Learn Affinity Designer by Example for Beginners

Learn about Affinity Designer the Illustrator - killer through these example Tutorials.
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

Please don't take this course if you are an experienced Adobe Illustrator user. You might be disappointed and end up leaving me a bad review :)

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Affinity Designer is the hottest vector drawing tool. Jump on quick to get a head start learning this amazing tool that is being touted as an Adobe Illustrator "killer". Watch me as I teach you to use the tool by recreating various professional designs using Affinity Designer.

Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites, icons, UI design or just like creating cool concept art, Affinity Designer will revolutionise how you work.

In this course you will watch as we use all the tools you would expect from a professional vector design app, including:

  • Node Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Vector Brush
  • Gradient Fill Tool
  • Transparency Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Targeted Insert
  • Text
  • Alignment Guides

This course provides tutorials for learning Affinity Designer.

What are the requirements?

  • Students need to have a basic understanding of using a Mac
  • Students should have a Mac and be able to purchase and run a copy of Affinity Designer to recreate the work in these lectures

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how to work with Personas in Affinity Designer
  • Create and edit documents in Affinity Designer
  • Work with Lines and Shapes in Affinity Designer
  • Manage Colors and work with Swatches in Affinity Designer
  • Add and edit Layers in Affinity Designer
  • Understand object control including Selection, Alignment, Joining, Ordering, Converting, Rotation, and Shear

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to create awesome designs in Affinity Designer should take this course

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: Introduction
01:13

Welcome to the course.

02:38

Since it's debut on Oct. 3rd, Affinity Designer has been gaining high reviews. The app hit #1 on the App Store and stayed there for a number of days. In this video, I give a quick overview of some of those accolades.

Section 2: Affinity Basics
03:02

In this video we take a look at the eraser tool. An awesome tool for editing your illustrations.

02:39

In this lecture we show how to create compounds.

04:37

In this lecture, I quickly review some basic line pressure options.

02:20

There are no supplementary materials for this lecture.

05:25

In this lecture, I quickly review the Real-time embedded editing feature and how to use the Place Tool to accomplish this.

Section 3: Examples
19:57

In this example we draw the following face:

I apologize but I can't find the original artists name.

13:14

In this lecture we draw the following robot face:

11:21

In this lecture we draw this image:

The original artist's page is found at: https://dribbble.com/EricRMortensen

15:49

We finish the drawing from the previous lecture.

There are no supplementary materials for this lecture.

05:01

In this lecture, I show how to import your sketch using Adobe Shape and iFunBox

Adobe Shape Link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-shape-cc-capture-create/id919014644?mt=8

iFunBox Link:

http://www.i-funbox.com

There are no supplementary materials for this lecture.

04:41

In this course, I show you a second tool to use to import your drawings.

There are no supplementary materials for this lecture.

17:15

In this lecture I show how I drew a thermostat graphic.:

09:59

In this 4-part series, I draw a Hulk Character Icon.

The original artwork can be found here:

https://dribbble.com/shots/1368887-Superheros?list=users&offset=4

09:51

In this lecture we continue with the Hulk Drawing. The Affinity Designer file is located on Part 1's supplementary material section.

10:10

In this lecture we continue with the Hulk Drawing. The Affinity Designer file is located on Part 1's supplementary material section.

09:18

In this lecture we continue with the Hulk Drawing. The Affinity Designer file is located on Part 1's supplementary material section.

Section 4: Bonus Material
Access to the Learn Swift Course
Article
09:11

In this lecture we use the resource found at :

http://www.teehanlax.com/tools/iphone/

to show how you could use Affinity Designer to mockup iOS applications.

10:28

In this lecture, I show how to use the Selection Brush to remove the background from a picture:

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Instructor Biography

Andrew Vega, Mobile and Web Development Instructor

I have been a web designer and developer for over 10 years. I have worked on various projects ranging from full-fledged Enterprise web applications to small mobile applications for the iPhone and iPad. In addition to development, I also have a passion for teaching and instruction. I have taught students around the world various courses ranging from Commercial Off the Shelf software packages to Data Science and Illustration and Design tools. My primary focus recently has been the instruction of Oracle APEX.

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