Affinity Photo videos

Gloucester Docks Sharpened

In this Affinity Photo video, I will show you the workflow I use to make my images look sharper/crisper and how we can add texture through clarity.

  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:28 – Snapshots 1
  • 02:41 – USM
  • 05:01 – USM Masking
  • 07:27 – Clarity
  • 08:59 – Hide All Mask
  • 09:47 – Working live on the mask
  • 11:32 – Snapshots 2 

The Mourne Mountains – Click to view

In this start-to-finish video, I will show you the workflow that I used on the image using version 2 of Affinity Photo. We are going to start in the Develop Persona making some basic adjustments before entering the Photo Persona. Here we use the clone brush tool to remove some distracting cars and then add an Adjustment layer. Next, we head back to the Develop Persona to make the mountains stand out even more. It is easy to make adjustments both in the Photo Persona and to be able to re-enter the Develop Persona and everything is non-destructive.

  • 01:04 White Balance
  • 02:07 Cropping
  • 03:55 Overlays Gradient
  • 04:58 Raw Layer Embedded
  • 05:40 Raw Layer Linked
  • 06:40 Photo Persona
  • 07:02 Clone brush tool
  • 09:32 Adjustment Levels
  • 10:44 Develop Persona mountains 1
  • 3:11 Live filter Clarity Clouds
  • 14:59 Develop darken Cyan sky

In this video we are going to start by creating a painted effect of our lion. We are then going to enhance his eyes and add a speckled tip to his nose before adding texture which will also add to the colours and tones in the image. Finally we are going to see how to add an oil painted effect to the whole image.

  • 00:13 – Selecting the image Pixabay
  • 01:17 – Selecting the Brush
  • 01:43 – Lions Mane
  • 03:47 – Painting the Lions Face
  • 07:23 – Enhancing the eyes
  • 09:09 – Tip of the Nose
  • 10:24 – Selecting the paper texture
  • 12:02 – High Pass Filter Brush strokes
  • 12:57 – Oil paint effect

In this video we are going to have a bit of fun cutting an image to create a Pattern Picture. It can be kept as a Pattern Picture or it can be a great starting point for a composite image. It’s a great way to create a title image for slide shows etc., and you often see this sort of effect used in TV series or film titles.

– Using the Grid 00.21

– Marque tool 01:58

– Move tool 02:40

– Black & White Adjustment 03:58

– Levels Adjustment 04:53

In this video we are going to have a bit of fun putting an image inside text. This is a great way to create an image for Title images, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas or for any other special occasions.

– Artistic Text Tool 00.20

– Changing the Font 00:52

– Resizing Move Tool 01:47

– Creating the Shadow 02:24

– Live Filter Gaussian Blur 04:06

– Layer Effects 3D 04:59

– Using Move Tool, adjustments 05:26

In this video we are going to using my favourite tool to remove objects in an image, the Patch tool. We’re also going to look at how we can duplicate an object also using the patch tool. Finally we are going to take the image a stage further creating a reflection.

– Making a Selection 00.52

– Using the Patch tool 02:00

– Clone Brush tool 03:24

– Duplicating an item 07:24

– Change the colour 09:48

– Creating a reflection 11:07

In this video we are going to stitch together images creating a Panorama in Affinity Photo, it’s so easy! We’re also going to look at some of the problems that can occur with both horizons and transparent edges and how we can correct them.

– Selecting images   00.23

– Correcting Misaligned Horizon    02:27

– Correcting sloping Horizon   03:50

– Alpha Range Transparent   04:47

– Inpaint   05:08

– Snapshot   05:52 

In this video we are going to create an Out of the Frame stye image in Affinity Photo. This can be a great way to present a picture!

– Selection 00.31

– Refine 01:34

– Creating a Shadow 03:06

– Live Filter

– Grid and Axis manager 04:14

– Freehand Selection Tool 04:54

– Adjustments Recolour 08:46

In this video we are going to take a look at a filter that can produces a surprising result in that creates a great painterly, textured effect!

Using the various settings we can change this effect and create a different result every time you use it!

– Live Filter – Lighting Filter

– Lighting Type Point 00:54

– Lighting Type Directional 02:52

– Adjusting the Texture 03:52

– Setting the Lighting Colour 04:39

In this video we are going to see how we can change the background of an image to something more appropriate, as well as keeping the model’s hair in place.

Some of the topics covered include:-

00.37 – Adjustment Layers Levels

01:10 – Freehand Selection

02:28 – Refine

07:28 – Masks

09:37 – Selection

10:21 – Stock

10:40 – Place

10:59 – Move Tool

A while ago I produced a Photoshop video where we created a watercolour effect. in a recent comment I was asked if we could achieve this effect using Affinity Photo?” This is the technique I came up with producing an image which looks very much like a watercolour or pastel effect.

Some of the topics covered include:-

– Applying a Macro

– Tone Map Persona

– Live Filters

– Place Image

– Blend Modes

– Masks

– Brushes

– Creating a Border

Customize the workspace in Affinity

In this video we take a look at some of the options we have to customize the workspace in Affinity Photo.

Some of the topics covered include:-

– Studio

– Removing Tabs

– Tool box

– Adding colours to the tool box, like Photoshop

– Adding Keyboard shortcuts

– Setting Preferences

– Resetting Studio

In this tutorial we are going to create a Watermark or Signature Image Brush. Once created and exported it can be imported into Affinity Photo as an Image Brush which has some surprising advantages, as well as being quick and easy to apply to any image.

Some of the topics covered include:-

– New Document

– Layers

– Text Tool

– Fonts