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Hi

Ignore this post. I'm an idiot!

 

I'm not sure if this is the place to ask this question - if not, apologies.

I tend to do a lot of vintage photo restoration for which I've used Photoshop in the past. However, I now find that I can do much the same using Affinity Photo. However, there's one part of the process I still use PS for because so far I've yet to find an equivelent method in Photo.

The photo (Pic 1) attached is typical of a 1920s faded, discolored old photo. In PS I would first add a Threshold layer & in it's dialog box drag the pointer to the left until just a small area of black was visible.
I would then click on this black area with the Color Sampler tool (leaving a target marker (1) on the photo. Then I'd drag the pointer to the right until just a small area of white was visible & click on this white area with the Color Sampler tool (leaving a target marker (2) on the photo.
Now I delete the threshold layer & add a Levels layer. Using the black dropper in the Levels dialog box I click the target marker (1) for black & then using the white dropper in the Levels dialog box I click the target marker (2) for white. (see Pic 2)
Next I add a black to white Gradient Map layer which results in Pic 3. (This is where the where the cleaning up begins - easily done with Photo).

My question is: How can I achieve the same using Affinity Photo?

 

 

 

Edited by D23
Stupidity

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Err... How do I delete this stupid post? Within 5 minutes of posting I realised  how to do it in Affinity in a quicker, less involved way.

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If you really, really want to, you can use the ‘Options’ link below your OP to access the option to hide the thread from everybody except the moderators. However, since you’ve gone to the trouble of describing the problem, you might as well make the thread useful to your fellow forum members by posting a brief description of the solution that occurred to you.


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