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Ladies and Gentlemen - can anyone lead me to a source that will explain ALL the features of Affinity Photo.  I'm having absolutely no luck picking this software up and I have had for about 2 months.  I know Affinity is supposed to be coming out with a training manual of some sort (don't know when) but it's like anything else, will it be worth the money.


I work in Lightroom mostly but lately have been using On1 Photo RAW for additional editing.  On1 has been pretty easy to learn.  My preference would be to learn Affinity as I believe it will be closer to Photoshop that On1.


Can anyone give some guidance.  I'm quite confused.


Best regards


Gary Hunt

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Hi, Gary,


My suggestion would be to 1st review all of Affinity's own video tutorials. Then visit youtube. I just looked, and there are about 49000 vids linked to the query "Affinity Photo."

Maybe dip into the 1st hundred or so.


There are quite a few fine Photo users who post to the forum. Some have created their own tutorials. Perhaps if you posed some simple specific questions, the answers would get you a foothold.


Image processing is a huge topic, and many aspects are quite subtle Consider using Wikipedia, and searching "digital image processing," and "image editing" for an overview.

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My opinion is that Affinity Photo is not as easy as Photoshop. Many operations are more convoluted and many work flow ideas are meant to serve just one approach to a certain problem. Photoshop is more basic. Still, AP can be used for first rate results.

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Photoshop is anything but basic. I doubt that anyone with no familiarity with either PS or AP would find either one easy to use without spending a lot of time studying the help topics, videos, & other educational materials intended for that purpose. (If not, why does so much of it exist?)


I believe it is more that a lot of people have been using Photoshop for many years, have forgotten how long it took them to become familiar with it, & now that they are they find it difficult to adapt to an app that does not use the same terminology or UI.

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