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Looking for something similar to (and as easy as) the GND feature that is in Lightroom?  Been through most of the available tutorials for the iPad and the desktop versions and can’t find what I’m looking for.  Also, can someone point me towards a good additional resource outside of the Photos tutorials for basic info like finding/using/saving presets, unsharp mask settings, denoise settings and using the fill layer options?

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In Affinity every adjustment layer has a built-in mask, and you can control the application of the adjustment by painting on that mask. White makes the adjustment visible, black hides it.

I think the Affinity equivalent of Lightroom's GND would be applying a White to Black (or Black to White) gradient to the mask of an adjustment, oriented properly to get the effect you want. You can additionally simply paint on the mask to choose which areas of the photo the adjustment applies to.

(I don't use iPad, so I can't tell you how to do that.)


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On 9/21/2019 at 11:00 AM, walt.farrell said:

In Affinity every adjustment layer has a built-in mask, and you can control the application of the adjustment by painting on that mask. White makes the adjustment visible, black hides it.

I think the Affinity equivalent of Lightroom's GND would be applying a White to Black (or Black to White) gradient to the mask of an adjustment, oriented properly to get the effect you want. You can additionally simply paint on the mask to choose which areas of the photo the adjustment applies to.

(I don't use iPad, so I can't tell you how to do that.)

Thanks for your reply.  That is pretty much what I’ve been doing but I was watching a Creative Live tutorial on landscapes the other day and during the editing portion, the LR option of the GND seemed so much simpler than the steps I’ve been using to get there in Photo.  I’ve had the iPad version for a few years but haven’t really gotten too deeply into any of the features so I thought maybe I had missed it.  

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