Affinity Designer Basics

Get Started Quickly With The Basic Tools

  • Want to design in a professional software but feel intimidated by Illustrator?
  • Free programs like Inkscape confusing you?
  • Feeling limited or confused by the licensing restrictions of Canva elements?

Affinity Designer is a solid alternative to Illustrator that has a much simpler interface.  It also can be purchased for a reasonable, one time fee. Let me show you the basics of how to use one of my favorite programs in the Affinity suite.

What You Will Learn

  • How to create a new document
  • A tour of the toolbars and windows
  • Working with Shapes
  • Working with Colors
  • Working with Text
  • How to Place an Image
Learn to make shapes, text and work with colors

This course is perfect for beginners to Affinity Designer. It is the perfect complement to my upcoming series of Affinity workshops where I will show you how to design printables and other digital products using Affinity. 

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Create a New Document
  • Tour of the Workspace

Module 2: Working with Shapes

  • Creating Basic Shapes
  • Rounding the Corners of Shapes
  • Editing Shapes
  • The Move Tool

Module 3: Working with Colors

  • The Color Window
  • The Swatches Window
  • The Color Picker Tool

Module 4: Strokes and Lines

  • Stroke Basics
  • Stroke: Using Brushes
  • Creating Lines

Module 5: Working with Text

  • Creating Text Boxes
  • The Artistic Text Boxes
  • Text & Colors

Module 6: Place an Image

  • How to Place and Image

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