Affinity Photo: Solid Foundations
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Affinity Photo: Solid Foundations

The best selling beginners guide to Affinity Photo - complete with a 50 page PDF to aid your study!
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4.6 (2,470 ratings)
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Created by Simon Foster
Last updated 3/2019
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This course includes
  • 11 hours on-demand video
  • 92 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
Requirements
  • No experience of image editing is needed
  • Their own images
  • A working copy or demo of Affinity Photo for a Mac/Windows - I've made a separate course for the iPad version on Udemy
Description

Affinity Photo is the hottest new image editing program for the Mac and Windows. 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 around 80 lectures and 11 hours of content, Affinity Photo: Solid Foundations takes you from complete beginner through to accomplished user. The major features of the 1.5 and 1.6 updates have been added for free to the course - this course intends to grow as Affinity Photo does.

*Update* - I study Udemy courses myself and it struck me how much time I spend making notes I can refer to. I estimate it increases my study time by a factor of at least 4. So I've made notes for you! The second lecture of this series has an extra resource - a downloadable 50+ page PDF with a table of contents plus an index. This PDF contains notes based directly upon the Affinity Photo courses I offer. Bullet points, screen shots, tips - they are all there and you can keep the PDF and refer to it whenever you want. This should save you dozens of hours of note taking.

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.

Who this course is for:
  • 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
Course content
Expand all 80 lectures 11:09:46
+ First Things First...
4 lectures 27:48
The interface Basics
04:42
What is a Layer?
09:12
An Overview of the Editing Process
12:27
+ The Basics
22 lectures 02:55:27
Cropping Images Part 1
07:42
Cropping Images Part 2
11:19
Rotating Images Part 2
04:13

Download the 3 sample images for this video and let's get practicing!

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
09:01
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
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
+ (Slightly) Beyond The Basics
18 lectures 02:50:00
Converting to Black and White
07:37
Tinting and Split Toning your Images
08:13
Selections Part 1
07:27
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
Built in Layer Masks
02:47
Practice: Layer Masks Part 1
10:21
Practice: Layer Masks Part 2
17:24

Take three images and combine them into one.

Putting Multiple Images Together
07:30
Practice: Blemish Removal
04:08
The Clone Stamp Tool
11:26
Practice: The Clone Stamp Tool
10:49
Dodge, Burn and Saturate
10:47
+ 'Toto; I've a feeling we're not in Basics Land anymore...'
12 lectures 01:54:43
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
+ Oh Toto! Just think what MGM could've done with Affinity Photo back in '39!
6 lectures 49:06
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
+ The 1.5 Upgrade is Here! So; What's New?
14 lectures 01:44:58
Introduction and a Quick Word About Keyboard Shortcuts...
02:43
HDR and Tonemapping, Part 1
08:59
HDR and Tonemapping, Part 2
07:43
HDR and Tonemapping, Part 3 - The Brush and Gradient Tools
08:11
HDR and Tonemapping, Part 4 - Dealing with Ghosting
06:52
HDR and Tonemapping, Part 5 - Working with Single Images
08:06
Focus Merging, Part 1
12:13
Focus Merging, Part 2
04:51
Macros, Part 1
07:44
Macros, Part 2
08:30
Batch Processing
04:49
Live Projection - Perspective Projection
08:04
Live Projection - Equirectangular Projection, Part 1
06:09
Live Projection - Equirectangular Projection, Part 2
10:04
+ 1.6 Arrived...
3 lectures 22:48
Some Key Features of 1.6
10:25
Text Enhancements and the Glyph Browser
04:36
Free Macros and Textures until 16th November 2017...
07:47