Affinity Photo: Beginner to Pro via Reference and Workflow
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Affinity Photo: Beginner to Pro via Reference and Workflow

Master Affinity Photo - the tools, the techniques and the methods!
4.5 (935 ratings)
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5,609 students enrolled
Created by Simon Foster
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 16.5 hours on-demand video
  • 121 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • - be able to develop and enhance their photos in Affinity Photo
  • - choose from a variety of different techniques to enhance their photos
  • - choose from a variety of different workflows to enhance their photos
Requirements
  • A working copy/demo of Affinity Photo on a Mac or a PC
  • No prior knowledge of image editing required
Description

*Recently updated to cover the new features in Affinity Photo 1.7!*

'I've learned some of the tools with Affinity Photo, but how do I actually enhance an image, start to finish?'

That was the question I saw asked on the Affinity Photo forums. And I thought: 'Good point!' So here is a course designed with just that in mind. I'll take you through the development of a series of photos using a variety of workflows. We start with a simple workflow that's just right for beginners then move on to more advanced workflows as the course progresses.

But there's a problem. Learning the when and why of an effective workflow is all well and good. But if you have to learn the finer points of the tools at the same time, every tutorial will take forever and you may end up forgetting whether you are supposed to be learning a workflow or a tool. In short, it's hard to learn the tools when you're learning about the workflow and it's near impossible to learn about the workflow when you're learning about the tools.

So I've done both. This course is divided into two sections. You get hours of tutorials which cover various workflows and approaches to developing photos. But you also get a huge reference section which covers the various tools that Affinity Photo has to offer. If there's a tool I'm using in the workflow videos, there's a video explaining just that tool in the reference videos. Two ways to learn Affinity Photo. Reference and workflow.

*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.

We'll take a series of photos through every step needed to bring them to a final, polished state. I'll take you through every stage and explain why we are doing things in a particular order. I've given you all the images used on the course to follow along with. I'll show you problems that can crop up and what do about them. I'll even show you how to use third party plug ins from the Nik Collection to create incredible effects.

By the end of the course you will have seen and followed along with various effective workflows, start to finish. You will gain the confidence to tackle your own images, be able to select which workflow suits the photo best, and one day soon you may well be looking at one of your own photos which you've enhanced, and thinking 'That looks fantastic! I did that...'

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners at photo editing
  • People who want to learn what the tools are in Affinity Photo
  • People who want to know when, in what order and why to use the tools in Affinity Photo
  • People who want to learn a workflow as well as the tools
Course content
Expand all 125 lectures 16:40:31
+ The Workflow Section
37 lectures 06:16:44
The five steps workflow: Part 1a
08:21
The five steps workflow: Part 1b
12:09
The five steps workflow: Part 2a
10:08
The five steps workflow: Part 2b
15:20
The five steps workflow: Part 3 - using macros to speed up your workflow
10:09
The five steps workflow: Developing from a RAW file part 1
11:30
The five steps workflow: Developing from a RAW file part 2
09:37
The five steps workflow: Developing from a RAW file part 3
09:37
The five steps workflow: Developing from a RAW file part 4
08:15
The problem solving workflow, part 1
08:34
The problem solving workflow, part 2
07:32
The 'What do I like about it?' workflow, part 1
10:28
The 'What do I like about it?' workflow, part 2
08:55
The Define and Develop workflow, part 1
08:54
The Define and Develop workflow, part 2
17:33
The RAW vs jpeg challenge! Part 1
08:21
The RAW vs jpeg challenge! Part 2
11:32
The RAW vs jpeg challenge! Part 3
07:36
Bring some light into your life, part 2
11:08
Bring some light into your life, part 3
09:24
Freshen up your images, part 1
15:30
Freshen up your images, part 2
10:36
Freshen up your images, part 3
06:11
Freshen up your images, part 4
07:27
Freshen up your images, part 5
08:00
Developing landscapes, Part 1a
07:44
Developing landscapes, Part 1b
13:22
Developing landscapes, Part 1c - tonemapping
12:42
Developing landscapes, Part 2a
07:01
Developing landscapes, Part 2b - using Nik Collection Color Efex Pro 4
08:48
Developing landscapes, Part 2c
08:10
Developing portraits, part 1b
06:46
Developing portraits, part 1c
13:43
Developing portraits, part 1d
14:41
+ The Reference Videos
88 lectures 10:23:47
A very basic tour of the interface...
03:42
Open and save your files
05:16
Duplicating layers
03:24
What are layers, anyway?
06:22
The view and move tools
03:06
The zoom tool
02:52
Introducing adjustment layers
03:59
The place image command
02:29
Filters
07:19
Live filters
07:06
Affinity 1.7 releases the Voronoi Filter!
08:49
Resizing your canvas - yes, it's different to resizing your document!
04:43
The histogram and why it is your friend
08:25
Clipping woes
07:02
The history panel
04:05
Affinity 1.7 - Great new Updates to the History and Layer Panels
06:52
The undo brush
02:26
Rotate and Crop
07:57
Adjusting the exposure
02:58
Altering the brightness and contrast of your images
02:55
Using the levels adjustment layer
08:00
Tackling shadows and highlights
08:14
Boost the clarity of your photos
03:06
Haze removal
04:42
Curves, part 1 - using curves to alter tone
08:01
Curves, part 2 - using curves to alter color
06:57
The white balance adjustment layer
04:24
The lens filter adjustment layer
03:48
The color balance adjustment layer
03:50
Saturation and vibrance
02:19
Split tone your image
03:25
Using the color channels
03:38
Using the recolour adjustment layer
01:22
The Hue/Saturation/Luminosity adjustment layer
05:42
Affinity 1.7 - Updates to the Levels and HSL Adjustment Layers
11:43
Creating selective color
04:08
Removing blemishes, part 1
08:27
Removing blemishes, part 2
05:06
The clone stamp tool
16:02
The dodge and burn tools
05:28
The black and white adjustment layer
04:45
Spot coloring your images
04:15
Recolor your images
02:14
Using the color picker
03:02
Frequency Separation
15:20
Sharpen your images
05:42
Sharpen using the Hi Pass filter
05:53
Noise Reduction
09:19
Selections - the basics
07:16
Selections - feathering and anti aliasing
07:22
The freehand selection tool
08:41
Select by tone/color/transparency or sample color
08:33
The erase tools
05:41
Quick mask
05:24
Refine your selection
10:22
Alter your selection borders
05:17
The flood and brush select tools
09:11
Layer masks
15:27
Layer blend ranges
05:18
Layer blend modes
06:53
The fill tool
03:31
The gradient tool
07:06
Clipping masks
02:39
Shapes, part 1
10:34
Shapes, part 2 - why have bitmaps?
04:33
The brush tools, part 1
17:28
The brush tools, part 2 - brush dynamics
12:07
The brush tools, part 3 - create a brush
08:51
Affinity 1.7 - Updates to the Brush Tools
07:58
Snapping
07:32
The pen tool
12:17
Text basics, part 1
11:13
Text basics, part 2
10:58
Effects and Styles
10:16
Dealing with Chromatic Abberation
04:13
Perspective Correction
07:10
Using the Mesh Warp tool
05:38
Dealing with 360 degree photos
06:24
The Liquify Persona
11:40
The Tone Mapping Persona
06:34
What is a RAW file?
12:53
Developing RAW files, part 1
14:00
Developing RAW files, part 2
13:32
Export your images
12:13
Affinity 1.8 - New File Creation and Making Templates
11:55
Affinity 1.8 - Import Smart Objects from Photoshop
11:10
Affinity 1.8 - RAW Lens Corrections and Pantone
04:00