I am working in Affinity Photo and have the workbook and am using the video library to learn the program. However, I would like more background on the individual features to help me learn the "why" behind each tool choice and the workflow sequence. For instance, I would like to know the pros and cons of selecting a particular sharpening filter and the reason for implementing it at a particular stage of the workflow. Although the workbook and videos are very helpful, it would help me to know why things are being done in a particular order and why specific tools are being used. I am looking for something that moves significantly beyond a "recipe" approach for learning the program.
Does anyone know of any references that explain the pros and cons of photo editing tools, and the reason for executing them in a particular order? The reference does not need to be specific to AP only.
Thanks very much.
I am sure such lists do exist at several spots in the net, some of them posted by any forums users, others on professional sites. Concerning tools as apps there are tests around on particular design, photo or DTP related sites, some of them are magazines, too.
For a search you could distinguish between "edit" (combining items) and "develope" (raw).
Also it might be useful to distinguish between "image processing" in general and any use of "software, tool or feature".
This book has very rich and detailed content about general image data aspects, developing and printing:
"The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook – From Import to Output" from Steinmueller/Gulbins, 520 pgs.
A much smaller book is here as two pdfs: