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  1. I know I'm a bit late to this thread (sorry, I don't come here much) but...I wouldn't say they are tutorials as such, more, video help files. I have purchased all three Affinity books, awaiting the arrival of publisher, but I have only read the two I have...once. I brought them more to support Affinity, but they're there if I need them, but, truth be told, I would rather watch a tutorial video, and one that is teaching me how to do a design from start to finish using the tools required, they're inspirational as well as helpful. Sadly I struggle to find good, easy to follow designer videos like that. I know Affinity does do some on it's creative youtube channel but they're not really what I want. I don't find them very helpful, although interesting to watch. There are a tonne of really good Affinity photo tutorials on youtube that do just that but not for designer. I know you can find some Designer tutorials on this forum, but crawling through the forum to find them is slow, and using the search function on here to help find them, doesn't! It's a shame that there aren't separate sub-forums for each app, especially now there's publisher. It would be good if there was a list on here of the top voted tutorials the forum has, or, one's found on youtube, that would be a great help. I've had Affinity photo and designer for ages, recently brought publisher, I brought them for fun, but have only, since lockdown, really started to unleash the power they have, and they have a lot, you just have to discover it, which is time consuming. Oh! And if you buy brushes from the affinity store, make sure you find the extras, like the styles and assets that can come with them! I've brought nearly everything the store has to offer over time, and only recently discovered the extras!! (slapped forehead). I know the Affinity forum is more for feedback on the apps and about bugs found, the tutorials and post your pictures sub forums are...um...just add ons, which is a shame but there it is... If you been able to get to this point, I can mumble on! Here (below) are about the best designer youtube channels I've found after many hours of searching and watching. I hope they help and inspire you. As, if like me you brought the affinity suite for fun and amusement I know how frustrating it can be trying to find the power under the bonnet. Don't give up, I did! But now I've tried again and now I've discovered what the apps have, and I'm now enjoying them, they're no longer toys left in the playbox. I like this channel the best. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUzuRWH5tnmt-OEOByR8S-g This channel is a bit messy, but the designer tut videos are there and worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/c/RoryTownsendTV/videos I'm not really a fan of this channel, no talking! But there are some really good tuts. https://www.youtube.com/c/DesignArtStudio/videos Hope this post has been of help. Unless of course the mods have deleted it for being too long, then it won't be!!
  2. Thanks for your reply. I've now sussed what I was doing wrong. I didn't use the assets panel...slaps forehead. Haven't got around to using assets yet...well, I have now ๐Ÿ™„ Please remove this topic...I don't think it'll be helpful ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again.
  3. Your videos have to be about the best I have found for beginners to Affinity Designer, and believe me I've searched and searched. They are Easy to follow and so helpful. YouTube is lacking in the sort of Designer tuts you produce. It's a big THANK YOU from me.
  4. Hello. Not sure where to post this but as I can't find the answer from info or related spotlight video, this is a last resort. I have brought nearly every product from the Affinity store and not had any problems, until today. I purchased the DAUBยฎ Watercolours & Washes brushes, but I purchased mainly for the 24 high resolution papers, but the paper assets file does not open! I followed the video and written instructions but when trying to open and place the paper, the asset folder is greyed out. Also, I can't open the folder from my documents as it says I don't have application to open it...I have all three Affinity apps. I was assuming the paper asset folder would be similar to the Mystical lights overlay collection, an image to use, but it is not. Maybe I'm just not thinking right on this? Any help would be appreciated...thank you.
  5. Agree with this. Maybe it's me, but I find those videos with music, seem to have quite a pace to them. I know you can slow the video down but with doing that and having to switch off the sound, I just move on to the next video. I do the same with the videos that have been sped up. I have found quite a few videos, that would have been good tuts, something I want to learn, but frustratingly, because of the above I have to click off. As a last point on tuts! I like the tuts on this page... https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/designer/desktop/ ...because they are precise and show you how to use the tools correctly, I've brought the designer book for the same reason, but what I'd really like are many more videos that show you how to have fun with the designer product. That's why I brought it. There are SO many really good tutorial videos, made on that other similar software, showing an array of things you can do with it, and shown in the tutorial style us beginners love, but I struggle to find as many Affinity designer tuts in the same vain. I recently found a youtube channel with a man who converts fun tut videos from that other software to Affinity, but that is in photo. I have that too so I've subscribed to his channel. Anyhow! Ranting now! I'll end here ๐Ÿ˜ถ
  6. Made use of them already...thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. I've watched many of your youtube videos lately, mainly designer, they have been a great help...thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚
  8. Just had to say thanks for this video and others you have made on your youtube channel, they are easy to follow and have been a big help to my learning curve ๐Ÿ‘Œ.
  9. These look great and as an extra plus I found your store with many more goodies I like the look of, and are at very sensible prices ๐Ÿ‘. (I can't see paypal though ๐Ÿ˜•) Do all the brushes at your store work with Affinity designer? As for these brushes above, are they good for commercial use? I don't do graphic design professionally, but if that changes I want the freedom to do as I wish with what I download. I'm never sure if that is always the case with what is offered on this site ๐Ÿค”
  10. I brought photo and designer about four years back. I played about with photo but hardly used designer, I don't use them for professional use. Anyhow! With all the free time I/we now have, I brought the Affinity workbook for designer and I started watching youtube tuts on designer too, as the lockdown started, and decided, after watching about a 101 of them, to give it a go. I've created logos and such like with it, but with what I've learned I thought I'd have a go at artwork, and below is what I've come up with. I also used my recently acquired Blast and Xenon brushes. I thought the picture was okay for my first attempt, even if it took me sixteen hours ๐Ÿ˜ถ. I now have a new hobby. So thanks Affinity ๐Ÿ‘for making such a great piece of software. I recently brought publisher...maybe in about four years I'll get around to using that too. I will also be making more use of the forum and other Affinity hang outs, like the affinity youtube channel, as I try to improve.
  11. I have to wonder why such a great tool, which is perfect for using on things like logos, isn't in the Designer app and only in the Photo app, it seems to me at least, the perspective tool is all designer needs to be the perfect app. Is there any chance it could be packaged with Designer in the next update?
  12. Having brought Photo and then designer I was happy their file types worked together but then I updated designer and that ended that! I updated designer back on the 6th of October and found I had a problem with file support so I posted a question - File type not supported - see here https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/25938-file-type-not-supported/ and found out it was because of the update to designer. Since then I have checked for the update everyday. As you can see in that post I was firstly told the update to correct the problem was a few days away, then that quickly changed to, there will be an update soon, and, shouldn't take too long, but here I am a month later still waiting... Yes, I was told I could install betas of both the apps but I don't want to use betas & so I said I'd wait for the update, not relizing it would be so long. My questions to the staff.... Why issue an update that makes the apps incompatible? Why wasn't a warning given that updating to the latest version will make the apps incompatible? Why has a fix been so long in coming when, as far as I can see, being able to use both together is paramount? I use Designer for serious things like logos and I use Photo for fun only, the only tool in photo I use with designer is the perspective tool and I have to wonder why such a great tool, which is perfect for using on things like logos, isn't in the designer package, it seems to me at least, the perspective tool is all designer needs to be the perfect app. At the moment I am holding back from rating and writing a review about both apps because as you can see I am a little frustrated about the currant predicament. I think both apps are great and would recommend to a friend, there are lots of tutorials for both apps to help me progress and this forum is top notch for the help and questions that need answering but this update and incompatibility issue has left a sour taste. Apologies to readers for turning what was going to be a simple question into a rant & so I best ask the question.....When is an update to Photo coming?
  13. Yes, the file was a screen shot of the info from the saved png file. So I'll have to make the file bigger then if it gets rid of the jagged edge.. No problem, I just won't use the pixel preview :D Thanks for your help...
  14. The file size I set was 800 px x 500 px. The file info says I've found pixel persona! 2nd from the left but no pixel preview mode.....I dunno :rolleyes:
  15. Thanks for the reply. Can't find pixel preview mode at the moment to see what you mean. I always use 300 dpi to start a new file. Have to admit, still a bit lost....Looks like I need to clue myself up more... This is the 3d box exported as a PNG file, & the file was set up with 300 DPI. Still looks a bit rough.
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