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  • 3 months later...

I know I'm a bit late to this thread (sorry, I don't come here much) but...I wouldn't say they are tutorials as such, more, video help files.

I have purchased all three Affinity books, awaiting the arrival of publisher, but I have only read the two I have...once. I brought them more to support Affinity, but they're there if I need them, but, truth be told, I would rather watch a tutorial video, and one that is teaching me how to do a design from start to finish using the tools required, they're inspirational as well as helpful. Sadly I struggle to find good, easy to follow designer videos like that. I know Affinity does do some on it's creative youtube channel but they're not really what I want. I don't find them very helpful, although interesting to watch. There are a tonne of really good Affinity photo tutorials on youtube that do just that but not for designer. I know you can find some Designer tutorials on this forum, but crawling through the forum to find them is slow, and using the search function on here to help find them, doesn't! It's a shame that there aren't separate sub-forums for each app, especially now there's publisher.

It would be good if there was a list on here of the top voted tutorials the forum has, or, one's found on youtube, that would be a great help. I've had Affinity photo and designer for ages, recently brought publisher, I brought them for fun, but have only, since lockdown, really started to unleash the power they have, and they have a lot, you just have to discover it, which is time consuming. Oh! And if you buy brushes from the affinity store, make sure you find the extras, like the styles and assets that can come with them! I've brought nearly everything the store has to offer over time, and only recently discovered the extras!! (slapped forehead).

I know the Affinity forum is more for feedback on the apps and about bugs found, the tutorials and post your pictures sub forums are...um...just add ons, which is a shame but there it is...

If you been able to get to this point, I can mumble on! Here (below) are about the best designer youtube channels I've found after many hours of searching and watching. I hope they help and inspire you. As, if like me you brought the affinity suite for fun and amusement I know how frustrating it can be trying to find the power under the bonnet. Don't give up, I did! But now I've tried again and now I've discovered what the apps have, and I'm now enjoying them, they're no longer toys left in the playbox.

I like this channel the best. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUzuRWH5tnmt-OEOByR8S-g

This channel is a bit messy, but the designer tut videos are there and worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/c/RoryTownsendTV/videos

I'm not really a fan of this channel, no talking! But there are some really good tuts. https://www.youtube.com/c/DesignArtStudio/videos

Hope this post has been of help. Unless of course the mods have deleted it for being too long, then it won't be!!


Affinity photo 1.8.3   Affinity Designer  1.8.3   Affinity publisher 1.8.3 

iMac (Retina 4k,21.5-inch,late 2015) 3.3GHZ Intel core i7, Intel Iris pro Graphics 6200 1536, 16 GB Ram. (not a Mac snob)

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On 6/18/2019 at 7:21 AM, acapstick said:


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:


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

Appreciative of the great organization this content proposes

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