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Learn how to actually use the Displacement Effect in Affinity Photo. Here are some awesome tricks to make it work and get great looking results.This quick fix for the broken Displacement Effect in Affinity Photo. With this solution you can get rid of the ugly outer edges. 

If you know my channel, you know that i always add some extra insights. So we are going to use the Blend Ranges and an ambient Light Layer to make it look even better and really create the illusion of a Text painted onto the wall. 


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Excellent tutorial. I'd given up on getting displacement maps working in AP.


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I'd rather call this a workaround.

Also, adding a black and white adjustment (suggested in the Digitally Fearless video, i believe) could have a (positive) impact on the behaviour of the Displacement filter.


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13 hours ago, RNKLN said:

I'd rather call this a workaround.

Also, adding a black and white adjustment (suggested in the Digitally Fearless video, i believe) could have a (positive) impact on the behaviour of the Displacement filter.

How is this a workaround when it  uses the filter for displacement? 

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Great Tutorial. Thanks a lot for sharing :)


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Hi, Olivier. What i meant is that, if this was really a fix, the Displacement filter would produce these results without the user having to create additional adjustment layers (Guassian blur, Black and White …) like you and the man behind Digitally Fearless have done. I think only Serif can 'fix' it; we (you and others) can only come up with creative ways (workarounds) of making this work, despite the Displacement tool doing a poor job as it comes with the software.

When you watch James Ritson's tutorial about the Displacement filter, you'll see he uses an example whereby the typeface used (Chalkduster) lends itself for the standard behaviour (the one that nobody seems to like) of the filter. He doesn't talk about other adjustments needed to get the expected results.


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