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I welcome the writing of a workbook for Affinity Designer. I am sure that this is a comprehensive well-written manual for those like me wanting to increase their understanding, however, there is one major snag that I feel I must point out for the benefit of newcomers to the art of design. For those, professional graphic artists I am sure there is no problem. This is the problem, there is no Glossary of specialist terms. Consequently, for those that are not familiar with the nomenclature used in such specialist fields suffer a severe disadvantage of not understanding relevant passages simply because they have no definition for the words used. So it would be a huge plus point if a Glossary was included in this workbook or any other workbook Affinity cares to produce.


I subscribe to Computer Active Magazine, and they have a glossary of terms used in the Magazine.


Are there going to workbooks for Affinity Photo and Publisher?


I am finding it difficult to find definitions for some of the words. Anyone know a dictionary of Computer and digital graphical terms, please?


Best wishes,



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Hi Tim,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Thanks for your feedback. I agree that a glossary would be useful but apart from a few exceptions most the terms used in the book are relatively common in the Design field and can be easily searched/researched online.


Here's a few links that may help:

Graphic Design ABCs: A Glossary of Basic Design Terms

Terminology Series: Graphic Design Glossary


You can also find some articles in graphic design related blogs like this:

50 Design Terms Explained Simply For Non-Designers


If there's anything in particular you don't understand you can always ask here in the forums too.



Hi Grayman60,

Please check my reply to your thread here.

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I'm afraid this will be of no help but I'd like to say I agree, I'm just starting out in design and have the Affinity Designer workbook and find 2 things frustrating 1) No Glossary 2) No indication of where to find the resource file referred to at the top of the pages. 

I'd like to also support this request, perhaps an additional pdf that could be downloaded from this forum?


@Grayman60, those resource files are all downloadable, the "titles" are hyperlinks.  Simply copy the link address of the one, or more, that you want to your browser and open the page.  In my case, I designated a folder to store the ones I wanted to work through and then opened them in AD.

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