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I believe your Photo program has great potential but documentation and support is poorly handled. I'm new to Affinity Photo. After installing the program and working with my fist photo I've spent days being very frustrated in trying to learn the basics of the program (explained below after Video Tutorials). In my search for answers from Affinity resources I found more issues then help: The Quick Start Guide: Is designed as an editorial piece. It is not a quick start tool to learn the basics like the user interface, layout, nomenclature, preference menu, tool functions etc. (A side note: the Affinity Photo Help, should be available for download alongside a rebuilt Quick Start Guide). Video Tutorials: I’ve watched all 18 “Basic” Tutorials. Most are not an introduction to learning the "start here" basics of how the program works. They are mostly tips, tricks or give a narrow, partial or more advance understanding of a “Basic” function. In my first experience with Affinity Photo I wanted to isolate a segment of a photo. It is after all a common request, yes/no? Seeing Quick Mask centered, separate from any groupings and on the top bar made me think this was the GoTo in this app. for isolating a segment of a photo. I tried to work with it but nothing logical worked. After two days of watching videos, searching the quick start guide and trying the Affinity Photo Help, I finally found that I needed the selection tool not the masking tool. The selection tool is listed as a brush on the side and is not a sub group to the “Flood Select Tool” (wizard or magic wand) so I missed it and never considered a brush would be the answer to my quest instead of the prominently placed Quick Mask. A simple mistake easily avoided with clear thought out support. After this experience I’m exhausted with Affinity Photo.
Affinity Photo please include a dedicated Preferences section in Help. I did a search for Preferences in the Help Menu and in Affinity Photo Help document and nothing matches.
I'm just wondering if there is a manual. I'm excited about Affinity Photo, but I really hate video tutorials. They take way too long. I just need to quickly read how the crop or gradient tools are controlled, being an advanced Photoshop user. Thanks,