Affinity Publisher - A Beginner's Jumpstart Guide | Dawid Tuminski | Skillshare

Playback Speed


  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x

Affinity Publisher - A Beginner's Jumpstart Guide

teacher avatar Dawid Tuminski

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Watch this class and thousands more

Get unlimited access to every class
Taught by industry leaders & working professionals
Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

17 Lessons (1h 20m)
    • 1. Introduction to the Course

      3:03
    • 2. How to Use the Menus, Panels, Tools and Toolbar

      5:28
    • 3. How to Create New Documents

      5:30
    • 4. How to Manage Your Documents

      5:04
    • 5. The Difference Between Pages and Spreads

      2:18
    • 6. How to Add and Edit Pages

      2:18
    • 7. Adding Artistic and Frame Text

      5:20
    • 8. The Character and Paragraph Panels

      5:15
    • 9. Creating Text Styles

      3:23
    • 10. Text on a Path

      9:51
    • 11. How to Place Documents and Images

      1:45
    • 12. Using Picture Frames

      3:04
    • 13. Managing Resources

      2:25
    • 14. Printing and Exporting Documents

      2:05
    • 15. Exporting Files

      4:06
    • 16. Using the Prefilght Panel

      2:32
    • 17. How to Create a Poster in Affinity Publisher

      16:37
  • --
  • Beginner level
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced level
  • All levels

Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.

98

Students

--

Projects

About This Class

Affinity Publisher gives you all the tools you need to easily mix your images, graphics and text to create beautiful layouts.

It will allow you to create ready to print books, magazines or brochures, but also social media templates, website mock-ups and so much more.

Publisher lets you control virtually any aspect of your projects. You can:

  • create advanced layouts – with live master pages, advanced text and image frames and custom tables
  • use flexible text tools – like text styles, text on a path, artistic text and more
  • manage graphic assets – link and embed images, icons or vector files, place files like PSD’s, AI’s, PDF’s, TIFF’s etc.
  • collect resources – gather all assets that you used in the project and organize them in one, easily exportable folder

These are just some of the Publisher’s features that will allow you to create fantastic, ready to publish layouts. And you will learn all about them from this book.

First, you will learn how to use Publisher’s interface:

  • how to use the toolbar and the context toolbar
  • what’s a Studio and how to customize it
  • the best practices when using the program’s interface

To get started you will discover how to work with documents:

  • how to create and setup new documents
  • how to use document templates

Next, we will start working with pages. You will learn

  • how to add and edit pages and how to organize them
  • how to set up spreads
  • and how to work with master pages

In any desktop publishing program working with text plays a major role. That’s why you will learn how to add and manage text in Publisher:

  • how to add and manage artistic and frame text
  • how to use the most important text panels: the Character and Paragraph panels
  • how to create text styles for faster text design manipulations
  • how to add text on custom paths and inside shapes

Vast majority of your print project will include some kind of external assets, like documents, graphics and images. That’s why next you will learn:

  • how to place documents and images
  • how to crop the images using picture frames
  • and how to manage all of your resources gathered within one document

Lastly we will take a look at

  • how to export and save your documents
  • and how to check them before exporting, using the Preflight feature

By the end of this class you should be able to start working with Affinity Publisher independently.

Meet Your Teacher

Designer, coder and educational entrepreneur.
Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator whose courses were listed in the Udemy's TOP 10 best reviewed courses.

Creating online courses on design tools like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, logo design, web design, graphic design freelancing, online teaching and digital marketing .

Teaching +30k students in 160 countries worldwide.

Loves the freedom of creating courses and prides in his teaching method, which is straight to the point and with a smile.

His motto: Boring instructors are worse than boring topics!

His students value his courses for their conciseness, professionalism and actionable tips and techniques they can apply in their day-to-day design tasks and online education businesses.

See full profile

Class Ratings

Expectations Met?
    Exceeded!
  • 0%
  • Yes
  • 0%
  • Somewhat
  • 0%
  • Not really
  • 0%
Reviews Archive

In October 2018, we updated our review system to improve the way we collect feedback. Below are the reviews written before that update.

Why Join Skillshare?

Take award-winning Skillshare Original Classes

Each class has short lessons, hands-on projects

Your membership supports Skillshare teachers

Learn From Anywhere

Take classes on the go with the Skillshare app. Stream or download to watch on the plane, the subway, or wherever you learn best.

Transcripts

1. Introduction to the Course: Affinity Publisher gives you all the tools that you need to easily mix your images, graphics, and text to create beautiful layouts. It will allow you to create ready to print books, magazines, or brochures, but also social media templates when a website mockups and so much more. So publisher lets you control virtually any aspect of your projects. So for instance, you can create advanced layouts with the live master pages, advanced text and image frames, and even custom tables. You can use flexible tools like textiles, text on a path or Artistic Text, and so much more, you can manage graphic assets. You can link and embed images and icons or a vector files in place, files like PDFs and PSDs. Ai is tiffs, et cetera. You can also collect resources. So we can gather all assets that you need in the project and organize them in one easily exportable folder. These are just some of the publishers features that will allow you to create fantastic, ready to publish layouts. And you'll learn all about them from this course. So first, you will learn how to use publishers interface, how to use the tool bar and the context toolbar, Watson Studio, and how to customize it and the best practices when using the program's interface. And to get started, you'll discover how to work with documents, how to create and set up new documents, and also how to use document templates. Next, we will start working with pages. So you'll learn how to add and edit pages and how to organize them, how to set up spreads, and how to work with master pages. So in any desktop publishing program, working with taxed plays a major role. So that's why you'll learn how to add and manage text in Publisher. So how to add and manage artistic and frame text? How to use the most important text panels, like the character and the paragraph panels. How to create textiles for even faster texts design manipulations. And how did add text on a custom paths and inside shapes? Not vast majority of your print projects will include some kind of external assets like other documents, graphics, images, icons. That's why next you'll learn how to place documents and images. How to crop the images using picture frames, and how to manage all the resources gathered within one document. And lastly, we will take a look at how to export and save your documents and also how to check them before exporting using the preflight feature. So by the end of this course, you should be able to start working with Affinity Publisher independently. So let's first take a look at publishers interface and learn how to use it in the most effective way. 2. How to Use the Menus, Panels, Tools and Toolbar: Affinity publishers interface is divided into logically laid out sections. As in the case of basically any piece of software out there. On top, you'll find the menu bar. It holds all the commands appropriate to the active persona. So publisher, photo, or designer. So first in the File menu, you will find the commands that will let you create, save, or print your documents, but also import external assets. The Edit menu lets you can't copy and paste various design elements. The document menu lets you control your pages, but also access the fund manager and the resources manager. Next we got the text menu that will allow you to control the text you'll add to your document. Using the commands from the table menu. You'll be able to control the tables at it with the table tool. The Layer menu holds all the commands that allow you to manage the layers, but also arrange and stack single objects. And of course you can perform selection operations using the select menu. And the view menu is not only to change how you can view your document, but from here, you can also control the guides and grids and all the panels available in Publisher. From the window menu, you can not only choose from your active documents, but also change the way they are being displayed within that document window. And lastly, from the help menu, you can view the official Help Topics or check your affinity account. Beneath the menu bar, you will find the toolbar and the context toolbar. So the first one changes depending on the active persona. And here you'll find that the most commonly used commands and tools that are customizable. And the second one, the context toolbar, changes based on the active tool. And this tool bar cannot be customized. So you can change the way that toolbar tools are being presented simply by right-clicking on it and choosing one of the available options. So for instance, if you want to see the icons with the text, you can choose that. You can also choose only the icons or you can hide the toolbar. But you can also customize the tool's by choosing the customize toolbar option. And this will open up a new window with all the available tools. So in order to add tools, simply drag them out onto the toolbar. And if you want to remove them, simply drag them back to the customize toolbar window. And if something goes horribly wrong, you can always suggest to bring the original tool setup, you just have to drag the default set on to the toolbar. And on the left you'll find the tools panel in here. Sit all the tools available in the program. Some of them have a little arrow in the bottom right corner. And that means that there are some additional tools hidden beneath. And you can reveal them by clicking and holding on the appropriate icon. The tools panel is also customizable. So to add or remove tools from it, you just need to go to the View and then customize tools menu command. And this will open up a new window with all the tools that you can drag to the panel. And also at the bottom, you can change the number of columns in which the tools are being displayed. In the very heart of publishers interface lies the document window and hear all of your designs content will be displayed. The top, you'll see your documents name. There are a few interesting tricks you might use when working with your document. So for instance, hold down the Control key and scroll with the mouse button to zoom in or out. And normally, when you scroll up or down with the mouse key, you will move the document up or down. However, when you press and hold on the Shift key while scrolling, you will move the document sideways. And also, if you want to rotate your document, press and hold down the Alt key while scrolling. And in the shift key and the control key, we'll modify this transformation. In Affinity Publisher, all your panels that you will find on the right are called a studio. And the panelists that you will see here will be different for each persona. And of course you can remove and add them as you see fit. And you will find a list of all the available panels once you go to the View menu and then studio. So to wrap things up, publishers interface is a logically laid out into separate sections. Most of the times you'll be using the tools, toolbars, and selected pounds from the studio. Once you get yourself familiar with them, working with your projects will become much faster and definitely more efficient. 3. How to Create New Documents: Everything that you design or compose in publisher will be stored in your documents. So creating or opening for that matter, a new document will always be your first step in the design process. So to create a new document, you can choose the file new command, or simply use the Control plus M keyboard shortcut. Also, you can choose the new document option from the welcome screen. Of course, if you're using it. Once you do that, it will open up a new document window that contains various tabs holding her different customization options. On the left, you can choose from two main options, presets and templates. So when you're starting out, it's safe to assume that you are going to be using the presets first. So when this tab is selected in the main area of the new document dialog, you'll see various presets grouped in tabs at the top. So you can choose from my presets, where you can just create your own preset by clicking the little plus symbol and that at the top of the settings pane on the right. You've got the print stamp that that's for printing and Desktop Documents. And it's not actually intended for any like professional scenario. Then they got the press ready for printing professionally in the CMYK color space. You've got the photo used for printing in 40 specific sizes. You also have the web to create web specific documents using mentions in pixels, you get devices to know design projects made specifically for devices like smartphones or tablets. And you also have architectural that's specific for architectural drawing sizes. So within each set of presets, you'll find specific document sizes that come with other predefined options, like color, format, margins, number of pages, et cetera. So these can be adjusted from the settings pane on the right. And the most important of them would be the page width and height, where you can know change these values freely to create a custom page signs that DPI will set the resolution of your print. And 72 is the most popular resolution for screens, whereas 300 is for professional printing. We also have document units where you can set your document units two points, pixels, millimeters, inches, whatever. We got to the orientation that allows you to set your pages vertically or horizontally. Then we have arranged. So if you choose to select facing pages, here, you can specify whether they should be arranged horizontally or vertically. And you also have margins where you can specify if and how big the margins within your document should be. So now, if you're just starting out with publisher, that's just more than enough to set up your documents with full understanding. And also don't forget that you can always save your customization as a separate preset. So when you click the little plus symbol on the top of the settings spanning, your preset will be saved in them, my presets tab. And from here, you can rename it or simply deleted if you don't need it anymore. So when everything is ready, simply click the Create button at the bottom of the box and your document will be created. And now you are really ready to start creating your design. However, if at some stage of the design process, you realize that your document is not really what you need. So instead of just creating a new one, you can simply edit it. And to do that, just go to the file and then the Document Setup Menu. And you'll basically see a new window popping up. So the most important changes you can make here are the units. So again, you can just set the dimensions in pixels points, bike us, or using physical measurements. You can change the DPI to change the resolution of the document, again with the arrangement. So you can if you're using the facing pages, you can decide whether you want your pages to be arranged vertically or horizontally. And of course, you can also decide whether you want to start on the right or on the left. In the color tab, you can change the color profile and format. And in the bleed tab, you can add the space around your document which will be measured in your document units. So mileage, you won't see your changes on the fly. First you need to click Okay to accept the changes and edit your document. So this is how you can create and manage new documents in a publisher. And the process is rather straightforward. But if you ever encounter any problems or if you're in doubt, just remember that everything you need, you'll find in the File menu. 4. How to Manage Your Documents: Now it's always important to freely and effectively manage your documents. So viewing, panning, saving, and creating templates for future use. Now, there's just something essential in basically any production scenario in Publisher. So let's start with opening the documents. So the quickest way to open a document is by using the Control plus 0 keyboard shortcut, which is basically the same as going to the File menu and then open. You can also quickly get to the Open dialog box simply by double-clicking in the document window. Of course, provided that no other document is already open. So what about viewing documents? There are numerous ways how you can view your document. And by viewing, I don't mean simply looking at it. So by default, you are viewing your documents in a single view mode. However, if you would like to see what certain elements of your design would look like in vector or pixel mode side-by-side, you can use the Split View option that you can find in the view, then view mode, and then Split View menu. This will bring up a verticle divider that you can slide to the right and to the left to preview the appearance of your publication. In one of these modes. There is also a preview mode that allows you to see your publication without any visual guides like Grids, Guides, margins were bleeding. Additionally, whatever is falling off, the spread will be dynamically hidden. In Publisher, you can also create new views. So sometimes when we're working on large documents, like vertically long documents, you might want to create specific, like focus points within your publication. So to do that, just head over to the view menu and then choose new view. This will open up the newly created a view in a new tab within your document window and add a view entry in the view and then views menu. Now, it might sound a little bit confusing. But if you have a like a really large document, like a content heavy document, creating new views can really streamline and all the design process. And on the other hand, if you are working on a simple project that doesn't need a lot of custom elements. It might be a good idea to use a document template. No templates usually hold a like a picture frame and a place holder text. So here's how to create a template in Affinity Publisher. So just head over to the file and then export as template menu. It's a good idea to save your template in a folder intended just for that, just for the templates. Because when you create a new document from a template, like in the New Document window, you'll be first required to add a folder where you keep your template. And there, once you do that, you will see all your templates stored there. So now you can just double-click on the selected one and open it up. You can also edit your template. Simply. Right-click on the one you want to add changes to. Choose Open template for edit. So to wrap things up, let's quickly talk about the zooming. So the easiest way to zoom in on your document will be just by grabbing the Zoom tool, which is the magnifying glass icon. And then just click and drag right to zoom in, and click and drag left to zoom out. So with the zoom tool active, you can Alt click and drag around a specific fragment or the design to zoom in just on that. So there's a few handy shortcuts when zooming in Affinity Publisher. So for instance, if you double-click on the Zoom tool, you will bring the view back to 100%. And the same effect can be achieved with the control plus 1 keyboard combination. And if you use the Control plus 0 combination, you will have fit the entire document in the document window. And if you choose the control plus 8 combination, you can see the actual size of your document. So there you go. This is how you can manage your documents here inside publisher. And on that, there's quite a lot to learn, but once you start testing all that you've learned in this section, it will all become much clearer, helpful, and more logical. 5. The Difference Between Pages and Spreads: Pages and spreads in Affinity Publisher mean basically the same as long as you're not using facing pages. I mean, imagine that you're creating a poster. A poster usually will have only one page. So in this scenario, that page could be called a spread to. However, if you wanted to create a brochure or a book, normally you'd want to have facing pages. Now, one page book would be a rarity. So in this scenario, we would have a spread that is made up of two pages. So to see the difference in action, I think it would be best to first create a document from any of the print presets and make sure that the facing pages option is checked. You can, of course, arranger spreads to be displayed horizontally or vertically. And you can also design whether you wanted to start on the left or on the right. When you hit create, your document will be ready. And in the pages panel on the left, you will see your spread. And of course you can always change your spread simply by going to the File menu and then spread setup. So in the dialog box that will pop up, you can fine tune your spread. First of all, you can assign your changes to the current spread, to all of them, or only the selected spreads. And the adjustments here are separated into three tabs. In their dimensions. Tab, you can change the type and the preset, the dimensions and the orientation. In the scaling tab. You can control how the objects within that spread will scale. And of course, in the margins tab, you can set the size and color of the margins. So as you can see, the difference between pages and spreads plays any role only if you want to create a more complex documents. If it's something simple that you're after, you can use these terms interchangeably without Lauren Derek might in any way affect your document. 6. How to Add and Edit Pages: So we already know that when we are creating a new document, we can add a specific number of pages. But what if we would like to add them once the document is created? So there's actually a number of ways we can do that. So the most obvious way is to use the pages panel. In here. You can add the pages using an icon in the top right corner or a little triangle in the bottom part of the panel. So which ever way you choose, you will see dialog box allowing you to specify the number of pages, where they should go, like before or after the chosen page, and which master page should be used. So this way you will add publication pages, but you can also set master pages, which you'll find in the tab above, the pages tab. So you can think of a master pages as containers for elements that you would like to have appearing on every publication page. Usually it will be things like headers, footers, maybe some page numbers, image frames, et cetera. What large publications will usually use master pages and long with publication pages that will have elements inherited from master pages and individual elements added only to a specific page. So you can use master pages in all your publications. But when creating some simple single-page documents, you don't really need to use them. So to add a master page, you need to click on the ad master button in the top right corner of the panel. So the easiest way to manage your pages is simply by invoking a context menu, by right-clicking somewhere in the panel. So in the menu that will pop up, you'll be able to add, remove, or duplicate pages. So understanding spreads pages and master pages is vital for professional and speedy work with documents hearing publisher. So it will all start to make more sense once we get to actually add in some content to our publications. So first let's move on to working with text in a publisher. 7. Adding Artistic and Frame Text: There are numerous ways you can add text in Affinity Publisher. So for instance, you can create Artistic Text, which basically means a single line of text. You can create a frame taxed, which means text paragraphs. You're going to create text on a path which is taxed at it on a specific path. And lastly, you can create shape taxed, which is a text contained within a specific object, like a square or a star shape. So let's take a look at all these texts create and functions and tools one-by-one, starting with the Artistic Text tool. So as the name suggests, the artistic text is best used to create rather short, simple passages of text, like in this example. So here we have a simple brochure that obviously needs some text. We have a background image, a dummy logo, some artistic elements on the side. So let's add the text against the dark blue background first. So to add the heading, Let's just grab the artistic textual from the Tools panel on the side. Now, it's that told that looks like a capital a. So now you can either click and start typing your text or just click and drag to set the font size first. So once your text is in, the context toolbar will change to allow you to adjust the text. So for instance, you can change the font family. It's variant size, color, right from the context toolbar. And if you want to add something like a subtitle, the fastest way would be to just grab the existing heading with the move tool. And then while holding down the control key, move it down to clone it. Then you can just double-click inside the copy to change the text. So the newly created piece of text will retain all of the attributes of the original, which of course can be adjusted from the context toolbar. So now it's time to add some text beneath our heading. For that, we're going to use the frame text tool. And it's that to let looks like a capital T in a box. So with the tool active, click and drag to create a frame where you will add your text. If you want, you can simply start typing in your paragraphs. But how can we add some premade decks or some dummy tax if we're just working on a prototype. Well, we could just right-click on our text frame and choose one of the options. We could simply paste the text we copied into our clipboard from any other piece of software or a website that provides dummy content. Or we could choose the insert filler text option to add some Lorem Ipsum text. What's extremely important and actually very handy while working with texts frames in Publisher is the ability to put your text in columns. So let's say that for the purpose of our example, we want to create two columns of text side-by-side. The easiest way to do that would be to simply use the Text Frame panel that you can invoke from the View Studio menu. In here, we can set the column count to whatever we want. And we can also change the distance between them by adjusting the color setting. Don't forget that in the context toolbar, you'll find the basic text in column options, as well as a button that will open up the text frame panel. Another very handy feature of texts frames in Publisher is the ability to link them. So imagine that you want to put your text through some completely arbitrary tax frames that can be placed anywhere in your document. Let's reduce our text frame to one column and make it smaller. Then let's clone it to the right to mimic a two column layout. And let's click on the little triangle symbol in the bottom right corner of our left text frame. This will turn the cursor into a link symbol. If we now click on the right text frame, the text will flow through both of our texts frames. Sometimes you might see little red markers be an attached to some of your texts frames. Well, that's simply indicates that there is some text overflowing your text frame. You can click on the red marker to see that overflowing text. So this is basically all there is to know to start adding text with either the artistic textual or the Text Frame tool. However, to fully control the text, it's best to use the character and the paragraph panels. So let's move on to that. 8. The Character and Paragraph Panels: For a total control over the characters within your words, headings, or even hold paragraphs, it's best to turn to the character panel. It should be on by default. But if it's not, you can turn it on or from the view. And then a studio menu. The Character panel hosts all the functions and the options that allow you to take full control over the selected text. So let's take a look at the most important ones. At the top of the panel, we have a few options responsible for controlling the font collection and it defaults to all. We got the font-family that you can select from the drop-down list, along with a quick preview of that font. We got the font size that you can set them specific numbers. We got the font style that is available for that typeface. We got the font color and the background color. And also we have the text style that you can choose from the list. So next up we've got decorations. And in here you can set the underlines, strike throughs and strokes that can be added to the text. You can even assign colors to them by clicking on the little color swatch symbol after each set of decorations. So this will open up a set of new panels, the color, the swatches, and for the stroke option that gradient. The next section is for that position in an transform options. So in the left column, you will find the handiest one. So let's focus on them. So they include kerning, tracking, baseline, and Latin. So let's take a look at these one by one. So first of all, kerning refers to, it's just in the space between pairs of letters that sometimes may look too close to each other or too far away from each other. So to adjust kerning, you need to set your cursor between two letters. And the default value is set to auto, and it will automatically kern that characters. So positive values expand kerning and the negative values condense kerning. Kerning refers to pairs of letters. Tracking is the space between all letters in all words within a specific text. So the bigger the value, the bigger the spacing becomes. And this effect is quite often used in more artistic headings and shorter paragraphs. We also have a baseline that refers to the distance between text and each default position. And positive values will essentially move the text up and negative values will bring the text down. And we will see the baseline in action more when we move on to type in text on a path. And we also have lead in override, which is the distance from one baseline text-based line to the next. So normally letting users using an auto-generated value based on the font size. And you can override this value if you want to achieve a very specific effect, would then a paragraph. So these are the most important adjustments you can set using the character panel. If however, you want to control how your paragraphs behave, it's best to use the paragraph panel. Now, it should be on by default. But if that's not the case, just had up to the View Studio and then paragraph, the most important aspects of your paragraphs that you can control. And here are the alignment, spacing and Bullets and Numbering. So the alignment options allow you to align or justify your paragraphs. The spacing features allow you to control the indents of whole paragraphs. And by the way, whenever you hover over any of these options, you will see a little tooltip with hints about the functionality of each option. For me, beginners point of view, I think the last thing to take note of here is the Bullets and Numbering. Setting. This option lets you add bullet points, numbers, or other elements to create simple, unordered lists, or more complex, even a hierarchical lists. So if you choose any type of Bulletin or numbering, that list for material will be added automatically to all of your paragraphs. So there you go. These are the most frequently used settings that you will need when working with either the character or the paragraph panels. Remember that the most common character and paragraph settings can also be set directly from the context toolbar. And that includes adding Bullets and Numbering. And this will definitely speed up your workflow up. 9. Creating Text Styles: Textiles are simply sets of text characteristics that can be quickly applied to your texts. They can help you in speeding up your workflow, especially when you have varied design concepts within your document. In Affinity Publisher, there are three types of texts styles. The character style, the paragraph style, and the group style. So for starters, let's take a look at the first two of them. What's important to know is that you're not restricted in any way, has to what features you can set to any kind of the available textiles. I would like you can add only character related options to tax created with the artistic textual. Or that you can add paragraph related characteristics to tax created with the frame text tool. This distinction within the textiles is more for indicating the main purpose of the text style. So the textiles can be created based on the existing text formatting or completely from scratch. And you can add them using the Text Styles panel that should be on by default. If you cannot see it, however, you can simply go to the View Studio and then text styles menu. In the panel, you'll see all the available text styles. And at the bottom left, you can choose to create your style by clicking one of the available buttons. Whichever one you choose, you will see the same box popping up and you will control your new text style from here. So on the left you will see full list of all the settings. You can adjust whatever you need. It's right there. So a good production technique would be to name your style based on the distinctive features of the given piece of text. So if, like in this case, I want a paragraph to be written using the Laura font in ten points, and I want it to be yellow. I would type that in as the styles name. And then we can simply add those values to our text style using the appropriate options found in the panel on the left. So once the style is created, you will see it in the text styles panel. And from now on, it can be applied to the selected text. If at any stage of the design process you want to edit your style, you can just double-click it steam in the panel and you'll see exactly the same dialogue like the one you see upon creating your style. However, in most cases you will want to adjust your style directly in your document. For example, change the color, tracking or letting of the text you are working on currently. And then if you would like to add those changes to your existing text style, you can just select the Update Style icon that will become active ones. Any changes to your style have been made. This will of course, change the style of all your texts instances with the previously applied text style. So textiles are a very handy way of organizing different visual aspects of your paragraphs and headings. Especially if your project is design heavy and you need quick and total control. Offer various styling elements. 10. Text on a Path: Text on a path allows you to add Artistic Text on various paths. So closed ones like circles or squares, and open ones like lines or sushi. I think that the best way to understand the power of adding text to a path would be by creating a simple project. So publisher may not be a design tool like designer, but still it allows for some simple object creation. So let's create an extremely, extremely basic badge like this one. So first I'm just going to grab all of these elements and I'm going to group them by pressing Control G on my keyboard. And I think that I'm going to just create a new layer. So in the layers panel, I'm just gonna choose Add Layer. And I'm just going to turn off the visibility of this, of this group. Or maybe we could simply just drop the opacity down to something like this just so we can see our original. And maybe while I'm here, I'm just going to lock this group so I don't accidentally change something about it. So once, once I'm on my new layer, I'm going to go to them, to my Ellipse tool, this guy right here. And I'm simply going to create an ellipse. I'm going to press and hold down the Control key and then the Shift key to start the creation process from the center spot. Let's make it something like this. It doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't have to be liked the original. I am gone, however, change the stroke color to something darker, like maybe this gray color. Next, I'm just going to grab this guy and I'm going to press Control J on my keyboard. And then holding down the control and the shift key, I'm going to make this guy smaller to something like that. And since it has the same stroke color like my this original, what I'm gonna do is I'm simply going to press Shift X on my keyboard to exchange the fill and the stroke color. So we have our light outer ellipse and our inner ellipse. So next, I'm going to grab the rectangle tool and just create a rectangle looking something like this. This should be all right. And maybe I'm just gonna do the same thing as I did before. So I'm just going to clone this guy by pressing Control J or using the Control J combination on my keyboard. And again, holding down the control key, I'm gonna make this guy in just a bit smaller to something like this. And again, I'm going to press Shift X to exchange the fill it with the stroke and change the stroke to something lighter like this guy. And I guess basically, no, that's it. We don't need a lot to a lot more. If I just take a look at the original, I will get a 100 percent originals. So let's type, so let's type it in Firstly, here on, over this rectangle. So I'm going to grab the Artistic Text tool, click and drag. So it looks more or less like this. I'm going to type pen on 100 percent. Now, there we go. Our alignment is set to the center spot. So now if I just move this guy over to the right to somewhere, somewhere here. And of course, how will it change its color to this light color like that? If I now just grab this guy and start changing the size of my font, it's going to no change from the center spot. And let's go with 64 percent. And maybe now I'm just going to turn that visibility, visibility of the underlying group of. And I guess what we could do right now is we could select everything and make sure that they are nicely aligned to the center like that. And I'm also going to grab this text right here. And by the way, I'm using the cocoa goose compressed font. That's a paid font, but you can use any font you like. And I'm just going to Shift click on the remaining, this underlying rectangles. And I'm going to group them by pressing Control G on my keyboard. Because now if I grab all of these elements, I want to make sure that they are nicely aligned to the center, but directly like that. And right now we can basically start adding our text on a path. So what I'm gonna do first is I'm just going to press Control J on my keyboard to duplicate this ellipse. And then I'm just going to hold down the Control and Shift keys together to make it smaller until it looks something like this. So now with a, actually any of the texts tools, we can just click over our ellipse somewhere here. This is where I would start my will, my text area. So I'm just going to click and I'm going to type in 100% origin. Now, there we go. And the thing to note here is that these markers, like the green marker and the red marker actually tell us where our text cannot go. I mean, unlike Marx, the space where we can put our, our texts without overflowing. So what I wanna do right now is, of course I want to put it here on the top. So if I now start moving this guy, you can see that the text is actually moving, but the effect, well, it's simply not, it's simply not there. So in situations like this, we can go to the context toolbar and you can see that we got this little reversed, reverse text and the path option. So if we click on it, you can see that the text simply as being reversed and it's now sitting where it needs to be. So if I now want to just edit the text here at the bottom, I would simply just press Control J to duplicate it. This guy. And we can basically just move this guy around. I'm going to hold down the Shift key. And I'm going to type in something like CMS since 1956. So now think I'm just going to go to the myText menu. Then I'm gonna go to the capitalization. And I don't want to use the capitalization. I do however, want to again reverse the text path. And as you can see, now, our texts sits like inside this ellipse. And I would like to put it like no more to the bottom. So now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to grab the baseline option and I'm simply just going to increase it increases till it sits more or less. Right here. This is how you can basically put an old text on a, on a path that is created using one of the, one of these tools, shape tools. However, if we can just, if we just grab the pen tool and click around like so, we can then again grab that the artistic textual and we can put our text wherever we want. So wherever I click right here is going to mark them the start of our texts. I'm just going to click right here and type in, I don't know, text on a path. And if I now start just making it bigger, I'm using the control plus shift plus the greater than symbol combination on my keyboard, you can see that we can make the text bigger or smaller, but it's still within the constraints of our texts on a path markers that we can find right here. And of course, if we want to change it, we can do that. We can move our text around or we could simply grab them Note tool. And we could even maybe like make the path just a bit bigger like that. Or we could add some nodes. Just, you know, change the size and the look and feel of our, of our path than the tax on a path. Rude, no change according to the changes we make to our path. And of course, we can also still add text to our shapes. So let's say that I would like to, for whatever reason, I would like to add the text to this medal, an ellipse. All we would have to do is to grab any of them of the textual sum, which is going to grab the frame text tool. And if I now just click inside our ellipse, you can see that, well, you can see that the first, the cursor is changing a button. When I click here, I can now maybe let's just add the filler text. And of course I'm going to change the color of it. So let's go to swatches. And let me just select it first. Again, swatches. You can see that right now our text is being put inside this ellipsoid. Let me just maybe zoom in a little bit. And of course we can still manipulate our tax. It doesn't have to be aligned to the center. We can align it to the left if we want to. We can change changed the landing, we can change the size of our of our tax email. You can do all the things that we would normally do that with our text. So the font size, you can make it bigger, we can make it smaller. We're going to of course, change our font to something, something funky like this. Whatever you wanna do with that text, it's going to be simply no constraint to our, to our shape. So there you go. This is how you can create text on a path inside publisher. Now granted, these transformations are as powerful as for instance in designer. But if you need something extremely quick, you can definitely do that here inside Affinity Publisher. 11. How to Place Documents and Images: Affinity Publisher allows you to place external documents and images inside your projects. There's a lot of file formats that are supported. It's not. The most popular ones would be PDF, PSD, SVG, and of course, files from other affinity programs like designer and photo. And a file formats for images include JPEG, PNG, TIF, et cetera. To place a document inside a single publisher project. You can either go to the File menu and then choose Place. Or you could just use the Place Image Tool. Whichever way you choose, you will see the same dialog box popping up. All you have to do now is to double-click the chosen file or just selected and click Open. Now you can move your mouse around to indicate the exact spot where you want your document to be placed. And once you've found it, just click and that document is there. Same goes for the images. You can use one of the placing methods to drop in your JPEGs or PNGs. So don't forget that you will always see a representation of your placed content in the layers panel. There's just one tiny problem with adding images in this way. I mean, sometimes they can be too big for your project. Or what you really need is just a part of the scene. So you need like a cropped image. So instead of using the vector crop tool, it's best to use the one of the picture frame tools. 12. Using Picture Frames: There are two picture frame tools in Affinity Publisher. So the picture frame rectangle tool, picture frame Ellipse Tool. And their main purpose is to simply draw out an area that is going to encompass the images you will drop in them. And they basically work in the same way. If we grab, say, the picture frame rectangle tool, we can draw an area for, for our main image above the text. In this picture frame, we can now place an image using one of the place in techniques. However, if you don't have any images ready yet, you can use the very handy stock power and that should be on by default. And if it's not, just head over to the view studio and then stock menu. In here. You can choose from free image repositories of three image websites. All you need to do is to type in a keyword and browse the results from those repositories. And once you found what you were looking for, drag the image into the picture frame, and that's it. Now once the image is in, you can reposition and scale it up or down using the tools that will pop up. So sometimes your image may look disproportionately. I mean, it can be too wide or too tall. If that's the case, click on the Properties tab in the context toolbar and choose one of the options. So skill to maximum fit will probably be the option you'll choose the most often. You'll simply make the image fill the entire picture frame. Though the image itself may get cropped. And using the scale to minimum fit will most probably get the image scaled down to fit the frame. And it probably won't fill the frame. Know it's hard to imagine a scenario in which you want to fill the frame by stretching the image. But if you want to, you can use the stretch to fit option. And none is the most self-explanatory option. Simply your image won't get scaled. Now at the bottom of the properties window, you can also design from which point of the frame the whole transformation is going to take place. Of course, the same properties, options and production techniques can be used when working with the picture frame ellipse tool. So when using any of the picture frame tools, you can use the modifier keys to control the process. So if you use the Shift key, you will create a perfect square or a perfect circle. If you use the control key, you will start the creation of the picture frame from the center spot. And if you use both the shift and the control keys, you will start a constrained picture frame from the center spot. So the picture frame tools will definitely be the ones that you will be using the most. They will vastly improve and speed up the process of creating your documents that created that contain a lot of images. 13. Managing Resources: So publisher allows you to easily manage all the resources you have in your document. You can do that using the resource manager that you can start from the document menu. In the new dialogue, you will see a list of all images and documents that are within your project. So the resource manager holds quite lot of interesting information actually. So status will tell you if the file is missing or has been modified or is simply okay. The page will indicate on which page that resource can be found. The placement tells you if the file is linked or embedded. The linked file has been stored outside the document, while the embedded file becomes a part of the document. The size indicates the size of the file obviously. And the place DPI shows you the resolution of the resource. So also, every time you choose your resource, you will see its metadata in the preview box on the right. And at the bottom of the dialog box, there are additional buttons to further control all the collected resources. So if you want to quickly jump to the selected file, just use the locate function. And if you have any outdated linked files in your document, you can update them using the Update button. And using Replace, you can change the selected resource just like you would replace an image within your document. And if you want to change an embedded resource into a linked one, you can choose them, make linked option. And the collect function will allow you to gather several linked resources in one folder. So all you need to do is to specify one in the dialog box that will pop up once this button is clicked. And showing Explorer allows you to find the file on your hard drive. If the file is linked, not imbedded. So the resource manager is a very handy tool to control all the content stored within your document. So in one place you can not only see what you've included in your design, but also replace them or create collections. 14. Printing and Exporting Documents: The printing process in Publisher isn't really different from other pieces of software that allowed printing. So to print your documents head over to the File, Print menu, or just use the Control plus P keyboard combination. So whichever method you use, you will be seeing new dialog box popping up. If you have the single-page document, you can just use the default settings. Now, choose your printer and you can print your document. And there are several options that allow you to adjust the printing settings inside the print dialog box. So you can set the number of copies you want to print, but also parts of the document to be printed. It means that you don't have to print the whole document, but only specific art boards or pages will. Sometimes your document may be bigger than the printable area. So you can use the fit type and then you can shrink or fit the content of your document to that printable area. And this will of course, prevent the document from losing any data during the printing process. Additionally, if you want, you can print only the odd or even pages and even change the orientation from automatic to vertical or horizontal. Below you'll find additional tabs that lead to further control the printing process. These are some more advanced options, allow them to, for instance, change the paper size. Rasterization include bleed marks, so change the color profile or even print to an XPS file. However, since the print dialog will honor your page setup, best to set it up correctly before printing, so you don't really have to adjust any of these settings. And once you're ready, you can just hit the Okay button and the printing process will start. So the print feature, and we'll print your documents in various layouts. However, in Publisher, you can also export them in a numerous file formats, which is a completely different story that we will take a look at next. 15. Exporting Files: Though, it may seem a bit counter-intuitive, export in the file is not the same as saving it in Affinity Publisher. When you save a file, you will remain within the native ADF pub file format. This allows you to save the file with all its original, unchanged attributes for further work, all for sharing it with other publisher users. Export in, on the other hand, means saving a file in one of the available formats for other reasons than just editing it in a publisher. So to export a file, go to File, Export menu. But you can always use the Control plus Alt plus shift plus S keyboard combination. The export dialogue box is divided into two main areas. So at the top, you'll see icons with the file extensions. And each time you click on one of them, on the export settings will change. And at the bottom, you'll find all the adjustments that can be applied to a specific file format. So many of the adjustments would be shared by most of the file formats. For instance, almost each of them counts with some export presets, but there are some unique ones as well. So with the J back, you can set the compression level of the file by dragging the quality slider. I would PNG. You can use this file format if you need a, need an image without a background, which is quite handy when you want to export some logos or some icons. You can get that transparency on with the PNG. And only here inside the PDF preset, you'll find the preview export when a complete option that will open up the file once it's saved. Now actually, I think that the PDF file format will be the one that you will be using the most when working with publications in Publisher. So let's take a look at the adjustments you can make for this file format. Once you hit the More button at the bottom of the of the export settings dialogue. First of all, you can select one of the presets from the top drop-down. And you can choose from the whole set, not just the ones for PDFs. So the PDF presets will let you save a file ready for printing or for web publications. And the main difference between them will be the quality of the content, mainly images that will be stored within the file. In another thing to consider when exporting your files as PDFs is how your file is going to be storing the fonts. So you can embed all fonts used in the document. You can change the fonts into curves, basically vector objects, and that would be the text as curves option. You can embed owing the fonts that most probably won't be installed on most devices, which would be the uncommon fonts options. And you can choose not to embed any funds. So once you've decided which file format you want to go with, and once you've made all the adjustments, you can just hit Export and indicate where the file will be stored. So the file formats will allow for further editing, not Olin publisher, designer or 40, but also other design programs that support the PSD, SVG, EPS, or tiff. If however, you choose one of the closed file formats like JPEG or PNG, you won't be able to edit the contents of the file, but it will be the easiest to share with others. For instance, publish it online. So exploiting features, hearing publisher are quite extensive and I think easy to understand. And they definitely allow you to save your files both for future adjustments also in other programs and for easy sharing with your clients or co-workers. 16. Using the Prefilght Panel: The preflight panel in Publisher is a very handy way of ensuring if our documents will print as intended. Now without any text overflows, spelling mistakes, et cetera. So the panel should be on by default, and it will sit along with the Pages panel. And if it's not, you can just always go to the View menu, then studio, and then pre-flight. Note the preflight function checks your documents for any errors. Before you print or export it. Inside the panel, you will see buttons that allow you to control when the preflight option is going to be triggered. So never is pretty self-explanatory. It means that the function will be disabled and the export function will let the document be checked. And when you export the file, when the live option is on, the preflight will scan the document for errors continuously and the check now option in oh, lets you perform them the preflight scanning and On-demand. Additionally, at the bottom, you will see little colored indicators that give you a quick hints as to the amount of the arrows inside the document. Gray one means that the preflight is actually disabled. The yellow one will tell you that there are some mistakes in the document, but they won't affect the exporting process. The red one will tell you that there are mistakes in the document that will interrupt the export. And if there's a green one, note there are no errors in the document. So whenever you can see an error appearing in the preflight panel, you can quickly jump to it right inside your document. All you need to do is to double-click on that specific error indication. And you will see the affected area being selected. And once you fix the error, it will automatically disappear from the preflight panel. And of course, not always. What did the preflight panel shows you as a mistake is actually going to be a mistake. So, you know, sometimes you just have to like manually checked it and check it if it actually is a mistake. But anyway, checking for errors within your document is a real easy when you're using the preflight panel. And it will save you from printing or export and documents that will, that might contain errors that can be otherwise no untraceable. 17. How to Create a Poster in Affinity Publisher: Now let's put everything that we've learned so far into practice. I mean, let's create like a very simple poster, but you're going to see how easy it is to create a project like that here inside publisher. Once you know, basically all what we've learned so far. So what I'm gonna do first is I'm going to go to the File menu and choose new. And in here I'm gonna go with a simple A4 page. And I'm going to make sure that its orientation is set to vertical because it's a poster. However, we could go for like a regular, like a standard outer outside, a poster size, but Taino for the purpose of this tutorial. Now, this lesson, I think that we can just stick with something simple like a four. So I'm going to hit Create. And the first thing that I'm going to do is I'm going to create a background. I usually go with first with the Unsplash repository that then when it comes to the stock photos, because they tend to have the best photos really here. So I'm going to just type in concert and I'm going to hit Enter. We could choose one of these, one of these images. Let's go with this one. It looks really dynamic. But as you can see, if we just put it in right here and it doesn't look bad, our Canvas kind of work like a, something like a normal looking cropping, cropping containers. So we could just do something like that. However, what we could do first is I'm going to remove this guy, just grab them. Rectangle, picture frame rectangle tool. That's a mouthful. And I'm just going to create a frame like this. And then I'm going to grab this image and just put it in right here. So now, of course we could just grab the properties and you can play around with all these, all these values. But I think that this skeleton maximum if it looks fine. So the next step would be to maybe create something like a, Like a better separation between our background and our foreground. So for that, I'm just going to grab maybe like the crypt, the triangle tool. And I'm just going to start creating a triangle that is going to stretch from the bottom to the right and to the top. So it looks something like that. And of course, I don't want it to be just this. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to grab this top red marker, and I'm just going to move it to the left to create something like, something like that. And I'm gonna make sure that I have no stroke. So I'm just going to press X to exchange, well to switch to my stroke and I'm going to press the slash key to get, get rid of the stroke. And now I'm going to grab the color picker tool. And let's see, let's grab maybe like a darker color, something like this. And then I'm going to go to my Layers panel and I'm going to bring the opacity down ever so slightly to maybe something like, I don't know, like something like 707570, something like that. This should be alright. So now we can start adding our texts. So I'm going to grab the, the Artistic Text tool. I'm just going to click and drag to set the size to something like this. And I'm going to type in a welcome to and let me just maybe zoom in a little bit closer so you can see what's happening here. And now we can take advantage of our Character panel. So I'm not going to be, I'm going to print it over here so that you can see it just a bit better. And the font that I'm going to go with may be unknown. Let's go with Open Sans just because it's a free font. You will, you will find it in a Google repository. I'm just going to choose the bold version or maybe you know what, let's just go with the regular version. And then I'm, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna may be, let's make these guys all caps like that. Make them smaller, something like 20. And then maybe, let's maybe increase the tracking. So let's see, let's go with something like 50 percent. You know what, maybe let's go with the bold version like that. And I'm definitely going to change the color to something more, something more white like this one. This. And maybe I'm going to make it even smaller. Open Sans is a very, very nicely visible found in also. So we can make it smaller. But I am however, going to set, to set the alignment to center because right now if we want to just change, change, the size is going to be happening, that the transformation and scaling is going to be happening from the centers. But, so maybe, maybe like that. And I'm just going to clone this guy down. So I'm holding down both the control and the Shift keys to clone this guy down. And I'm just going to double-click inside. And I'm going to type in, welcome to the concert like that. And of course we need to make this phone significantly bigger. So 48. And maybe I'm going to change. And change the font to. So let's see. I guess we could maybe go with Open Sans Condensed, but I'm going to choose the, my recent favorites or cocoa goose compressed. I just like the way the font looks like. Bold or regular. Let's go with regular and we can make it bigger. And this font is actually a paid font. So you can choose something else like from the Google repository, for instance, something that is equally condensed and bold. And I would like to introduce like some more separation between the background and our texts, at least this piece of text. So what I'm gonna do is I'm simply going to hold down the Control key and just clown are down and maybe a bit to the side to somewhere here. And I'm gonna go to my Layers panel to see where this piece of text is. So this is this guy on top. And I just want to bring it one step below. So I'm going to put it somewhere here. And I'm going to change the fill to just black to create something like a, like a drop shadow effect. And that we can just, you know, now we can just move it. I'm using the just the arrow keys to may be two summer here. This should be alright. Now of course, if you want, you can play around with, with the tracking as well. And we could do and do it for both of these pieces of text. So now it's set to 50. Let's try. I'm, I'm like 75. Now to make it even more artistic, I guess. Make lists are the same for this guy. Let's do 75 just to keep things consistent. And there we go, we would have our first pieces of texts created. So the next thing to do would be to create something like a sub Saharan right here. But I'm not going to add the text yet. First I'm going to grab the Rectangle Tool. And I'm just going to create a rectangle looking something like this. And as you can see, it's retaining that color of the triangle that we had before. And I think it's a good thing in this scenario. And what I wanna do now is I want to add also a shadow effect, but maybe this time let's just change it. Let's, let's just make it a raster drop shadow effect. So for that, I'm going to make sure that I have this rectangle selected in my layers panel. And I'm going to down here, gonna go down here to this affects symbol. And now we can actually choose the outer shadow option. Let me just move it to the side so you can see what's happening. And by default, the blend mode is set to multiply, which basically means that it's going to hide everything that is white or light and print out those shadows. So show everything that is black. And of course we've got the opacity and we got the radius. So let's just simply play a bit with these, with these values. Now it's always like a trial and error with these effects. It's not like you're going to always have the same values that will always work because it will quite often depend, for instance, on the size of your object and the size of your document. Bigger the document, the stronger the effect I would have to be to basically just make it visible. So let's leave it like that. Let's say that it looks all right. And I'm just going to grab this. Welcome to text. And I'm just going to bring it down. And I'm going to press Control Shift and the right square bracket to bring these guys. Well, to the foreground basically you can see that in the layers panel. And maybe I'm going to change this text from bold to this time to regular. And I'm going to type in live music. For every one. There we go. Maybe let's adding an exclamation point. Let's make it loud. So now what we could do is we could maybe just grab both of these elements and maybe just maybe just introduce some kind of dynamism right here. Maybe let's put it to somewhere here. Like that. Okay, this looks all right. I mean, we could play with it all day long. And I definitely am I definitely encourage you to know it's the only way that you will get good at it. But I just want to make sure that that these guys are aligned horizontally and vertically to the center. I'm going to hit apply. And maybe we could just press Control G on our keyboard to create a group out of these elements. So now I'm going to start adding some text here. At the bottom. I'm going to grab the Artistic Text Tool and I'm going to type in like summer. There we go. And I think I'm going to change the font to that. Cocoa goose compressed. Again, regular. And I guess let's make it white so it's visible right here. I'm going to put it maybe somewhere here. And then I'm going to grab the rectangle tool again and just create a simple line. Look in a more or less like this. By the way, if you don't have the snapping turned on, you can do that in the toolbar. So you can see that I have this magnetic icon turned on. So I have the snapping. Sometimes it does more harm than it helps, but usually does help. So I'm going to leave it like this. I'm just going to maybe make it smaller till it looks like that. And we're going to press the I key to activate the color picker tool, tool. And I'm just going to pick up this white color. There we go. Maybe let's make it smaller to something like this. This should be all right. And then what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to rename this guy to the side. And I'm going to type in 2021, and I'm going to change the color of this text to maybe this brown color. I start going to be too visible. So let's do something else. Let me just grab the colors and let's see maybe something like closer to yellow or green. Let's maybe let's leave it like that. This should be, this, should, this should be alright. And I'm going to grab all of these elements and I'm going to make sure that they are nicely aligned to the center. And also, I'm going to grab this guy and bring it closer to somewhere here. And again, grab all of these elements. But this time I'm going to make sure that they are nicely like distributed. So now I'm going to just choose from this, align horizontally, this last option, space horizontally to make sure that they are nicely, nicely aligned again, just align it vertically. And now we can just all of these guys or Control plus g. And if we now align everything horizontally to the center, it's going to be aligned in relation to our to our document. Okay, so far, so good. Now we've got now we have to take care of some, some texts here beneath the summer 2021. So now let's maybe type in the dates of our festival. So I'm gonna grab the Artistic Text Tool and I'm going to type in something like July 3rd to August. I don't know, is the fourth, maybe like that. And I'm pretty sure that you've noticed that when we entered these dates, red here, a publisher automatically changed them to ordinals. But you need to remember that when you want to take advantage of this feature, after you type in the ordinary, have to add a space after that, that number, that date because otherwise it would just won't recognize it as a date. But once you do that, it would it should it should it should work fine. So I'm just gonna make these guys smaller to something like maybe 18. This should be alright, and I'm going to put it in the center and somewhere here. And now I guess we could grab our frame textual and as you can see, it automatically things that I want to create a shape text, which I don't want to, because you know, it's a, it's a triangle, but it's a part of our background. So I'm just going to make sure that this triangle is locked. So I'm going to press this padlock icon. And with the frame textual manager's going to maybe click somewhere here and create a text frame looking at smaller, something like this. And inside I'm just going to add some filler text. And maybe this time I'm just going to make it I'm gonna make it wide, definitely. But I'm going to change the font to Laura or no, you could do anything. There is no simple serif font. And I'm going to make it smaller than something like eight. And I'm definitely going to increase their lending. Maybe do something like 12. And I'm also going to change the alignment, the alignment to center. And let me just see what it looks like my ambulance and increase these guys. But make this guy, but the narrower maybe as well, something like this. Now this should be alright, let's not spend too much time. Listen to spend too much time on it. So once this is done, we can basically start to maybe like adding our last piece of text down, down here. So I'm just going to grab maybe this guy. And I'm going to type in like the union, the website address. So www. Concert that come. And I'm going to change it in front bold to regular. And I'm definitely going to make it smaller to something like 10. And I'm also going to increase the track into something quite ridiculous, led to a May 150 be. And also let's make it to eight. Yet it should be. All right. And now I guess we could maybe just distribute everything nicely. So I'm going to grab all of these elements, go to my Align, Horizontal, Align vertically, option, and just align everything nicely. Hit Apply. Now I'm just going to see what it looks like. I'm going to go to View and I'm going to choose Preview mode. And as you can see, this is, this is the way our poster looks. I think it looks quite alright. You know, nothing too fancy, but I think that it's worth learning. That even know with the, with the most basic tools here inside Affinity Publisher, you can create like, I don't know, 15 minutes or so, a poster that in audit that's ready to go that it's looks looks all right. Of course we could add maybe like some logos or things like that, but I would be just a matter of adding an image. So yeah, so this is how you can create a poster. And here inside the Affinity Publisher.