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Official Affinity Designer Desktop Tutorials

For Designer 1.7, 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/designer/desktop

The web page that is displayed is also accessible directly from Designer's Welcome screen itself. 

Please note that the previous thread is now considered legacy and has been unpinned. The videos linked in the thread are also considered legacy although they will remain accessible (albeit unlisted).

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

Basic Operations

Advanced Operations

Design Aids

Vector Tools

Pixel Tools

Export Persona

Text Tools

Effects and Adjustments

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Well..........Having listened and watched 'Little Jack Horner' sitting in his corner and pulling out all sorts of options for this that and the next thing (all TOTALLY ACCURATE, I'm sure but WHAT ARE THEY FOR?) I end up with my <New Document> being a "5K PRESET" !!! What the (Deletive Expleted) IS A 5K PRESET???

Edited by Bob_Sloan
TYPO and further perplexity!

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@Bob_Sloan

What's with the nasty tone? If you have a genuine question because you want to understand and expand your knowledge, just ask politely. 

In this case, if you want to understand what 5K is, you could look it up on Wikipedia:

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5K resolution refers to display formats with a horizontal resolution of around 5,000 pixels. The most common 5K resolution is 5120 × 2880, which has an aspect ratio of 16:9 with around 14.7 million pixels (just over seven times as many pixels as 1080p Full HD), with four times the linear resolution of 720p. This resolution is typically used in computer monitors to achieve a higher dpi, and is not a standard format in digital television and digital cinematography, which feature 4K resolutions and 8K resolutions.

 

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Trying to find a tutorial that walks you through the beginning process to about finish...is there any of those type tutorials available.  I'm using the free trial before I purchase the yearly subscription.  Thank you very much.

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The tutorials for Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher are great. However, the Vimeo videos presented on the Affinity/Serif site do not scale to browser window size. Are the same videos available elsewhere or viewable such that they can be scaled for easier viewing?

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1 hour ago, DigiDogRob said:

However, the Vimeo videos presented on the Affinity/Serif site do not scale to browser window size.

The Vimeo videos I've watched scale with the browser window. And Vimeo also supports full-screen mode. So I'm not sure I understand the problem you're having, @DigiDogRob.


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Hi Borax,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Where did you find that link originally? If that's from our official tutorials (seems like so) there's no source files available. The videos are mostly intended to teach how to apply certain processes/techniques to your own own work/assets. Affinity Workbooks do provide source files to follow along the chapters subject.

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3 hours ago, Hadewa said:

How to play the video?

They appear to be working for me. They're hosted on Vimeo and I know that some countries block this website.

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9 minutes ago, Leigh said:

They appear to be working for me. They're hosted on Vimeo and I know that some countries block this website.

Oh I see, yes, thank you very much.

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On 6/18/2019 at 10:21 PM, acapstick said:

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Official Affinity Designer Desktop Tutorials

For Designer 1.7, 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/designer/desktop

 

For those of us who want to access the tutorials off line or on a portable device, could you please ensure these tutorials are up to date, accessible and marked when they change.

Currently it is really hard work getting at them and ensuring they are current.

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I tried to search, but couldn't find if there was a comic book lettering tutorial for Affinity Designer. I have been using AI for years, but my version is ancient and would like to know if I can do what I do there in Affinity Designer. 

I have template I made in in AI, but when I tried to port it over to Affinity Designer it didn't work. If it did, I could work with that. 

Now, I don't letterer as my main bread and butter. I write, but do letter comics as a side-side gig, so my tech expertise isn't top notch. Any help with this will free me from Adobe :)

Thanks in advance!

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On 3/20/2020 at 8:38 AM, walt.farrell said:

The Vimeo videos I've watched scale with the browser window. And Vimeo also supports full-screen mode. So I'm not sure I understand the problem you're having, @DigiDogRob.

Human issues, Walt! :-/

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On 3/20/2020 at 7:00 PM, acapstick said:

Jerry - you could consider the Affinity Designer Workbook - this publication has real designers creating designs from start to finish. 

Will this book ever be released in digital format?

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6 hours ago, muzKore said:

Will this book ever be released in digital format?

Probably not; at least that's the word from Serif so far.


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Windows 10 Home, version 2004 (19041.388),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.791 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.791 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.5.703 and 1.9.0.798 Beta.

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On 6/15/2020 at 9:20 PM, Irontiger said:

I'm also disappointed, that we can't get a digital version...

It seems pointless to release a book that will be out of date in a year when they release something new. Even offering the book as a digital access zone that is updated with each new version. Possibly, less work for them.

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