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The image editing program Affinity Photo, for which there are now some manuals, instructions and tutorials, is often compared to Photoshop and can be seen as a much cheaper version of the Adobe classic. Because the developer Serif from Great Britain is very much based on Photoshop and created Affinity Photo, a photo editing program that is similar in operation, without a subscription, but with a lot of good reviews.
Affinity Photo is now available for macOS on Mac, iMac and MacBook, for iOS on iPad and for Windows on PC - here I have compiled some current instructions and manuals for you.
Affinity Photo is not an image editing program that comes along for free, but it is much cheaper than Photoshop. With a bit of getting used to, even avid Photoshop users can switch to Affinity Photo. Many tools and names, functions, features and settings are the same. Only plugins cannot be adopted.
For comparison, here are the current prices of the apps (June 2017):
Anyone who (has) tried around with free or inexpensive programs will sooner or later end up with Gimp or Gimp 2 - but there you can quickly reach your limits. If you want to proceed professionally and bring your imagination together with the current technical possibilities, then a good manual can help you to learn the necessary skills and to explain the individual menus, buttons and tools of Affinity Photo.
In an article from March 2016 the topic Affinity Photo manual already mentioned here. At that time there was only the version for the Apple operating system. Only later, in November 2016, was the opportunity to use the image processing program on the Windows PC - there was one here for that Testing the first public beta with comparison to Photoshop. As part of the Apple WWDC 2017 Keynote At the beginning of June it was also Affinity Photo for the iPad presented.
These manuals are currently available for the different versions:
Of course you can also find instructions outside of the printed word to work with the Serif program. Especially if it is “only” special handles and tools that you are looking for, and not a complete introduction with theoretical treatises on digital photography, file structure, formats such as JPEG, RAW, etc. The site is a good place to go affinitytutorials.com; there is exactly what the name suggests: tutorials. There is also a forum with help and support so that your questions can be answered quickly. In addition to the photo editing software, the Affinity Designer (another app) themed.
Sure, Vimeo is not as popular as YouTube, but you can find videos there with less distraction, without advertising and with a content-focused design. This is also possible on the Affinity Photo Vimeo account. 210 videos invite you to discover and learn. A similar offer is also available for Affinity Designer. The designer and graphic artist software will in 94 videos on its own channel helpful and explained in terms of various features and tools.
YouTube is of course one of the first places to go if you want tutorials for programs in German. During a first, quick search, I found three channels with a few tutorials for image editing with Affinity Photo for Mac and Windows: Hofnaar, Affinity Jack and virtual photo art. If you want to scroll through the search results of the entire offer in general, then here is my list of results. If you are looking for special functions or tools, just add them in the YouTube search field;)
As I scrolled around on YouTube, in the middle of researching this article, I also found the first videos for the iPad version. In the videos of the channel affinity tutorials the problem that there is no cursor on the Apple tablet was also considered - the use of the display is shown via video splitting in addition to the screen tap. Here is an example of a German tutorial video for iPad users:
Manual, video tutorial, forum - or maybe a healthy mix of everything? Where can you get information, tips and tricks for using the photo editing app? Or are you still thinking about downloading Affinity Photo? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic :)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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