Affinity Designer Basic

  1. Set up your art board > file > new document
  2. Move Tool, Node Tool, Pen Tool, View Tool, Zoom Tool
  3. Arrange the panels > view > studio
  4. Set up your own panels > view > studio presets
  1. Build your shapes > shape tools (on the side)
  2. Modify your shapes > with Toolbar (on top)
  3. Make your own category > Toolbar (on top)
  4. Create your own (shape) preset > Toolbar (on top)
  1. Create your Fill and Stroke colors (HSL Color Wheel)
  2. Modify the opacity > (HSL Color Wheel)
  3. Use the Eye dropper to select colors
  4. Modify the Stroke > Dashed line
  1. Create your own object – using a Fill and Stroke color
  2. Modify the shape with the Appearance Panel
  3. Add additional strokes in the the Appearance Panel
  4. Modify the Stroke > using the ERASE setting
  1. Create rounded rectangles and circles
  2. Set your own RGB HEX colors
  3. Align your objects with the Alignment possibilities
  4. Create a Document Color Palette or import another version
  1. Create first icon illustration > Hyppo
  2. Use the colors in the Document Palette (Swatches)
  3. Mirror your objects with the Transform possibilities
  4. Create curves and nodes > Layer > Convert to curves
  1. Create second icon illustration > Mouse
  2. Flip horizontal, rotate and transform the objects
  3. Draw with the pencil tool
  4. Adjust the stroke width (cap and join)
  1. Create third icon illustration > Chicken
  2. Arrange shapes to front / back using the layers panel
  3. Select multiple objects with the Shift-Key
  4. Rotate, shear and mirror possibilities
  1. Combine your objects as a compound path > alt key + „Add“ Geometry (non-destructive)
  2. Group your objects – ungroup your objects > see layer panel (non-destructive)
  1. Work with the Artistic Text Tool
  2. Use the Fill Tool to apply gradients
  3. Use the Effects Panel to add Effects
  4. Change the Opacity in the gradient
  1. Work with the Frame Text Tool
  2. Insert Filler Text
  3. Expand Field to edit the Filler Text
  4. Place text from another Text document
  1. Create a Character Style for your title
  2. Make a Paragraph Style for your main text
  3. Build a Character Style INSIDE a paragraph
  4. Know what a „based on“ style is used for
  1. Place and resize an image
  2. Add on a new shape
  3. Crop the image inside a the new shape
  4. Use the „Lock Children“ option
  1. Work with the Guides Manager
  2. Set your own vertical and horizontal guidelines
  3. Change the Origin Point in your ruler
  4. Create your own flyer with an image and text
  1. Add on a gradient with 2 colors
  2. Rotate frame text 90 degrees with the shift-key
  3. Use Shift / Return to make a line break (soft return)
  4. Export a print PDF with crop-marks and bleed
  1. Add a new Layer and using the Lock possibility
  2. Pen tool: Pen Mode, Smart Mode, Polygon Mode
  3. Use the Pressure options in the Stroke Panel
  4. Draw with the Rubber Band mode
  1. Explore the Node Tool and its possibilities
  2. Delete and smooth Nodes
  3. Adjust the curves by altering the handles
  4. View > View Mode > Split and Outline View
  1. Work in the Pixel Persona
  2. Use the Selection Brush Tool
  3. Adjust the selection with the Refine Panel
  4. Fix the Layer Mask with the Paint Brush Tool
  1. Work with 2 Art Boards with Mask Layers
  2. Alter Masks with Brushes in the Pixel Persona
  3. Change colors with Adjustments in the Pixel Persona
  4. Group objects and using the Transformation Panel
  1. Explore the Pencil Tool and its options
  2. Add on Vector Brush Strokes
  3. Create a Clipping Path (Mask)
  4. Work with Appearance and Opacity options
  1. Select > Select Same > Fill Colour
  2. Work with the Transparency Tool
  3. Pixel Persona > Flood Fill Tool
  4. File > Save History With Document

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