Amazing Affinity Designer on the iPad - Zero to Hero

person icon Tim Wilson

Amazing Affinity Designer on the iPad - Zero to Hero

Comprehensive course for those with no prior knowledge up to advanced

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Tim Wilson

architecture icon Design,Graphic Design & Illustration,Affinity Designer


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Course Description

Learn to Create Beautiful Graphics on this Comprehensive Affinity Designer on the iPad Course

This is a comprehensive course in Affinity Designer on the iPad, starting from scratch for complete beginners, through to advanced techniques. Using the new iPad version, I show you the techniques and concepts using touch, gestures and the Apple pencil. You do not have to be able to draw to complete this Designer on the iPad course.  

Using real life examples, I will demonstrate and give you exciting projects to carry out so you can easily put these into practice for your own artwork, graphic design work and marketing materials. Whether you want to get paid for your Designer skills, or you're doing this for fun / self-improvement, this course and the projects will help you build confidence to be able to translate into your own work.

I will take you through Affinity Designer on the iPad by first looking at a specific set of tools and techniques, and then reinforcing your knowledge in these with a step-by-step project at the end of most sets of lectures. The projects range from simple logos and icons, through to more complex posters, into in-depth graphics and UX design. All the content can be adapted for both print or web. 

During the videos there will also be key phrases that appear to help you remember tools, shortcuts and techniques.


What will you learn in this course:

  • The Essentials of Affinity Designer for those new to the software

  • Create professional designs and illustrations

  • Draw your own shapes and manipulate them using the Pen, Pencil, Geometry tools

  • How to create infographics, logos and icons

  • Learn to create eye-catching and amazing digital vector artwork with stunning color

  • Create amazing artwork using repetition

  • Understand color including RGB / CMYK, Spot as well as working with Gradients

  • Create designs for use in print, packaging, advertising, social media, websites and mobile graphics

  • Work with various personas including the Vector, Bitmap and Export personas

  • Work with bitmap brushes and masks

  • Learn to design UX layouts for mobile devices


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • An iPad

  • An Apple Pencil if you have it - it makes for a better learning experience

  • Affinity Designer for iPad

  • Eagerness to learn!

  • No prior knowledge of Affinity Designer Desktop is required

  • No drawing ability required

Amazing Affinity Designer on the iPad - Zero to Hero


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Interface & Document Setup
5 Lectures
  • play icon Interface & Document Setup Intro 00:17 00:17
  • play icon The Start Interface 01:23 01:23
  • play icon New Document Setup 02:33 02:33
  • play icon The Interface, Tools, Studios & Menus 03:34 03:34
  • play icon Vector, Pixel & Export Personas 02:37 02:37
Create & Manipulate Shapes
12 Lectures
Shapes Project: Create a Monkey Face
5 Lectures
Shapes Project: Rocket Icon
5 Lectures
Shapes Project: Delivery Logo
6 Lectures
Lines, Curves, Nodes, Handles & Stroke
8 Lectures
Lines & Curves Project: Violin Banner / Poster
9 Lectures
The Pencil & Vector Brush
6 Lectures
Pencil & Brush Project: Paper Cut-Out
5 Lectures
The Strokes
5 Lectures
Duplication & Repetition
3 Lectures
Duplication & Repetition Project: Red Line Logo
4 Lectures
Duplication & Repetition Project: New Vinyl Record
6 Lectures
10 Lectures
Text Project: Type on a Path
6 Lectures
23 Lectures
Color Project: Arrow Infographic & Menu Set
11 Lectures
Artboard & Bitmap
20 Lectures

Instructor Details

Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Taking the mystery out of design software!

Tim became an Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor and is a partner with his wife Ally at Red Rocket Studio. His goal is to share his extensive knowledge and skillset. Tim is also passionate about helping Graphic Designers learn the tools of their trade. He has been described in reviews as “an excellent teacher who is friendly, patient and knowledgeable” and this is demonstrated by clients who continue to rebook different courses to continue with their professional development. These can be at an international level with a large corporate company or one to one teaching in someone's home office.

Tim's clients have included BBC, Sky, Ford, Virgin, Barclays, Disney, British Airways, the NHS and The Times as well as smaller start-up companies.

Also a professional photographer and Graphic Designer, Tim shares his knowledge of Adobe with free tutorials and seminars on YouTube to help people as much as he can and share his knowledge around the world. Tim co-authors his travel photography blog, Image Explorers with Ally, where he posts free tips, tricks, and tutorials on photography techniques, getting professional results without having to buy the professional equipment. Within this blog, there are also invaluable Adobe training guides with screenshots, as well as stunning examples of his work from over the world, including his hometown Durban, South Africa, where he graduated from Durban University of Technology and started out as a commercial photographer, before coming to the UK where he became a Forensic Photographer for Scotland Yard – London Metropolitan Police. Apart from his time here, he has spent most of his time in the creative industry.

Tim has also been a university lecturer for Graphic Design and Photography honour degree students in Essex and his presence on the internet via YouTube and blog sites has been incredibly helpful for his students, as well as his clients and his goal is to help designers get the most out of their Adobe software. Even when not working, Tim can be found doing his own illustrations and designs using a variety of graphics software.

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