Below is my list of written tutorials I have done over the years. The first few were done using early versions of Affinity programs but they should still be ok. Some menus may have changed or tools look different but the basics are the same.
Also most are for Affinity Photo, but some could be done in Designer. Plus the "Beginners Look at Affinity Photo" ones will pretty much be the same in Affinity Designer and Publisher as all 3 programs have same basic functions.
PhotoPlus and Affinity Photo – make a fake Starry Sky background
Affinity Photo – Silk Embroidery Effect
Affinity Photo – Silk Embroidery Effect V2
Affinity Photo – Vintage Cabinet Frames
Affinity Photo – Fake Evening Sky with Rain and Lightening
Affinity Photo - Art Projects
Shows 2 ways to make a blank canvas on an easel have what might be a painted image on it, from a photograph.
Infrared V2 – Affinity Photo 3 ways to make fake Infrared images
I Needed a project to use in the Affinity Publisher beta, so I thought I’d update an old Serif PhotoPlus tutorial to an Affinity Photo tutorial.
It basically shows 3 methods to get Infrared style images.
Affinity Photo – Convert German Video – Film Strip Image in 3 parts
Affinity Photo – False Water and Reflection
Affinity Photo – Chinese Painting Styles in 2 parts
Affinity Photo – Beginners Look at Layer Masks
Activ8 issue 1 – Better Cloning
Activ8 issue 2 – Spheres
Activ8 issue 3 – Affinity Photo - Select Tree - Replace Sky – 2 ways
Activ8 issue 4 – Tri-Fold Image
Activ8 issue 5 – Emboss With Lighting
Activ8 issue 6 – 3D Text
Activ8 issue 7 -Affinity Photo, Designer and Publisher – A look at Styles
This written tutorial, mainly aimed at beginners of any of the Affinity Software made for PC and Mac. It may work the same on iPad version but I don’t own one so can’t confirm that it will.
It looks at what Styles are, how to make some Gradient Styles and some Styles made from images. Then how to Export and Import your newly made Styles.
After that I do a basic overview of a couple of video tutorials I have made in the past. Using the Mirror Filter and the Equation filter to make new images, to then make Styles from.
Lastly, another overview of a recent video tutorial, which looks at using the Vector Crop Tool in Affinity Designer to grab sections of an image to then make Styles from.
The end of this PDF tutorial has interactive links to all the video tutorials and links to the downloads of all the Styles I have made in these video and written tutorials.
Activ8 issue 8 – Affinity Photo – Make Sketch Image With Just The Channel Mixer
A while ago I made an Affinity Photo video tutorial about making a sketch image just using the Channel Mixer adjustment. I thought I’d up-date it slightly in this written tutorial, which can be done in Affinity Photo, Designer or Publisher.
Activ8 issue 8a – Affinity Software – 4 Creative yet simple ways to use Blend Modes
This is a written tutorial update of a video tutorial I did in Feb 2018.
They are fairly basic edits and will work best with an image that has a white background. So, I will use one I got from Pixabay, as are the other images used. Links to the video and image are in the written tutorial.
The video was done in Affinity Photo but this will be done in Affinity Designer but I see no reason why it can’t also be done in Publisher.
Activ8 issue 9 – A Beginners Look At Affinity Photo part 1
Looking at opening images and saving your edits. Plus, file formats also a look at the Layers Panel and Colour selection
Although tutorial is for Affinity Photo all will work pretty much the same in Affinity Designer
Activ8 issue 10 – A Beginners Look At Affinity Photo part 2
Looking at opening and setting up a new document other than an image. The Brush Tool and changing the Brush Tips. Then looking at the different types of Pixel and Vector layers you can make. Layer Masks and their use. Plus, a quick look at Text and Shape layers and the Glyph Browser.
As with part 1, most (if not all) of the information in this tutorial will work just as well in Affinity Designer and Publisher as all 3 programs are so similar.