this effect. There is a little bit of cinematic effect, Dragan effect and color splash effect in it. The main methods are adjustment layers, blendmodes and masks. Particularly all what increases the contrasts, the gradient map and dodge and burn. Have fun. Ciao Jack Video Tutorial auf YouTube
  14. I was experimenting with gradient maps and recoloring. A sort of bland photo of a leafless tree picked up some character, I think.
  15. Hi, In diesem Affinity Photo Tutorial zeige ich wie man einer Szene einen feurigen Look verpasst. Dazu werden Flammen hinzugefügt, Rauch und ein roter Lichtschein erstellt. In this Affinity Photo Tutorial, I show you how to create a fiery scene. Therefore I add flames, smoke and a red glow. Ciao Jack YouTube Tutorial
  16. I've created another short video showing how I use a gradient map to create a Van Dyke print (Van Dyke prints have a rich brown color). I also show how I create borders around the image to give it an analog print look.