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Hi - my name is Andrew, and I'm a photographer. I found Affinity after deciding that I could no longer accept Adobe's hegemony. I'm working via a Macbook Pro + a cinema display + Wacom Intuos 4 tablet and I've found Affinity Photo to be an absolute delight so far. That the software runs my beloved Nik Plugins was a deciding factor in choosing Serif in tandem with Serif's fair pricing.

 

I'm enjoying the learning curve and looking forward to mastering the elements of Affinity I need to do my work to the highest possible standard.

 

Best regards,

 

Andrew.

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Hello! Super new. An Apple store representative pointed me in the direction of Affinity Photo for the iPad and I was instantly hooked. I plan on getting Photo / Designer for my Mac, and hopefully Designer for the iPad when it is released. I already have Photo for the iPad. I'm a hobbyist with a camera (still learning my T6), but primarily love to draw. I also do graphic designs on occasion, so Designer will be great.
I'm glad to move away from Adobe, as I didn't want to pay $xxx a year for a handful of programs. Although I still use Adobe at work, I can't wait to learn more about Affinity.

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Hello everyone, I'm Andrea. :D

I'm quite new, well very new. I bought a couple of months ago Affinity Photo and I recently got the Affinity Photo Workbook.

Introduce myself.. Mmmm.. Well I like photography, even if I'm not that good and/or expert. I like technology a lot.

I'll try to help everyone in here and hope to learn with you guys ;)

Oh, my workhorse is a simple MacBook Air from 2015, my cameras are the one on my iPhone and a simple Canon D1200.

Possibly a Windows PC will come in the future.

I think that's about it.:13_upside_down:

 

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Hello. My name is Jacqueline and I have just started using Affinity Photo in the last two days.  I've also just registered in the forum (s) section.  I have a problem but as I cannot see a separate forum for Windows users will ask my question here.  Please feel free to redirect me to an appropriate section.

 

I am very impressed with the 'inpainting' facility and have tried to use it this morning.  I have looked at several of your help tutorials but cannot fathom why the layer I am working on will not make the inpainting facility available to me - it does allow the blemish facility though?  What part of the workflow am I not understanding please?  I am on Windows 8.1.

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36 minutes ago, Jacqueline said:

Hello. My name is Jacqueline and I have just started using Affinity Photo in the last two days.  I've also just registered in the forum (s) section.  I have a problem but as I cannot see a separate forum for Windows users will ask my question here.  Please feel free to redirect me to an appropriate section.

 

Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, Jacqueline. :)

 

Questions (and their answers) often apply to both Mac and Windows, and to more than just one app in the Affinity suite, so there is a single Questions forum with an iPad subforum. In addition to stating in the body of your post (as you have done) which app and platform you are using, you can use the topic tags to indicate those details so that it’s easier for other users to find your thread.


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Affinity Designer 1.6.4.104 • Affinity Photo 1.6.4.104 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.6.7.76 • Affinity Designer for iPad 1.6.0.35 • iOS 11.4.1 (iPad Air 2)

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Hello Everyone.. I'm Dave... Fairly new user to Affinity Photo.  I'm new to photography and would like to become an Affinity Photo expert since I do not use ADOBE products at ALL.  I use mostly for Photo Editing, recently purchased Designer to make flyers and add that ability to the arsenal.

Any advice anyone would have would to become more proficient in Affinity Photo would be extremely appreciated .. 

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Hi DaveSincere,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Take a look at the Official Affinity Photo (Desktop) Video Tutorials. They cover basically everything you can do with the app. The Affinity Photo Online Help also describes every tool/feature in detail. If you prefer a project based book, take a look at the Affinity Photo Workbook. Any questions you may have just go ahead and post them in the Questions section in the forum. There always staff and plenty of knowledgeable users around.

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Hi I'm Danny Staehr.  I live in Lincoln, Nebraska and recently started using Affinity Photo and Designer. I'm a retired web developer/computer tech. I look forward to working and learning more about Affinity products!

 

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Hi, I'm Michele and I live in Italy. I started using Designer some days ago after some years of inkscape. I work mainly on graphics for race materials (Bike decals, Flags, Baners, Wear). I look forward to working and learning more about Affinity products!

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Hello, my name is Ylène, and I live and work in the far west of Austria. Working with Adobe for 20 years I was looking forward to an alternative when I found Affinity Designer. Now I can't wait for Publisher so I can switch over completely (at least privately, at work I still have to teach our students Adobe too).

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Hi everyone, I'm Robert. Newbie in graphic design, trying to get the hang of the software and learn as much as I can along the way (and maybe turn it into my profession one day). Hopefully with a little help from all of you. :)

 

I've been using Photoshop from time to time, mainly to retouch my photos and make some simple posters, flyers, manipulations etc. Last month I stumbled upon Affinity Photo/Designer and decided to give it a try. I was actually really surprised how great it worked - no crashes or lags, quick loading times, quite intuitive UI. Didn't take much time to produce something nice looking. Overall, I was very happy with the trials.

 

Now I guess....I'm part of the "family". ;)

 

 

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm Jørgen and I live in Norway. I've been using Designer for almost a year now. I am fairly new to the whole concept of it all so I went ahead and bought the book and have done the basics and started the first project (panther).

 

I started using Designer when we needed som simple designs done for a band I'm in, and I have been a big fan from day one. My previous experience with similar software is close to none so I have a lot to learn. Currently trying to do simple poster designs and som logo/merchandise design for my band.

 

Looking forward to Designer on iPad! :)

 

Cheers

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Thanks :)

 

I'm familiar with the tutorials and have watched quite a few of them. Also some others on youtube, but I prefer the ones that are made by you as I consider them best practice - and since I don't have too much experience I also have a good opportunity to establish a good workflow from the start.

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Hi all

I have been into astrophotography for more than 10 years and have now switch from PS to AP for my work.  AP is great and does a much improved job.

One thing I have learnt is that astrophotography needs about 3 or 4 different software to process the final images and AP is the best I have found for the final processing.

Also love all the online videos - as the manual gives too little information

Happy days

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Hi I'am Tony Poole from the UK, buying affinity as my only Photo editing suite, mainly because of the reviews and price, just an enthusiastic Amateur who wants to learn.

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Hi,

I am Paul Symes and am a complete noob with this software that I purchased yesterday but I am looking forward to learning and enjoying this great app.

 

Peace and love

Paul

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Hi Paul Symes,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

You didn't specify which app you have bought so i'm leaving a few resources for both Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo:

 

Affinity Photo:

Official Affinity Photo (Desktop) Video Tutorials

Affinity Photo Online Help 

Affinity Photo Workbook

 

Affinity Designer:

Official Affinity Designer Video Tutorials

- Affinity Designer Online Help

- Affinity Designer Workbook

 

If you have any questions just go ahead and post them in the Questions section in the forum.

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Hi:  My name is Chris; freelance photographer in the Upper Midwest, USA.  Finally using Affinity Photo for meaningful projects and with my use of C1Pro for my assignments requiring tethering, I completely killed my link to the Adobe cloud subscription service.  

 

One question.  Interested in your workbooks for Affinity Photo & Designer, BUT, what happens when you update your software, rendering some of the tutorials somewhat outdated?  IS there a chance that you'd make the workbooks available as an ePub that I can review on my iPad while doing work? ePub format would also allow your team to release more immediate workflow updates.

 

Thanks for your continued development on your suite of software!

Edited by ski542002
I forgot a line.

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Hello from the Mile High City. I opted for AP instead of the subscription-based PS and have been learning as much as I can. Thanks for the tutorial videos. I love taking pictures and was glad to see my lens (Leica FZ200) is supported!

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