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Hey! I've been taking pictures for quite a long time but now I'm more into photo manipulation and retouching. I like the software and its "Live Filters" feature makes the process so much more flexible.

Here are my first composites made in Affinity Photo.

Hope you enjoy it!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/167401184@N05/

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Very nice indeed.

If these are you first attempts, then I'm impressed.


Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

These are not my own words but I sure like this quote.

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1 minute ago, AffinityJules said:

Very nice indeed.

If these are you first attempts, then I'm impressed.

Thank you! These are my first attempts from coming up with an idea, picking out images to the final result. I have made about two dozens composites following tutorials and copying work of others. 

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Great stuff.
I don’t know if it was intentional but both images seem – to me at least – to have a ‘cartoony’ quality to them. And by that I mean they look more ‘drawn’ than taken with a camera, and in a good way too. I think there’s a definite Dreamworks ‘vibe’.

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11 minutes ago, GarryP said:

Great stuff.
I don’t know if it was intentional but both images seem – to me at least – to have a ‘cartoony’ quality to them. And by that I mean they look more ‘drawn’ than taken with a camera, and in a good way too. I think there’s a definite Dreamworks ‘vibe’.

Thank you! I’m not sure that a “cartoony” feeling was intentional here because I don’t have great drawing skills. Things happening on images are not that realistic, this might be a reason for Dreamworks “vibe”. 

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On 5/28/2019 at 5:41 PM, dgtrv said:

Hey! I've been taking pictures for quite a long time but now I'm more into photo manipulation and retouching. I like the software and its "Live Filters" feature makes the process so much more flexible.

Here are my first composites made in Affinity Photo.

Hope you enjoy it!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/167401184@N05/

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47951835686_aff38c7862_b.jpg

Both are superb. I love the first one. The second composite ... I have an expensive monitor and it renders black BLACK. I think you should remove a little contrast from the car and the couple or reduce the level of black JUST on these two. Just an idea so everything matches the hazy look. Then again... I am not entirely sure. :)

Example:

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"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one."

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10 hours ago, Jowday said:

Both are superb. I love the first one. The second composite ... I have an expensive monitor and it renders black BLACK. I think you should remove a little contrast from the car and the couple or reduce the level of black JUST on these two. Just an idea so everything matches the hazy look. Then again... I am not entirely sure. :)

Example:

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Thank you! You’re completely right. I currently work on my old MacBook Air with a TN panel, which doesn’t render any colors accurately. I received a nice IPS monitor today as a gift, so I’m going to be a little more precise with contrast and colors now. 

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Congrats with your new monitor and thanks for a kind reply. Looking forward to forthcoming creations from you. :)


"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one."

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The first is divine, The second is cool too but would love to see one with the car the other way shining the headlights onto the moon and the couple standing on the headlight beam like it's a path and guy holding the girl so she can reach out with a finger to touch the moon.

Or have them floating in the headlight beam doing the same thing. 

Or have the truck with a ladder standing in the back going up to the moon and again a similar thing, maybe he's holding the ladder and she's at the top touching the moon, that would be so cool.


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13 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

The first is divine, The second is cool too but would love to see one with the car the other way shining the headlights onto the moon and the couple standing on the headlight beam like it's a path and guy holding the girl so she can reach out with a finger to touch the moon.

Or have them floating in the headlight beam doing the same thing. 

Or have the truck with a ladder standing in the back going up to the moon and again a similar thing, maybe he's holding the ladder and she's at the top touching the moon, that would be so cool.

Thank you! You definitely have imagination and I will take your ideas for my upcoming projects if you don't mind. The biggest problem with compositing though is finding stock images that fit together.

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3 hours ago, dgtrv said:

Thank you! You definitely have imagination and I will take your ideas for my upcoming projects if you don't mind. The biggest problem with compositing though is finding stock images that fit together.

you're welcome :ph34r: Go for it would love to see them become art. I agree, patience will win out on that score. 


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Hey! As you might have noticed I like moon and nighttime pictures, so here is my another take on photo manipulation in Affinity Photo. Version 1.7 brought quite a few features that made compositing easier. New HSL adjustment is something I've been waiting for.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/167401184@N05/with/48020464082/

 

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2 minutes ago, dgtrv said:

Hey! Here's my take on Penrose triangle.

Very nicely done. I love these impossible figures!

 


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