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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

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Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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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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Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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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

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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Coming today, 24 May 2020: Illustrating with textures in Affinity Designer with Tiago Gal 

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Architect turned award-winning illustrator Tiago Galo uses his Lockdown 2020 session to show how he uses textures to achieve his inimitable style.  

Tiago will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Sunday, 24 May 2020 at 4pm BSTor view the video on demand later.

He’s also provided the textures he uses for free, so you too can experiment with them in your illustrations. These are available at: https://affin.co/LD2020TiagoGalo

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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Coming today, 25 May 2020: Keeping it mobile: editing smartphone landscape photos in Affinity Photo for iPad with Jo Bradford

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In this session, award-winning fine art photographer and smartphone photography aficionado, Jo Bradford, takes you through her process of editing landscape photos taken on her phone using her other favourite mobile device, with Affinity Photo for iPad.

Jo will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Monday, 25 May 2020 at 4pm BST or view the video on demand later.

You can also download the original image Jo uses in her session for free to try some of her techniques yourself (personal use only). This is available here: https://affin.co/LD2020JoBradford

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Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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Coming today, 26 May 2020: Creating and exporting assets in Affinity Designer for animation and games with Bob Byrne

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"Bob Byrne, aka Clamnuts, is a comic book artist turned animator and product designer. In this Lockdown 2020 session, Bob shows you how he creates his amazing characters, walking you through his full animation process using Affinity Designer, Adobe After Effects and Spine.

Bob will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 4pm BST, or view the video on demand later.

This session also comes with a plethora of content from Bob, from his project files to his dynamic Shiznizzle sample Styles pack, which Bob uses to great effect in this session. You can get your hands on these here: https://affin.co/LD2020BobByrne . And if you like that, the full Shiznizzle pack will also be available to purchase from the Affinity Store soon…

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Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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Coming today, 27 May 2020: Moving from InDesign to Affinity Publisher with Mike Rankin

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Affinity Publisher now has the ability to import content from Adobe InDesign via IDML, and a key part of moving your workflow between the apps is working with legacy files. But what kind of results can you expect and which document features are supported? How can you avoid trouble and get the cleanest possible conversion? And what if you don't have access to InDesign?

In this Lockdown 2020 session, Mike Rankin – Editor-in-Chief of CreativePro, InDesignSecrets and InDesign Magazine – explores these questions and more to help you make a smooth transition from InDesign to Publisher.

Mike will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 at 4pm BST to answer any questions, or view the video on demand later.

He’s also provided a PDF with details of what to expect when InDesign files are converted to Publisher, which you can access for free at https://affin.co/LD2020MikeRankin

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Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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Coming today, 28 May 2020: Creating vector feathers in Affinity Designer with David Sossella 

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In this Lockdown 2020 session, illustrator David Sossella spills his secrets on how to create different types of feathers in Affinity Designer. He walks you through his process from start to finish, before showing you how to apply the feathers to dragons and other characters.

David will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Thursday, 28 May 2020 at 4pm BST to answer any questionsor view the video on demand later.

You can also access the full-colour illustration he creates in this session here: https://affin.co/LD2020DavidSossella

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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Coming today, 29 May 2020: Creating characters for animation using real-life textures in Affinity with Tapocketa

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Join award-winning illustrator and animator Trevor Young of Tapocketa as he works through his technique of creating characters for animation. With an eye for experimentation, Trevor utilises both Affinity Photo and Designer to create a character using real-life textures and drawn elements.

Trevor will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Friday, 29 May 2020 at 4pm BST to answer any of your questionsor view the video on demand later.

He’s also provided the Affinity file used in the demo as well as a folder of textures so you can try your hand at his techniques. These can be accessed for free (personal use only) at https://affin.co/LD2020Tapocketa

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Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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Coming today, 30 May 2020: Designing a podcast app with custom icons in Affinity Designer with Jesse Showalter

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In this session, UI & UX designer Jesse Showalter shows you how to design a simple but fun podcast player user interface. Follow along as he walks you through his UI design process and demonstrates the power of symbols and vector editing.

Jesse will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Saturday, 30 May 2020 at 4pm BST or view the video on demand later.

He has also provided an Affinity Designer file to get you started if you want to try some of his techniques from this session. You can download the file here: https://affin.co/LD2020JesseShowalter

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Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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Coming today, 31 May 2020: How to perfect a portrait in Affinity Photo for iPad with Drue Photo 

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Join ace photographer Drue Photo as he guides you through his creative workflow, demonstrating his colour grading and retouching techniques on a portrait in Affinity Photo for iPad. 

Drue will be available on YouTube’s Live Chat for this session’s premiere on Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 4pm BST,  or view the video on demand later.

He’s also shared a useful macro for instant dodge & burn as well as an LUT for colour grading. You can access these here: https://affin.co/LD2020DruePhoto

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Videos will be available only at the Affinity YouTube channel

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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