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gjgoogl posted a topic in Photo Bugs found on WindowsI am becoming familiar with Tonal Range Selections, and comparing those with manually established blending ranges, using a grey scale gradient for testing. The three Tonal Range options, Shadows-Highlights-Midtones, while quick, do not seem to allow selection of the entire tonal range of the image. The three selections each have feathering at one or more edges, the leave part of the image left out of the selection. I tried using the Refine Edge options, which reduce, but do not eliminate the issue. Thus, I proceeded to develop a similar technique, using Blend Ranges (with a total of 10, of 10% each, for a combined possible selection of 100%). For example, here's the first 10% range, with a green fill layer underneath. I appreciate the 'smooth transition' that might have been intended by the feathered Tonal Range Selections, but find the lack of a complete selection using the provided method problematic. Since the Macro functionality of AP is limited, but at least does allow recording Blend Ranges with the recent update (!) as part of a Macro, that's the tack taken. Ultimately, as macros do not allow renaming a "Spare Channel" (nor does the focus of the name field shift, when using the right-click 'rename' option), I hope that some of these concerns might be addressed. I tried adding a Keyboard shortcut for the Spare Channel without success. Being able to edit Macros in an offline editor would be great. But, even the copy-paste-delete methods available in the likes of PS would be quite helpful. If indeed there is not an adjustment to overcome the banding I demonstrate, I am not sure if AP users are aware of this Tonal Range Selection being incomplete. My searches on this Forum did not find such a topic. I own many photo editing programs, and RAW converters, and am enjoying exploring Affinity Photo, the stacking and panorama features in particular. The many video tutorials are most appreciated as well! 8x10-gradient-no-selections.afphoto
rjan posted a topic in (Pre 1.7) Bugs on MacI find the difference between tonal range settings (highlights, midtones, shadows) is not very different when using the Burn, Dodge and Saturation tools. Can these tools be improved so that there's more differentiation between highlights, midtowns and shadows when using these tools? Although my next question may fit better with a features request, I'd like to keep it in context because they're related; It'll be nice to be able to adjust how much one tonal range setting impinges onto the next - like a tolerance setting. This would give remarkable control over burning and dodging.
Can anyone please confirm that when using dodge and burn tools, when I select the tonal range it should allow me to specifically target highlights/midtones/shadows on the source layer? If so, then it seems that it doesn't work at all - instead when choosing highlights, the dodge tool works with more intensity, but ignores the tonal range setting I chose. Can anyone confirm this behaviour? I'm really confused and when watching tutorials it seems that it should work in a very different way.
An improvement suggestion: The ability to select by tonal range is very very useful, BUT it would be mega useful if it were possible to add additional controls in a daughter dialogue box to refine the selection of the tonal range - dark point, light point and feather. The I wouldn't need luminosity masks. :) I hope this is the right place for suggestions.