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1. ## Gaussian Blur - sharp to blurry on one object.

I'm thinking more in terms of drawing a shadow. Let's say we have a black shape which will be a long shadow, on one end of the shadow I want it to have a well defined sharp edge and on the other end I want it to get gradually more blurry. I'm thinking the Gaussian Blur could be modified to achieve this. If anyone can do this another way please let me know.
2. ## "Realistic Vector Art Principles" Learn how to create high quality vector art.

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3. ## luminosity blend mode producing color casts from layers

I have read many threads on this topic but cannot find what I am looking for. For example, in my architecture work I want to simply use layers in luminosity mode and brush in the luminance (brightness) of a window layer. This is quite common in PS and ON 1 Photo Raw. However, when using this work flow on Affinity 1.7.3 the luminance (brightness) of the layer I am blending in actually produces the color of the layer and not the brightness. So for example if the window I am blending in has some yellow color cast the yellow appears in the blended layer instead of just a brightness. This is true
4. ## "Shadows and Highlights" - Keep it open? (newbie here)

I'm wondering if there is a way to keep this box open like the others (exposure, saturation, vibrance etc.) are always open? I use the feature often and would prefer to have it always open already as opposed to having to check the box AND scroll down first. Thanks in advance for advice.
5. ## Adding light into cloths

Best way to add light to cloths ? I am thinking draw in the light is probably better more accurate method. Aims to add light to the cloths add in creases and folds of the Parker jacket. Rob

I've downloaded Affinity Designer Trial to see if I can get it to export an SVG of a purely vector design. For this project, it's incredibly important that the final product be an SVG that has zero rasterized elements in there so it can scale to multiple screen resolutions. The problem is that, while I've got the design looking good (well, as good as I can get it, being a programmer and not a designer!), when I export to SVG **without rasterizing unsupported effects** -- which I thought SVG supported shadows and gradients on a transparent background, right? -- the file has neither of those
7. ## Removing shadows on product flat lays

Hi there, I’ve got a photo of two signs that I’m trying to remove the shadows in the corner from. I know that I could use the clone tool to remove it, but I have to do it on many photos and that would be incredibly time consuming. I’ve tried so many things and none of them seem to work. Does anyone have any quicker ideas on how I could remove these shadows? Thanks :)
8. ## Shadows and Highlights Muddy photo

Hello, I am trying the Windows free trial. I have been loading RAW files and trying to process them. When I adjust the Shadows and Highlights my photo gets real muddy. Photo 1 is right out of the camera Photo 2 is after adjusting only the Shadows and Highlights. The muddiness begins as soon as I adjust the Highlights down. I tried the same photo in ON1 Photo Raw 2018 with just adjusting the same and the photo is clear and sharp. I really want to use Affinity but comparing my results with other apps is not convincing me. Your help would be appre

I'm new to the forums, so hi! I'm having difficulty with adding inverted drop shadows - the kind you could add with DrawPlus - but there doesn't seem to be a function for them in Affinity. Is there a workaround that's not an excessive amount of work? I need to add the inverted drop shadows to detailed drawings, as if there was a shadow on the ground of an image standing upright. I need to add them to multiple images on each page. Here is a simplified example from another user's post: Thank you! Anj

Great work - loving the new release! Slightly faster in all areas. I tested RAW (develop) using Shadows and Highlights. 1. I tried a standard MASTER setting shadows to 100% (all looked as expected) 2. I tried creating a mask (centre dark area of the house) THEN setting shadows to 100% (they were not as bright as 100% in step 1 above), with hardness set to 100%, as you can see. I believe Highlights is the same. I did not test other sliders...... ! Let me know, cheers, Paul
11. ## Saving styles

Hi all, something I've always felt frustrating about Serif products is the saving of styles. I create a box with a red border at four points. I then had a drop shadow and a couple of other effects. I say this is the style and it saves everything; the fill, the border colour and thickness and the drop shadow and any other effects that I've added. I really wanted to simply save the effects so that I can have a drop shadow style save that I really like and apply to anything without a) having to hand make the drop shadow every time from the effects panel or b) have the fill and border change and h
12. ## Improve effects, add texture filter, perspective grid

Would like to see a Texturizer filter and the abllilty to use PSD images as added textures similar to those in PS and Elements.I apply stock textures such as canvas and/or custom textures like wood or foliage to creative images. Also, control of the effects could be improved. For example, the drop and inner shadow effects would be much effective if they could 'fade' like black to transparent gradient. I think the grid that appears with the perspective correction tool should be fixed rather than move with the adjustment to act as vertical reference lines. I've cut the PSCC cord a
13. ## Shadows & Highlights in Raw

Dear Affinity-Team, Regarding the Shadows & Highlights function in the Raw Persona; please solve the "shadows-problem". Currently it is simlpy useless! Using the Shadows slider, the shadows in a image will be simply clinched together (have a look on the histogram) which causes a horrible black and grey sludge. Please check this out and change the algorithm for that. It's possible to make a workaround by using Exposure, Blackpoint, Brightness, Contrast and Clarity, so it shouldn't be a big deal for you smart guys I know there are also other threads for that issue, but in
14. ## problems with raw development

Hello dear Affinity-Team, I really want to thank you for making such a great iOS app. It’s so much fun to edit and create images. However I got some major problems with the raw development. I know that the app is not comparable to any desktop raw development and is not meant to be one. However the raw development was advertised as feature. Unfortunately it is completely useless for me when I try to edit 25MB RAW files from my SONY A6300 on my iPad Pro. But I think Affinity Photo should at least hold up with a free iOS app called „VSCO“. Look at the two pictures I attached, I didn’t

How come the shadows adjustment inside the HDR or anywhere you see this slider, there is minimal change in the shadows? The highlights slider acts the way i expect though.
16. ## develop persona Strange Develop Persona Results on Shadow/Highlight Usage

I have a problem by using the Shadow and Highlight sliders of the Develop Persona. Please compare the two results. The only thing I tweaked have been the Highlight slider to -100% and the Shadow slider to +100%. All other switches set to OFF/Unchecked, in Camera Raw and also in Develop Persona. The only exception was the usage of the Camera Colour Profile "Neutral" the RAW file offers (not available in Develop Persona), but this only affects subtle the colours. Camera Raw also applied the automatic lens correction profile, which is also not recognised by Develop Persona. Everything else was di

I constructed a beautiful looking multi-micrograph panel in affinity designer after manipulating raw tiff images in affinity photo. The panel looks fine and is attached A screen shot looks find and is attached When I export to pdf in order to submit to a journal, dark shadows appear over parts of the figure. I tried copying each panel into a new designer document but that didn't work. I figure there is some bizarre setting i've toggled on for some of the panels? Best, Dan Revised Fig 3 with 5 or 7 panels.afdesign test 2 Revised Fig 3 with 5 or 7 panels.pdf test sa
19. ## AP Win - Color Balance Adjustments - Split frequencies

In Photo 1.5.1.54 for Windows I have encountered, that Adjustments in Color Balance for the Midtones and Shadows are doing the same changes in the same color frequencies. They change the same places on the pictures :( Highlights seem to be OK. It seems to be working more only like the Split Toning in 2 separated frequencies then in 3...... Thanks Jindra

What will be the best way to remove the shadow from the front sail on the left boat in photo1? and the shadow from the back sail in photo 2 I tried for hours and still not happy. https://www.dropbox.com/s/fl2sp4jdeirkxnr/Photo1.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zdfszj1xpg2vt7i/Photo2.JPG?dl=0 Thank you
21. ## How to create multiple Luminosity Masks?

Hey guys, I am looking for a possibility to create multiple Luminosity Masks with channels, so that I have several channels for lights, shadows... The problem is, that you can't multiply/intersect selections like in Photoshop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4mG6vlJFNQ). And I do not mean the overlapping function. Thanks for Your help!
22. ## Shading a bend or curved shape

Say you want you want to draw a crow bar, how would i shade it on the curved parts using the gradient tool. So far i know how to shade a circle or rectangle using the gradient feature. And designs ive done which needed shading on curves ive had to make a few seperate darker layers and then used a blur tool to make it look like a gradual shadow. Do any of you know how this can be done an easier way? Thanks in Advance
23. ## [Duplicate] AP: Highlights and Shadows Problem

Hi, I have just started to work on AP yesterday and I have realised one thing as Adobe Lightroom user; Highlights and Shadows adjustment algorithms on AP doesn't work like Adobe. If I adjust highlights&shadows on Adobe it responses with mid tones and doesn't create fringes, but with AP they work so extremely, for example when removing with sky highlights I can't manage to have correct sky view anymore coz it effect all the photo extreme way. Do you have any idea how I can deal with it or do I apply somethings wrong? Thank you, Oflatun.
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