Tune in to the Affinity Creative Sessions: Content Creator Special

Join us on our YouTube channel from Monday, 29 November to Friday, 3 December as five creative professionals from the fields of photography, lettering, graphic design and illustration showcase how to use their brand-new creative content packs now available to purchase in the Affinity Store.

Tune in each day at 4pm GMT to watch as Affinity content creators Fernando Martins Ribeiro, Ian Barnard, Chroma Supply, Paolo Limoncelli and True Grit Texture Supply demonstrate how to achieve remarkable results in Affinity Photo and Designer using their new creative add-ons, which are currently 30% off for Black Friday in the Affinity Store.

The artists will also be available on YouTube’s live chat during their session’s premiere to answer questions. So if you would like to pre-save the videos ready for viewing, you’ll find the full programme lineup and links to the sessions here:

Using the Shadow Overlays pack in Affinity Photo

Premiere: Monday, 29 November 2021, at 4pm GMT

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In this session, advertising photographer Fernando Martins Ribeiro demonstrates how to use his NEW Shadow Overlays pack, available now in the Affinity Store.

Shadow Overlays by Martins Ribeiro is a collection of high-quality overlays and perspective overlays for adding life-like shadows to product photography and branding projects.

To purchase Shadow Overlays by Martins Ribeiro, head over to the Affinity Store, where there is currently 30% off everything for Black Friday.

Using Ian Barnard’s Freestyler Brush Pack in Affinity Designer

Premiere: Tuesday, 30 November 2021, at 4pm GMT

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Working in Affinity Designer’s Pixel Persona, digital lettering artist Ian Barnard demonstrates how to use his Freestyler Brush Pack to combine multiple lettering styles in a single piece with simple illustrations to tie it all together.

Freestyler by Ian Barnard contains a mixture of outline, 3D, flat, monoline, texture and pattern brushes that allow you to create unique and impactful lettering styles with little effort.

To purchase Freestyler by Ian Barnard, head over to the Affinity Store—there is currently 30% off everything for Black Friday.

Using the Vibrant Paint Strokes Bundle in Affinity Photo

Premiere: Wednesday, 1 December 2021, at 4pm GMT

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Join Jim from Chroma Supply as he shows you how to create dynamic, abstract designs in Affinity Photo using their Vibrant Paint Strokes Bundle, which is now available on the Affinity Store.

The Vibrant Paint Strokes Bundle contains 53 PNG files of isolated paint stroke textures, an .afassets file with all 53 paint stroke textures and a set of 53 Affinity stamp brushes which are perfect for adding a burst of colour and energy to your projects.

To purchase the Vibrant Paint Strokes Bundle by Chroma Supply, head over to the Affinity Store, where there is currently 30% off everything for a limited time.

Creating linework using the Caligo toolset in Affinity Photo

Premiere: Thursday, 2 December 2021, at 4pm GMT

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In this session, DAUB Brushes creator Paolo Limoncelli shares some strategies to speed up your sketching and inking workflow using his Caligo toolset, which is new to the Affinity Store.

The Caligo toolset from DAUB Brushes has been crafted to help you achieve the digital look and feel of inking, woodcut, engraving and dry media techniques. The set consists of 68 brushes, which are complemented by 12 high-resolution textures, providing the perfect canvas for your work. As a bonus, 12 monochrome patterns and a powerful set of macros are also included.

To purchase the Caligo toolset from DAUB Brushes, head over to the Affinity Store, where there is currently 30% off everything for Black Friday.

How to use the Distress Press kit in Affinity Photo

Premiere: Friday, 3 December 2021, at 4pm GMT

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Learn how to give your illustration and typography projects a tactile analog aesthetic in Affinity Photo with True Grit Texture Supply creative director and illustrator Andrew Fairclough.

Distressed Press by True Grit Texture Supply features a customisable roughening template plus an incredible selection of pro-quality texture brushes to give you the power to create bespoke distressing and texture treatments for your artwork.

To purchase Distressed Press by True Grit Texture Supply, head over to the Affinity Store—there is currently 30% off this pack and everything else in the store for a limited time.


Don’t miss the Affinity Black Friday Event!

We know our software represents amazing value even at full price, but this Black Friday we’re giving you the chance to pick up any of our award-winning apps (and everything else in the store!) for 30% off.

To view the Affinity Black Friday Event, head over to the Affinity Store.

Missed our previous Creative Sessions?

If you’d like to see any of our past sessions or watch your favourites ones again, you can view the whole Creative Sessions playlist, which contains more than 50 inspirational videos here on the official Affinity YouTube channel.


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As editor of Affinity Spotlight Melanie oversees the stories, interviews and tutorials published on the site. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, reading crime thrillers, Pilates and dabbling in a spot of oil painting. Get in touch with Melanie if you would like to contribute or be featured on Affinity Spotlight.