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Official Affinity Photo Desktop Tutorials

We've got a brand new set of tutorials that follow a more structured approach and are sorted into logical categories. You can access them by following this link:

https://affinity.serif.com/tutorials/photo/desktop

Please note that the previous thread is now considered legacy and has been unpinned. The videos linked in the thread are also considered legacy—they will remain accessible (albeit unlisted) but ultimately my goal is to produce suitable replacements over time using the new studio setup with live mixing and picture-in-picture. There's been a clear increase in quality of teaching and production values since Affinity Photo was first released back in 2015, and we hope to continue this moving forward.

The videos listed at the above link are hosted on Vimeo. Alternatively, please find a list below with YouTube links:

Basics

Advanced

Corrective & Retouching

Creative Tools

Filters & Adjustments

Export Persona

Workflows & Techniques

Astrophotography

 

Hope you find them useful!
James

Product Expert (Affinity Photo) & Product Expert Team Leader

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I really like the new videos for Photo and Designer!!    For starters, they show the entire screen, so we can see which tool was selected, or where in the Menus or on the Toolbar one is clicking.    They are also far more explanatory with regard to steps taken, so one hasn't gone from a good idea to an accomplished deed in the blink of an eye!!    Really well done for those of us (surely I am not the only one) who normally learn from reading.   I hope these make it into Apple TV.    Nothing like a cosy evening with Unsharp Mask !


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10 hours ago, sharkfish said:

Hi James...The new videos are great but i have been referring to the old videos on a regular basis and would enjoy having access to them. There is a lot of good information there. Are they available anywhere? 

Hi James,

Thanks for your ongoing educational efforts! Your videos are an indispensable resource for me.

I do love the format & quality of the new videos. Will eventually all old videos be adapted? I have a particular wish to review a video explaining how to select the sky from a foreground with a tree, using (if I remember correctly) temporarily converting to BW and enhancing contrast, then selecting by tonal value. I hope this one will be available soon, since I have a question on it.

Alternatively, same question as above: are the old ones still available?

Cheers, Jeroen.

 

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Hi James, firstly thank you for the revamped tutorials, they are awesome as usual.  

I was wondering if you could give us a tutorial on the new HSL filter.  It is vastly changed and I would like the perspective on how much has changed as it seems to be much more complex than the previous iteration.  

With thanks in advance.  

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31 minutes ago, marciomendonsa said:

HI!

 

Is this way to master Affinity Photo?

It is a really good start!   


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21.5 iMAC Retina 4K display MacOS High Sierra v. 10.13.6.  Memory 8 GB, 1TB Fusion Drive: Affinity Publisher 1.8.4, Affinity Photo 1.8.4, Affinity Designer 1.8.4
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Hi all, thanks for the feedback so far! (Pinpointing has been renamed ;))

I'm aiming to get a few more videos done over the next 2-3 weeks (there is of course the Publisher launch to think about as well...). For now, here's a new one that covers how to use the new HDR/EDR display support. EDR support on macOS is limited to the newer MacBook Pro and iMac Pro panels (other models may be supported but I'm not sure), plus the new XDR display that was announced at WWDC. If you have a Windows machine you stand a better chance of using this feature since you just need an HDR-capable display and suitable graphics card. For example, I used my HDR TV at home to get the clips in this video!

 

The video has also been added to the list above. Hope you find it interesting!

Product Expert (Affinity Photo) & Product Expert Team Leader

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6 hours ago, AffinityFan2k19 said:

From over 200 videos down to 64!? That sucks...

BTW, you can only access the old videos if you downloaded them prior to the now, truncated video library...

http://www.miguelboto.com/affinity/photo/video-tutorials/

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Affinity Photo 1.10, Designer 1.10 on M1 iPad Pro 11” on iPadOS 15 beta.
 

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12 hours ago, Paul Mudditt said:

I have that bookmark too, but I did not offer it in these forums, because my MAC warns me in Safari that it is “Not Secure.”   In case of potential trouble, I did not want to be the villain who caused the problem.  Although so far, my MAC has kept me safe.  And I see that MEB has provided the same link in another topic in the forums.


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MacBook Pro 13" 2020, Apple M1 chip, 16GB unified memory, 256GB  SSD storage
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21.5 iMAC Retina 4K display MacOS High Sierra v. 10.13.6.  Memory 8 GB, 1TB Fusion Drive: Affinity Publisher 1.8.4, Affinity Photo 1.8.4, Affinity Designer 1.8.4
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13 minutes ago, jmwellborn said:

I have that bookmark too, but I did not offer it in these forums, because my MAC warns me in Safari that it is “Not Secure.”   In case of potential trouble, I did not want to be the villain who caused the problem.  Although so far, my MAC has kept me safe.  And I see that MEB has provided the same link in another topic in the forums.

It’s just an old fashioned http site, if it was https it would be marked as secure. The page is collated by MEB I’d assumed going by initials.

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Affinity Photo 1.10, Designer 1.10, Publisher 1.10 on Windows 10 Pro.
Affinity Photo 1.10, Designer 1.10 on M1 iPad Pro 11” on iPadOS 15 beta.
 

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/AffinityPhoto/

 

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James outstanding video and content.  Now to see you putting all this in action, holding my breath. Thank you.

Cecil 

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43 minutes ago, Pattou said:

Can't have access... videos removed.

The Vimeo videos have been removed but the YouTube ones are still there.

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All YouTube videos (plus a truck load of other stuff) can be downloaded via JDownloader2

On Windows right click the file you want to download ...'Copy Link Address' 

The first 'Copy Link Address' when launching the app (each time) may have to be initiated. If so click bottom left 'Add New Links' and click the the url that'll open in a window. All further links after that are all good to go :)

JDownloader is safe ... Open Source, Free, No Charge ... etc

Edit: Only use my above link—ie .org ... the official source [there are aseholes with a .com from what I've read that may have other intentions] :(

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