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#1 acapstick


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 07:55 AM


In support of our fantastic photo editing app, please use this comprehensive and structured set of videos for accelerated learning!

The video tutorials are available on Vimeo and YouTube via these links:


Vimeo - http://affin.co/PhotoVids

YouTube - http://affin.co/photoyt

We now have a specific Beginners Series of videos tailored to absolute beginners, with a more manageable pacing and focus on concepts and straightforward procedures. They all include subtitles to aid understanding.

The tutorial set includes:

Beginners Series








Selections and Masking






RAW Development


Getting Creative


Design Aids






HDR (High Dynamic Range)


Focus Merging (Focus Stacking)


Live Stacking


Live Projections (360 editing, perspective projection)




3D Render/Texture Work


Colour Management




Finishing Off






Windows Workflow videos


In addition to the regular tutorials, we've also got some workflow videos shot on the Windows version of Photo that cover using a variety of features to edit an image to completion. These tend to be released on a more informal basis.



Please let us know about areas you think need covering, have problems with, don’t understand, or just tell us if we’re on the right or wrong track. Simply reply to this pinned topic.

Have fun with Affinity Photo!

Best wishes from the Affinity Documentation Team!

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 11:22 AM

Looks terrific. Thanks!  :)  :)

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 05:53 PM

Cheers Andy for all of these videos. They really help to introduce the basic concepts of Photo.

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:31 PM

Enjoyed these a lot. Thank you!

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:18 PM

do u guys have the exercise files for these tutorials

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 09:59 PM

Great tutorials!  No fluff, straight to the point and concise.  Good work!

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:02 AM

Only issue is that some of us , who are a little older, still prefer written documentation. Will that be forthcoming?

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:36 PM

Thanks for these tutorials :-)

Is there some tuto in French anywhere ???

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 01:19 AM

Dear Acapstick,


I appreciate your reply.

It is the kind of documentation I was searching for.

I will spend quality time reading the lines and absorbing the message.


I am impressed by the response of the community that is positive and to the point.


Best Regards,







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Posted 12 July 2015 - 04:06 AM

First I will say that I am very happy to see this software and impressed with what I have seen so far...with one exception. The lack of a complete user manual. I don't understand the idea among developers that their job begins and ends with the software and users will fumble and stumble and guess their way to a working knowledge of the program. Video tutorials are great and helpful. So is knowing I have a reference, provided by the developer, that explains what every tool, panel, and menu option is and what it does, as though the person reading it has never worked with this software before. This is especially true for a new software that hasn't been around long enough for authors to fill the void with How To books. From what I can see the information available under Affinity Photo Help is bare bones at best and some of the bones are missing. I spent a lot of time learning Illustrator and enough of Photoshop to do what I need and I am disgusted with Adobe's switch to subscription based software availability. So the discovery of Affinity Design and Photo is very exciting to me. Stumbling through video's and searching YouTube and Google for additional information to understand how to use your products...that is not so exciting.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 12:21 PM

thanks a lot...

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:47 PM

Hi, is there any change for a tutorial to create a HDR effect from a single image ?
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 12:52 AM

Purchased and installed Affinity Photo as soon as the word got out.


Thank you so much for these tutorials!


Bravo to the Affinity team!!!

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:58 AM

Many thanks for the positive replies so far.  :)
I thought i'd round up a few misc questions with a few answers..
- Exercise files. Our video tutorials are demonstrating the functionality only so we haven't set out to supply exercise files with them.
You may be interested to know that we're looking at possible online training courses (Designer and Photo) which would be capable of  providing supporting exercise files.
- Written documentation. We are in the process of developing a handbook for Designer and Photo. I think Designer will come first.
There are no plans to provide printed material, instead an iBook or PDF will be offered from the affinity.serif.com website.
The dynamic nature of Affinity functionality would be difficult to capture in print form - a printed guide would be out of date very quickly and I think we'd end up with unhappy customers. 
- French. No plans for French narration on video tutorial. Of course, you do get French help as part of the app.
Best regards
Andy Capstick

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#15 acapstick


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:45 AM

Hi jmac, 
Sorry to hear that you're unhappy with the lack of a user manual.
The focus has been predominantly on getting our Help and Video Tutorials correct. It has been essential that we reflect the UI and functionality in these deliverables up to release.
The good news is that were giving more focus to planned handbooks now.
I'm also concerned that you feel the Affinity Photo Help is not comprehensive enough or that it lacks information. You should find that all tools and panels are documented and can be accessed from the contents or searched for using the search box - if you're not seeing this please let me know.  
Could I ask if you would be able to point out some of these omissions and we'll have a look and get onto improving them.
How do you learn best? 

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 09:50 PM

Hi, I have downloaded from resourec gradiant dream as zip file but I do not know how to import them and use them.  Can someone help me.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 11:57 PM

I love it, still learning

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:00 AM

Dear friends



Thanks for the tutorial, but could they all  be collected together in an App for  so that the can be used as a manual


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 08:36 AM

These are really useful very informative. Many thanks and keep them coming. 

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 05:10 PM

These tutorials are excellent. Instructions are clearly spoken and well paced so that it is easy follow. They are broken down into appropriate sections with the length just right so that you don't forget what was demonstrated at the beginning.


Full marks to Affinity again.


Yes, I would like a manual at some stage but appreciate that as Andy wrote above that whilst the programmes are in their infancy it is too early to produce them.


In the meantime I would be very happy with the tutorials,especially if they are added to. 


Online training courses sounds very interesting indeed; look forward to reading more about them

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