Affinity Photo: Solid Foundations

A beginners guide to the hottest new image editing program around!
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  • Lectures 61
  • Length 9 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Affinity Photo is the hottest new image editing program for the Mac. It has many powerful tools for making your photos really shine. But you need to know how to use it, and how to get the best out of it.

This course has been designed with that in mind. With over 50 lectures and 7.5 hours of content, Affinity Photo: Solid Foundations takes you from complete beginner through to accomplished user.

I assume no knowledge on your part. All you need is a willingness to learn, and I'll take you though all the basics like getting the color and tone sorted. rotating and cropping, sharpening and reducing noise, selections, layer masks etc. Then we'll go on to more advanced topics like layer blend modes, vector art, text and painting. By the end of the course you will know how, when and why to enhance your photos, and really make them shine.

What are the requirements?

  • No experience of image editing is needed
  • Their own images

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use Affinity Photo to enhance images using proven techniques
  • Know why they are doing things a certain way
  • Be aware of the various 'gotchas' and problems that may arise
  • Load Affinity Photo and not be overwhelmed by the amount of options

What is the target audience?

  • People who want their images to look beter
  • People who feel intimidated by the power of Affinity Photo
  • Beginners
  • Slightly more experienced folk who want a handle on this relatively new software

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: First Things First...
Hello and Welcome!
Preview
01:27
The interface Basics
04:42
What is a Layer?
09:12
An Overview of the Editing Process
12:27
Section 2: The Basics
Cropping Images Part 1
07:42
Cropping Images Part 2
11:19
Rotating Images Part 1
Preview
07:57
Rotating Images Part 2
04:13
Practice: Rotate and Crop
08:46
What is a Digital Photo?
09:10
Get the Dark and Light Right, Part 1
14:08
Get the Dark and Light Right, Part 2
09:26
Practice: Get the Dark and Light Right
11:11
Color Balance Part 1
06:49
Color Balance Part 2
06:09
Color Balance Part 3
07:21
Color Balance Part 4
10:03
Practice: Color Balance
07:24
Working with Channels
04:22
Recolor your Images
03:09
Hue/Saturation/Luminosity and Vibrance
03:47
Using Curves Part 1
06:38
Using Curves Part 2
08:45
Tackling Noise in your Images
05:58
Sharpen your Images
12:34
Practice: Sharpen & Denoise
09:01
Section 3: (Slightly) Beyond The Basics
Converting to Black and White
07:37
Tinting and Split Toning your Images
08:13
Selections Part 1
06:36
Selections Part 2
11:04
Selections Part 3, Feather and Refine
09:59
Selections Part 4
10:41
Selections Part 5
09:47
Layer Masks
10:41
Practice: Layer Masks Part 1
10:21
Practice: Layer Masks Part 2
17:24
07:30

Take three images and combine them into one.

The Healing Tools
Preview
13:37
Practice: Blemish Removal
04:08
The Clone Stamp Tool
11:26
Practice: The Clone Stamp Tool
10:49
Dodge, Burn and Saturate
10:47
Layer Blend Ranges
Preview
05:42
Section 4: 'Toto; I've a feeling we're not in Basics Land anymore...'
Layer Blend Modes Introduction
06:44
Layer Blend Modes Part 2
11:43
Layer Blend Mode Usages Part 1
07:02
Layer Blend Mode Usages Part 2
05:29
Gradients Part 1
06:43
Gradients Part 2
06:57
Shapes and Vectors
10:23
The Pen Tool
13:23
Working with Text
11:38
Clipping Masks
10:32
Layer Effects and Styles
11:04
Using the Liquify Persona
13:05
Section 5: Oh Toto! Just think what MGM could've done with Affinity Photo back in '39!
Creating Color Swatches
09:17
Painting Part 1: Brush Basics
13:39
Painting Part 2: Brush Options
04:28
Painting Part 3a: One Kind of Workflow
09:00
Painting Part 3b: One Kind of Workflow (continued)
11:48
Conclusion
00:54

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Instructor Biography

Simon Foster holds a degree in Educational Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, has been a designer for 25+ years, has run a successful design business for over 20, and was a teacher for 2 years. He has produced design work for clients from all over the world, including all the graphics for Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2, various other games and apps, illustrating science books and providing design and illustration for clients ranging from doctors to top level business people, world class geneticists right through to local start up businesses.

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