Up and Running with Affinity Designer: A practical, easy-to-follow guide to get up to speed with the powerful…

English | 2021 | ISBN: 1801079064 | 460 pages | True Retail ( EPUB) | 39.6 MB

Up and Running with Affinity Designer: A practical, easy-to-follow guide to get up to speed with the powerful features of Affinity Designer 1.10

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.
Table of Contents
Getting Familiar with Affinity Designer’s Interface
Getting Familiar with the Three Personas of Affinity Designer
How to Customize Your Affinity Designer Workspace
Document Setup and Modification
Main Studio Panels and Managers
Tools – Designer Persona
Tools – Pixel Persona
Tools, Panels, and Process – Export Persona
Workflow: Layers and Objects
Workflow: Symbols, Assets, and History
Creating a Professional Logo
Creating Astronaut Ricky and Sidekick K9
Rocketing into the Pixel Cosmos