Affinity Designer Fundamentals

Learn the essentials of vector and raster-based design in Affinity Designer, a modern and powerful creative application. This course will teach you the basics of vector drawing, working with type, photo editing, and more.
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Rating
(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 23, 2017
Duration
4h 14m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 23, 2017
Duration
4h 14m
Description

Are you wanting to learn the basics of vector, graphic, or UI design, or looking to expand your professional design toolset? In this course, Affinity Designer Fundamentals, you'll learn the core features of a modern and flexible cross-platform design tool that's powerful enough for professional users, yet accessible enough for beginners. First, you'll explore layer management, shape creation, and working with color in the Draw Persona. Then, you'll discover techniques for photo editing and adding textures in the Pixel Persona. Finally, you'll learn how to save final artwork while saving time and effort using the Export Persona. When you're finished with this course, you'll have gained knowledge of the essential tools for creating professional illustrations, web and interface designs, game assets, and more. Software required: Affinity Designer.

About the author
About the author

Greg Warner is the UI/UX design lead at Worthwhile, a custom software firm hailing from Greenville, SC.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Gregory Warner and welcome to my course Affinity Designer Fundamentals. I'm a UI/UX Designer at Worthwhile. Affinity Designer is a relatively young vector, raster, hybrid design application. It won the Apple Design Award in 2015 and it continues to grow in popularity. Its flexibility makes it a great choice for creative work including illustration, print design game asset creation and user interface design. In this course we'll look at the essential tools and techniques that you'll need to know to get up and running. Some of the major topics that we will cover include Personas, Affinity Designer's unique workflow sections. Vector drawing basics using shapes, the pen tool and performing operations. We'll look at how to apply adjustment layers and effects. Also look at how to work with type and use text styles. And we'll look at popular highlight features like constraints and symbols. By the end of this course you'll be comfortable using Affinity Designer's toolset for your own creative work whether you're a beginner or a pro looking for an app to add to your arsenal. There are no prerequisites for this course although knowledge of foundational design principles and experience with vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator is a plus. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Affinity Designer with the Affinity Designer Fundamentals course at Pluralsight.