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  1. In support of our fantastic photo editing app, please use this comprehensive and structured set of videos for accelerated learning! The video tutorials are available on Vimeo and YouTube via these links: Vimeo - http://affin.co/PhotoVids YouTube - http://affin.co/photoyt We now have a specific Beginners Series of videos tailored to absolute beginners, with a more manageable pacing and focus on concepts and straightforward procedures. They all include subtitles to aid understanding. The tutorial set includes: Beginners Series Opening & Saving - YouTube / Vimeo Layers - YouTube / Vimeo Adjustments - YouTube / Vimeo Filters - YouTube / Vimeo Exporting - YouTube / Vimeo Introduction Discover Affinity Photo Getting Started Technical Benefits Basics Document Setup Layer Concepts Layers Overview Live Filter Layers Scaling and Transforming Cutting Out Understanding DPI Accessing Help Transforming Document/Image Resizing Canvas Resizing Cropping: Practical Cropping: Aesthetic Straightening Images Cropping: Golden Spiral Cropping: Options Aligning Images Selections and Masking Making Selections Refining Selections Pixel Selections from Layers Quick Masks Mask Layers Exposure Merging Clipping vs Masking Vector Masking Using Adjustment Layers on Masks - YouTube / Vimeo Correction Adjustment Layers Levels Curves Shadows/Highlights Split Toning and Selective Colour LAB Colour Mode Defringing and Chromatic Aberration Live Perspective Haze Removal FFT Denoise Removing Lens Flares Changing Eye Colour Graduated ND Filter Effect Salvaging Underexposed Images Dual Perspective Correction Perspective Skew Correction - YouTube / Vimeo (New: 20th April) Retouching Cloning Inpainting Frequency Separation Liquify: Retouching Vector-Based Retouching Enhancing Landscapes/Architecture Vector Architecture: Worked Example Enhancing Camera Phone Photography Making Images Pop Revealing Sky Detail Bringing Out Water Detail Quick Inpainting Crooked Horizons - YouTube / Vimeo RAW Development Raw: Discover Develop Raw: Developing Images Raw: Overlays Raw: Redeveloping Images Raw: Noise Reduction Maximising Raw Latitude Custom Tone Curve Raw Development Quality 32-bit Raw Development - YouTube / Vimeo Raw Colour Quality Automatic Lens Corrections Raw: Recovering Overexposed Highlights Raw: Exposure Bias Getting Creative Lighting Creative Gradients Creative Black & White Sepia Images Brushes Blend Modes Blend Ranges Liquify Persona Sky Replacement Adding Borders Text: Branding/Watermarking Diffuse Glow Displacement Circular Bokeh Swirling Bokeh Simulating Ambient Occlusion Texturing with Blend Modes Creating Atmosphere Creating Light Beams Vector Lighting Simple Gradients Technicolor Emulation - YouTube / Vimeo Creative Painting Colour toning with shapes Infrared Emulation Radial Blur Regular Tone Mapping Compositing Landscapes Adding Extended Borders Creating Photo Collages Abstract Ideas #01 Abstract Ideas #02 Enhancing Low Light Trails Light Painting Compositing Tone Mapping Portraits HSL Tonal Separation - YouTube / Vimeo Orton Effect - YouTube / Vimeo Design Aids Snapshots Modifiers Designer/Photo Interworking Pixel Accurate Design Placing Documents Useful Keyboard Shortcuts Non Destructive Inpainting and Cloning Layer Creation Behaviour Layer Nesting Exporting 3D LUTs LUTs for Tonal Adjustments View Points Global Cloning Subtle Toning Multiple Colour Formats Scopes Curves Picker Non-Destructive Dodge & Burn Flexible Defringing Edge Detection for Masking Split & Mirror View Batch Processing Clone Sources Pixel Art Resize Direct PSD write-back (round tripping) Freehand Selection Tool Undo History Importing .abr Brushes Undo Brush with Snapshots Quick Toggling Panels - YouTube / Vimeo Light UI - YouTube / Vimeo Brush Stabilisation - YouTube / Vimeo Channels Channels Channels for Alpha Masking Channels: Creating/Storing Selections Editing Single Channels Channels: Greyscale Blending Channel Packing Filters Live Filter Layers (Also in Basics) Apply Image Apply Image: Equations Equations Filter Dust & Scratches Filter Halftone Scanlines Effect Mirror filter Diffuse Glow Filter Defeating Filter Limits Panoramas Panoramas Tricky Panoramas Panorama Distortion Correction HDR (High Dynamic Range) HDR: Merging & Tone Mapping HDR from one exposure - YouTube / Vimeo HDR: Tone Map Presets HDR: Panoramas HDR: Preprocessing HDR: Advanced Editing HDR: Ghosts Removal HDR: 32-bit Editing Focus Merging (Focus Stacking) Focus Merging Focus Merge Retouching Focus Merging Bracketed Exposures Live Stacking Maximum Stacking Big Stopper Effect Light Painting Blending Stacking: Long Exposure Simulation Stacking: Noise Reduction Stacking: Object Removal Stacking: Exposure Merging Stacking: Star Trail Effect Live Projections (360 editing, perspective projection) 360 Live Editing - YouTube / Vimeo 360 Advanced Editing 360 Retouching 360 Multiple Views 360 Roll Correction - YouTube / Vimeo Live Perspective Projection OpenEXR/32-bit OpenEXR Multichannel Import/Export OpenEXR Import Options Editing 32-bit 3D Renders OpenEXR: Using Alpha Channels & Association 3D Render/Texture Work Seamless Textures Clone Sources: Texture Creation Enhancing 3D Renders #01 Enhancing 3D Renders #02 Tone Mapping 3D Renders 3D Relighting with Normal Map Passes - YouTube / Vimeo Colour Management OpenColorIO Setup OpenColorIO Adjustment Soft Proofing Printing on Mac Printing on Windows Wide Colour Profiles vs sRGB - YouTube / Vimeo Macros Macros Macros: Equations Macros: Layer Behaviour Batch Processing with Macros Finishing Off Sharpening Selective Sharpening Exporting Export Compression Efficiency Plugins Installing Nik Plugins (macOS) Installing Nik Plugins (Windows) Installing & Using Nik Dfine Projects Nature Portrait Supermoon Product Shot Retouching #01 Nighttime Architecture Workflow - YouTube / Vimeo Portrait Retouching Workflow - YouTube / Vimeo Bonus Content Uplift Epic Skies (1.6 Bonus Content) - YouTube / Vimeo Windows Workflow videos In addition to the regular tutorials, we've also got some workflow videos shot on the Windows version of Photo that cover using a variety of features to edit an image to completion. These tend to be released on a more informal basis. Hadrian's Wall Tiled Building Portrait Retouching Monochromatic Architecture Canary Wharf Banded Demoiselle Please let us know about areas you think need covering, have problems with, don’t understand, or just tell us if we’re on the right or wrong track. Simply reply to this pinned topic. Have fun with Affinity Photo! Best wishes from the Affinity Documentation Team!
  2. Hi, Affinity Designer is supported by a comprehensive set of video tutorials, produced in-house by the Documentation team! The video tutorials are available on Vimeo and YouTube via these links: Vimeo: https://affin.co/DesignerVids YouTube: https://affin.co/designeryt The tutorial set includes: 1. Getting Started • Discover Affinity Designer • For Beginners • For Beginners Too • Using the Help System • CMYK Setup • Designing from a Sketch • New from Clipboard • Actual Size Zoom • Editing PDF Text • Using the Grade UI Kit 2. Artboards • Artboards: Basics • Artboards: Exporting and Printing • Artboards: Colour and Opacity • Artboards: From Content • Artboards: Design Aids 3. Drawing Lines and Shapes • Pen Power • Shapes • Convert to Curves • Corner Tool • Drawing Perfect Triangles • Stylish Strokes: Textured Lines • Stylish Strokes: Dashed Lines 4. Colour and Opacity • Complex Gradients • Adjusting Noise and Opacity in Fills • Transparency Tool • Changing Colours • Blend Modes • Colour Picker Tool (1.5) • Colour Palette from Document • Colour Palette from Image (1.5) • Pantone Colours • Global, Spot and Overprint Colours • Quick Opacity Setting 5. Layer control • Layers Panel • Lock Children 6. Object control • Selecting, Finding and Isolating Objects • Rotation Point: Overview • Rotation Point: Worked Example • Vector Scaling Options 7. Symbols and Assets • Symbols (1.5) • Assets (1.5) 8. Painting • Shading Using Raster Brushes • Adding Raster Texture 9. Text • Artistic, Frame and Shape Text • Text on a Path: Overview • Text on a Path: Worked Example • OpenType Typography 10. Media • Using Raster Images in a Composition • Film Noir Style Illustration 11. Saving, exporting and sharing • Save History • Soft Proofing • Exporting • Exporting: Layers • Exporting: Slices • Exporting: Continuous • Exporting: Automatic Directory/Folder Creation (1.5) • Exporting: Multiple Outputs from a Single Slice (1.5) • Exporting: Transparent and Coloured Backgrounds (1.5) • Exporting User Settings and Keyboard Shortcuts 12. Design Aids • Constraints: Overview (1.5) • Constraints: Worked Example for Web Design (1.5) • Snapping and Dynamic Guides (1.5) • Snapping: Candidates (1.5) • Snapping: Object Creation (1.5) • Snapping: UI and Web Design (1.5) • View Modes and Split View • New View • View Points • Grids: Icon Design • Grids: Floor Plans • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 1 (Single Planes) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 2 (Multiple Planes) • Isometric Grid Drawings: Part 3 (Layers and Compounds) • Grids: Coloured Lines (1.5) If you'd like to comment on anything related to this tutorial set, please reply to this pinned topic. Have fun with Affinity Designer! Best regards Andy Capstick Documentation Manager
  3. We’re really happy to provide a brand new set of tutorials to accompany the newly launched Affinity Designer for iPad app. The tutorials are all available from the app’s Home screen via the Tutorials option at bottom left. You can also access them here: https://affinity.serif.com/tutorials/designer/ipad/ Some tutorial facts.. 62 video in total Seven tutorial categories Shot in 4k resolution Subtitling for eight languages (DE, FR, ES, IT, PT-BR, RU, JA, zh-Hans) Different tutors for specialist areas Here’s the full tutorial list.. Basic operations UI overview Gestures New and save Open and import Placing images Pan, zoom and rotate canvas Selecting Moving, resizing and rotating Grouping Ordering Layers Studio Align and distribute Copy, paste and power duplicate Undo, redo and history Quick export Advanced operations Art-boards Symbols Assets Studio Snapping Constraints View modes for pixel preview Vector Tools Pen Tool Node Tool Advanced curve drawing Editing strokes Pencil Tool Shape tools Corner Tool Boolean operations Colour Picker Tool Fill Tool Advanced colour Gradients Transparency Tool Vector Brush Tool Managing vector brushes Pixel Tools Pixel Tool Paint Brush Tool Advanced brush options Managing raster brushes Smudge tools Erase Brush Tool Flood Fill Tool Flood selections Drawn selections Selection modification tools Smart Selection Brush Tool Refine Selection Tool Export Persona Slice Tool Export Persona - Slices Studio Export Persona - Layers Studio Text Tools Frame Text Tool Art Text Tool Advanced typography Text on a path Importing fonts Effects & Adjustments Applying adjustments Masking adjustments Layer effects Advanced layer effects Blend modes Styles If you have any feedback, please comment on this thread. Best wishes Affinity documentation
  4. Paul - this needed work :-) Fixed. Thanks Andy
  5. Got that. :-) AndyC
  6. acapstick

    documentation error

    Wrong of course - now fixed in docs.
  7. Text>Insert Text from File is now replaced by File>Place due to Publisher dev. Fixed in docs.
  8. acapstick

    Place Image Tool

    Hi everyone - AndyC from Affinity docs here - it's highly unlikely that docs will document functionality in advance of it appearing in the UI. Mainly because we see the code at the same time as beta testers see it, and we update for the subsequent build. :-) Assume that we've had a hiccup in docs for issues like this - just flag it and I'll fix in pronto! \AndyC
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    Affinity Photo Workbook

    Hi Joe, I'm the editor of the Workbook so I thought I'd reply directly. I'm a bit concerned about the many indexing errors you have encountered. I had a look at p. 204 and the vignette filter is actually mentioned at the bottom of the page so i'm happy with that. The other reference on p. 166 hasn't got an index entry so I will get that fixed for a future reprint. If you're able to point out some of the other errors i'd be grateful. In the meantime, I'm going to have our QA team look at the indexing generally to spot any issues. Unfortunately we don't publish corrections for our workbooks. Thanks for your feedback. /AndyC
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    export options

    Hi Robin3, Raster images (JPG, PNG, etc) are raster anyway - the export options only affect downsampling of those in different ways. Do you mean if you placed a vector image such as SVG you were expecting some level of edibility after export but you didn't get any? I'll investigate further if so. \AndyC
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    export options

    thomaso - i've tweaked the help now.. PDF(for web): change "image downsampling to 450 dpi" to "downsample images of >450 dpi"PDF (for print): change change "image downsampling to 108 dpi" to "downsample images of >108 dpi" Andy Capstick Affinity docs
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    export options

    Hi blw, I'll get that indexing looked at and ensure export is included in the topic's metadata. \Andy
  13. R-C-R, We are in Beta at the moment and I'm expecting more input from our developers and or course Beta testers. I'm hoping to have comprehensive documentation for release. \Andy
  14. R-C-R/Polygonius, The procedural texture filter documentation is accessible from the integrated Help's Filters and effects>Colour filters topic. You can also access it from Introduction>New features in this version topic along with all other 1.7 features. \Andy Capstick
  15. Changed Snapping help topic. From: To exclude an object from snapping: To: To exclude an object from being a snapping candidate:
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    help file problems .139

    Thank you - fixed in build after 139. Andy Capstick Affinity docs
  17. RobinP - thanks for the info about the Media Browser reference in Publisher Help. This is no longer available in 1.7 on which Publisher is based. \Andy Capstick
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    Simple beginner question

    Polygonious - can you see the Help at all? Please describe what's not working. Selecting Help Menu > Affinity Publisher Beta Help should show the Get Answers fast landing page with TOC at left. Andy Capstick
  19. Hi SirPL, Fixed this in Windows and macOS. Both should have entries which both went to a non-existent topic!! Andy Capstick
  20. Hi R-C-R, Yes the help behaviour isn't great but it's Help viewer-related I'm afraid. The blue progress bar when searching is relatively new (High Sierra?) but I find it a bit slower than I'd like. Some things.. - If you find any returned results that are odd please let me know. - Any "???" text returned in search descriptions is a docs issue and we need to catch up with these over the beta. - Anyone else not getting the "Get Answers Fast" landing page loading reasonably (putting the search function aside for the moment?) \Andy Capstick
  21. R-C-R - I've made those additions to the Photo iPad help. I haven't gone as far as mentioning bluetooth support for the moment as this needs to be tested by QA first. Thanks for your input.
  22. Thanks DM1 - sorry I missed that. Well spotted. Now fixed. \Andy
  23. Thanks for taking the time R-C-R - I'll take a look and update. Not sure whether to mention 3rd party Bluetooth keyboard support just yet until I get QA to advise and have a look at testing too. Sean? Do you have an Ankor (not an anchor) Cheers Andy
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    Affinity Photo (for Windows) Help refers to "Finder"

    Hi chaps, I've fixed this for in-app Photo help; affinity.help will be updated in due course. Sorry no idea when the next Beta update will be available, but the help will be updated in that version. AndyC
  25. rickblackmon - you'll find an eight-page index starting on p. 468. Hope it's a time saver!
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