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I am completely new to Affinity Photo, having used Corel Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop Elements previously.

How do I partially rotate the image canvas by a specified fraction of a degree prior to cropping?

Regards, Martin.

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I have looked through all of the videos and I haven't been able to find one that addresses masking a complex object such as a tree or object that has lots of undesired background within the borders of the object itself.  I have an image that needs to have the transfer of a tree from another image and replace the background.  It's a similar operation as the existing process in the video "Compositing Landscapes" I believe, except for the capture of the complex masking required.  Any suggestions as to where to look??

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Hi Iam1of2,
Depending on the image's colors and contrast between foreground and background objects there may be other techniques you can use but overall using the Refine Selection dialog should help refining complex selections. Take a look at this video tutorial (Refining Selections) for more details.

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I attempted the mask capture using your suggestion, and I have to say I was strongly impressed with the results and the ease of completing the process.  I consider the solution to my original inquiry fully satisfied.  Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

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On 11/15/2016 at 7:20 PM, davidhopkinson said:

I don't see how a novice like myself can hope to learn Affinity Photo without a manual.

 

I like the tutorials, but I have to watch each one repeatedly, and make notes. 

 

To take notes, I start and stop the video repeatedly. It's tedious.

 

I feel as if I am writing the missing manual.

 

The tutorials are very well done, but are they the only way to learn Affinity Photo?

There are a few manuals or guidebooks out there. A simple Amazon search will reveal a few good options. Honestly, the most helpful thing for me in terms of learning Affinity photo was to just play around with the settings on a few decent photos I already had to see what features did in given situations. 

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Thanks for the software it's brilliant

My question is why is it that every single photography magazine in the UK will only show tutorials on Adobe Photoshop 

With this software becoming more and more popular which magazine will support this ?

Brian 

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Brian,  You don't seem to be aware that there are more than 200 Youtube/Vimeo video tutorials available on the Affinity Photo website forum.  They are by category and are very well done.  My question to the Affinity staff is basically how they will designate any changed videos to designate that the subject matter will address new versions.  Meanwhile, there is just a lot of information to digest.

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