Reveal shadow detail
Demonstrates how to enhance landscapes with Serif’s Affinity photo
Use Serif Affinity Photo to boost contrast in Raw images
Sometimes a scene might seem disappointing, only to reveal hidden delights in post. I headed to this beach in South Wales with high hopes, only to be met with flat light, grey skies and relentless drizzle. I didn’t hold out much hope for the Raws after viewing them on the back of the camera. But after opening them into Affinity Photo, I realized I may be wrong.
This is often the case with Raw files – they hold more detail than you think. The trick is knowing how to tease out the details. Affinity Photo offers all the tools we need to perform some much needed edits. We can enhance tones, convert to mono and apply sharpening. There’s also powerful Overlay Paint and Gradient tools to carry out selective adjustments.
The Raw editor in Affinity Photo is called the Develop Persona. When we open a Raw file it switches to this, but if you want to edit a JPEG, or any pixel layer in your document, you’re also able to open the Develop Persona and use the Raw tools within. Here’s how they work…