Tutorial Requests & Suggestions

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2020-04-30 11:16:53

From now on, we plan to start releasing tutorials and user materials more regularly and if anyone has any ideas or suggestions for what you'd like us to cover, feel free to post them here. We'll keep them in mind!
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2020-05-30 00:40:20

I’d love to see a tutorial that covers the differences between the colour balance, levels, and circles adjustments, and how they interact with each other. For example, is colour balance just another way of achieving the same results as levels & curves, advantages of using one over the other, etc.

From the Pixelmator Photo user guide:

“The Curves adjustment is often regarded as a more advanced variation of the Levels adjustment. You can use it to adjust image highlights, shadows, and midtones, boost contrast, improve image colors, or create artistic effects.“

Edit - I’ve put this in the wrong forum, meant to post in Photo
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2020-05-31 11:57:37

I would really like to see a photo stacking tutorial. A method used by astrophotographers to stack many (identical) photos on top of each other to add the layers together and make the night star sky brighter and visible.
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2020-06-01 11:55:35

by Fish 2020-05-30 00:40:20 I’d love to see a tutorial that covers the differences between the colour balance, levels, and circles adjustments, and how they interact with each other. For example, is colour balance just another way of achieving the same results as levels & curves, advantages of using one over the other, etc.

From the Pixelmator Photo user guide:

“The Curves adjustment is often regarded as a more advanced variation of the Levels adjustment. You can use it to adjust image highlights, shadows, and midtones, boost contrast, improve image colors, or create artistic effects.“

Edit - I’ve put this in the wrong forum, meant to post in Photo
Nah, this forum is totally fine! We haven't yet published any tutorials about Pixelmator Photo but we certainly will. And any tutorials related to the color adjustments in Pixelmator Pro would usually be relevant to Pixelmator Photo.
by philwozza I would really like to see a photo stacking tutorial. A method used by astrophotographers to stack many (identical) photos on top of each other to add the layers together and make the night star sky brighter and visible.
We'll see what we can do!
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2020-07-10 13:33:35

I'd be interested in some what of a structured tutorial of doing color adjustments to photos. While I have a general idea of what each slider will do it be I still feel very unsure of what I'm doing and when I've gone overboard with various settings. The tutorial videos are great but they are in what appears to the uninitiated as a random order.
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2020-07-10 13:48:17

by bbech 2020-07-10 10:34:40 I'd be interested in some what of a structured tutorial of doing color adjustments to photos. While I have a general idea of what each slider will do it be I still feel very unsure of what I'm doing and when I've gone overboard with various settings. The tutorial videos are great but they are in what appears to the uninitiated as a random order.
Noted! This text tutorial is a pretty good introduction to the usual photo editing/color adjustment workflow, by the way: https://www.pixelmator.com/tutorials/re ... justments/
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2020-07-28 19:44:22

I'd love a tutorial on preparing a version of a photo for posting on instagram, ideally showing a workflow using PP as standalone and a workflow when using as an extension.

Thanks.
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2020-08-10 12:43:52

As simple as it is, maybe a Quickstart tut on the new shape text feature. How to flip text from in to outside the circle (shape), how to change the size of a circular text tool, how to have lower text fixed from above when typing below a circle, that sort of thing.

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2020-08-21 18:47:48

Yes, and how to move the text to a new location on the circle. All hidden things.
by JARROD 2020-08-10 12:43:52 As simple as it is, maybe a Quickstart tut on the new shape text feature. How to flip text from in to outside the circle (shape), how to change the size of a circular text tool, how to have lower text fixed from above when typing below a circle, that sort of thing.

J
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2021-02-05 15:07:16

Having no "Photoshop" background, I would love to have a basic introduction in working with layers. Especially for photo-editing.
So think of local color adjustments. like dodge and burn (non destructively), working with partial effects, just improving for example sky color, photo stacking (if that is possible). But also something like when working with layers/gradients/ the difference of using black or white to hide/reveal etc.

I understand that this basic knowledge for working layer based, followed some tutorial from Affinity, but then it's again different in Pixelmator.

Loved the time from Aperture, where edits, color adjustments, local adjustments simply worked, without the "hassle" of thinking in a "Layers-concept". Also the concept of DXO and the NIK-collection, Very detailed local adjustments by simply using it where you liked.

P.S.: don't be mis-understand me. I love the things PP can do and the integration with Apple Photo's, just keep breaking my Head for this, to me, "strange concept of using layers".
The integration from the other products with Photo's is so bad that I stopped using them. So please "help"
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2021-02-05 16:01:24



The good news is we're working on a very big (~20-minute long) tutorial about getting started with Pixelmator Pro, which should cover the basics in a, hopefully, very easy-to-understand way. I think you're looking for some more advanced tips and tricks, so it might not deliver everything you're looking for, but it should be good nonetheless.

For photography, we could share some tips and tricks but it would probably be best to wait until we add adjustment layers (which we do plan to do) – once those are available, the workflow will be more flexible.

Also, we have some plans to create a version of Pixelmator Photo for macOS, which would have a much more photography-centric workflow, so that might be something to look out for in the future.
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2021-02-05 17:04:15

Sounds all great news.
Looking forward to it for as well the tutorial as the dedicated Pixelmator Photo.
In the meantime if you have some more tips and tricks or links to external resources that cover some “photographic” issues, I would be very happy. I am pretty convinced that PP has enough possibillities , but just need to “discover” them.

Thanks !
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2021-02-22 17:16:58

by Andrius 2020-04-30 09:16:53 From now on, we plan to start releasing tutorials and user materials more regularly and if anyone has any ideas or suggestions for what you'd like us to cover, feel free to post them here. We'll keep them in mind!


Hola Andrius, maybe it would be interesting to post something about building a panorama from two or three simple photos.

Greetings
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2021-02-25 15:49:12

by Yelmo 2021-02-22 15:16:58

Hola Andrius, maybe it would be interesting to post something about building a panorama from two or three simple photos.

Greetings
Right now, this would probably be quite tricky and possibly not very reliable so it wouldn't make for a great tutorial. Instead, maybe we can look into what we can do about adding a tool that could do this automatically...