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Greetings to the Affinity community,

I am new to design and to Affinity Designer. I am aiming to try and get close to designs I find on the website (https://www.paperlesspost.com)
is this the right software I am choosing? and if so, do you recommend a particular learning pathway in order to reach my goal?

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Well, Designer will certainly do it.


It is a very complex and sophisticated program though and will require a fairly long learning process. I can't think of a particular "learning pathway". Just watch some Affinity Designer videos on Youtube and ask questions when you get in trouble.


Good luck :)

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If you are trying to make cards, invitations, and other similar graphics, Designer is very well suited. As toltec mentioned, it is a complex full featured application. It is very responsive, so is fun to use and experiment. Some things it does very easily, others, with a little practice, become almost as easy.


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Affinity Designer is very well suited for what I saw on your reference link. It has good in-and-out PDF capabilities which you will also find helpful for your project.

In addition to what the above posters have suggested, a possible path to consider is this:
1. Trial Affinity Designer (AD)
2. Use basic videos to become familiar with AD interface and tools panels and usage.
3. Start with the simplest example you can find of what you want to create (least number of vectors, simplest vectors, least amount of text) and recreate it in AD.
4. Save often as you create it (every few additions of text or vectors).
4.a. Every time you get stuck with a tool, refer to training vids and/or post your issue in the forum. Your post should include AD ver, PC or Mac, specific detail, upload a screen shot or the actual AD file.
5. Stop at the earliest completion point and keep that document as Template 1.

6. Open Template 1 and save it as a new document.
7. Add complexity to it using additional text and graphics (save often as you work).
8. Stop at another sensible point and save as Template 2.

9. Buy Affinity Designer.
10. Continue building templates of various document sizes/purposes. Before you know it, you'll have a raange of templates to use as the starter for each new design.

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