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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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 :)
  12. 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.
  13. 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:
  14. 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.)
  15. 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
  16. I dont know how but I somehow managed to turn of the editing panel on the right side and I am kinda new in this :'D How do I turn it on ?
  17. I want to have the parts of the mountain that are outside of the ellipse to not be visible. I don't have a great understanding of masking, so I don't really know how to do this. Help, please!
  18. Hi, I found that Paint Brush Tool section (Workspaces > Tools > Design Tools > Paint Brush Tool) of Affinity Designer Help can't be loaded (404 error).
  19. In the Help file, it is not possible to select the entry under Design Aids > Baseline grids. However, entering "Baseline Grids" as a search does to the Baseline grids page.
  20. Hi I just purchased Affinity Designer and downloaded the installer file for 1.6.5. However whenI click to save it to downloads it's name automatically "affinity-designer-1.6.5.123.exe" not sure if any of that matters for my issue. Now my issue is that once the file is downloaded I can't get it to open to install. I double click and nothing happeneds. No windows pop up asking if I want to let this program make changes. I tired right clicking it and selecting run as administrator and a Windows notification pops up asking if I want to allow this program to make changes and I select yes and then nothing happens. I able to get other installers to open from other applications and this is the first I've had this issue. I've tired reconfiguring paths to no avail. Thank you for your time, - Ian Bray
  21. Hi affinity staff ive been fustrated for over 3 weeks beacuse, i have been trying to lower opacity in affinity photo. I tryed useing the opacity slider multiple times but nothing happend, i searched up videos but i got no info, please help
  22. I have used SiteSucker for IOS (and Mac) to create an offline version of the Affinity Online Help. Keep it on my iPad to use side by side with my Mac version of Affinity Photo when I don't have access to Wifi. It works.
  23. Hey Guys, I'm a fashion design student and I switched from Adobe Illustrator to Affinity Desginer. I don't want to use AD just for drawings but for technical drawings too. My problem: in Illustrator I had brushes for zippers and stitches. Everytime I drew a straight line I could change the brush into a zipper or a stitch but for AD there is nothing like this pre made brushes available (or haven't found it yet). So, is it possible that someone can explain me how I make this brushes in AD or it would be nice if someone do it for me I attached you the ad file with the pre made shapes This is how they look Thank you in advance Fashion Brushes.afdesign
  24. Being a beginner, I jumped the gun on designing this. I had to split my poorly designed shadow. And now, I cant seem to combine it correctly without getting it all, well; wonky. Please help me finish this battle once and for all. How do I connect these nodes?
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