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50% greyness not working on my desktop

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I want to do some dodging and burning.   As a first step I added a pixel layer, then went to Edit>Fill and from the Colour Wheel drop down box chose Greyness.  Next I changed the greyness to 50% grey.

Finally I changed the Blend Mode for the new pixel layer  to Overlay.  From there I should have been able to carry on my task (which I have done before and which is shown in Vimeo video tutorials - James Ritson "Affinity Photo - Non Destructive Dodge & Burn".)

However the problem was that my main image appeared far too dark - it should show not much differently than before.   I suspect something wrong with the selecting of greyness.  On James' video 50% shows about the middle of the scale, however on my Affinity 50% showed as much more to the left of the scale.  I could move it right, however this is an instance where a precise 50% is crucial.  Help please!


Jafa - Just Another Fantastic Aucklander

(Jim)

Windows 10

Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123

Nik Collection

Amd processor 6 Core,  8 Mgs RAM

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You can assign a shortcut  Edit > Preferences > Keyboard shortcuts and then use Edit > Fill or Edit > Matte

 

 

50% grey.jpg


Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123

Windows 10 Home v 1803/ 64 bit processor - AMD A4-5000 APU with Radeon HD Graphics  1.50GHz - RAM 8,00 GB
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Many thanks for the replies, guys!  However, just had another go and worked out where I was going wrong.  Sure, on the scale, I did enter 50 - however it is not a percentage scale, it goes up to 255 (of course!).  Duh!  :$


Jafa - Just Another Fantastic Aucklander

(Jim)

Windows 10

Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123

Nik Collection

Amd processor 6 Core,  8 Mgs RAM

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9 minutes ago, Jaffa said:

Many thanks for the replies, guys!  However, just had another go and worked out where I was going wrong.  Sure, on the scale, I did enter 50 - however it is not a percentage scale, it goes up to 255 (of course!).  Duh!  :$

Go to the naughty corner and recite I shall not assume everything is a percentage lol!


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16 hours ago, Jaffa said:

... it goes up to 255 (of course!).  Duh!  :$

Sometimes it will not go anywhere near that high.


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On 1/19/2019 at 5:51 AM, R C-R said:

Sometimes it will not go anywhere near that high.

xDxDxD


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Windows 10

Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123

Nik Collection

Amd processor 6 Core,  8 Mgs RAM

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