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  1. Hi! first time using Affinity I used it yesterday and it went perfectly! Today I used it and now the inpainting brush is not working? I highlight the part I want to get rid of and it doesn't turn red It says it is "inpainting it" but it doesn't actually get rid of it PLEASE HELP Thanks
  2. It's been two days since I requested a refund. I bought it to try it out but I didn't like it so I'm returning it. I sent out an email to affinityreturns@serif.com but never got a response if I would be getting a refund or not Just want to know when I should get an email back saying that I can get a refund
  3. Hi I am using latest Affinity Photo 1.6.7 on Mojave latest 10.14.2. When I try to use Affinity Help all I get is a blank screen! Here is my first search for 'Inpainting' for which I get a number of choices. When I click on i'inpainting brush tool' all I get is this blank white screen. It happens all the time and Ican't use any in-app help files. Please can you help me... Cheers....
  4. Hello, I am trying to improve my skills in Affinity Designer... As Attachement you see my first steps.. I would like to make a button like shown... I think I need some more help with my work... Please feel free to help me... but then.. please let me know in detail (each step if it's possible).. what you have done to improve my first test... Thanks for your help. With kind regards from Germany... AD_Rookie49 Alarm_Button.afdesign
  5. I want to remove the white from this image, I've adjusted the Levels so the whites are completely white & blacks are completely black. I've gone to the selection tab & tried the 'Select sample colour' but i can't find a way to make it work. I've spent the last 3 hours looking at youtube tutorials, FAQ's & forums yet i have no idea what i'm doing right or wrong, please help.
  6. This thread contains a variety of commonly asked questions ranging from straightforward tasks to more technically demanding operations. We've worked hard on providing lots of tutorial content - you can see all the videos at affin.co/PhotoVids - and we hope you find the videos useful in getting to grips with the app. Let's begin! --- Q: I'm completely new to image editing, where do I start? A: Check out our Beginners Series! You can also download practice files used in the videos. --- Q: How do I copy and paste a part of one image into another image? A: See Cutting Out. --- Q: How do I make some basic adjustments to my images? A: See these videos: Adjustment Layers Levels Curves Split Toning and Selective Colour --- Q: There’s no write-up or documentation about the app and its tools! A: There is, it’s in-app. We keep it up to date and make sure it’s comprehensive. See Accessing Help. --- Q: How do I resize an image? A: See Image/Canvas Resize. --- Q: Where's the option to transform/scale/rotate layers? A: Check out Scaling and Transforming. --- Q: How do I export my images from Photo? A: See these videos: Exporting Export Compression Efficiency --- Q: How do I remove unwanted elements from an image? A: Use the Inpainting Brush. --- Q: I just want to make my image black and white, can I do that? A: You can: Creative Black and White. --- Q: I want to change the colour of somebody's eyes, what's the easiest approach? A: Try one of these two techniques explored in Changing Eye Colour. --- Q: Can I add text/watermarking to my images? A: Yes, see Text: Watermarking/Branding. --- Q: How do I get started with Frequency Separation and retouching? A: See these videos: Frequency Separation Nature Portrait: Worked Example --- Q: I can't recover highlights very well with RAW files, any tips? A: Try using a Custom Tone Curve and Maximising your Raw Latitude. --- Q: Can I merge bracketed exposures to HDR images? A: You bet, Photo's 32-bit support in general is really comprehensive. Check these out: HDR: Merging & Tone Mapping HDR: Tone Map Presets HDR: Panoramas HDR: Preprocessing HDR: Advanced Editing HDR: Ghosts Removal HDR: 32-bit Editing --- Q: I don't understand how layers work, any advice? A: Try Layer Concepts first, then watch Layers Overview. --- Q: Any further tips and tricks on layers? A: Yes, find out how Layer Nesting works, and how to alter nesting behaviour with Layer Creation Behaviour. --- Q: What are live filter layers and how do I use them? A: See Live Filter Layers. --- Q: I'm into focus stacking, can Photo do that? A: Yes, in Photo it's called focus merging. See these videos: Focus Merging Focus Merge Retouching --- Q: Adjusting shadows and highlights isn't very effective, any ideas? A: We have a much more effective filter rather than the adjustment, see Shadows/Highlights. --- Q: I really don’t understand DPI and Resolution, what the are the differences, which should I be changing? A: See Understanding DPI. --- Q: What is stacking and what can I do with it? A: See these examples: Noise Reduction Object Removal Exposure Merging Exposure Blending Long Exposure Simulation --- Q: Does Photo have perspective correction? A: Yes, you can even do it non-destructively, see Live Perspective. --- Q: Is there a "Blend If" equivalent? A: Yes, and it can be logarithmic, see Blend Ranges. --- Q: Can you stitch and edit panoramas? A: You can, see these videos: Panoramas Tricky Panoramas --- Q: I'm stitching architectural images using the Panorama feature and the architecture (building/structure) is all distorted, can I fix it? A: You can use the Mesh Warp tool, see Panorama Distortion Correction. --- Q: What about making selections, refining them, masking, etc? A: All supported, see: Making Selections Refining Selections Pixel Selections from Layers Quick Masks Layer Masks --- Q: And channels, do you support them? A: Certainly, see: Channels Channels for Alpha Masking Channels: Creating/Storing Selections --- Q: If Photo has 32-bit float support, surely it must support OpenEXR and OpenColorIO? A: Why yes, it does! OpenEXR Multichannel Import/Export OpenEXR Import Options OpenColorIO Setup OpenColorIO Adjustment --- Q: I’m struggling with keyboard shortcuts and improving my workflow, any tips? A: Give these a try: Useful Keyboard Shortcuts Modifiers --- Q: How can I have a non-destructive workflow? A: These videos highlight non-destructive techniques and operations: Non-Destructive Inpainting and Cloning Non-Destructive Dodge and Burn Flexible Defringing Selective Sharpening Live Filter Layers Adjustment Layers --- Q: Can I simply align multiple images for analysis purposes? A: Yes, you can align them through stacking then remove the stack, see Aligning Images. --- Q: I want to learn about Photo’s more advanced features, what should I watch? A: Give these a try: Displacement - generating live displacement maps Edge Detection for Masking - creating masks from Edge detection filters and applying them to various filters Technicolor Emulation - manipulating channels Multiple Colour Formats - using LAB in RGB mode and vice versa Scopes - using scopes and waveforms for monitoring Tricky Panoramas - manually altering stitching masks for difficult panoramas Vector-Based Retouching - mixing raster with vector work Custom Tone Curve - creating your own tone curve for developing raw images --- Q: What is fast fourier transform denoising and what can I use it for? A: Check out FFT Denoise.
  7. I am using Mac OS Mojave Version 10.14.1 to run Affinity Photo Version 1.6.7. When I open the Affinity Photo Help window and type in a search term that I know is available in the Help documents, the search usually says no results. I even watched the Affinity Photo - Accessing Help video and repeated the exact search used and still was told no results. I believe this must be a bug. I wish this feature worked correctly. Can anyone speak to this issue? Affinity Photo Help.pdf
  8. First: Many thanks, folks. Many great improvements here. Now, how the heck do they all work? Generally, the Affinity help system is much better than that offered by many other vendors, yet there are still things I spend ages tinkering with in order to find out how they work. This would be helped a great deal if there was a technical manual that went into detail about how everything works. Yes, early users want simple advice. But please don't forget those of us who are more experience would also like something for us that really gets into the nitty-gritty of things. There must be details specifications for functions -- could not these be used to produce manuals for us more techie folks? When I was a software engineer at HP this was how we worked, writing both Úser and Technical manuals for two very different customer audiences (likewise in Tech Support, we differentiated the techies and tried not to ask questions such as 'Have you switched it on?'' I produce the Youtube Inaffinity channel which in part explains my 'discoveries''. It would help me if I had more detail to help with this. I wouldn't mind either if I could focus more on artistic aspects of the very wonderful Affinity Photo.
  9. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to make a poster similar to Obama's "hope" poster. I've seen a a few tutorials done using photoshop but im reluctant to try those because i know i would get lost eventually trying to follow along on affinity photo. Anywho, does anyone have a good tutorial they could link me? Thank you. If there are none to be found then its ok. i just wanted to try it out. My Favorite learning tool so far have been youtube videos where i can follow along. thanks.
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  11. Hi! I am quite new to the world of design and I'd like to pursue it as a hobby. I found out about affinity designer and i LOVE it so far. However I've noticed q lot of times while playing around with it, that sometimes the "snap" does not properly work, or at least I might not use it properly and therefore always do the same mistake: Whenever I create a symmetrical image, I first create half of the grafic and then copy paste and mirror it to get the image I want. In 90% of the cases though, I end up with the shapes not being perfectly together and it results in a gap between the images. I mostlay always discover it at the end, because I use a helper line which covers the gap. Is there an easy technique which allows me to fix this? I've tried to break both curves and then join the top and bottom nodes, but nothing happens. Also when trying to "snap" both nodes on top of each other, I can't get rid of the gap. I'd be grateful for any advice.
  12. Affinity Online Help Hello all, we're happy to be able to offer you an online version of the in-app help! Access Photo & Designer Help here: https://affinity.help Here are some of the additional features we're able to implement as a result of having proper browser support: Dynamic language switching: The help will determine your language and (if it's available) serve you a localised copy of the help. If you prefer to read in another language, however, you'll find a combo box at the bottom left which will enable you to change languages - and stay on the page you're currently reading. Print: Sounds simple, but with full browser support we can now implement printing of the topic pages. The print icon in the bottom left will give you a nicely formatted printout of the current topic. Share: Clicking the clipboard icon will copy the current topic's URL to your clipboard, which means you can easily point other people towards topics that may help them. Responsive: The help was responsive anyway, including off-canvas menu functionality so you could collapse the window and still read a topic, but this is taken further in this version of the help. The help is formatted nicely and usable even on a 4" iPhone SE screen. With this online version you'll be able to print out topics and view them on your tablets/phones, which are two of the most common requests when it comes to help feedback. This is currently no search functionality - we are aware it would be useful and are considering possible solutions. As always, if you have any feedback or find any issues with this online version, please let us know! Hope you find it useful.
  13. So yes this has been a issue that has been going on for some time Idk if i just didn't notice or if its just my computer but the purview its like yeh looks the way i want but then export it then its significantly darker? If anybody has has something like this happen please help and if i need to ill go into more detail.
  14. Affinity Photo please include a dedicated Preferences section in Help. I did a search for Preferences in the Help Menu and in Affinity Photo Help document and nothing matches.
  15. Hello, everyone. I'm new here and to Designer (for the iPad). Currently, I'm working on my first inked piece using this app and am having some trouble with the Vector Brush Tool. So here's what I've done: 1. I opened a new file... 2. Selected the Vector Brush Tool... 3. Outlined the drawing... Here's the problem: 1. I can't seem to adjust the pressure of the strokes by dragging the curve 2. When I do drag the curve and let go, the curve jumps back to normal (even if it does move, the stroke remains unaffected) ***See last photo*** Is there something I'm missing? Thanks
  16. Opened help - Get started - create new document: no text is shown. Used Open documents, link see also create new documents: text of create new document is shown.
  17. Okay.... gush this is a nightmare and actually an easy task in adobe illustrator.... so, I have this two forms: and i want to cut out the upper part, like this: first thing i tried, was substract, which doesn't work at all, so i went the old way and used divide and like illustrator i got many little parts. Okay, i cut everything out and get this: and now i only need to combine those lose parts, in illustrator it's "unite". Here, we have "add" and "combine" . So, i cklick on "add"and HOLY MOLLY, what a mess: even if i select only two individual parts and try to combine them, doesn't work. ... tried combine too, but it's still loading, after 76 minutes... every time I try to cancel it with esc, the program bugs completely out. (i can click on icons but it doesn't do anything) ... So, how the heck do I divide and combine my objects correctly? Edit: I know, i can create a path and cut out the upper part with ease but sometimes i just like taking this approach...
  18. When I export these pen tool lines in Affinity Designer as a .svg, and a .eps and then attempt to open that file in Adobe Illustrator it automatically converts the lines into shapes and no longer lines. An I somehow exporting them incorrectly or is it not possible to export lines?
  19. I have made a pixel layer from noise and adjustment layers and have rasterized a pixel layer, and still when I zoom in or out, the density of stars changes, and I have no idea what the export output will be as it is not consistent. I've attached the file to test out yourself and some images displaying the different zoom levels and one showing that it is just a pixel layer enabled Pixel_Whack.afphoto
  20. On my Windows 7 system, when I click on 'Help' > 'Affinity Publisher Help' in the top menu, I always get several js script errors. This is not new. I get the same in Affinity Photo. If I remember correctly, ever since the first release and up to the latest one. However, afterwards the help system works. Screenshots attached. Note the triple slash at the beginning of the url.
  21. Hey there. I'm a bit of a noob when it comes this software and I'm struggling with my RAW files in the develop persona. I noted from a post on this site that my Canon 800D RAW files aren't supported when using the Serif Labs RAW engine. I guess this makes more sense as to why the images were turning out pink initially. However after changing the RAW engine to Apple (which is meant to support 800D RAW files) and rebooting my macbook, now the imported RAW doesn't show any image. The files show me a preview in the finder of how the original image looks. My camera firmware is up to date and I've not experienced this issue using CR2 from my other Canon in Affinity before. Any advice would be really appreciated! Thanks :)
  22. Please help! I'm creating a 16 page file and everything was fine until I restart. What should I do? I didn't want to reinstall because I already had paragraph styles created. Please help.
  23. I recreated a document in publisher yesterday and these are the problems I found while doing it. You can turn on bleeds but they don't show up on the pages or the exported files. trimbox - does publisher have it? can’t find it and help is no good. :-/ When searching via the help function, there are so many things not showing, bleed, trimbox to name a few. when exporting a print ready pdf, crop marks has empty space between mark and end of papper, when you export for print. My printer has max page size (this includes crop area as it’s the total file dimensions it calculates from) so loosing page area to empty area around crop marks isn’t ideal. when looking at the page overview window, when looking at the pages not as spreads, it doesn’t show the first page by itself, this would be helpful as it will print like this. gives a better overview if you mean to print it. Even though I export a file as grayscale (with pictures set as gray scale, document set at gray scale and even export settings as grayscale with variations of these 3), the print ready pdf registers at my pod as having all colour pages. my computer:
  24. Hi All, I just installed APUB a few minutes ago while offline. I did not want to have an Internet connection on while doing a trial run of the software. While looking through the help files to get an overall feel of the software and clicking each section, I have found a few pages are missing when the software is being used OFFLINE. SYMBOLS PAGE - ASSISTANT MANAGER PAGE - EFFECTS PANEL PAGE --- FIELD PANEL PAGE - and in the copyrights page there is a > symbol just hanging out on the page. In the system requirements page where it reads Hard Drive Space I see only ??? ( don't know if this is a typo or it reads something online.)
  25. Hi Everyone, Made the jump today to buy affinity photo and designer. Whilst I am loving it all, my huion 1060 plus tablet will not work in either program? I have tried it in other programs and it works fine, I have tried different settings, even uninstalling the tablet driver and re-installing it but only affinity photo and designer refuse to allow it to work. Can anyone help me, I really am lost and need to use my tablet with my work on these programs. Thanks in advance! Billie
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