Beginner's Guide to Affinity Designer

Dawid Tuminski,

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
55 Videos (3h 20m)
    • Promo video

    • Introduction to the course

    • 1What is Affinity Designer

    • 2What are the core features of the software

    • 3What are Personas and how to use them

    • 1First look at the interface

    • 2How to work with the Toolbar

    • 3How to customize the Toolbar

    • 4How to work with the Tools panel

    • 5How to customize the Tools panel

    • 1How to create new documents

    • 2How to manage already created documents

    • 3How to view your documents

    • 4Zooming, panning and using the Navigator panel

    • 1What are artboards

    • 2How to add and remove artboards

    • 3How to manage your artboards

    • 4How to export your artboards

    • 1How to use guides

    • 2How to use Dynamic Guides

    • 3Working with the grid

    • 4How to use snapping

    • 1The Rectangle and the Ellipse tools

    • 2It’s more than just rectangles and circles

    • 3How to use the custom shapes tools

    • 4How to use the Pen tool

    • 5How to use the Pencil tool

    • 6How to use the Vector and Pixel Brush tools

    • 7How to work with gradients using the Fill tool

    • 8How to use symbols

    • 9How to use the drawing modes to simulate masking

    • 1How to use the Corner tool

    • 2How to use the Node tool

    • 3How to use the Transparency tool

    • 4How to Use the Vector Crop tool

    • 1Selecting and grouping objects

    • 2How to align and distribute objects

    • 3How to create complex shapes from simple objects

    • 4How to rotate, reflect and shear objects

    • 1Basics of working with text

    • 2How to use the Character and Paragraph panels

    • 3Creating and managing text styles

    • 4How to create text on a path

    • 1What’s a Studio and how to use the panels

    • 2How to use the Stroke panel

    • 3How to use the Swatches panel

    • 4How to use the Effects panel

    • 1A brief introduction to layers in Affinity Designer

    • 2How to create, manage and edit layers

    • 3How to use layer adjustments and effects

    • 4Layer clipping and masking

    • 1Saving and printing your artwork

    • 2Sharing by exporting

    • 3Using the Export Persona

    • Thanks for watching!

19 students are watching this class

About This Class

A TRUE alternative to Adobe’s overpriced software has finally come.

Meet Affnity Designer – a vector graphic design software that will allow you to easily create awesome designs without ruining your bank account.

So 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.

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.

Inside you will find

  • 50+ lectures in 14 sections
  • Clear and concise explanations with lots of visual aids for easy understanding
  • Tons of supporting material (design files and presentations) so you can practice as you learn

Let me take you take you step-by-step through all the tools, effects and techniques that come with the software.

This course is not for advanced Affinity Designer users, but if you are a total beginner you will love the course content.

Here’s a comprehensive list of goodies you will find inside:

  • If you want to create glamorous designs, you need to have something to create them in. You need Documents that you can create fast and easy and you need to know how to manage them. That’s Section 3.
  • What’s a design if it doesn’t have… shapes? Affinity Designer makes creating objects fun and easy. That’s why Section 6 is so… fun.
  • You don’t only want to create artwork, do you? You also want to easily customize it, so it looks perfect. That is why customizing and transforming your artwork is covered not in one, but in TWO sections: 7 and 8.
  • Once your nifty design is ready, you probably want to put in front of all your friends’ faces, right? In section 12 you will learn how to save and share your work with the world of internet.
  • In the bonus section you will learn how to use the pixel tools in Affinity Designer, should you wish to quickly tweak your photos, too.
  • I assume that you are a total beginner so in the first section you will learn what Affinity Designer is and what its core features are, including a unique concept of 3 different toolsets called Personas.
  • Looking at any piece of software that you are unfamiliar with can cause headaches. That’s why Section 2 is all about painless learning how to use Designer’s interface.
  • Are you thinking about becoming a web designer? Then you need to know how to create and use artboards, so your workflow is fast and professional. Have a look at Section 4.
  • If pixel perfect designs are all you are dreaming of, jump right into Section 5.
  • Almost each and every of your designs is going to use some form of text. If you want to quickly learn how to add and transform type in Affinity Designer, have a look at Section 9.
  • The software comes with powerful panels. The most important of them is the Layers panel. You will learn all about panels and layers in sections 10 and 11.


Now you can create stunning logos, web layouts, mobile app designs for a fraction of a price that Adobe is asking for their products… MONTHLY!

Because the best part about Afffinity Designer is that there is…

…NO subscription...

You pay for it ONCE and it’s yours to keep!

Say good-bye to forking out hundreds of dollars for software every year even if you are just a hobbyist, a student or a freelancer just starting out your design adventure.

And yes, as always, you are completely covered by a

100%, 30-day money back guarantee.

If after 30 days you won’t be convinced that you can use the software independently, simply ask for a refund and you will receive it promptly.

No one will ask a single question about your reasons.

Click the Enroll button

Enroll now!

40 of 40 students recommendSee All

Very comprehensive and easy to understand !
I'd highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to get used to the interface, tools and features of Affinity Designer. Dawid has split the class into approximately 50 videos, each covering a particular topic and having a self-explanatory title which will be handy if when I need to refer back to them in the future. Whilst showing you how to use different bits of the software, he clearly explains what he's doing and why he's doing it and provides lots of encouragement to try things yourself. I previously had a basic working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, and this class has given me much more confidence to switch to Affinity Designer. Although the total duration of the videos is around 3 hours, I spent around 10 hours on the class as I experimented and practised what I learned after most of the videos. My only constructive feedback is that I feel that the sound could be improved; some videos are barely audible unless you wear headphones. I look forward to seeing any other classes Dawid offers!
Ivor Lobo

Skillshare is my best friend

I like the class. But where are the supported files (Tons of supporting material (design files and presentations) so you can practice as you learn)





Dawid Tuminski

Designer, coder and educational entrepreneur.
Let me help you create your own, profitable online courses.

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.

Co-owner at fatredmouse...

See full profile