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Affinity Creative Sessions: Lockdown 2020 YouTube Live events in May

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Coming today, 13 May 2020: How to polish and perfect an image using Affinity Photo with Elena Paraskeva

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For her Lockdown 2020 session, professional photographer Elena Paraskeva guides us through her entire editing process using her ‘Spring of the Eternal Mind’ piece she created for Affinity. Follow Elena’s workflow as she uses various tools to retouch the image and fix issues previously overlooked.

She’ll also show us her favourite ways to make a RAW file come to life using multiple adjustment tools to create contrast and make the colours pop. To try Elena’s method for yourself as you watch, she’s providing access to an LUT file that will instantly give your image the "Vogue" effect. The file can be downloaded for free from https://affin.co/LD2020ElenaParaskeva (for personal use only).

Elena will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 4pm BST, or view the video on demand later.

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel


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Have enjoyed many of the Lockdown videos, but have noticed there are no contributions from book or publication designers using Publisher. 

Are there no Publisher users worth highlighting, or is it just easier to interest folks with photography and illustration?

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Coming today, 14 May 2020: Composing a professional and beautiful editorial layout in Affinity Publisher with Emily Goater

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Join Serif’s new in-house Affinity Publisher product expert, Emily Goater, as she spends her Lockdown 2020 session creating a real-world magazine, with proceeds going to the NHS. She shows us just how easy it is to create eye-catching covers, simple and effective inside covers and stand-out feature pages in Affinity Publisher.

In addition to her final project PDF, Emily is providing her gorgeous illustrations that she made for this project in Affinity Designer for iPad for FREE (personal use only). You can download these at: https://affin.co/LD2020EmilyGoater  

Emily will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 4pm BSTor view the video on demand later.

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel


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On 5/11/2020 at 12:29 PM, Patrick Connor said:

Coming today, 11 May 2020: Creating a realistic photo composite in Affinity Photo with Joseph Cristina

Thanks for this Video-Series but this result does not convince me, esp. since it´s called "a realistic photo composite"..

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On one hand taking care of the shadow at the foot on the rock and
on the other hand completely ignoring the far too bright "upper" leg ?

Just take a look at the "before"-Person: it´s very dark since its almost a backlight-image.

Perhaps you want to get in contact with  Olivio Sarikas https://www.youtube.com/user/Multitude07/videos   for upcoming videos?

kind regards
Fritz

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Coming today, 15 May 2020: Creating a fantasy composite in Affinity Photo with Affinity Revolution

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In this session, Affinity Revolution will create a fantasy composite in Affinity Photo, guiding you through their process and showing you how to choose the right images for a composite, make great selections with the Pen Tool and blend images together.

Affinity Revolution will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Friday, 15 May 2020 at 4pm BSTor view the video on demand later.

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel

Images used in this session are available to download from Pexels:


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Coming today, 16 May 2020: Hand Lettering in Affinity Designer for iPad with Tobias Hall

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In this session, London-based illustrator and designer Tobias Hall shows you how he creates bespoke lettering using both raster and vector tools in Affinity Designer for iPad, walking you through his workflow from the initial sketching stage through to the final vector artwork.

Tobias will be available on Live Chat on YouTube for this session’s premiere on Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 4pm BSTor view the video on demand later.

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel

Tobias has worked with some huge names including The Rolling Stones, Netflix, YouTube and TIME magazine. Check out his work at https://tobias-hall.co.uk or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/TobiasHall/


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I'm loving the tutorials and intend to keep them in mind for future reference as my learning progresses. It would be great if the finished piece were shown somewhere in the promotional cover image or on the YouTube page. Thanks and stay safe.

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Announcing the third week of contributors to the LockDown 2020 series. Artists, illustrators, designers and photographers who use Affinity invite you into their world to witness their personal creative workflows

  • Sunday 17th May: Perfecting your advertising images in Affinity Photo with Fernando Martins Ribeiro
  • Monday 18th May: Creating illustrated barcodes using Affinity Designer for iPad with Steve Simpson
  • Tuesday 19th May: Making a brand manual template in Affinity Publisher with EgoType
  • Wednesday 20th May: Transforming dreams into digital art with Affinity Photo for iPad with Manuel Camino
  • Thursday 21st May: Moody isometric illustration in Affinity Designer for iPad with Isabel Sousa
  • Friday 22nd May: Top tips for creating luxury brochures in Affinity Publisher with Julien L’Hermet (ID Vision)
  • Saturday 23rd May: How to sci-fi like a Pro in Affinity Photo with Olivio Sarikas

Here is a calendar file for the all Week 3 events (in Outlook .ICS format), will be added here shortly (for anyone who wants more details and a daily reminder to watch the Affinity Youtube channel)

 


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Coming today, 17 May 2020: Perfecting your advertising images in Affinity Photo with Fernando Martins Ribeiro

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Join product photography guru Fernando Martins Ribeiro as he combines materials, light, and post-production techniques to create a striking advertising image.

In this session, Fernando walks you through his detailed post-production process in Affinity Photo, demonstrating techniques using macros, adjustment and retouching workflows.

Fernando will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 4pm BSTor view the video on demand later.

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel

Plus, he’ll be providing free access to his time-saving macros, available here: https://affin.co/LD2020MartinsRibeiro


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On 5/15/2020 at 12:48 PM, Patrick Connor said:

Coming today, 15 May 2020: Creating a fantasy composite in Affinity Photo with Affinity Revolution

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In this session, Affinity Revolution will create a fantasy composite in Affinity Photo, guiding you through their process and showing you how to choose the right images for a composite, make great selections with the Pen Tool and blend images together.

Watch it HERE
Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel

This one is of surprisingly low quality. The moment she painted the water on the beach deep blue everything collapsed totally. One of the worst examples I have seen in any tutorial. But possibly of some value to total beginners.

Otherwise some great work and inspiration in other sessions. It really is a great concept. And much better than many short tutorials showing individual features. Spreading these videos around youtube is perhaps much better than the classic jawdropping Serif marketing style. 🙂 Seeing is believing. Understanding how to tie the many features together in a workflow is essential.

But also important to let some pros show the tricks people would never figure out from fiddling. 


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- Sinclair Goodwin

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Coming today, 18 May 2020: Creating illustrated barcodes using Affinity Designer for iPad with Steve Simpson

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Join award-winning, illustrative designer Steve Simpson as he reveals his secrets for illustrating barcodes in Affinity Designer for iPad.

We’ll also be providing free access to a sample barcode so you can try out his method, which you can access at: https://affin.co/LD2020SteveSimpson  

Renowned for his hand lettered packaging design, illustrated barcodes and children’s toy characters, Steve’s characteristically playful inspiration has its roots in the Arts & Crafts and folk art. Embracing mid-century traditions of illustration and graphic design, his work has been sought after by a diverse range of international clients, and from one-inch postage stamps to a 200 ft screen in Times Square. 

Steve will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Monday, 18 May 2020 at 4pm BSTor view the video on demand later.

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel


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Coming today, 19 May 2020: Making a brand manual template in Affinity Publisher with EgoType

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For this Lockdown 2020 session, premium template creator and designer David Hussner, aka EgoType, demonstrates his workflow of setting up a brand manual in Affinity Publisher.  

You can also download the template he’ll be using from https://affin.co/LD2020EgoType to get a better look.

David will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 at 4pm BST, or view the video on demand later.

 

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel


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Coming today, 20 May 2020: Transforming dreams into digital art with Affinity Photo for iPad with Manuel Camino

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Join visual artist Manuel Camino (aka xebius) for his Lockdown 2020 session as he shows you how he uses inspiration from his dreams to create pieces of digital art in Affinity Photo for iPad.

You can even download the beautiful ‘Koi’ sample used by Manuel in this video directly from the app to follow along. 

Manuel will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Wednesday, 20 May 2020 at 4pm BST, or view the video on demand later.

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel


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Coming today, 21 May 2020: Moody isometric illustration in Affinity Designer for iPad with Isabel Sousa

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For this Lockdown 2020 session, art director and illustrator Isabel Sousa shows you how to create a moody isometric illustration using Affinity Designer for iPad.  

She’ll be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Thursday, 21 May 2020 at 4pm BST to answer any questions, or view the video on demand later.

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel


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Coming today, 22 May 2020: Top tips for creating luxury brochures in Affinity Publisher with Julien L’Hermet (ID Vision)

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Graphic designer and premium layout template creator Julien L’Hermet, aka ID Vision, uses his session to show you his process for creating luxury brochures in Affinity Publisher. He offers valuable tips on setting up a brochure, how to get the best out of images and using useful time-saving features such as Smart Master Pages.

Julien will be available on Live Chat on YouTube for this session’s premiere on Friday, 22 May 2020 at 4pm BST, or view the video on demand later.

If you want to follow along with Julien and try out his techniques, he’s provided a sample brochure, which is available at https://affin.co/LD2020IDVision

Watch it HERE
Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel


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4 hours ago, Patrick Connor said:

Coming today, 22 May 2020: Top tips for creating luxury brochures in Affinity Publisher with Julien L’Hermet (ID Vision)

If you want to follow along with Julien and try out his techniques, he’s provided a sample brochure, which is available at https://affin.co/LD2020IDVision.

 

I wanted to have a look on the file & "error 404, this page could not be found", just to let you know.


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Remove the full stop "." at the end of the link above


Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

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1 minute ago, carl123 said:

Remove the full stop "." at the end of the link above

Right, didn't pay enough attention. Thanks.


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Coming today, 23 May 2020: How to sci-fi like a Pro in Affinity Photo with Olivio Sarikas

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In this Lockdown 2020 session, professional designer and artist Olivio Sarikas shows you how to create an out-of-this-world sci-fi gate effect in Affinity Photo. This easy tutorial will guide you through a photo composition from start to finish, demonstrating how to combine images and colour match them, plus how to effectively use light and fog effects.

Olivio will be available on Live Chat on YouTube for this session’s premiere on Saturday, 23 May 2020 at 4pm BST, or view the video on demand later.

For his session, Olivio is also providing his Mythical Gradients Pro Pack for FREE. These gradients are inspired by the colours used by the old masters and are a powerful tool to enhance your projects — Olivio himself uses them in his work every day. The pack is available here: https://affin.co/LD2020OlivioSarikas


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Announcing the forth week of contributors to the LockDown 2020 series. Artists, illustrators, designers and photographers who use Affinity invite you into their world to witness their personal creative workflows

  • Sunday 24th May: Illustrating with textures in Affinity Designer with Tiago Gal
  • Monday 25th May: Keeping it mobile: editing smartphone landscape photos in Affinity Photo for iPad with Jo Bradford
  • Tuesday 26th May: Creating and exporting assets in Affinity Designer for animation and games with Bob Byrne
  • Wednesday 27th May: Moving from InDesign to Publisher with Mike Rankin / CreativePro
  • Thursday 28th May: Creating vector feathers in Affinity Designer with David Sossella 
  • Friday 29th May: Creating characters for animation using real-life textures in Affinity with Tapocketa
  • Saturday 30th May: Designing a podcast app with custom icons in Affinity Designer with Jesse Showalter
  • Sunday 31st May: How to perfect a portrait in Affinity Photo for iPad with Drue Photo

A calendar file for all the Week 4 events is available here (in Outlook .ICS format), for anyone who wants more details and a daily reminder to watch the Affinity Youtube channel

 


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