First blurp - Feb 12 2018 22:44. The Adobeless era is nearing. Bought Affinity Photo today. It also means the end of my previously favorite bitmap editing tool Corel PhotoPain(t). The latter kept crashing while attempting to export png-files. Adobe is in the process of committing suicide with its subscription model; it may give them short term profit increase, because there were no properly working alternatives, but Serif is changing that rapidly. Affinity Photo and Designer work exceptionally well and Affinity Publisher is on its way. I am not sure if it is Serif's plan to create a web design program, but that would take away any reason to stay with Adobe.
Blurp Feb 13 2018 01:01. Click on the image to see how I build portraits from scratch. I tested a trial of Affinity Photo and after fiddling around with it for a brief period of time, I decided to buy it. I'm increasingly becoming convinced that all I could do in Corel PhotoPain(t) I can do in Affinity Photo as well. Some things even better. Affinity is strong in doing non-destructive editing, which is a safe road for artists, since the original remains in tact. Once they're done developing their Publisher there will be no reason to apply for a mortgage for the right to work with the Adobe suit anymore. With Affinity you get a license and don't have to pay over and again to use a program. I've also seen many have trouble when renewing their subscription, which is history when buying Affinity products. Also the involuntarily sending artwork to the Adobe cloud is not necessary. Time for many to make a sensible switch.
Blurp Feb 13 2018 23:18. Every day I discover new options in Affinity Photo that I never encountered in any other program. They speed up work significantly while improving figurative realistic art. Serif must have consulted (and probably still is) advanced graphic artists. Unlike competitors that currently dominate the market (but not for long anymore I suspect) the Affinity programmers don't have to deal with legacy code, which results in a swiftly working program that is both compact and offers artists a lot of (unmatched) tools. As is common in life the older generations must make place for newer ones that have new possibilities and are more efficient. Affinity Photo is a real joy to work with. Its price - 54 Euro - is stunningly low, which is an aspect that will make the program soar past its competitors pretty soon.
Blurp Feb 17 2018 03:58. I used to do a lot of airbrushing in the past, but found it increasingly frustrating that none of the paint manufacturers has been able to produce a decent white paint that doesn't appear blue hued instead of white. It's very annoying and ruins a painting instantly and lastingly. It's why I switched to creating digital art. I always draw portraits from scratch, because there's often something I dislike in photos and I aim to bring forward the essence of a portait's subject according to my own perception. This leads to changing details, such as the direction in which the eyes are looking and almost always a change of the reflections in the eyes to make glaces more vivid. I also apply filters to the reference photo before starting to work on the portrait in order to bring out details that are hidden that I may use in the portait. And I collect as many photos as possible to obtain a better understanding of a face.
Blurp Feb 18 2018 02:37. This night I ran into Danny Gatton on Youtube, One of the greatest scarcely known guitar players. My jaw dropped to the floor when first hearing this bloke play. Can't see Clapton (or any other golden boy of the industry) do what he does. Check this out for instance. Or this. He also plays with a bottle of beer and a towel. Unfortunately Danny Gatton moved to less bonkers venues.