Affinity Photo Tutorials

This list of tutorials has been recommended by my students (from this master list) and is a work in progress. The order of the tutorials is somewhat random right now but will be reordered based on student feedback.

    1. Beginners – Adjustments (difficulty: 1)
    2. Beginners – Exporting (difficulty: 1) (no assignment)
    3. Beginners – Filters (difficulty: 1)
    4. Beginners – Layers (difficulty: 1) (assignment: put a logo on a picture….your choice!)
    5. Cutting Out (difficulty: 1)
    6. Haze Removal (difficulty: 1)
    7. Changing Eye Colour (difficulty: 2)
    8. Inpainting (difficulty: 2)
    9. Layer Concepts (difficulty: 2) (no assignment)
    10. Shadows/Highlights (difficulty: 2)
    11. Curves (difficulty: 2)
    12. Cloning (difficulty: 2)
    13. Refining Selections (difficulty: 2)
    14. Lighting (difficulty: 2)
    15. Adjustment Layers (difficulty: 3)
    16. Mask Layers (difficulty: 3)

Hour Republic Tutorials

FAQs

All of our FAQs are available online, including our new webinar schedule:

https://faqs.hourrepublic.com/

Hour Republic – Placement Dashboard Tutorial for Students:

  • To skip signup instructions: 1:51
  • To learn how to add a weekly log: 3:50
  • To learn how to add Reflections/Journals: 6:25
  • To learn how to send messages: 7:45

Hour Republic – Placement Dashboard Tutorial for Teachers:

  • To learn how to add students to your Placement dashboard: 0:35
  • To learn more about reports: 1:27
  • To view a student’s placement summary: 2:23
  • To view a student’s Reflection: 6:04
  • To learn how to add new Reflection Topics: 6:53

Affinity Designer Tutorials

Start Here…

  1. Affinity Designer 1.5 Overview
  2. Affinity Designer Tutorial – Top 10 Things Beginners Want to Know (a great overview video)
  3. The A to Z of Affinity Designer (“This A to Z list breaks down all the tools and panels, including some useful functions and features. It includes links to Affinity’s official short video tips and descriptions of what each tool can do to help you become acquainted with this program.”)

Tutorials

This is a work in progress…

  1. Affinity Designer Tutorial: The Basics (overview video) (difficulty: 0)
  2. Basic Eyes (very basic) (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
  3. Modern Logo (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
  4. 3D Cube (very basic) (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
  5. Beautiful Floral Design (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
  6. How To Make Reflections (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
  7. Ketchup for Blood Book Cover (blog w/ video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
  8. Cute Ice Cream (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
  9. Shopping Logo (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
  10. Gear Head Logo (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  11. Artistic Text (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  12. Metal Text (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  13. Dog Sketch Tracing | Part 2 (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  14. Glossy Sphere (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  15. Flat Clock Design (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  16. iPhone Setting Icon Logo (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  17. Fire Text Effect (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  18. Cute Cactus (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  19. Wood Text with Reflection and Shadow (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  20. Pumpkin Carriage (text tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  21. Flat Birthday Cake (text tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  22. Making Galaxy (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  23. Lighthouse (text tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  24. Water Drops (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
  25. Water Dispersion Effect (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
  26. Metal Triangle (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
  27. Easy Flat Design Character with Shading (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
  28. Let’s make BB8 (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
  29. Retro Tutorial (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3-4)
  30. Festive Christmas Fireplace (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3-4)
  31. Captain America Shield (video tutorial) (difficulty: 4)
  32. Bunny Cupcake (speed art) (difficulty: 4)
  33. Drawing a Van (video tutorial) (difficulty: 5)
  34. Cute Rooster (text tutorial) (difficulty: 5)
  35. Python Trace (video tutorial) (difficulty: 5) (image can be downloaded from here)

When submitting your files, please prepend the level number to the beginning of the filename. As an example, “Basic eyes.afdesign” would become “1_Basic eyes.afdesign”.

New Tutorials (need to determine levels)

    1. None right now!

Note: There are many additional AD tutorials at tutsplus.com and frankentoon.com.

BTT1O

For the BTT1O students, you must do a minimum of 8 tutorials, with no more than one “level 1” tutorial. The two that are mandatory are:

  1. Python Trace
  2. Cute Rooster

TGJ3M

For the TGJ3M students, you must do all the level 1 tutorials, a minimum of 3 level 2’s, and a minimum of 2 level 3’s, 4’s, and 5’s.

For the TGJ3M students, you must also find, complete, and recommend one addition tutorial for inclusion on this list. Please submit the name of the tutorial and the URL via Classroom.