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Affinity Photo: Complete Guide to Photo Editing in Affinity

Make your photos look amazing with Affinity Photo, an inexpensive and easy-to-use photo editing tool for Mac and PC.

4.53 (720 reviews)


19.5 hours


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

You will learn how to use Affinity Photo to easily make your photos look better

You will learn how to edit your photos just like the professionals do

You will know how to navigate Affinity Photo and use the most important tools

You will be happier with your photos than ever before


Do you want your photos to look better… to look amazing?

Do you want to learn one of the hottest and most inexpensive photo editing applications, used by professional photographers on both Mac and PC?

If so, you’re in the right place - and we’re happy to have you here!

It's great to have you here. I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY and PHOTO EDITING!

Maybe you're an amateur photographer who has done a little bit of photo editing, or maybe you have quite a bit of photo editing experience. Either way, we've made this course to help you make images that matter.

Start editing photos in Affinity Photo today- updated to version 1.9 !

You've always wanted to learn how to easily edit your photos. Affinity is the perfect tool for you. It's robust, yet intuitive. This course will teach you everything you to start photo editing today. 


  • Supplied photos so you can follow along with everything we do in the course

  • Pro Tips and Guides to help you out

  • Practice activities to share your work and get feedback


I'm Phil Ebiner, and I've been editing photos for years. I love helping others learn new skills and applications - specifically beginners. Most students find that I'm able to explain complicated topics and tools so that even beginners can easily understand it. Also, this course is very project-based, so you are learning while you're actually editing your photos.

Plus, Video School Online is the creator of some of the world's most popular photography courses - with over 300,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones:

Well organized and easy to follow! - Ana Toli

I am an absolute beginner. This course gave me every tool I needed to edit my photos....5 Stars! - Jim King

I loved this course... After viewing this course I can now edit my photos to exactly the way I like them. - Linda


I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how use Affinity Photo. So if there is any way we can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.


This course will teach you how to use Affinity Photo to its fullest potential.

When you are done with this course, you’ll be able to edit your photos in Affinity Photo like a pro. You’ll be able to set up Affinity Photo so it will run its best saving you hours of frustration and you’ll have the confidence that you’re not going to lose your images.

You’ll also be able to professionally retouch images and you’ll spend less time doing it with pro Affinity Photo tips and tricks.

We’ll do this by covering Affinity Photo setup and configuration, exposure adjustments, adding drama and power, mastering Affinity Photo tools, covering top Affinity Photo personas, recovering details in shadows, how to edit a landscape photos, how to retouch a portraits, and much more.

Make your photos shine with this great course.

Each lesson is available for download, so you can take it with you wherever you go.


  • Navigating the Affinity Photo application

  • Starting a new photo editing project

  • Using basic editing tools to fix photo problems like crop, white balance, and exposure

  • Editing with advanced techniques

  • Improving portraits and photos of people

  • Exporting photos for any purpose

  • and so much more!

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and we'll see you in lesson 1!




Affinity Photo: Complete Guide to Photo Editing in Affinity
Affinity Photo: Complete Guide to Photo Editing in Affinity
Affinity Photo: Complete Guide to Photo Editing in Affinity
Affinity Photo: Complete Guide to Photo Editing in Affinity


Let's Get Started with Affinity Photo

Welcome to the Course

Basic Editing Process

Introduction and your first edit

Section 1 resources - Zip file downloads

Basics of the interface

Opening Placing and cropping - The basics

The basics of Layers- and the 5 types

What is a pixel layer

Making a clipping mask and effects

Project #1 - Making a piece of modern art

The theory of composition and Story telling

Cropping and Achieving Composition

Straightening and Cropping tools in Affinity Photo

Cropping modes and Practical Application

Composition Challenge

Creating a blog image in 3 minutes

Change the whole feel of a photo in 1 filter

Correct Distortion

What is distortion- How do we fix it and use it

Introduction to the develop Persona and Raw file format

Working with distortion in the RAW and .jpg format

Distortion Challenge Photo

Adjusting exposure

Adjusting tone and contrast in a black and white photo

Adjusting tone and contrast in a color photo

Adjusting exposure using curves

Introduction to the tone mapping persona

Using tone mapping to adjust a portrait

Adjusting exposure challenge photo

Adjusting color and white balance

Balancing the color and tools to achieve it

White balance and color balance tools

Lens filter channel color mixer adjustment and HSL

Adjusting the color -Recoloring

Using curves

Color balance challenge photo

Art project- Skull and flower

Noise reduction and sharpening

Reducing noise

What is sharpening and applying clarity

Advanced sharpening filters

Sharpening challenge

Selection Masking and Blending

Selection tools- What are they

The flood selection tool

My selection road map

How to apply effects to a selection

What are masks

Blending modes

Apply local correction to tone and color

What is local vs universal correction

Nondestructive burning

Non-destructive Dodging

Applying the Sponge Tool

Applying local color

Art project-DC Capital

Perform Retouching

Healing and blemish tools

Remove artifacts using patch and in-painting tools

Clone Stamp Tool

Retouching -Challenge

Art project -Tattoo touch up

Getting Creative in Affinity Photo

Converting to black and white and adding vignettes

Adding gradients

Tinting and Split Toning

Inserting text

Creating knockout text


The displacement technique

Design Clean and Modern Titles

Art project- Orchid wall art

Saving and Exporting

Using the Export persona in Affinity

Exporting for web

Exporting for print

Advanced Photo Tips

Working with brushes


Art project- Custom head shot using brushes


Thank You Video

Bonus and intermediate topics

Macros in Affinity Photo

Using Batch Processing for high volume jobs

Using multiple masks with combined live layers in the same image

Multiple selections in the same photo


Bonus Lecture: Get Any of Phil's Course for Up to 90% Off

Archived version 1.0 content

Work space layout

Opening and placing a photo in affinity photo

Working with layers in Affinity Photo


James28 September 2020

Initially, it's a bit simplified as I do have some background with Affinity. The basics are a rehash.

Chris27 September 2020

Clear explanations. I stopped and repeated several times as I followed along. Learning heaps already. Excellent teacher, doesn't assume, takes it slowly. Well done.

Didier25 September 2020

Great course on Affinity Photo. Jeremy is very proficient and explains the use of the tool very well at a fast pace, which is what I like. He also demonstrates creative ways of enhancing photos. So you basically get two courses into one.

Michael2 September 2020

rarely do courses start of with a detailed description of the work area. this is great. and tempo is slow enough to keep up and navigate back for repeat.

Tiziano28 July 2020

course presentation is short sweet and to the point with the right amount of enthusiasm, good wording and the pace is perfect for a beginner like myselfthe

Nigel21 February 2020

Jeremy is so thorough in his descriptions and his visuals. I've done other courses for Affinity Photo but this one suits me perfectly. As Jeremy says, taking photos without having all the technical camera details, ISO, Fstops and all that, is what photography is about and post processing afterwards to correct anything that you don't like, and be creative.

Glenn16 January 2020

The course has provided a good overview of the app and I am ready to explore in more detail to make the most of it.

Gerard4 January 2020

All I see on my screen is a tiny 1" window even when I expand to full screen (and I have a 27" monitor. What gives? Also there was no information about how to Pause or Stop the info video and later come back. So far this is very disappointing!!!!

Lori20 December 2019

I'm switching from Fireworks cs5 and haven't worked with levels a lot so appreciate all the in-depth tutorials.

Zahid10 December 2019

Start was too rapid. Should have advised that details don't need to be followed at the beginning as they soon become clear.

Kenneth5 October 2019

So far so good. Really useful to know how the tools, toolbar and studio can be customised from the original default setting.

Rodger24 August 2019

I'm a straight documentary photographer and don't think I'll be interested in some of the artistic effects that you showed in the introduction.

June22 August 2019

Good learning platform. Good instructor with clear explanations from start to finish. Could improve the machine he was using though as sometimes it takes time to catch up but not really a biggie. Great job Jeremy and Phil and I appreciate it!

Anne4 July 2019

Jeremy Hazel is an excellent instructor. Lots of information and each lesson has an accompanying resource file that can be downloaded so students can follow along and practice at the same time. I think this is the third course I’ve taken and completed with Jeremy. I’m hoping he will continue to do more.

Angie22 April 2019

Going super quick with pressing buttons which is a little difficult when completely new to the program and editing. Otherwise it is great!


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