60 Second Tip: How to Recover a Selection From a Mask

Here’s a quick tip: If you do a selection, then create a mask (either directly or through an adjustment or filter layer), then it is quite easy to recover the selection (marching ants) from the mask. For related videos, see here: http://changingminds.org/disciplines/photography/affinity_photo/youtube_videos/651_60s_recover_selection_mask.htm#see…

Free Macros: Instagram Filter Curves

Instagram filters change the look of an image by adjusting colours and sometimes adding vignettes or other overlays. Here are emulations of these, done with Curves. They may not be perfect, but they allow you to play with the Curves and create…

G’MIC: An Amazing, Free Plugin

G’MIC is a free plugin that you can easily download and install which offers in the region of 500 different effects, many of them quite amazing. Here’s how to set it up and use it. Free, of course. (and thanks to viewer…

Capturing a Plugin Filter Effect

Sometimes you may want to copy an effect created by an external filter or plugin and then be able to adjust the effect. Here’s a way to do this, provided the filter is based on a simple colour conversion based on luminosity…

Powerful Colour Control with the Average Blend Mode

Here’s a super-simple method of making colours lighter or darker, while retaining blacks and whites, with a very neat trick based around the Average blend mode. The result is always a very pleasing image. For related videos, see here: http://changingminds.org/disciplines/photography/affinity_photo/youtube_videos/646_colour_control_average_blend.htm#see There are…