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Official Affinity Publisher Desktop Tutorials

The Affinity Publisher video tutorials are available here:

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

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.

Enjoy!

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Are these tutorials going to be uploaded to YouTube and gropued by themes like those ones of Photo and Designer? It is much easier for me to download them from YouTube than from Vimeo (I have to rename each one from Vimeo).


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Petar Petrenko
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Just now, Petar Petrenko said:

Are these tutorials going to be uploaded to YouTube and gropued by themes

They are coming to the YouTube channel. The issue here is that Vimeo videos can be tweaked as an after thought without losing all the views and all the comments. YouTube videos are a once only upload thing, so QA have been tasked with checking the quality of things like intros and fades to see if there is any need to adjust or improve them before they are uploaded (all of which will take a while).


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Just a little request. Can you please make sure that your top menu bar is always visible and not dropping down? It will make easier to record what’s happening on the screen when watching.


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Would be nice to have all the tutorials in one downloadable (zip) package (not necessarily has to be in 4K, of course. 720 would be fine, IMHO. ;) ) , so one can fetch them in one go and comfortable watch locally with VLC. My slow network connection struggles with the online streams. Always buffers; one can't quickly pause and seek back in case one missed something, rebuffering, etc. In the end I don't watch the tutorials at all for this reason.


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11 hours ago, tokai said:

Would be nice to have all the tutorials in one downloadable (zip) package

...and grouped in folders.


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Petar Petrenko
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Skopje, Makedonija

Windows 10 x64 Pro
Dell Inspiron 7559 i7
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (3.50 GHz, 6M )
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On 6/27/2019 at 6:33 AM, Patrick Connor said:

They are coming to the YouTube channel. The issue here is that Vimeo videos can be tweaked as an after thought without losing all the views and all the comments. YouTube videos are a once only upload thing, so QA have been tasked with checking the quality of things like intros and fades to see if there is any need to adjust or improve them before they are uploaded (all of which will take a while).

Then how about giving us the link to the videos on Vimeo instead of just hiding it in your own player (which, I am sorry to say, is horrible)?

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On 6/27/2019 at 12:33 PM, Patrick Connor said:

They are coming to the YouTube channel. The issue here is that Vimeo videos can be tweaked as an after thought without losing all the views and all the comments. YouTube videos are a once only upload thing, so QA have been tasked with checking the quality of things like intros and fades to see if there is any need to adjust or improve them before they are uploaded (all of which will take a while).

 

On 6/29/2019 at 11:21 PM, AdamStanislav said:

Then how about giving us the link to the videos on Vimeo instead of just hiding it in your own player (which, I am sorry to say, is horrible)?

 

Basic Operations: Start with the basics of using Affinity Publisher.

UI overview: Explore the Affinity Publisher user interface.

https://vimeo.com/285242938/483331a68f (04:15)

New publication: Set up your publication for desktop printing or electronic/print-ready PDF delivery.

https://vimeo.com/285249440/d386863211 (03:06)

Open and import: Open an existing publication or import PDFs.

https://vimeo.com/285249814/bba611737f (01:55)

Pan and zoom: Navigate around your document for focused editing.

https://vimeo.com/336783904/3c17276890 (03:05)

Selecting: Edit one or more objects by object selection.

https://vimeo.com/337259737/1d633e56f3 (02:11)

Moving, resizing and rotating: Transform objects on the page or via Transform Panel.

https://vimeo.com/337260283/3a25bff5b9 (03:29)

 

Page Layout: Establish the basic building blocks of your publication.

Pages: Add single or two-page spreads to your publication and navigate between them.

https://vimeo.com/337263766/4b0f1c776d (08:28)

Master pages: Find out how master pages can be created and applied in Affinity Publisher.

https://vimeo.com/337264378/9fdfe94753 (11:55)

SectionsDivide your publication logically into separate sections (e.g., preface, TOC, chapters).

https://vimeo.com/337265458/39b45251d5 (04:42)

Page numbers: Add page numbering and section names to master pages for page navigation.

https://vimeo.com/337266962/342e111972 (05:21)

Rulers, ruler guides and column guides: Position ruler and column guides on your master/publication page to snap to.

https://vimeo.com/337279962/09f54643ca (08:29)

Baseline grids: Vertically align text baselines using a document, text frame or table baseline grid.

https://vimeo.com/337282841/44ee40aac4 (07:08)

Picture frame tools: Add picture frames to place an imported image or document into.

https://vimeo.com/337286114/d5cd9db143 (04:38)

Placing content: Add images and other Affinity documents to your page or picture frame.

https://vimeo.com/337292835/a696f6561c (11:02)

Linking and embedding: Find out how you can link or embed your placed images and documents.

https://vimeo.com/337294349/bdafe26d6d (04:54)

Pinning: Make images move with reflowing frame text as your story develops. Also great for picture frames, tables and text frames.

https://vimeo.com/337296999/64c0ff04ac (06:34)

Assets Panel: Use the panel to store your own custom assets (e.g., text frames and picture frames) for later use.

https://vimeo.com/337297740/f5455d094 (03:42)

Shape tools: Introduce geometric shape to your page for visual interest.

https://vimeo.com/337298520/9f9dcfe543 (05:14)

 

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.

https://vimeo.com/337299232/f44b1dfb2f (04:14)

Frame Text Tool: Set up your text frame and introduce body copy to it.

https://vimeo.com/337299876/5325d8d8d9 (07:04)

Linked text frames: Flow text through placed text frames to keep your story text connected.

https://vimeo.com/337302558/d4b6753766 (11:02)

Text styles: Use text styles for consistent heading and paragraph text in Affinity Publisher.

https://vimeo.com/337305725/9ed388fb02 (17:09)

Text wrapping: Make text flow around overlapping images, picture frames, text frames or tables.

https://vimeo.com/337308529/d30c896561 (05:01)

Text on a path: Artistic text can follow a line, curve or outline of a shape.

https://vimeo.com/337309094/f89267a279 (04:28)

Artistic Text Tool: Add scalable decorative titles and headlines to your publication.

https://vimeo.com/337309488/a0a7ce5647 (04:32)

Find and Replace: Locate text and formatting in your publication and replace individually or all in one operation.

https://vimeo.com/337309804/b939190d71 (08:55)

 

Typography: Learn the essentials of great typography

Characters: Fonts and font attributes: Find out how to change fonts and their attributes.

https://vimeo.com/337310503/199cf98768 (04:50)

Characters: Kerning and tracking: Adjust the horizontal spacing between characters.

https://vimeo.com/337310860/20908707ed (04:38)

Characters: Optical alignment: Aesthetically align starting or ending characters in paragraphs.

https://vimeo.com/337311429/a57a45045e (06:03)

Characters: Special characters: Insert any glyph or special character from menu, Glyph Browser panel or direct input.

https://vimeo.com/337311780/f17c09cbe0 (04:40)

Characters: Advanced typography: Edit your artistic and frame text's character and paragraph properties.

https://vimeo.com/337312718/3a31d4d6a4 (05:51)

Paragraphs: Alignment, leading and inter-paragraph spacing: Align paragraphs or adjust the vertical spacing between text baselines and paragraphs.

https://vimeo.com/337313133/bfbfc3a0bf (07:32)

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.

https://vimeo.com/337313448/e54c623347 (05:59)

Paragraphs: Bullets, numbers and initial words: Present list items with bullet characters, number any lists and emphasise initial words.

https://vimeo.com/337313778/11881c7a46 (07:50)

 

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.

https://vimeo.com/337317434/c7c5635e39 (15:45)

Table of contents: Add a table of contents to quickly jump to referenced pages in your publication.

https://vimeo.com/337458714/53e824f0dd (06:34)

Indexing: Reference important terms in an index that gets you to information fast.

https://vimeo.com/337458844/26025d018e (06:12)

Hyperlinks: Create hyperlinks to another publication page, Internet web page or inserted anchor.

https://vimeo.com/337459129/ec2516a467 (06:18)

 

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.

https://vimeo.com/337461317/4dbdcae69d (05:16)

Designer Persona: Multi-stroke/multi-fill effects: Shapes take on a cool look with multiple strokes and fills.

https://vimeo.com/337462508/5935fbef6c (03:21)

Photo Persona: Paint Brush Tool: Paint realistic brush textures on page backgrounds for a cool creative look.

https://vimeo.com/337462814/2cdfa60076 (02:05)

Photo Persona: Removing image areas: Make unwanted pixels disappear as if by magic.

https://vimeo.com/337464466/76eea953ae (02:02)

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.

https://vimeo.com/337465563/533a84663e (02:21)

 

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.

https://vimeo.com/337465699/a222ee57ce (06:14)

Desktop printing: Explore a range of print layouts for desktop printing.

https://vimeo.com/337465816/3b5134502d (06:44)

PDF publishing for web: Find out how to publish web-ready RGB PDFs.

https://vimeo.com/337466005/5e8bda2577 (04:14)

PDF publishing for pro print: Find out how to publish CMYK PDFs for professional printing.

https://vimeo.com/337466797/012faed633 (05:43)

 


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That is an heroic effort.    Thank you so much!


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@Alfred

Thanks. You should not have needed to do that... but it's appreciated.

To ALL

There is an Affinity Photo Desktop and Affinity Photo iPad channel on VimeoPro already I have no idea why there is not an equivalent for Designer, Designer iPad and Publisher, other than the time it takes to do. I will push for some consistency.


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@Patrick Connor said "There is an Affinity Photo Desktop and Affinity Photo iPad channel on VimeoPro already I have no idea why there is not an equivalent for Designer, Designer iPad and Publisher, other than the time it takes to do. I will push for some consistency."

For Affinity Photo I hope you will also push for some organization to the display of those tutorials. At this moment for Photo Desktop there are 7 pages with 9 tutorials each plus an 8th page with one tutorial. The pages are not numbered so there is no way to orient yourself within the random display. The videos are not in any discernible order so there is no efficient way to browse for something you might need.  The date of posting is not shown so you cannot tell if any particular video is new or months old. The Search box is not very useful unless you know exactly what you are looking for. You are probably better off using some general web search engine to find Affinity Photo tutorials instead of going directly to the Affinity page on Vimeo. Also, there is no way to download the tutorials.

The iPad page is worse as the moving ribbon of tutorials is grayed out in my Vivaldi browser and so barely readable and extremely difficult to browse.

I wish Affinity had not hidden its old Photo tutorials when 1.7 was released. There were some 225 tutorials at that time. Surely they are not all considered outdated. I myself downloaded most of them when that was possible since I've learned never to depend on any company to keep useful information online. Fortunately at least one individual with his own web site prepared an organized list of the old Vimeo tutorials and that is still available.

I greatly appreciate @Alfred's work in preparing an organized list of official Affinity Publisher tutorials.


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18 minutes ago, Granddaddy said:

. At this moment for Photo Desktop there are 7 pages with 9 tutorials each plus an 8th page with one tutorial. The pages are not numbered so there is no way to orient yourself within the random displayThe videos are not in any discernible order so there is no efficient way to browse for something you might need. 

It may change, but the Official ordered and structured list are on our website, titled, tagged localized and organised by similar function.

https://affin.co/phototuts

https://affin.co/photoipadtuts

We put them on our site and designed the tagging and grouping and localisation because of the poor UI. I'll get them all hidden on Vimeo if it's such a problem ;)

There is a properly organised list of Publisher tutorials already

https://affin.co/publishertuts


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On 6/25/2019 at 12:49 PM, mswift said:

Im starting to create PDF tutorials

Please, embed the fonts you use in your PDF's, because not everybody use the fonts you have.


Best regards,

Petar Petrenko
Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Photographer
Skopje, Makedonija

Windows 10 x64 Pro
Dell Inspiron 7559 i7
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (3.50 GHz, 6M )
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Hard drive
UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED- Backlit Touch Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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On 7/2/2019 at 9:56 PM, Patrick Connor said:

There is a properly organised list of Publisher tutorials already

Yes, but when I try to download it, it redirects the download to Vimeo and saves it with different name and different content. So, the best solution for me is to upload them to YouTube and group them like you did with tuts for Photo and Designer.

Thanks.


Best regards,

Petar Petrenko
Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Photographer
Skopje, Makedonija

Windows 10 x64 Pro
Dell Inspiron 7559 i7
Intel Core i7-6700HQ (3.50 GHz, 6M )
16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
1TB HDD + 128 GB SSD Hard drive
UHD (3840 x 2160) Truelife LED- Backlit Touch Display
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5

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18 hours ago, Nazario said:

I guess not

Sorry for the delay getting you an answer from the docs team, which is "yes but not just yet".

Quote

I think we should do but this is only something the video team can do as it needs re-encoding to (Apple TV standard) and some programming work as I understand it.

We’re talking 150+ vids here so will take a while to complete.


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Hiya!

Great stuff! 

FYI, in case you are looking for other video hosting options, "BitChute" has been gaining traction for months now. It's still somewhat unknown by the masses, but it might be nice to grab an account for "Affinity" before some unsavory type does. (www.bitchute.com , obviously).

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