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Get inspired with 31 creative video sessions for Affinity

If you missed our Lockdown 2020: Affinity Creative Sessions, all 31 sessions are available to watch on our YouTube channel.

Every day in May 2020, we premiered a creative session from a creative professional which demonstrated their Affinity workflow. Artists from all over the world took part, and these sessions are full of inspiration as well as handy tips and tricks. Plus, for many of the sessions, the creatives also provided some fabulous free content to help you follow along and try out their techniques.

In this article, we feature a taster of the video content available to view. You can watch the full playlist over on our YouTube channel.

An overview of the Affinity Suite

We kicked off our Lockdown creative sessions with this very useful overview of the Affinity Suite, hosted by our Managing Director Ash Hewson. If you ever wondered why our game-changing StudioLink, found in Affinity Publisher, was useful for a workflow that encompasses vector design, photo editing and layout design, then this one is definitely worth a watch…

An overview of the Affinity suite with Ash Hewson

Get inspiration for your Affinity Designer projects

A swathe of sessions are available featuring design and illustration heavyweights and pro-users of Affinity Designer, such as Christi du Toit, Pierre Kleinhouse, Isabel Aracama, Bob Byrne, Tiago Galo, David Sossella, Jesse Showalter and our very own product expert Matt Searston. These sessions cover a huge range of topics including how to design an interface for a podcast app, illustrating from a reference image, creating artwork for a two-colour screenprint, and more.

You can view all the Lockdown sessions that covered Affinity Designer in this playlist.

For a taster of what’s in-store—watch sports illustrator Chris Rathbone in action as he shows you how to create a dynamic car illustration with a specific focus on motion, speed and energy.

Speed and motion: illustrating a car in Affinity Designer with Chris Rathbone

Watch on-the-go workflows for Affinity Designer for iPad

Join a hand-picked group of highly talented illustrators and designers including award-winning illustrative designer Steve Simpson, professional illustrator and muralist Monez and freelance illustrator and lettering designer Tobias Hall as they walk you through their real-world creative workflows in Affinity Designer for iPad.

You can view all the Lockdown sessions that covered Affinity Designer for iPad in this playlist.

For an idea of what’s in-store, check out Isabel Sousa’s process for creating a moody isometric illustration using Affinity Designer for iPad.

Moody isometric illustration in Affinity Designer for iPad with Isabel Sousa

Discover new ways to edit in Affinity Photo

Learn professional techniques, tips and tricks for image compositing, editing and retouching in Affinity Photo from a raft of renowned photographers and digital artists from around the world, including headshot and portrait expert Ivan Weiss, landscape photographer Matt Donovan, conceptual photographer Elena Paraskeva, product photographer Fernando Martins Ribeiro, Affinity aficionados Affinity Revolution, commercial photographer Joseph Cristina and our very own product expert James Ritson.

You can view all the Lockdown sessions that covered Affinity Photo in this playlist.

For a flavour of the tutorials on offer, check out this sci-fi inspired session from professional designer and artist Olivio Sarikas.

How to sci-fi like a Pro in Affinity Photo with Olivio Sarikas

Learn valuable workflow tips for Affinity Photo for iPad

Learn valuable editing and workflow tips from pro-users of Affinity Photo for iPad, including fine art photographer and smartphone photography guru, Jo Bradford, visual artist Manuel Camino and UI/UX designer Paolo Limoncelli.

You can view all the Lockdown sessions that covered Affinity Photo for iPad in this playlist.

For a taster of what’s in-store, watch professional photographer Drue Photo in action as he guides you through his workflow for retouching a portrait image.

How to perfect a portrait in Affinity Photo with Drue Photo

Get inspiration for your next Affinity Publisher project

Join esteemed professionals from the world of publishing as they offer valuable tips and time-saving tricks for setting up a brochure, a brand manual and a real-world magazine in Affinity Publisher. Session contributors include designer and premium template creator Julien L’Hermet, aka ID Vision, premium layout template creator David Hussner, aka EgoType and our new in-house product expert Emily Goater.

You can view all the Lockdown sessions that covered Affinity Publisher in this playlist.

If you’re looking to move your workflow from InDesign to Affinity Publisher and have questions such as: Which document features are supported? How can I get the cleanest possible conversion? And what happens if I don’t have access to InDesign? Mike Rankin—Editor-in-Chief of CreativePro, InDesignSecrets and InDesign Magazine—explores these questions and more in his creative session to help you make a smooth transition from InDesign to Publisher. Check it out…

Moving from InDesign to Affinity Publisher with Mike Rankin

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