Learn how to use Affinity Publisher, fast

We’ve published a raft of video tutorials to help you get up to speed with the ​newest app in our Affinity family.

As our hotly-anticipated desktop publishing app, Affinity Publisher, exits the beta stage and is released for the first time, we’ve published over 45 video tutorials to help you get stuck in!

Each video tutorial has subtitles available for German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Japanese which means everyone can learn how to use Affinity Publisher in no time.

Available in the Learn section of affinity.serif.com, the Affinity Publisher section is split into the following 6 categories:

  1. Basic Operations
  2. Page Layout
  3. Text Tools
  4. Typography
  5. Advanced
  6. StudioLink - interworking with Designer and Photo
  7. Publishing and Sharing

Let’s look at each section in turn and dip into the new tutorial videos…

Learn about basic operations

In the Basic Operations section, you will learn all the basics you need to know about Affinity Publisher. A great place to start is the UI overview:

Other videos in this section include:

Get knowledgeable about page layout

The Page Layout section demystifies the page layout features of the app. In the video below, Andy explains the many features of Master Pages in Affinity Publisher.

You can also learn about how to use Shape Tools, Assets, Pinning, Linking and embedding, Placing content, Picture frame tools, Baseline grids, Rulers, ruler guides and column guides , Page numbers, Sections and Pages in this category.

Become a master of text tools

We’ve also got a section for Text Tools, where you will learn the skills you need to create and manipulate text in Affinity Publisher. One of the most important text tools you will need to learn to get to grips with is the Frame Text Tool.

Other videos in this section include:

Make your designs stand out by learning typography features

In the Typography section, you can learn how to use the typography tools which will give your text another level of polish. Check out our video Characters: Advanced typography for a taster of this category.

Other videos in this section include:

Learn about the advanced features of Affinity Publisher

In the Advanced category, you will learn how to get to grips with Affinity Publisher features such as Indexing, Table of contents and hyperlinks. Get started with these advanced features by watching our tutorial about Tables below:

StudioLink is a revolutionary feature of Affinity Publisher that allows you to instantly switch to the advanced photo editing features of Affinity Photo and precise vector tools of Affinity Designer without ever leaving the app. We have some video tutorials to show you how this could work for your workflow—dip your toe in by watching our video about how to apply creative live filters in the Photo Persona…

Other videos in this section include:

Export like a pro

The Publishing and Sharing section is where you get the lowdown on how to get your work exported for professional end use. Watch our video on how to publish a PDF for pro print:

In this category you can also learn about PDF publishing for web, Desktop printing and the Spot PANTONE colours.


These video tutorials all now available from the Welcome screen in Affinity Publisher itself and in our Affinity Publisher learning page on affinity.serif.com. We are adding to our video tutorials all the time so stay tuned!