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  1. I want to download a few tutorials to a usb drive or external hard drive to show members of my Camera Club what they are missing. The selected tutorials will be projected at a Club evening. Please advise,is this permitted and how do I do the download bit.
  2. Greetings, Excuse my ignorance, but is there a way to search for keywords in the online manual here instead of having to go thru everything to find something?
  3. Excepting iPhone photo editing, I am new to both Affinity Photo and digital post-processing, so on a steep learning curve. The Affinity Photo videos, help, and workbook are all great. I have joined a local club and am taking classes too. With Adobe’s large market share, discussions regularly end up talking about feature X or tool Y in one of the Adobe products. So one of the challenges I still face is figuring out the Adobe software features and nomenclature and then translating the to the corresponding Affinity counterpart. Many software companies have challenged the dominant player by creating a help/guide mapping the dominant software usage to corresponding features in their products. Thanks for considering this.
  4. I don't know how to easily cut things in Designer. In the photo below I want to cut the highlighted part out and delete it. But I don't know how I would easily do it. Could I that path as a cutting tool. I already tried using the geometry things like divide, subtract, add, combine, intersect. Thanks!
  5. if i try to upload more than 1 pic the program stops working, even if i do it one by one will anyway block at the third pic. please is super urgent!
  6. 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: 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.
  7. Hello, I have a really big problem with the Gradient tool... When I use the tool it immediately applies black/white color on my image, i can first change the color when its already applied which means under my intended color there will remain black or white pixels which make the gradient look terrible. My question is can I turn the automatic-application off somehow? it kind of works with Context:Fill-->Type:Solid Im just wondering if other people have experienced same issues with the tool, im still a newbie at the program... overall it's good but I enjoyed the Gradient tool of GIMP way more... Affinity Photo never acutally saves the colors that i've used before it always jumps back to black/white colors or it lets me select 1 color but the other one stays black/ or white... I struggle so much at this, maybe it's on me to blame. IDK anymore... sometimes I click on Stroke and the ( Type: ) option is even locked... or it doesnt allow me to reverse the gradient on the options.
  8. I would like to request a similar Edit and walkthrough as this one here on youtube but for affinity for the iPad... Particularly bringing the sun out & complete start to finish since I'm new to Affinity Photo ... I know this result is possible i just can't get down the layers and masking ... If anyone could put something like this together i would be forever grateful Thank You, Joey
  9. How can I change the configuration to back for old version configuration? The 1.6 Have many bugs about configuration, shortcuts on text list, snapping position, Layer selection...
  10. Is this the DIN Condensed font a copyright-free font?
  11. Good Morning I'm loving Affinity Photo and I'm actually getting my head around it, despite never having used a graphics program before, which is great. Thanks for making is useful for us Windows users:-) I am trying to install Photo on my second laptop [I checked the forums and found I can do this], but I keep getting an error message at the end. I've got no idea what it might mean. I've attached a copy of the message below. Can someone please help me to successfully load the program. Thanks in advance Cheers Robyn
  12. Hello! I have been having some issues with Affinity Designer lately and wanted to reinstall the software. Can I just uninstall like normal or do I have to unregister the software before uninstalling to be able to reinstall it? Thanks
  13. Hello forum, I'm running AP 1.6.6 from the App Store on a MPB with Mac OS X 10.13.3. I have the Google Nik Collection installed on my machine and enabled it as a plugin for AP. Other image editors on my machine are Photoshop CS 6 and Graphic Converter 10. This setup worked fine for more than a year until today when I tried to open Settings -> Photoshop Plugins under AP settings panel. AP crashed immediately and does so again and again whenever I try to access the settings panel. So far I have done the following steps to solve the problem: uninstall AP and reinstall from the Appstore -> try to access AP settings -> crash uninstall Google Nik collection -> try to access AP settings -> crash reinstall Nik collection -> try to access AP settings -> crash This means, as for the moment, I can't access the settings panel without AP crashing no way what I do. Apart from this the app is working fine. Any ideas? Your help is very much appreciated! UPDATE: I've also moved com.seriflabs.affinityphoto.plist out of the library/preferences folder to no avail :-(
  14. Hey, This might sound so imature but there are actually digners that redesign textures in minecraft. I regular use photoshop to create these designs but now i found this tool for only 60 bucks permanent and thaught if this is a good replacedment. I need to know which program i should rather use when im only designing with my mouse on rasters in pixels (16x16, 32x32, 64x64 ....). Siaro~
  15. Any help is very appreciated. I am new to Affinity and I can not seem to find the "clone tool" or the "inpainting" deal. Thanks for the help. That's a big reason of why I bought this software.
  16. Photo

    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 - 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.
  17. Hi, I am a beginner at affinity photo and I am trying to create virtual graduated filters using gradients on adjustment layers but I've ran into a problem: Whenever I try and use the gradient tool there is a weird box. Whenever I edit the gradient points it looks normal but when I let go the gradient is only constrained to the box: (Gradient while mouse is editing one of the points) (Gradient while mouse is not editing the points) Is there anyway I can fix this problem so my image can look normal? Thanks, Jayvin
  18. Sometimes things just aren't working as you know they should be. Is it Affinity? Is it your computer? Possibly. But often it's a bit of missing knowledge. Here's a few checks I've picked up along the way: - Select pixel layer - Selection/deselect (ctrl-D) - Close open boxes - Ensure right colour selected (eg for mask painting) - Layer/rasterise - Check opacity (of brush, layer) - Check layers in right place (eg adjustment layers have different effect in different place) - Check blend mode - Check blend ranges - Wind back history and try last steps again - Ensure Affinity window selected - Look in help system (F1) - Search this forum (then post question) Any more? What do you check when things don't seem to be working?
  19. Hello Everyone, I bought Affinity for Mac, but have now realized that the computer that I need to install it on from my daughter only has Windows, can I somehow still download the program with my username and email? Thanks for the help!!
  20. Hi, I´m a total beginner and I just can´t combine this 3 lines into an area I could fill with color. They just don´t combine. Why is it?
  21. I can't open drawings that I created in the Affinity Designer app in the actual app. Every time I go to Files then Open and I try to open the drawings, they're grayed out and can't be open. Please help!
  22. Hi, I'm missing the icons that allow me to switch between personas. I've reset the studio, toggled on and off the toolbars, done the usual searching, but have lost the ability to switch to different personas. Any ideas where these icons could have gone, or a reasonable workaround to switch personas? Thanks!
  23. Hi Folks, I'm after some help again.... So I really admire two very very good automotive photographers... Amy Shore and Laurent Nivalle. Both have a similar(ish) style and this extends to their editing process. I have read numerous interviews with both of them and they both mainly use Photoshop (Sorry to swear!) rather than lightroom and I am very keen to try and re-caprture their respective styles but by using Affinity Photo. I have attached two files which are photos from both Laurent and Amy respectively. Can anyone out there point me in the right direction to try and obtain the same style? Obviously I don't want to be copying their styles out right as that is not what photography is all about but I am very curious as to how to achieve this. Thanks folks, hope you can help. Regards Mark All credit for the attached two images go to Amy and Laurent.
  24. 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
  25. Dear Affinity Team, I recently started using Affinity Designer for doing graphic design work. Unfortunately, I have encountered a bug making it challenging to complete my work. Issue: (please see attached 30 second videos) Affinity Designer will randomly start scrolling infinitely in one direction in the middle of working on my projects. Steps to reproduce: Exact steps are unknown. Seems to happen within about 30 mins of using Affinity Designer for me though, and it has happened every time I've launched Affinity Designer in the past two weeks. How I've tried to fix it: - Reinstalled macOS and Affinity Designer - Rebooted Mac - Reset NVRAM Still no luck. The only way to get the scrolling to stop has been to close my current document and re-open it. I would greatly appreciate any assistance in resolving this issue. Thanks, Stetson Doggett Affinity Designer Affinity Designer Bug Affinity Designer Bug