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Hello,

After having bought Affinity Photo as a no-brainer .. used for photo retouching only

I am thinking now about Affinity Designer.. for fun.. for private use only

How big/long will the learning curve be?

I am not in the trade.. Just use a few photo software as Lightroom, now Affinity Photo, tried Paint in the past, use Powerpoint at work for fancy slides (but not design as such)..

2 hours

2 days

2 months

2 years

??

Cheers

Gaul

 

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Hi, Gaul,

IMO, there is enough stuff in the program that it might take you 2 days to try out everything. For myself, it took about 2 mo.s using a minimum of 2 hrs/day to find what I needed easily. I'm somewhat old, and easily distracted, so may have been a bit slow.

Its been a bit more that 2 years now, and there are some things that are just becoming obvious to me. I s'pose I'll be just about up to speed when v. 1.7 consumer is released.

Look at it this way. You just bought a piano. How long will it take you to learn to play it? 


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17 minutes ago, gdenby said:

enough stuff in the program that it might take you 2 days to try out everything. For myself, it took about 2 mo.s using a minimum of 2 hrs/day to find what I needed easily. Its been a bit more that 2 years now, and there are some things that are just becoming obvious to me.

Thx, that sums it up nicely.. Also taking my '2' figures as an example, so all very clear. At this price, I think I will give it a go!

Much appreciated. Cheers

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1 hour ago, Gaul said:

Thx, that sums it up nicely.. Also taking my '2' figures as an example, so all very clear. At this price, I think I will give it a go!

Also, you might try the free trial, which will run for 10 days from the time you first open the program. And you might start by viewing the tutorials that Serif provides for Designer. Those should give you some idea of the capabilities of the program, and whether it might be something of interest to you.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, April 2018 Update (1803), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz
Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 and 1.7.0.209 Beta
Affinity Designer 1.6..5.123 and 1.7.0.209 Beta
Affinity Publisher 1.7.0.221 Beta

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