4.45 (53 reviews)
☑ Affinity Designer 1.8 from the basic to inermediate level
If you’ve been looking for a cheaper and yet super powerful alternative to Adobe’s products, now you’ve found it.
This course is all about you learning how to use Affinity Designer in its latest, 1.8 version.
It’s a beginner’s comprehensive guide that will allow you to independently use all the tools and effects to create any design you wish.
And Designer now comes with A LOT of new features and improvements, covered in this course. Such as:
Multiple fills and strokes
Pen tool with rubber band mode for easier curves creation
Shape tools with custom presets
and hundreds of little tweaks and improvements!
This update is all about new features and tools, but also hundreds of little tweaks and enhancements that make using this software so much better.
And this course is all about getting you from the zero up to the superhero level.
That means you will learn all the basics that you need to get started, but also discover more advanced features of the software.
The true goal of this course is to give you all the knowledge you need to, ultimately, use Affinity Designer independently.
And if you've been holding out on picking up Designer, for whatever reason, now is the time to join the Affinity revolution.
Version 1.8 is a huge step forward in the development of the software that makes using Designer the best decision ever.
Here’s just a fraction of goodies you will find inside:
How to create new documents, templates and artboards
How to create, customize and transform your artwork, using new shape presets, Pen tool and Point Transform tool
How to work with text, including text on a path
How to use the most important panels, like the Layers, Stroke or History
Plus all the supporting files used throughout the course
Basically, all the things you will need to take your own designs from drawing the very first node to the last click on the Export button.
And don't forget that I am here for you - if you have a question regarding the course, ask away and I will gladly answer it.
Hope to see you inside!
What is Affinity Designer?
Let’s take a look around and explore the interface
Creating new documents
How to create new documents
How to manage already created documents
How to view your documents
How to use the view modes
How to use artboards
What are artboards
How to add and remove artboards
How to manage your artboards
How to export the artboards
How to draw shapes in Affinity Designer
The drawing shapes tools
How to use shape presets
How to use the Pen tool
How to use brushes in Affinity Designer
How to add gradients using the Fill tool
How to use symbols
How to use the drawing modes to simulate masking
How to customize your artwork
How to use the Corner tool
How to use the Point Transform tool
How to add multiple strokes and fills
How to Use the Vector Crop tool
How to transform your artwork
How to rotate, reflect move and resize objects
How to align and distribute objects
How to create complex shapes from simple objects
How to work with text in Affinity Designer
How to create artistic text
How to create paragraphs
How to create text on a path
How to add guides and column guides
How to use the most important panels
Working with layers and the Layers panel
Layer clipping and masking
How to use the Stroke panel
How to use the Effects panel
How to use the History panel
The Finishing touches
Saving and printing your artwork
Saving by exporting
Using the Export Persona
Thanks for taking this course
It's what I needed ... To understand the various tool sets is vital and you helped me with that. Very well done. Thank You!
The course over all was basic, which as the description was a beginner's guide, I did however think there might have been a few working examples of the design aspect. over all it was a good course for someone who is completely new to this program
Thanks, Dawid, for another great class. Good overview of the changes in AD 1.8. There are no assignments to complete, but to be sure I was understanding what he was teaching, I went ahead and tried to recreate whatever art he had used in his demonstration. This was very useful to me because I was able to do a pretty good job, even without any step-by-step instructions. Showed me I'm starting to get the hang of creating designs in AD.
It has been very clear for me to understand what to do and expect from Affinity so far. I am at a very beginning stage of learning so am appreciating the detailed explanations.
It's a great course for beginners into affinity design, it explains with ease about the tools and how to use them, great to learn the basics of the whole program, obviously only for beginners, it has great content, and the instructor gives clear explanation on how to use.
this was a good introductory course - I would not say that I now have superhero skills, but he covered the basics and introduced some new concepts to me. I would have liked to have had several pen tool and shape (for combinations) worksheets.
This was a good basic course for learning Affinity Designer. I wish there were more projects in it to really get hands on with it.
Good introduction to discover Affinity Designer and getting started with the main features of the products.
Some kind of warm-up for the begining, and some new interesting features for me. I really apriciate this course
Excellent course, I already had some knowledge of Designer but still managed to pick up a few new tips which will be useful
It was a very good course. The only problem I had was that I am using Affinity Designer for the Ipad and this was for the Desktop so it took me a little longer to get through it. But it was explained very well. Thank you.
The features were explained very well along with visuals to see how the specific tools worked. The course went at a good pace, not too slow or fast. I went thru the course just watching and listening, and plan to go back thru applying the different features to my specific designing. Thank you!
I have spent some time using Affinity Designer. This course answered several questions I had and showed some options I didn't realize existed. Only down fall was it would occasionally stop in the middle of a lesson causing me to selection a spot further in the lesson to continue. Thanks