Affinity Designer 1.8 Beginner's Essential Course | Dawid Tuminski | Skillshare

Affinity Designer 1.8 Beginner's Essential Course

Dawid Tuminski, www.dawidtuminski.com

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38 Lessons (2h 31m)
    • 1. Promo video

      1:16
    • 2. 1What is Affinity Designer

      3:11
    • 3. 2Let’s take a look around and explore the interface

      8:23
    • 4. 3How to create new documents

      3:11
    • 5. 4How to manage already created documents

      3:26
    • 6. 5How to view your documents

      5:24
    • 7. 6How to use the view modes

      3:33
    • 8. 7What are artboards

      2:24
    • 9. 8What are artboards

      5:24
    • 10. 9What are artboards

      3:31
    • 11. 10How to export the artboards

      2:57
    • 12. 11The Drawing Shapes Tools

      6:53
    • 13. 12How to use shape presets

      3:35
    • 14. 13How to use the Pen tool

      5:42
    • 15. 14How to use brushes in Affinity Designer

      3:59
    • 16. 15How To Add Gradients Using the Fill Tool

      3:24
    • 17. 16How to use symbols

      4:00
    • 18. 17How to use the drawing modes to simulate masking

      3:56
    • 19. 18How to use the Corner tool

      3:59
    • 20. 19How to use the Point Transform tool

      7:03
    • 21. 20How to add multiple strokes and fills

      5:46
    • 22. 21How to Use the Vector Crop tool

      2:24
    • 23. 22How to rotate, reflect move and resize objects

      4:25
    • 24. 23How to align and distribute objects

      3:51
    • 25. 24How to create complex shapes from simple object

      4:55
    • 26. 25How to create artistic text

      4:19
    • 27. 26How to create paragraphs

      3:34
    • 28. 27How to create text on a path

      4:07
    • 29. 28How to add guides and column guides

      4:11
    • 30. 29Working with layers and the Layers panel

      3:28
    • 31. 30Layer clipping and masking

      3:58
    • 32. 31How to use the Stroke panel

      2:36
    • 33. 32How to use the Effects panel

      3:37
    • 34. 33How to use the History panel

      3:24
    • 35. 34Saving and printing your artwork

      3:38
    • 36. 35Saving by exporting

      3:34
    • 37. 36Using the Export Persona

      3:30
    • 38. Summary

      0:53
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About This Class

If you’ve been looking for a cheaper and yet super powerful alternative to Adobe’s products, now you’ve found it.   

This course is all about you learning how to use Affinity Designer in its latest, 1.8 version.   

It’s a beginner’s comprehensive guide that will allow you to independently use all the tools and effects to create any design you wish.

And Designer now comes with A LOT of new features and improvements, covered in this course. Such as:

  • Multiple fills and strokes

  • Pen tool with rubber band mode for easier curves creation

  • Shape tools with custom presets

  • and hundreds of little tweaks and improvements!

This update is all about new features and tools, but also hundreds of little tweaks and enhancements that make using this software so much better.

And this course is all about getting you from the zero up to the superhero level.

That means you will learn all the basics that you need to get started, but also discover more advanced features of the software.

The true goal of this course is to give you all the knowledge you need to, ultimately, use Affinity Designer independently.

And if you've been holding out on picking up Designer, for whatever reason, now is the time to join the Affinity revolution.

Version 1.8 is a huge step forward in the development of the software that makes using Designer the best decision ever.

Here’s just a fraction of goodies you will find inside:

  • How to create new documents, templates and artboards

  • How to create, customize and transform your artwork, using new shape presets, Pen tool and Point Transform tool

  • How to work with text, including text on a path

  • How to use the most important panels, like the Layers, Stroke or History

  • Plus all the supporting files used throughout the course

Basically, all the things you will need to take your own designs from drawing the very first node to the last click on the Export button.

And don't forget that I am here for you - if you have a question regarding the course, ask away and I will gladly answer it.

Hope to see you inside!

Dawid