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    Just a suggestion: I did some anaglyph 3D images where I had to create depth maps manually from a single photo. A great tool for doing this was Affinity Photo (cheap and one-time payment). It's got superior gradient tools (which is easily interactively editable) compared to Photoshop and that's what made it so much easier to do. I tried Topaz Lens Effects but it was better (in this case) for me to do it in Affinity Photo. It has replaced Photoshop for me

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    Last edited by Bitboy; 12-28-2018 at 02:09 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitboy View Post
    Just a suggestion: I did some anaglyph 3D images where I had to create depth maps manually from a single photo. A great tool for doing this was Affinity Photo (cheap and one-time payment). It's got superior gradient tools (which is easily interactively editable) compared to Photoshop and that's what made it so much easier to do. I tried Topaz Lens Effects but it was better (in this case) for me to do it in Affinity Photo. It has replaced Photoshop for me
    This is the second time Affinity has been mentioned. Looking at it again, it seems nice. And cheap! Way cheaper than PS. I may need a late xmas present to myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sadkkf View Post
    This is the second time Affinity has been mentioned. Looking at it again, it seems nice. And cheap! Way cheaper than PS. I may need a late xmas present to myself.
    Ya, for the price it's worth picking up & tossing into the toolbag. I got it a month or so ago as I came across an issue with PS and OpenEXR's. I've not had any real issues using Illustrator otherwise I'd have picked up Designer too.
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    I've been really happy with Affinity Photo and Designer. Trying out their new Publisher beta and it looks good. Shocker was that editing a PDF in there is way easier than doing it in Acrobat DC. So that might end up in the toolbag too Simply couldn't afford Adobe CC anymore. It's well worth the one time payment and they have loads of tutorials for each program. And a new update of Photo and Designer is right around the corner with new features.
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