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Intro to Affinity Photo on iPad: Making a Photo Composition

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11 Lessons (35m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Project

    • 3. Making the Document

    • 4. Affinity Photo Interface

    • 5. Stock Studio

    • 6. Layers

    • 7. Selections

    • 8. Masks

    • 9. Review Selections and Masks

    • 10. Exporting

    • 11. NextSteps

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In this class we will be learning the basics of Affinity Photo on iPad by creating a photo composition. A composition is just compositing different elements together to make one piece of art or design. For our composition we will be combining different photos together. Throughout this course you will learn how Affinity Photo is set up, how to use basic tools and studios in the Photo and Selection personas. 

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Ben Nielsen

Good design is the beginning of learning


I am passionate about good design and good teaching. I believe that anyone can learn simple design principles and tools that can help them create content that is both beautiful and functional.


Background: I am a media designer and librarian. My masters degree is in instructional design with an emphasis on informal learning.


Motto: Good design is the beginning of learning.

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1. Introduction: Hi, and welcome to this introduction to Affinity Photo on the iPad. My name is Ben Nielsen and I'm immediate design educator with over six years of experience teaching creative software both in-person and online. In this course, we are going to be looking at Affinity Photo on the iPad. For this course, you will need an iPad and you will need Affinity Photo on the iPad, the app costs about $20 depending on when you purchase it from the app store. If the photo is by far the best photo editing app that I've ever used on the iPad. I'm very excited to be sharing it with you now, this course is an introduction so you don't need any prior experience with Affinity Photo or other photo editing apps. In order to take this course, we'll be starting right at the beginning. While there are a lot of things that you can create UCF fee for on the iPad. We are going to be focusing on a photo composition and a photo compensation is just when you take two or more photos and you bring them together to make one composition out of them. We'll talk more about that when we talk about the project for this course and we'll be learning about it as we go along. So if it seems overwhelming to you, don't worry anyone can learn to do these things. In this course, we'll be talking about some fundamental concepts to working in photo editing programs. Like if a photo we wouldn't be talking about layers, selections and masks, as well as other concepts which will help you to create stunning photo composition. You don't need any of your own photos for this course because we'll be using the stock studio inside of a PHP 40 to find stock photos that we can use and combine to create our own creations. I hope that you are excited and ready to get started. Go ahead and get your iPad out, and let's get started learning about Finney follow on the iPad. In the next video, we'll talk about the project for this course. 2. Project: Like I talked about in the introduction, but project for this course is to create a photo composition. All this means is that you need to get at least three different photos and combine them together using a faithful on the iPad. To combine them, you should use layers and selections and masks. Don't worry if you don't know what those terms mean, because we'll be talking about each of those in videos as we go throughout this course. Like I said before, you don't need to have your own photos, although you can use your own photos if you want to, because we will be learning how to use the stock studio in affinity to bring in photos from stock libraries so that we can use those to create a photo composition. You are welcome to follow along and do exactly what I do in this course to create your photo composition. But if you're feeling adventurous, go ahead and try and do something else. Something that shows your unique personality and the kind of thing that you like when you are finished compositing your photo, you can go ahead and export it like we'll talk about at the end of this course, then upload it to the project section for the course. It really helps to learn if you actually do the things that you see as you go along. So please, after each video to take the time to complete the assignment and when the course is over, please take the time to share it with us in the project section for this course, I'm happy to give feedback on those projects as well. And that can help you to learn and grow. As a designer, I'm so excited to see what you're able to create an Affinity Photo. In the next video, we'll be jumping into Affinity Photo and learning how to create a new document. 3. Making the Document: All right, Here we are in the Affinity Photo app, and this is the home screen where you can see all of the projects that you have been working on to making new project. We just need to hit the plus button in the top right corner. From here we have a lot of different options. And if you're just working on editing one photo, you might want to choose to just open that photo so that you open it at its full resolution. But because we're creating a photo composition, we want to bring in multiple photos. And because we're going to use the stock photo library to get those photos. We're going to go ahead and create a new document. So we're going to choose the first option. And from here we have a bunch of different things that we can choose. You can make yours whatever size you want. But I am going to go ahead and in the drop-down menu where it says photo, I'm actually going to go to device. I just want to make it the same size as my iPad screen because I just find that that is a good way to work unless I have something specific that I'm going do with this photo and it needs to be a specific size. So you see when I change to devise it immediately down below says iPad 10.5 retina. That's because it knows that that is what my iPad is. But if you wanted to make for some other device, there's a drop-down here where you can select from a host of different devices. Below that you can choose what you want your units to be in. Right now its endpoints. But I really prefer to work, especially when I'm working with images in pixels. So I'm gonna change that to pixels. And you can see on the right-hand side there are three circles where you can adjust the dimensions and the dots per inch if you want to do custom settings, we're going to leave that as it is. Right below that you see you can choose the orientation. I'm going to leave mine in landscape, but you can go to portrait if you need to write below that, you'll see the option to choose whether or not you have a transparent background. And that's important if you're trying to create a PNG that will then be overlaid over something else later. But for us we're going to be putting photos over the entire canvas so we don't need the transparent background. And then we'll go ahead and we will click. Okay. So now we've created our document. In the next video we're going talk about the Affinity Photo interface. 4. Affinity Photo Interface: Before we get into actually working on our photos, Let's go ahead and take a look around the interface just so you can be familiar with it. The first thing that you'll probably notice is the bar along the top. On the left-hand side, there's the back arrow that will actually pop us back out into the home screen to get back into our project, we'll just click on it. Next, you'll see a document menu. This contains a lot of the things to deal with the documents such as like exporting, printing it, putting it on a grid, things like that. We won't go into details on everything here, but I just want you to be familiar with where different things are within the program. The next is the, which is the Edit menu. This will allow us to do a lot of things like placing the image duplicates, something that we have in our document, cut, copy, and paste, et cetera. Now next to that we have the persona's. So all of these little icons along the top are different. Persona's, persona's will actually change the tools and the studios that are available to you. For our purposes, we're only going to work in this first one. The second one. The first one is the photo persona. Second one is the selections persona. All right, then along the left-hand side you have a number of different tools. Tools are basically what you're going to use to take action on things. So if you want to draw something or modify something, you're probably going to need a tool for a lot of this course, we will be using the Move tool, which is the second tool down it is the arrow. That's what we'll need for a lot of this course. But if you're doing more heavy into the editing side of things, you'll use a lot of the different tools that are below that. On the right-hand side we have the studio. So when we tap on these different icons, different studios will open up. Studios are where we deal with the details of things. So for example, in the brush studio we can select different types of brushes. And in the adjustment studio there are a lot of different adjustments that we can select from. So there's a lot of different studios and a lot of different tools. And again, like I said, those change depending on what persona you're in and we'll just be working in the first two persona's here. Now a good thing to know is that depending on what you are doing, you can really get a context toolbar in the bottom. So let me just go ahead and click on a shape here. And you can see that a little toolbar appears along the bottom. So a lot of times when you have something selected or you're working on something, there'll be extra options in that context toolbar. So you want to check down there as well. If you ever wonder what something is in the app when you see an icon, you can always go ahead and hit the question mark in the bottom right-hand corner that will then show you the name of everything that's there. This can be really helpful if you need to Google something in particular. And so you can ask about a particular tool or studio. The other thing to note about the interface is that you can use gestures to do different things. So for example, if I want to zoom in and out, I can use the pinch gesture. So that's just two fingers on the screen. Draw a shape here. If I want to undo it, I can just do a two-finger tap on the screen. Two-finger taps gun. And if I want to redo it, I can do a three-finger tap on the screen. So being aware of those few different gestures can be quite helpful in speeding up your workflow here in Affinity Photo, me undo that. So that's the basics of the interface. In the next video, we're going to actually get started by using the stock studio to bring in some photos. 5. Stock Studio: All right. Let's go ahead and let's bring in some photos to work on. Like I said, we're going to use the stock studio. That was actually the second studio from the bottom on the right-hand side, it looks like a mountain picture. So let's tap on that and you can see that it says it's using Pixabay. If we hit the menu at the top, you can see there are actually three different libraries that we can choose from. Unsplash, Pexels and Pixabay. These are all libraries of free stock images. And you can see that the first time you use it, you'll have to check this little box down here that says You understand that they are coming from a third party. These are all pretty big libraries. And sometimes you'll find the same photo in multiple of these libraries because they are being given away for free. They're creative comments licensed. And so that makes it very useful for us to use when we're just trying to create a mock-up project like this one. So you can search anything to find different pictures in here. So I'm just going to go ahead and start by searching for a lake. I wanted to do a nice lake scene and I'm going to bring in one of the Volkswagen branch into a lake scene. So let's search for lake. And I want something with like a sure that I could park the man on. So I'm going to look and see if I see anything here. And if you want to look at something, you can just tap on it and drag it out onto your screen. It will be placed at full resolution, which is probably much larger than the actual size of your canvas because the pictures from the stock photo libraries are quite high resolution. So if we click on our move tool and we zoom out, we can actually see this to resize it. And you can see that there's a lot more image here. Then you could actually see in the little thumbnail preview, we can just resize it like so. And you could try different ones, pick out a different option. I'm just going to go with this one for now and you can do whatever you want. Don't feel constrained to do exactly what I'm doing, although you can follow along exactly if you feel more comfortable doing that. So now I'm just going to bring in the images that I need. The next thing that I need is a Volkswagen van. So I'm just going to search VW van and see what comes up. I want something that I can park out here on this little land bar here. Try this one. And that's quite large. So we zoom-in, zoom-out, and then just scale it down using the little handles. And remember, we're going be compositing these photos together so we don't need to get in the exact spot because we'll be doing that later. She's kinda put it here somewhere around where the land bars. And the other thing that I wanna do is I want to switch out the sky. So I'm going to look for a sunset. Try this one. All right, That image is huge, so let's scale it way, way down. We're only going to need enough to cover the space in between the mountains. So that's what I'm going for here. Okay, and now you can see that we can't see our other images, which is a problem if we want to work on compositing them. So in the next video we're going to be talking about the Layers panel and how we can arrange our images. 6. Layers: All right, so now in this video we're going talk about layers. Layers is one of the fundamental concepts in working with photo compositions. So let's open up our layers studio, which is the first studio at the top. And we can see that we have three different layers. They are all image layers and they are stacked on top of each other. This means that the sky image that we got, he's completely covering the other two. Think of layers as like a stack of actual photographs. If you put one on top of the other, you won't be able to see what's underneath it wherever it is covered. So if we want this layer to be in back, we can just tap on it and drag it down. Now you see the mountains are back again and the sky layer is completely covered. We will have to edit out the sky in the mountains in order to get it to show up. That's something that we'll talk more about as we get into selections and masks. But for now we're just dealing with layers. A great thing that you can do with layers is actually named them. So let's tap on our van layer here and we want to call it van. In order to edit the name, we need to go into the layers options. That's the three dots right above the picture. And now we're in the options for this layer. We can do a lot of things here, but the first thing that we want to do is rename it so you can see where it says image. Let's tap on that. And we will call this one van. Say, Okay. Other things that we can do here are make it visible or invisible with the eye. So if I tap the eye, it makes it invisible. If I tap it again, it makes it visible, that can be really helpful if you have a layer that needs to be on top of, but you don't want to see it while you're working on the layers below it. And Earth thing that we can do is lock the layer, locking the layer stops it from being able to be edited. So you can see if I grab the Move tool and it's locked, actually can't move it around. It won't let me do that, will unlock this one for now. The other thing we can do is so lower layer. So if we want to see only that layer, we can solo it. This is really useful if you just want to get rid of all of the other layers. Sometimes in a photo composition you'll have dozens of layers. But if you just want to see the one layer that you're working on, you can solo it. When you do that, the other layers disappear and you just see that layer. Now, there are a bunch of other things that go on in this layer options menu, but that's enough for us in this course. Let's turn off the solo and go back. Now let's name our other layers. I'll call this one lake, and I'll call this one sunset. Sunset sky. Having descriptive layer names is really helpful when you have lots and lots of layers and you're trying to figure out what layer you need to be on to make a particular Edit. Alright, so that is the layer studio. In the next video, we're going go ahead and we're going to talk about making selections. 7. Selections: Alright, now it's time to talk about making selections. Selections or how we choose to edit just one part of the photo. We select it in order to make a selection, we're going to need to be inside of the selections persona. We're going to make the selection of this van because we are going to want to just get this fan on its own so that we can put down that landmark. In order to do that, we want to make sure that we're on the correct layer. So we're on sunset sky right now let's switch to van and then I can move it. Alright, now that we've moved it, Let's go ahead and let's go into the selections persona. That's the second persona. Once we get here, our tools will change into the selection tools. And there are a lot of different selection tools. The tool that we want is actually the smart selection brush tool, which it looks like a brush. And it's the third tool down. We're going to go ahead and click on that. Now, creating a selection is basically just choosing part of the image that you want your next edits to effect. So we're going to do that and selections are represented by a little marching ants line. In order to do this, well, we might want to zoom in, so we'll just use the pinch gesture to zoom in. Now you can see that we have a contextual menu down at the bottom of the screen. Currently we're in what's called Add Mode. Add mode is going to add to our selection whenever we click the smart selection brush is going try and smartly think about what the colors and the tones and the contrast are and make the selection based off that for us, we can choose to subtract as well. But for now we're just going to add because we don't have any selection yet. We'll subtract later. Next to that is the size of our brush. As we scrub on this, we can see that it gets bigger or smaller. If we go right, it's bigger. If we go left, it gets smaller. The larger our brush, the more it will try to select. You can see that snap two edges is turned on. That's what we want. We want to snap to the edges of the picture. Now one thing that might be challenging about this particular picture is that the vein is blue and the water behind it is blue. So it might be difficult for it to see that. But let's see what happens. We click to start making the selection. You can see it selects a big chunk because our brush is pretty big. Now we want to add more into it. But if we try to tap in here, you can see we start getting a lot that we don't want. So we want to actually make our brush smaller. Let me do a two-finger tap to undo that one. Let me zoom in closer and we'll make our brush smaller. Now we can tap along here and you can see it's selecting much less at a time. We can also click and drag along here. And as we do that, it will select different parts. We want to try and get as much of the land selected as we can here. And of course, it's always a little tricky when you have things like windows which are showing part of it behind. And you can see there's high contrast between the van and its wheels. So it doesn't know that we want that. So we need to drag into the wheels to try and get those as well. And we actually probably do want at least part of the shadow will have to see for sure once we get it in with the other picture, but we probably do. Now there are a few things selected that are not part of the man. So let's go ahead and let's change into Subtract mode. And we might want to make our brush even smaller for this. And we'll go along and we'll try to subtract out part of this. If something is particularly difficult, as you can see here, it's really difficult for it to judge the difference here. It can be good to go into the refined mode. This is really a great option if you have something like hair, because hair is very fine and it can be hard to select the difference between the hair and the background if you're doing something like a portrait. So let's go ahead and let's choose Refine here. And it's going to use, it's artificial intelligence to try and refine the edges here. And it by default is showing red for everything that it's not selecting. So for us, we want to go ahead and we just want to try to refine this edge so we can use our brush here to try and refine the edge right here. And then tries to take special care to look at that particular section and see what's going on. Unfortunately, it's making this more red and we actually want it to be less red. The other thing that we might want to do is try to refine around these windows. So let's just see if that will work. Sometimes it works better than others. See you on that one. It's working pretty good. So that's where you can pretty well. So that lets us refine that selection a little bit. And then if we want to do more manually, we can click Apply and we can see what it's actually selected. And then we can go back in with our brush, choose the smart selection brush, and we can subtract again. Try and subtract here. I mean, a little bit of trouble with these wires. So right now we are making this selection. We're going to use the selection in the next video to create a mask to hide the rest of the image. And we will be able to work on that mask after the fact. So you do not have to get everything perfect the very first time. You can go in and work on it later as well. Now once you've made a selection, as long as those little ants are marching around it. And the only place you can make changes is within that selection and nothing else will be able to be changed because the selection tells her fame photo, I want you to work just in here. So you can use this for masks like we're about to, but you can also do things like adjustment layers to change the way that a photo looks as well. And it will only change the part that's in the selection. Let's go ahead and leave off doing the selection there, there are a lot of other selection tools, but really the smart selection brush is the most useful one most of the time. So we won't go into all the others in this course since it's just an introduction. Let's go ahead and in the next video we'll talk about making a mask from this selection. 8. Masks: I'm going to zoom out here so you can see what happens when we make a mask. A mask is just how we hide part of an image. So just like you might use a mask to hide part of your face in the real-world, a mask inside of a theme photo is used to hide part of the image. Now, some people will come in and they might want to just erase part of an image just to hide it like that, but that actually destroys the pixels of the image. And we don't want to do that because like I said, we want to be able to adjust it later if we accidentally get heart of the sea. And here we might want to erase that later or if we miss part of the van, we might want to bring that back. So a mask is what we call non-destructive editing because all we're doing is masking it out. Always get it back later. That might not make a lot of sense right now, but it will make more sense as we go along. Let's go to the Layers panel and to make a mask, Let's make sure we're on the correct layer and that we have our selection. Then we're going to hit the plus button and we're going to choose mask layer. It will make a mask to show just what is selected and to hide everything that is not selected, it mask layer. And now you can see we just have this van here. You can see that we still have the selection there to marching around. But in the layers panel you can see that there is now a black and white image next to our van image. If we hit the arrow to twirl that down, we can see it a little bit better. This is the mask. Masks work on the principle of black and white. Black hides anything that's there, and white shows anything that's there. And gray, depending on what percentage of grade is we'll show or hide accordingly. Let's go ahead and let's use the check mark. This is just like the eyeball in the layers panel to show or hide this. So let's hide our mask and we can see that everything is still there. Nothing has been destroyed. Then when we turn it back on, it's hitting again, but it's still there. So let's zoom in and take a look here. It did a pretty good job, but you can see there are still a few problems, so we're going to want to clean this up a little bit. In order to do that, let's go ahead and deselect. Hold down until we get this little menu. We then need to choose Deselect, because remember we can't do anything outside of the selection while it is selected. So we'll de-select that and this will all disappear. And we want to refine this a little bit. So in order to do that, we want to be on our mask. So open the layer, make sure we're on the mask. Make sure your water back in the photo persona and along the left-hand side, choose the brush. When we paint with the brush, we're either going to paint with black or white. When we paint with black, it will hide whatever we paint on. When we paint with white, it will show it. So we need to do a little work down here to bring back the headlight and the front of the van. So let's go to our color studio and we will switch to white. And then let's paint white. You can see that my brush was probably a little bit too big there. So I'm getting more of the sea then I want to, in order to actually get rid of that, I'll just make my brush smaller by dragging on the width to make it smaller, smaller, smaller. And bring black back to the front and then paint black on to hide that ocean. You can see how, even if your selection wasn't perfect to begin with, you can come in and you can really refine parts of it. So let's get a really tiny brush and let's go and try and take out the inside of this window. Just a little bit. They're both in front of water, so it's not that bad, but we just wanted to look a little bit more real because the water in our lake picture is much bluer than the water in our van picture. And depending on how big this photo will be, if you print it out or put it on a screen, or how much you care about the project will depend how much time you put into doing something like making selections or adding in masks. You can make things look really good, but it can take a bit of time. So again, I'm just painting black to hide here. And if I need to bring back something, I can paint white. Like the edge of the door here. Okay, so we've got our mask. And remember, this only works if you're on the mask while you are painting. A lot of times when people first do this, go click on the layer and then they'll start painting. And if we do that, we're just going to end up painting black or white. And so just make sure you're on the mask when you are painting. The next thing that we might want to do is resize this. So while we're clicked on this layer, Let's go to our move tool and you can see we get our bounding box again so we can resize. Go ahead and we'll just make this guy a little bit bigger. And as you go along you will make adjustments. That's how you do a photo composition and move them van a little to not be on top of the fence. You want to avoid doing something that will obviously make your picture look fake, unless of course you're going for a very fake work. Alright, so that is how we create a mask, and that is how we edit a mask after we've already created it, you can use masks for anything inside of an app like Affinity Photo. So it's a great way to really modify the way your picture looks by hiding parts of an image, but not destroying the pixels that make up that image. In the next video, we're going to practice this all again by masking out the sky in the lake picture to bring in that sunset. 9. Review Selections and Masks: All right, so let's go ahead and practice everything that we've learned again in order to finish out this composition by bringing in that sunset sky. First, we're going to tap on our lake layer, makes sure that we're on the correct layer. And next we're going go ahead and make a selection of the sky. Let's go ahead and do our selection persona. Get our smart selection brush will come in here and we will select. We need to make our brush bigger. Let's make it nice and big because this should be a fairly easy high-contrast selection. There's a big contrast between the sky and the mountains. So that's fairly easy to do. You can see that was much easier than the van, but there are a few places where we're going to need to zoom in and do some subtraction. Let's make our brush much smaller for the subtraction will just come along here. Do this edge. And in with a small brush again. Just a lot of subtracting and adding as you're trying to make the perfect selection. Okay, then the next thing that we need to do is go ahead and make a mask for this layer. So we'll hit the plus icon and will mask the layer. Now you can see what has happened here is that it's masked the wrong part of the layer. We actually want to mask out the sky, but we selected the sky just like we selected the van. And this is really common because often you want to select the thing that is most easy to select. In the case of the Van, picture of the van was the easiest thing to select, selecting all of the ocean in the pavement and everything would have been more difficult. So it's like the demand. So let's go ahead and undo that so that we don't have the mask. What we need to do in this case is we actually need to invert the selection. It's easiest to select this guy, so that's what we wanna do. But now we have to invert it. Let's go up to the We just can choose invert selection. Now it's selected the mountains in the Lake and the ground and everything, and not the sky. So now when we make the mask, it will just mask out the sky, which is perfect, of course. Now I can see there's one little issue here in that the sunset sky is missing part of the edge. In order to adjust that, we will de-select by holding down getting the menu and choosing de-select. Let's go to sunset sky and choose Move tool. And let's just move it over a little bit. And there we have our sunset sky. Now, there's a lot that we might need to do to try and really refine this picture. But this is just your first exercise. You're just trying to combine photos together. Obviously, the reflection in the water is not quite right because it should look like the sunset sky. And there's work that we could do to try and make that happen. But in this case, we're just going for something really simple here. We've combined three photos together to make our photo composition. It looks fairly good. There's a lot that we could do to fix it. I'm noticing right here that we've got some issues up in the mountains. So we might want to go refine our mask just a little bit. Let's go back into our Photo Persona and grab our brush. A little brush here. And we're just going to paint in a little black along the edge here. The amount, you see if there's any place else we need to make adjustments. We're just looking for something that would obviously be wrong. Okay. And that looks pretty good. So go ahead and make sure that you've combined all your photos together to create one cohesive image. And in the next video, we're going to talk about exporting this for your class project. 10. Exporting: All right, so now that we've been able to use Affinity Photo to combine these images together is time for us to export them into something we can use to share with our class project. And when you're doing this in the future, you'll probably want to export it either for social media or to print it out, or to be able to create a background for your phone or your computer. There's lots of different things that you might be doing with this. So we need to get it out of Affinity Photo into something that we can actually use. In order to do that, we're going to go to the document menu in the top left and choose Export. There's lots of different options for things you can use to export. You can even export as a PSD if you wanted to take this and work on it in something like Photoshop. But what we want here is just a JPEG. Jpeg is the default. And you can see that it tells us what the width and the height are, which you're going to be the width and the height of the iPad because we made our document that size, we could adjust it here if we wanted to make it smaller. And a good thing to look at is down at the bottom, it tells you how big it's going to be. In this case, it's going to be 3.21 megabytes, so it's not too big. We can choose our file name, so we can call this van lake JPEG best quality. You could choose other high-quality, medium quality or low quality will choose best quality because it's already not too big. We want them to do the whole document. We don't want to do just a particular area. We could select a particular area and just export that. But in this case we want the whole document and then we're just going to click, Okay, It's going, going pop up and it's going to give us the option to save it someplace. And we could just save it into this Affinity Photo folder on the iPad war. If we wanted to go to our camera rock, we can actually click Cancel here. And we can choose this Share button in the bottom left. So the share button actually gives you all of the options for different places to put it as opposed to the okay, which just takes you into the file system. So I'm just going to save image that will save it to our camera roll and then we can take a look at it. And now that should be done. Let's go to photos and let's see your own photos and you can see our image here. Now, it would be fairly easy because we didn't spend a ton of time refining our selections and our masks, it would be fairly easy to tell that this had been composited together in a photo editing app, but it still looks pretty good. And of course, you can spend more time on yours if you want it to look a little bit better. Now that we have this JPEG ready to go, you can go to the project section for this course and upload this JPEG. When you do that, make sure that you upload the image into the body of the project. If you just upload into the area that it shows you at first in Skillshare, that will actually just create a thumbnail image and I won't be able to see the whole thing. So go ahead and upload this into the project section, make sure that it's in the body to there I can see the entire image that you've created. I'm so excited to see what you produce. In the next video, we're going to talk about the next steps you can take in learning about Affinity Photo and other programs. 11. NextSteps: Thank you so much for taking this introductory course on to Affinity Photo on the iPad. I hope that you've learned something really useful and that you'll be able to take these skills and do great things with them. I am so looking forward to senior photo composition. So if you haven't already, make sure that you go ahead and share those in the project section for this course. If you are looking to learn more about Affinity Photo, I do have a few other courses here on Skillshare that you can take, including one on editing raw photos. And when I'm creating wedding invitations, which goes more into dealing with things like texts and objects. So there's still a lot to learn. We've just barely scratched the surface of Affinity photo in this introductory course, I also have a number of courses on affinity, that vector design program, a feed designer which you might want to check out as well. I also have other courses on a myriad of different creative programs on iPad and on desktop that might be useful for you. So go ahead and check those out on my profile if you like this type of content, you might also want to subscribe to me on YouTube with my Ben designed to YouTube channel and follow me on Instagram at Ben designs media. Thanks so much for watching, and I will see you in the next course.