Up and Running with Affinity Designer

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Up and Running with Affinity Designer

Up and Running with Affinity Designer

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updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2023

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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 460

ISBN : 9781801073158

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Add Affinity Designer to your creative skillset while creating innovative designs and illustrations, building a solid foundation for your future

Key Features

  • Understand Affinity Designer's interface and setup, discover its capabilities, and develop an efficient workflow
  • Harness the power of an easy and flexible vector and pixel workflow in one application
  • Learn practical skills and gain the confidence to power your own creative projects

Book Description

Affinity Designer is a widely adopted creative application, and in a reasonably short space of time, it has become a leading design and illustration application. Affinity Designer, along with Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher, is part of a suite of award-winning creative software applications developed by Serif Europe. Built on the latest technologies, which make it fast and smooth, Affinity Designer is quickly becoming the go-to professional creative application for vector drawing and pixel-based painting.

Up and Running with Affinity Designer is a comprehensive hands-on guide to the Affinity Designer software. Whether you're new to the creative industry, a seasoned professional looking for a proven alternative, or an enthusiastic hobbyist, this book will help you get up to speed in no time. You’ll learn how to create documents and explore workflow best practices while working through practical exercises using the knowledge and skills developed in each chapter to solidify your understanding of the fundamentals. Finally, you’ll bring it all together with real-world practical applications by building a fun logo and professional illustration, forming a base for in-depth exploration in your own projects.

By the end of this Affinity Designer book, you'll have gained the knowledge and confidence to use Affinity Designer as part of your creative toolset.

What you will learn

  • Explore the interface and unique UX characteristics of Affinity Designer
  • Discover features that allow you to manipulate and transform objects
  • Apply color, shading, and effects to create unique compositions
  • Employ layers to organize and simplify complex projects
  • Use grids, guides, and snapping features as design aids
  • Adapt to Affinity Designer's custom workspaces and keyboard shortcuts
  • Explore the workflow and design best practices for more predictable and successful outcomes
  • Identify potential stumbling blocks in your design process and learn how to avoid them

Who this book is for

This Affinity Designer book is for graphic designers, artists, illustrators, and hobbyists. Anyone curious about Affinity Designer's unique toolset and vector and pixel workflows or looking for cost-effective alternatives to the Adobe suite will find this book useful. Experience in working with other similar tools will be helpful, but not necessary.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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