Na mal sehen was dabei rauskommt.
Immer mit der Ruhe Leute, ich finde man kann kein Programm mit dem anderen Vergleichen, jedes hat seine Stärke wo anders.
Ich mache diese Themen meist um zu sehen wer hat mit welcher Version gute oder schlechte Erfahrungen. Was passiert wenn.....
Hier geht es in erster Linie um das Update zu Affinity.
Wenn jemand ein anderes Programm empfiehlt weil er damit gut zu recht kommt ist das Okay.
Jeder hat ja auch andere Ansprüche an die Funktionsweisen und Arbeitsabläufe an die Programme. Also fleissig weiter Diskutieren, aber Bitte Sachlich.
Gerade eben kam ein neues Update für Windows. Für alle die Probleme hatten evtl die Lösung.
Ich hab auch nichts gefunden Conny.
Ich teste einfach mal. Schatten und Lichter Regler sind schon mal Top.
So heute sind Updates für beide Programme unter Windows endlich erschienen. Mal schauen
was alles gemacht wurde.
Schreibt eure Erfahrungen gern mal dazu, was funktioniert noch nicht oder was besonders gut.
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We’ve already announced that we’re taking at least 20% off the price of all our apps to celebrate the amazing year we’ve had in 2017.
And we certainly haven’t forgotten those of you who helped towards that success by purchasing Affinity apps already. So whether you’re using Affinity Photo or Affinity Designer, or both, we’ve got a little something for you, too!
First up, the DAUB BlackBox brush pack contains 12 versatile brushes of inks, bristles and sketchy strokes, all expertly crafted by the good people at DAUB to fully utilise the unrivalled dynamics in Affinity’s brush engine.
They’re compatible with Affinity Photo on Mac, Windows and iPad (they’re also great for using in the pixel persona of Affinity Designer on Mac and Windows).
To claim your free brush set, simply go to https://affin.co/daub17
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For Affinity Designer users, we have a huge iOS 11 kit to help you create amazing UI assets for use with Apple’s latest iPhone and iPad OS.
This bumper pack of iOS 11 UI assets contains hundreds of elements, covering all the latest updates to Apple Pay, FaceID and iPhone X. All optimised to take advantage of Constraints, they’re supplied with a full laydown document as well as a pack to install into your Assets tab.
To claim the iOS 11 kit, go to https://affin.co/ios1117
Once again we’d like to thank all of you who’ve helped make it such an incredible year for the Affinity apps. We look forward to further adventures in 2018!
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It’s been a crazy 2017 for us, and to cap it off we’re taking at least 20% off all our apps until New Year!
The discount is available on Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer for Mac, Windows and iOS until 5 January, so it’s the perfect opportunity to snap up two apps which have continued to make waves throughout 2017.
Affinity Photo, on Mac, Windows and iPad, pushes the boundaries for photo editing software. Its huge toolset is specifically engineered with creative and photography professionals in mind. Whether you are editing and retouching images, or importing RAW files and creating expansive multi-layered compositions with hundreds of layers, it has all the power and performance you will ever need. The iOS version was this month named App of the Year by Apple.
Affinity Designer, on Mac and Windows, is a complete vector graphic design solution brought to life in the fastest, smoothest, most precise software around. Each feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its heart. With continuous innovation and development, the result is a ground-breaking application that will revolutionise how you work.
Affinity apps take all the leading professional file types, such as Photoshop or Illustrator documents, comfortably in their stride. Or you can work in the proprietary Affinity file format, which offers complete compatibility across apps, including saved edit history, so you can switch between apps or pass work on to others in your team.
Unlike most modern photo editing or design software, Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer are available for a one-off payment, with no subscription. Updates are free, too.
The 20 per cent discount runs from 18 December until 5 January and means the desktop apps are priced $39.99 / £38.99 / 43,99€ (subject to regional variations) for Mac from the Mac App Store, or for Windows direct from https://serif.affinity.com or Microsoft Store.
Affinity Photo for iPad costs $14.99 / £14.99 / 16,99€ (subject to regional variations) from the App Store during the sale.
Thanks for all your support in 2017 – we look forward to another year of welcoming many more professional creatives who are experiencing the power of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer for the first time.
Tolle Infos Danke
An amazing 2017 for us has been crowned today with the news that Affinity Photo for iPad is officially Apple’s App of the Year 2017!
Announcing Affinity Photo as the App of the Year for 2017, Apple described it as: “an uncompromisingly excellent tool,” adding: “Affinity Photo is a pro grade photo editor and illustration tool that has wowed not just us, but the professional users and enthusiastic amateurs that it serves, too. This isn’t a jack-of-all-trades app, it’s a master of all.”
From launching on-stage during the keynote at WWDC in June to this latest accolade, it’s been an unbelievable six months for Affinity Photo for iPad.
We’ve been blown away by the response, not just from within the tech and photography industries but from thousands and thousands of customers who have justified our vision that a no-compromise, professional photo editing app was possible on iPad.
And if you’ve yet to experience complete, professional photo editing free from the confines of the studio or the desktop, then we’ve got an amazing offer for you…
For 48 hours only, you can grab Affinity Photo for iPad HALF PRICE from the App Store. That’s an unbeatable £9.99 / $9.99 / 10,99E!
Affinity Photo for iPad truly is the first fully-featured, truly professional photo editing tool for iOS, redefining photo editing by exploiting the explosive power of the iPad’s hardware and touch capabilities.
Each tool, panel and control has been completely reimagined to optimise for touch – either with fingertip or Apple Pencil. All rendering, adjustments and filter effects have been fully hardware-accelerated and the result is a genuinely unique new way to interact with your images and your iPad, with performance you’ll find hard to believe.
Using iOS 11’s Files app, users can simply drag and drop a chosen image, or multiple images, and start editing. This harnesses the full power of techniques such as HDR, panoramas and focus merge, which require the selection of multiple images.
Affinity Photo for iPad draws its heritage from the desktop version of Affinity Photo, which was selected by Apple as Mac App of the Year in 2015.
We’ve never offered a deal like this on Affinity Photo for iPad before, and we’re unlikely to do it again anytime soon! So hurry, because this one-time-only discount must end at 12pm GMT on Saturday 9th December.
Affinity Photo for iPad is compatible with the iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch.
As we released our glossy full-colour Affinity Photo Workbook last week, we thought you might like to take a look into how it was created…
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Peek of ‘The Snow Queen’ project by Emi Haze from the Affinity Photo Workbook
With 16 hands-on projects, a 68 page Interface Tour, a Core Skills section (to familiarise yourself with essential photo-editing techniques), 600 illustrations and screenshots, 5 tear-out Keyboard Shortcut cheat sheets and over 200 downloadable resource files—the Affinity Photo Workbook took us 10 months to produce and has been a real labour of love.
The Affinity Photo Workbook has been edited and written by our Head of Documentation Andy Capstick, with technical writing support from our in-house photo expert James Ritson. James also contributed a project to the book, as did our Art Director, Neil Ladkin. Neil, along with Ian Cornwall from our creative team, directed the overall look and feel of the book. Ian also worked on the art-working of the book, along with another of our creative team, Ian Upcott.
We also worked with some amazing photographers and digital artists from all around the world to bring you the rest of the projects—so a big thank you goes to Emi Haze, Timothy Poulton, Jordan Gaunce, Mark Ivkovic, Paolo Limoncelli, Bodo Bertuleit, Steven Randolph and Jonny Åkerlund.
When the writing and art-working was complete, the next stage began—the print run. The Affinity Workbook team dropped in on our print partner (ESP Colour, Swindon, UK) to see our German language Workbooks hit the press and find out how it is done. Many thanks to them for lifting the curtain on the printing process and giving up their valuable time.
The Print Process
Stage 1: Prepress
We send our finshed artwork over to the Prepress team at ESP, who then perform the following tasks:
- Quality control: They check our PDF artwork for low-resolution images, CMYK colour space, colour profiling, and bleed settings.
: They then create imposed PDFs from our supplied PDF (see image below) to maximise print efficiency and minimise plate usage—less print time + less plates = less cost!Ripping
: The print job is then processed as a PDF in readiness for plate setting.
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Imposed sheets from the ‘Elegance’ project
Tips on preparing your artwork for print
We asked John, The ESP Operations Manager, about some tips when submitting artwork to prepress…
What are the most common challenges you find with submitted print artwork?
“Poor Quality—low-resolution images, no bleed, no embedded fonts, spreads when single pages are required. With bound covers, single pages where spreads are required (with spines); when roll folded—we need spreads with allowance for roll folding (reduce each panel). Often this is not done. Missing or incomplete cutter guides (when used).”
What the best advice you could give designers and artists if they plan to create artwork for print?
“Ensure you use high-quality images and ensure you create bleed where necessary. Convert PMS colours to CMYK—unless these are required as a special colour. Complex Illustrator graphics cause massive issues—view in keyline to see complexity and flatten or convert to raster image to resolve. Also, flatten all PDFs – no layers, and of course embed all fonts.“
CMYK and PDF/X4 all the way then?
“Yes. Although PDF/X4 itself can cause issues (everything is locked down and some systems don’t like it).”
Should a user worry about CMYK colour profile choice?
“Not at all, but we would always recommend a scatter proof produced on a litho press rather than trying to compare colour to that seen on screen.”
Prepress is also responsible for proofing, which takes the ripped output as would appear on the plate but, instead, creates a bound hardcopy print which is sent to us for proofing. This unique white-cover workbook (bottom left of iMac below) is much sought after here at Serif HQ! We also receive a scatter proof of the cover (the sheets) along with an electronic PDF for on-screen proofing (on screen). The Affinity team all check these proofs carefully, and when we are happy we tell the printers to proceed with our print run.
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Stage 2: Platesetting and proofing
When the proofs have been signed off by us, the printers can then start platesetting. Platesetting involves chemically etching rectangular aluminium plates with artwork for each colour, i.e. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, K (Black); one set of plates is etched for the front sheet and one set for the back sheet.
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Kodak Magnus Platesetter. Plates are 0.3mm aluminium, bendable enough to fit around, and onto, a plate cylinder in the printer.
As well as the 4 CMYK plates, the printing of the Affinity Photo Workbook requires an extra plate—for a ‘fifth’ spot colour used on our chapter cover and project pages.
This colour is a PANTONE ink. Our printers buy this in and don’t mix it up to ensure the colour is always correct.
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PANTONE ink PMS2385
ESP are very busy—they make 700 plates a day, which is 1 plate a minute!
Stage 3: Production
The Workbooks are printed on a Heidelberg lithographic offset printer. Essentially, oil-based inks are attracted to the oil-attracting print areas on the plate, while water dampening ensures the non-printing areas are kept ink free. The oil doesn’t mix with water principle applies here.
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Heidelberg Speedmaster lithographic offset printer with five printing units (in right-to-left paper feed order) – K (black), Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and coating/infrared dryer. Spot colour printing unit not shown
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Each printing unit contains several cylinders, the most notable being the Plate, Blanket and Impression cylinders. The term “offset” means that the Plate cylinder (housing a plate rolled around it) doesn’t come into direct contact with the paper to be printed on. Instead, the ink is transferred to a Blanket cylinder which is sandwiched between Plate and Impression cylinders and then pressed onto the fed paper. Rollers supply water and ink to the Plate cylinder.
Two print passes are needed, one for the top of the sheet using front plates, and one for the back using back plates. Each front colour plate is loaded and wrapped around the plate cylinder on the respective printing units on the litho printer.
Stage 4: Printing and Inspection
Printing begins, with a keen eye on ink flow rates at the control station. Here, we’re looking at paper stock being added to the printer, the control centre (showing the fifth spot ink and C, M, Y, K inks) and the finishing unit showing stacked printed output.
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Once the ‘front’ print run using front plates is complete, the interim single-sided paper stack is physically ‘flipped’ and offered back to the printer again, once the ‘back’ plates have been loaded.
233 plates and 455,000 sheets of paper were used in this print run of our German language Affinity Photo Workbook. It took 65 hours to print—ESP run sheets through their sheet-fed presses at 18,000 sheets an hour.
Stage 5: Finishing
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When the printing is complete we are left with printed double-sided paper stack ready for finishing. It goes on to be folded, gathered, and PUR bound, with the bound book being consolidated with its cover.
The journey doesn’t end there…
Once we get a delivery date confirmed from the printers, the work starts at Serif HQ to get the book to you.
Maree Moran, who sorts out the ordering and distribution of our Workbooks, ensures that all the cartons and pallets containing the final printed Workbooks will be up labeled correctly. She then lets Adam Frith (our warehouse manager), know of their impending arrival.
As we can only ship to some countries from our warehouse in Nottingham (UK) without incurring too many costs for you guys, we also send some stock to Amazon to both sell and distribute for us. Maree lists the Workbook on Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon US and Amazon CA (Canada), and arranges stock to be sent to the depots for each country. When the stock is shipped to Amazon US and CA, it will then be distributed to smaller depots around those countries to further reduce the customer shipping costs. Maree will also monitor this stock and top it up when needed.
When Adam receives the stock in the warehouse, he splits it further into pallets for Amazon. Depending on the country, he may also need to add another barcode sticker and label up the boxes and cartons as per the requirements of the division of Amazon he is shipping to. Adam also will send out the workbooks individually that are ordered directly from us and sent from our warehouse.
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Adam takes the first delivery of Affinity Photo Workbooks
The final furlong…
All thats left for us now to do is to get the book listed on our own store and get our Affinity Photo Workbook webpage up on affinity.serif.com. We also prepare an email to send to you and some announcements on our social media channels to let you know when the Affinity Photo Workbook is ready to buy. Big thanks go to Ash, Neil, Steven, Rob, Mel, Duncan, Joe and John for this.
And now it’s ready for you to enjoy!
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We really hope you will enjoy reading and working through the Affinity Photo Workbook, we all really enjoyed making it and are very proud of the result.
The Affinity Photo Workbook is now available to buy from the Affinity Store.
Die haben bei denen im Forum geschrieben soll mit dem nächsten Update kommen. Ich hoffe das dauert nicht mehr so lange. Ist schon doof.
Aber der Schattenregler geht noch nicht heul.
We are proud to announce the launch of the official Affinity Photo Workbook, our first ever guide to Affinity Photo on macOS and Windows. Painstakingly put together over many months, the long-awaited Workbook teaches you everything there is to know about Affinity Photo and mastering its powerful tools and capabilities.
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To celebrate the release of this stunning book we are offering a 25% introductory discount for the first week of launch. This means until Thursday, 30 November you can purchase a copy for £27.99 / 32.99€ / $36.99 (+ shipping and handling) exclusively on our Affinity Store.
Beautifully presented in hardback and printed across 488 full colour pages, the Affinity Photo Workbook combines the vast knowledge of our own in-house experts with exciting contributions made by renowned digital artists and photographers from around the world.
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Rather than an A-Z manual, it’s designed to inspire users to create their own unique work in Affinity Photo, by taking inspiration from some amazing projects and advice. And because it focuses on professional skills and techniques, the Affinity Photo Workbook will still be completely relevant even when updated versions of the app become available.
The Affinity Photo Workbook is split into five easy to follow chapters:
Chapter 1: Interface Tour
Helps you get to grips with every tool, persona, option and panel in Affinity Photo. You’ll also learn how to customise your workspace and shortcut keys to maximise productivity.
Chapter 2: Core Skills
Covers all the basic techniques you need to know, including adjustments, layers, masking, developing RAW images and creating super-accurate selections.
Chapter 3: Enthusiast Projects
From the challenges of urban photography to the secrets of HDR, you’ll dive into some high-end techniques with six easy to follow projects.
Chapter 4: Commercial Projects
Focuses on the high-end skills needed for top level fashion retouching, landscape panoramics, print design and food retouching.
Chapter 5: Creative Effects and Techniques
Explores the power of macros, creating custom brushes and working on compositions with 100s of layers. Once you’ve finished this chapter you will be an Affinity Photo expert!
We’ve also included five keyboard shortcut cheats sheets in the back of the book to help boost productivity. They contain shortcuts for both the macOS and Windows version of Affinity Photo and can be torn out and kept aside for easy reference.
The launch offer must end Thursday, 30 November, so don’t miss out. Purchase your copy now for just £27.99 / 32.99€ / $36.99 (+ shipping and handling). Click here to view the list of countries we ship to.
Andrea Christin die RAW Entwicklung ist etwas überarbeitet worden. Ich hab rausgefunden wie man die Objektiv Korrektur Profile von Lightroom in Affinity Photo bekommt.