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Matte design, color gradings and atmospheres in AD? or should I just buy Photo?

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Hi! I am super fascinated bout the matte kind of paintings and landscapes people are drawing. I have some friends but all of them use Photoshop.

I found this tutorial on youtube for Photo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3-8M_ruzUM 
which is kind of similar but to a very basic level of what I wanna do.  Also this tutorial of color gradings is pretty cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNRMocZj0Ok
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_8r2Zruhl4My question is, is this possible in Affinity Designer or should I go with Affinity Photo for this ??? I am thinking about the new Update deal for Affinity Photo this November.
Couldn't find any tutorials for Affinity Designer for these topics so...yeah.

 

Here are some JPEG's for more inspiration:

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2474467156_16.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/87/eb/8a/87eb8a3c341aa3299f627cf9271a4592.jpg
https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3658960107_10.jpg

New matte design:
https://wallpapers.wallhaven.cc/wallpapers/full/wallhaven-494873.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b9/00/6f/b9006f27d367d0f676c6645a089621dc.jpg - fire

https://www.walldevil.com/wallpapers/w09/41788-axwell-eternal-sunshine-of-the-spotless-mind-angels-jelly-jellyfishes-lights-swings-pyramids-lighthouses-birds-space-spaceman-tokyo-mazes.jpg colors & shine

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/0a/c2/49/0ac249151ca241c60f0ea1c79d301d17.jpg

My kindest regards,
 

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The 1st tute can all be done in Designer. The 2nd, not quite. 

 

The 70s-80s style JPEGs are something Desginer could do. There was a thread some time ago about neon grid landscapes. I dabbled a bit with it, and it is really pretty easy.

 

The matte design stuff is probably a bit beyond what would be easy in Designer.

 

 

Of course, having Photo would be fine. But they are both extensive programs. Took me about 3 mos to get comfortable w. Designer. While there are some things Photo does that are not hard to use right away, I figure I have a couple of hundred hours of practice  till I can work smoothly. Still in the phase of, "Now, where was that tool again?" "Which parameter needed adjustment to do..."

 


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6 minutes ago, gdenby said:

The 1st tute can all be done in Designer. The 2nd, not quite. 

 

The 70s-80s style JPEGs are something Desginer could do. There was a thread some time ago about neon grid landscapes. I dabbled a bit with it, and it is really pretty easy.

 

The matte design stuff is probably a bit beyond what would be easy in Designer.

 

 

Of course, having Photo would be fine. But they are both extensive programs. Took me about 3 mos to get comfortable w. Designer. While there are some things Photo does that are not hard to use right away, I figure I have a couple of hundred hours of practice  till I can work smoothly. Still in the phase of, "Now, where was that tool again?" "Which parameter needed adjustment to do..."

 

Hey man! Thanks a lot! A yes haha, it was me who asked about the neon stuff.
This time I just posted the examples as reference photos with the "feel".

I will have a better look and look at tut1 and see what I can do in Designer. I wasn't at my computer when I wrote this so I couldn't see all the AD features although they are in the list at the website of what's included. I really think I have been accelerating in the learning curve but still a beginner like you said "where do I find that tool.." or more "is there a way I could do this..." ;)
Which is fun, I like to learn new things! But ok, I will see where Color balance, Brightness/contrast and Curves are in Designer and play around with it.
I actually made a thread in Questions forum, dunno if I was correct with this first one and the link is there, super kind of you to answer here! Really appreciated it :)
 

 

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