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Affinity Designer Tutorial Basics

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  • Affinity Designer Tutorial: Hop on or off and learn about graphic design software.
  • Introduction: Find your way around the interface quickly and know important default settings.
  • Colors: How to create swatches and work with areas, outlines and gradients.
  • Layers: Everything you need to know about the layer principle, blending modes, effects and masks.
  • Tools: This is how it works - functionality and use of pen, vector brush and Co.
  • Adjustment Levels and Pixel Persona: How to Use the Features to Enhance Your Graphic Designs.
  • Point by point: Basics of Affinity Designer in just under 7 hours by Marco Kolditz

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 1.1 | What is Affinity Designer?

In this video, trainer Marco Kolditz explains what kind of program Affinity Designer is and how it differs from Affinity Photo, for example.

4 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 1.2 | Preferences

Before working with Affinity Designer, trainer Marco Kolditz recommends important and useful default settings in this video, which make working with the program more convenient.

23 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 1.3 | user interface

Get to know the user interface of Affinity Designer in this video and let trainer Marco Kolditz explain to you how you can redesign the work surface according to your individual needs.

17 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 1.4 | Personas

Affinity Designer offers different work surfaces for different work purposes. Get to know the exact differences between the individual "personas" of Affinity Designer in this video.

8 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 1.5 | Set up the document

Affinity Designer is particularly suitable for creating and designing documents such as flyers, business cards, posters and more. Therefore, it is important to know how to target a new ...

8 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 1.6 | Open files

In order to be able to work with an existing document or to place images within a document, you should of course know how to store different files in different ...

16 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 1.7 | Set up artboards

In Affinity Designer, artboards make it easier to work with multiple documents within one document. In this video you will learn how to set up artboards and adapt them according to your wishes.

13 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 1.8 | Grid and guidelines

In this video, video trainer Marco Kolditz explains how grids and guidelines support you in your work in Affinity Designer and how you can set them up in a meaningful and targeted manner.

12 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 1.9 | Navigate through a document

If you are designing a complex document with Affinity Designer, it is important to know how to navigate quickly and effectively through an open document. In this video, trainer Marco Kolditz reveals some ...

9 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 1.10 | Save or export the document

After successfully setting up or completing a document, it is of course advisable to save the respective document or export it in various file formats. In this video you will learn how ...

15 minutes.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 2.1 | RGB vs. CMYK

Affinity Designer allows you to work with different color formats. In this video you will learn the difference between the popular RGB and CMYK color formats and in which cases you ...

8 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 2.2 | Colors and swatches

Working with colors in Affinity Designer is fundamentally important for the design of illustrations, shapes and documents in general. In this video you will learn how to mix, select, and save colors in a targeted manner ...

14 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 2.3 | Surfaces, contours and gradients

Affinity Designer enables you to work with surfaces, contours and gradients and to adapt them individually according to your needs. In this video you will learn how you can create surfaces, contours and ...

16 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 3.1 | What are levels?

As in Affinity Photo, working with layers is of fundamental importance in Affinity Designer and forms the basis for orderly and structured work. In this video, video trainer Marco Kolditz explains ...

5 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 3.2 | Organize levels

In this video, video trainer Marco Kolditz explains how you can create different types of layers in Affinity Designer, use them sensibly, name them and structure them properly.

18 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 3.3 | Layer blending modes

Layers can not only be moved and thus changed in their order, they can also be mixed with one another. Find out in this video what "Layer Blending Modes" are and how you can use them ...

15 minutes.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 3.4 | Layer masks

With the help of layer masks you can hide unwanted areas of a layer and show desired parts. In this video, video trainer Marco Kolditz explains various options for using Affinity ...

10 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 3.5 | Layer effects

Layer effects allow you to apply different effects to layers. Learn in this video which effects are available in Affinity Designer and how you can use them sensibly.

14 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 4.1 | Move tool

Contrary to its name, the move tool is not only suitable for moving objects in Affinity Designer. Find out from video trainer Marco Kolditz which functions this helpful tool still offers.

11 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 4.2 | Artboard tool

With the help of the Artboard tool, you can create additional documents or so-called "Artboards" within an open document. In this video, learn how to use this tool to create artboards ...

4 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 4.3 | Pen and Knot Tool

Affinity Designer is a program that is particularly suitable for working with vector-based objects and paths. You can use the pen and knot tools to create paths ...

13 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 4.4 | Corner tool

The corner tool is a very useful and powerful tool from Affinity Designer for adjusting and rounding corners of vector-based objects. In this video you learn how to deal with this ...

4 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 4.5 | Pencil tool and vector brush

With the help of the pencil tool and the vector brush you create freehand paths in Affinity Designer. In this video you will learn how to use these two tools.

12 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 4.6 | Fill and transparency tools

Objects can be filled with colors, gradients and images in different ways in Affinity Designer. In this video you will learn how to use the Fill and Transparency tools to edit ...

9 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 4.7 | Vector crop tool

Individual layers can not only be cut with the help of layer masks - the vector cutting tool can also be used to do this intuitively, quickly and in a targeted manner. In this video you will learn how to deal with ...

4 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 4.8 | Mold tools

Affinity Designer offers a variety of ready-made shape tools with which you can very quickly create vector objects such as rectangles, circles, stars, speech bubbles, hearts and diagrams. Learn some ...

10 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 4.9 | Graphic text and frame text tool

Affinity Designer offers very powerful tools for placing texts - be it single words or extensive body text within a frame text. Learn how to use the ...

14 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 5.1 | Tonal correction

With the help of the adjustment level "tonal value correction" an image or an entire document can be adjusted in a targeted and convincing manner. Learn how to deal with this level of adjustment in this video.

8 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 5.2 | HSL and luminosity

With the help of the adjustment levels “HSL” and “Luminosity”, the saturation of photos or vector-based objects can be adjusted intuitively. Learn how to deal with these two levels of customization in this video ...

3 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 5.3 | Recolor and lens filters

With the help of the two adjustment levels “Recolor” and “Lens filter”, the color impression of photos or vector-based objects can be changed very quickly. In this way, you can be creative with ...

4 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 5.4 | Black-and-white

With the help of a black and white adjustment layer, colored photos or objects can be converted into black and white variants. This adjustment level allows a targeted and completely ...

6 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 5.5 | Shadow lights

Sometimes embedded images in documents appear too dark or too light, sometimes details in the shadows and lights are no longer easy to recognize - learn in this video how to make details too dark or too ...

4 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 5.6 | Gradation curves

Similar to a tonal value correction, the contrast of photos or vector-based objects can be influenced with the help of gradation curves. The gradation curve adjustment level offers the ...

8 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 5.7 | Gradient mapping

With the help of a gradient conversion adjustment layer, an image can be colored specifically and individually with selected colors. Learn how to use a gradient mapping in this video.

4 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 5.8 | Selective color correction

With the help of a selective color correction you can influence the colors of a document or an embedded photo in a targeted manner and in this way achieve different color impressions.

4 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial Basics: 5.9 | Color balance

With the help of a color balance adjustment layer, you can specifically color shadow, mid-tone and highlight areas of photos or entire documents, thereby creating new color looks.

4 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 6.1 | Selection tools

With the help of various selection tools from Affinity Designer, you mark specific areas of a pixel-based level and can manipulate these areas or, for example, raise them to a separate level. Learn in ...

8 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 6.2 | Pixel tool

With the help of the Pixel Persona from Affinity Designer, you create specific pixel-based graphics - pixel by pixel. Learn in this video how to prepare a document for working with the ...

6 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 6.3 | Paint Brush Tool

With the help of the pixel-based paintbrush tool, you paint on pixel levels with various brushes available in Affinity Designer. Learn how to use the Pixel Persona's paintbrush in this video ...

7 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 6.4 | Dodge and post exposure tools

Sometimes it happens that a photo embedded in an Affinity Designer document does not appear too rich in contrast and not very three-dimensional in its highlights and shadows. With the help of the dodging and ...

7 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 6.5 | Blur tool

Affinity Designer's Pixel Persona blur tool allows you to "blur" or "smear" pixels in a photo. In this way you achieve a picturesque look ...

4 min.

Affinity Designer Tutorial - Basics: 6.6 | Blur and Sharpen Tool

After you have created a document in Affinity Designer and decorated it with numerous photos, you may notice that some images look too blurry in important areas. With the help of ...

4 min.

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