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With Affinity Publisher Serif has a cheap app for desktop publishing (DTP) that competitors such as B. Adobe InDesign can certainly compete. If you want to implement your ideas with the software, you can get to know all the functions and options in the form of manuals. In addition to the official Affinity Publisher Workbook, there are various instructions and introductions from renowned specialist publishers. You will find an overview in this guide.
As before for Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer the developers at Serif have also published a workbook for the latest program in the graphics series. The publishing app is introduced on more than 500 pages, projects and their individual steps are shown, thus offering a successful mix of theory and practice. On the Amazon product page the Affinity Publisher Workbook is currently out of stock (as of January 5, 2021). In the official Serif Store it seems to be available. There it costs € 44,99 plus fees.
This book from Rheinwerk-Verlag is cheaper and available at Amazon. In it, Georg Walter explains how to use the app on Mac and PC on 314 pages. With the help of workshops, the practical use of the DTP software is imparted in addition to the theory. In the 12 chapters you will find, among other things, the following: Basics, documents and pages, colors and gradients, effects, professional text, checking and outputting documents and much more. A look into the work, which costs just € 29,90 you can throw here.
The second, revised edition of Winfried Seimert's publisher's manual was published by mitp-Verlag last April. On 328 pages you will find 7 chapters that convey everything you need to know for beginners, from basic knowledge about setting documents, texts and tables to the finished publication. This edition is specially designed for Affinity Publisher 1.8. You can read what makes this version of the serif apps (also Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer) so special here or on the official site. The book described for only € 24,99 and a look inside is available with this link.
The penultimate book on this list is still to come. In “Affinity Publisher: The Comprehensive Handbook”, Christian Denzler uses 600 pages to familiarize readers with software version 1.8. "From the basics to the classic topics of texts, typography, tables, color processing and images to working with effects and vectors and the perfect output, you will familiarize yourself with the software", is it [called on the Amazon product page, where you can currently pre-order the book for € 49,90. It will be published by Rheinwerk-Verlag, which speaks for a minimum of quality even before it is published.
Like many other specialist and handbooks, “The Design Book for Non-Designers” by Claudia Korthaus also comes from the Rheinwerk-Verlag. For € 24,90, all beginners who have just been confronted with their first design task will find a handout here. Regardless of the software, topics such as task recognition (target group, attention, conveying information), use of the available resources (aspect ratio, elements, fonts and texts), learning based on practical work and specialist knowledge are dealt with. In addition to the Adobe and Serif programs, other publishing software is also recommended. On the Amazon site you can look into the book and buy it.
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