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  1. I have a color image that I want to reduce the color on. It is too saturated. I don't want Black & White but less color so it approaches black & black. The topic in the Help for Selective Color Adjustment is not helpful. It doesn't say where to find the Selective Color adjustment.
  2. Can you convert from color to grayscale and/or black/white in Affinity Designer and/or Photo? This is very helpful for designing for the very few people who cannot see color in checking for background/foreground contrast.
  3. Hey, I want to create a halftone version of an image. Seems only way to do this is by using Live Halftone filter? I am no expert, but I think it is safe to say that the halftone filter is not working as expected. Comments on the images themselves as well. This is a close-up of a detail in the picture, with no pixel view mode selected. Clearly, the white is entirely white - there are no real half toning going on here that is worth conserving in the exported image. Zooming a bit out, the halftone fill for the white remains the same size as in the first image; now a bit more
  4. I'm using Affinity Photo 1.6.4 on a Windows 7-64 bit Home Premium machine. I have some TIFFs that Affinity Photo does not open correctly--even though Windows Photo Viewer, DxO PhotoLab, and GIMP open them fine. For whatever it may matter, these TIFFs are grayscale instead of RGB, and are 16 bits per pixel. Opening the file brought up the Develop persona instead of the Photo persona. The file displayed completely wrong--grossly over-exposed, high contrast, like somebody had grabbed the top right of the tone curve and dragged it almost all the way to the left edge (while leaving it at the top).
  5. In Designer (1.7.3 on Mac) I've opened a grayscale PNG. The vector shapes that I've drawn over it display only in grayscale, even though the color palette shows them to have RGB colours. Would be grateful if someone could tell me how to get my vector shapes to display in color. (Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere – I've searched but cannot find anything.)
  6. Profile with Dot Gain is necessary since printing companies specify certain dot gain for grayscale file to be received.It's usually 15%/20%/30%
  7. In Publish, Is there a way to convert select pages of a color document into greyscale?
  8. BW Images still open as colour, and even if converted to BW, lose all the Foveon benefits. There's two ways to obtain BWs from Foveon RAWs, and neither works. Similar crops below from the same image, all at 200% zoom (slight variations in cropping). Most recent of multiple posts (prior beta) Above: AP 1.7.2.414 choosing BW Above: AP 1.7.2.414 choosing BW and only using blue channel Above: IrfanView 4.5.2 as opened (uses DCRaw) Above: Sigma Photo 6.6.1 Export using Blue Channel only
  9. After exporting to a PDF in Publisher I get a weird area at the place of the shadow. If I use the PDF function from Apple, it is not in it. But then the page format is no longer correct. (Affinity Publisher MAC 10.14.4) 220.Adv80x120zwApple.pdf 220.Adv80x120zw.pdf
  10. There is a repeating wish that people would like to use the full scale of editing tools on masks, and handle them as grayscale layers. They are usually told that masks only have the alpha channel, and they are mistaken to think that values of alpha are considered shades of gray. I think this is not the full story. One can use a regular pixel layer as mask, and the alpha channel (transparency) of the pixel layer will be used for masking, while ignoring the RGB channels of it. Furthermore it is possible to put a live Channel mixer adjustment on top of a pixel layer which makes it transparen
  11. 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 Capt
  12. Why I have this problem with greyscale gradients. Yuo can see on the upper image the gradient is smooth, but when I load that image in affinity photo I get this uneven transition. I have attached the original image.
  13. WARNING: If one uses the supplied Greys color palette in a CMYK document, the colors specified are converted into CMYK. This could lead to costly printing mistakes, ie, registering fine grayscale lines converted to 4 color CMYK is nearly impossible, etc. This should be remedied ASAP by Serif, as it can cause expensive headaches in pre-press and printing. Thanks for all you do, the software is amazing!
  14. I'd love to see a the following additions and fixes to the Channel Mixer feature: Ability to output to Grayscale from RGB. Currently, this is a bit cumbersome since it requires the user to set identical slider settings for 3 different channels (R, G, and B). The current Grayscale setting is only of rather limited use since it only supports Gray and Alpha as input channels. Access to "Spare Channels" as Affinity calls them. Ideally, these would show up in the Channel Mixer as additional sliders. An "Auto Normalize" checkbox. While sometimes a change in output luminosity is desired, I often
  15. I have a document that has grayscale images and when I export it as a PDF X/4 the images are CMYK. I open it in Acrobat and preview the images to see this. I have a black spot color set and the vector object are just black. What is a solution to this problem?
  16. I have an unprofiled grayscale image that AP insists on opening in RGB color space, not Grayscale. The Color Profiles section of Preferences has different scenarios for assigning profiles, but is there a way to open an unprofiled grayscale file in Grayscale color space? Photoshop opens unprofiled grayscale files in grayscale color space as expected, why can't AP? I opened said file in PS, re-saved it as grayscale with Gray Gamma 2.2 profile, AP now opens it in Grayscale color space with Greyscale D50 profile. But what about AP opening it in Grayscale with the Greyscale D50 prof
  17. Hi gang, here we go again. I drew this when I was 10. A year before my 1979 Kmart Christmas illustration, recently posted here, I created this similar scene for the cover of my school’s Holiday Activity booklet. Again, among my sketches & drawings was an old printout. Recoloring my Kmart illustration motivated me to retouch this for one reason: the faded booklet contains puzzles, poems, essays and drawings from my old classmates, some of whom are Facebook friends. My plan is to mildly retouch all 12 pages and PDF it as a gift to my grade school buddies. I think they’ll get a kick o
  18. Hi, I miss: 1: Editing and export 32bit grayscale 2: Color Chooser with full range for 16 and 32bit grayscale 3: Moving zeroes positions in rulers 4: Drawing basic pixel lines 5: Toolbar icons for Undo and Redo 6: Switch to previous tool, after color selected with ColorPickerTool
  19. I am building a black and white (grayscale) advertisement. Final PDF for printing needs to be in CMYK with only the black ink being used. The issue I came across is when I place a (8 bit) grayscale image that has any ICC color profile (Dot Gain 20% or whatever) attached it exports as a CMYK build in the PDF and not in just the black. When I place an image with no ICC color profile it exports correctly using just the black ink. I am starting the export process with the "PDF (for export)" preset, the "PDF (for print)" seemed to create other issues. The "X1a" preset seemed to totally whack out th
  20. 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?
  21. Hey! This is my first upload here, I just wanted to share a grayscale illustration of the beautiful skater Leticia Bufoni. 100% made in Affinity Designer, awesome software! I hope you like it! :D
  22. Hello folks, I've just discovered AP as an alternative for LR and PS. I'm excited, but obviously I need your help: the black/white layer (or grayscale, I don't know how it's labeled in English) doesn't apply for printing. It shows just fine on screen, but the preview in the printing interface is colored an so is the print on paper. Thanks for your help, Blumowski
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