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Affinity Designer Quick Start

Envato Tuts+ via YouTube


This course aims to teach learners how to efficiently use Affinity Designer through a quick start guide. By the end of the course, students will be able to create curves, work with fills and strokes, understand color selection, utilize pixel brushes, apply effects and styles, and export their designs. The course employs a tutorial-based teaching method with practical demonstrations and step-by-step instructions. It is designed for beginners or individuals looking to enhance their vector design skills using Affinity Designer.


1.1 Affinity Designer Quick Start.
2.1 Creating Curves.
2.2 Adding, Deleting and Connecting Nodes.
2.3 Node Types and Pen Drawing Modes.
2.4 Using the Corner Tool.
2.5 How to “Power Duplicate”.
2.6 Real-Time Embedded Object Editing.
2.7 Painting With Vectors.
3.1 Transforming Objects.
3.2 Split-Screen View With Slider.
3.3 Understanding the Layers Panel.
3.4 Using the Guides Manager.
3.5 Tip: Rearranging Studio Panels.
3.6 How to Set Up Grids.
3.7 How to Set Up Snapping.
4.1 Working With Fills.
4.2 Working With Strokes.
4.3 Color Selection and Copy Paste Hexcodes.
4.4 Extracting Color Palettes.
4.5 Generating Color Chords.
4.6 Define and Edit Gradients.
4.7 Using the Transparency Tool.
5.1 Pixel Persona and Pixel Brushes.
5.2 Pixel Tool.
6.1 Using Boolean Functions.
6.2 Masking and Clipping.
7.1 Effects and Styles.
7.2 Velocity, Pen Pressure and Manual Simulation.
8.1 Exporting, Export Persona, Continuous Export.
9.1 Wrapping Up.
10.1 Typography.
10.2 Artboards.
10.3 Constraints.
10.4 Symbols.
10.5 Assets Panel.

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