In this post, we’ve collated 20 learning articles that will help you find your way around the apps, get to grips with what they have to offer and boost your creative skills in general.
In this beginner’s guide, we cover how to create a new document, Affinity Designer’s Personas, key tools and toolbars, creating artboards, working with layers, applying Adjustment Layers and more!
Here we run through the top five features released in our 1.8 update including massive improvements to Expand Stroke and Boolean operations, the new Document Panel and updated PANTONE© Library.
Artboards can be a little unfamiliar to beginners. In this article, Andy explains artboards in depth so you can make more use of them in your workflows.
Taking advantage of Affinity Designer’s modifier keys allows you to save time, reduce tedious switching between tools and panels, and makes drawing so much easier. Here we highlight a few of our favourites for working faster and smarter in Affinity Designer.
Ivana Marić is a freelance lettering artist and designer, and the talent behind Le Punkt Noir. In this article, she talks us through the process of vectorising lettering in Affinity Designer.
Affinity Photo puts a large amount of image editing power at your fingertips, but it has a few notable differences to other image editing applications. To help you find your way around the app and get to grips with everything it has to offer, check out this handy beginner’s guide.
The 1.8 update of Affinity Photo brought several quality-of-life improvements. We take you through our top five new features including PSD Smart Object import, manual lens corrections and enhanced plugin support.
Tonal adjustments are a brilliant way of improving your images, from subtle corrections that make tones easier on the eye, to more dramatic changes that redefine the image’s look entirely. Here, Product Expert James explains how to choose the right tonal adjustments for your image.
In this article, James covers what ‘stacking’ actually means in terms of image editing and where you can find a great selection of video tutorials that cover stacking in Affinity Photo.
In this article, we cover how to change and preserve colours by masking HSL Adjustments in Affinity Photo. This technique can be used for many different scenarios and it’s so simple to achieve.
Discover the vast range of video tutorials available to help you get up to speed with the newest app in our Affinity family, Affinity Publisher.
The 1.8 update of Affinity Publisher brought a raft of new features designed to power-up your workflow. Here we run through five of our favourites and more, including IDML import, the new Preflight Panel, Smart Master Pages and Document Merge.
Want to keep two words together on one line, type proper mathematical symbols, or cite another document? Here’s how to insert those and other invaluable characters to make pages look more professional.
When you are placing a file or populating a picture frame in Affinity Publisher, you can choose whether to embed the file within your document or link it from its original disk location. In this article, we explore the differences between these two options and when it is best to choose one over the other.
The ability to convert shapes directly into frames makes it easier than ever to produce exciting new ways to showcase your creative content. In this article, we cover two key skills: creating shaped frame designs, and then converting them to text and picture frames in Affinity Publisher.
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This revolutionary feature in Affinity Publisher 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. In this article, we demonstrate how StudioLink works and how it can speed up your workflow with the Affinity suite.
Keyboard shortcuts are one of the main ways you can boost your productivity and build a more fluid way of working. In this article, you’ll be able to download the very latest keyboard shortcuts for Affinity apps to view, print or customise.
We release updates to our software all the time, and what’s more, they’re free for existing customers. In this article, we tell you how to install these updates.
Clipping is a fundamental design technique in Affinity apps. Here we explore the basics of clipping and the different ways it is used in Affinity Designer, Photo and Publisher.
Here we explore how blend modes can be used to creatively alter how colours interact between your project’s layers.
Whether you’ve just started out with a free trial or you’ve been using the Affinity apps for some time, we hope you find these articles useful. There are many more to discover in our Learning category, including tutorials from top artists, designers and photographers who use Affinity, so don’t forget to check them out!