Official Affinity Publisher Desktop Tutorials
The Affinity Publisher video tutorials are available here:
In case you didn't know, the above tutorials are also accessible directly from Publisher's Welcome screen.
We've really tried to go the extra yards with this tutorial set - all shot in 4K, picture-in-picture, subtitling and packed full of tips and tricks. If you have any requests or feedback, please let us know by replying to this topic.
Basic Operations: Start with the basics of using Affinity Publisher.
UI overview: Explore the Affinity Publisher user interface.
New publication: Set up your publication for desktop printing or electronic/print-ready PDF delivery.
Open and import: Open an existing publication or import PDFs.
Pan and zoom: Navigate around your document for focused editing.
Selecting: Edit one or more objects by object selection.
Moving, resizing and rotating: Transform objects on the page or via Transform Panel.
Page Layout: Establish the basic building blocks of your publication.
Pages: Add single or two-page spreads to your publication and navigate between them.
Master pages: Find out how master pages can be created and applied in Affinity Publisher.
Sections: Divide your publication logically into separate sections (e.g., preface, TOC, chapters).
Page numbers: Add page numbering and section names to master pages for page navigation.
Rulers, ruler guides and column guides: Position ruler and column guides on your master/publication page to snap to.
Baseline grids: Vertically align text baselines using a document, text frame or table baseline grid.
Picture frame tools: Add picture frames to place an imported image or document into.
Placing content: Add images and other Affinity documents to your page or picture frame.
Linking and embedding: Find out how you can link or embed your placed images and documents.
Pinning: Make images move with reflowing frame text as your story develops. Also great for picture frames, tables and text frames.
Assets Panel: Use the panel to store your own custom assets (e.g., text frames and picture frames) for later use.
Shape tools: Introduce geometric shape to your page for visual interest.
Text Tools: A look at the text tools available to add title, body copy and decorative text.
Simple text: Add text to the page in Affinity Publisher and apply some text styles.
Frame Text Tool: Set up your text frame and introduce body copy to it.
Linked text frames: Flow text through placed text frames to keep your story text connected.
Text styles: Use text styles for consistent heading and paragraph text in Affinity Publisher.
Text wrapping: Make text flow around overlapping images, picture frames, text frames or tables.
Text on a path: Artistic text can follow a line, curve or outline of a shape.
Artistic Text Tool: Add scalable decorative titles and headlines to your publication.
Find and Replace: Locate text and formatting in your publication and replace individually or all in one operation.
Typography: Learn the essentials of great typography
Characters: Fonts and font attributes: Find out how to change fonts and their attributes.
Characters: Kerning and tracking: Adjust the horizontal spacing between characters.
Characters: Optical alignment: Aesthetically align starting or ending characters in paragraphs.
Characters: Special characters: Insert any glyph or special character from menu, Glyph Browser panel or direct input.
Characters: Advanced typography: Edit your artistic and frame text's character and paragraph properties.
Paragraphs: Alignment, leading and inter-paragraph spacing: Align paragraphs or adjust the vertical spacing between text baselines and paragraphs.
Paragraphs: Text Ruler for indents and tabs: Use the on-page Text Ruler to introduce indents from your frame edge, as well as add tabs.
Paragraphs: Bullets, numbers and initial words: Present list items with bullet characters, number any lists and emphasise initial words.
Advanced: Use a range of advanced features for more powerful publication design.
Tables: Add tables to your page to present data in a more structured way.
Table of contents: Add a table of contents to quickly jump to referenced pages in your publication.
Indexing: Reference important terms in an index that gets you to information fast.
Hyperlinks: Create hyperlinks to another publication page, Internet web page or inserted anchor.
StudioLink - interworking with Designer and Photo: With Designer and Photo installed, you can make use of powerful graphic design and photo editing toolsets and features.
Designer Persona: Vector Brush and Pencil Tool: Introduce some ornate filigree using stabilised brush and pencil strokes.
Designer Persona: Multi-stroke/multi-fill effects: Shapes take on a cool look with multiple strokes and fills.
Photo Persona: Paint Brush Tool: Paint realistic brush textures on page backgrounds for a cool creative look.
Photo Persona: Removing image areas: Make unwanted pixels disappear as if by magic.
Photo Persona: Applying creative live filters: Give your publication images a creative boost with live filter layers. In this case, we'll introduce some motion blur.
Publishing and Sharing: Output your publication for electronic delivery or desktop/professional printing.
Spot PANTONE colours: Add spot and PANTONE colours to your palette and apply to your page.
Desktop printing: Explore a range of print layouts for desktop printing.
PDF publishing for web: Find out how to publish web-ready RGB PDFs.
PDF publishing for pro print: Find out how to publish CMYK PDFs for professional printing.