Affinity Designer - Desktop/iPad

Digital Art and Design
Article and tutorials for Affinity Designer for the desktop and iPad.

* Design a Digital Planner in Affinity Suite star
How to Design a Digital Planner in Affinity Suite

Affinity Designer - Using Multiple Artboards star
In this tutorial, we will create a template in Affinity Designer and learn how to use multiple artboards.

Affinity Designer DIY Vector Brush - Base Image star
Now that we have our paw print image, we are ready to build the base image for our vector brush in Affinity Designer. We want our brush to create a continuous path of paw prints. We can achieve this by setting the paw print image, called a texture, to repeat along the vector path.

Affinity Designer DIY Vector Brush - Paw Print star
In this tutorial, we will create a custom vector brush in Affinity Designer from scratch and take a look at the Brushes panel and other tools we can use to customize and style our brush.

Affinity Designer DIY Vector Brush - The Brush star
Now that we have our new base image for our custom brush exported as a .png, we can turn it into a vector brush.

Digital Manikin - Layer Hierarchy star
At this point, we can't bend the arm at the elbow or wrist. So, we need to group some layers again but this time we will separate them in to subgroups for the three sections of the arm (upper arm, lower arm and hand sections).

Digital Manikin - Layers Panel star
In this Affinity Designer tutorial, we will continue to work on our digital artist manikin. Now we will set up the arm and hand sections so that they will be posable.

Digital Manikin - Moveable Joints star
In this Affinity Designer tutorial, we will work on the Transform Origin points that will make the joints moveable.

Digital Manikin - The Arm star
In this fourth Affinity Designer tutorial in the series, we will start to work on the line art for the arms, legs and torso of our posable digital manikin.

Digital Manikin - The Arm Joints star
Now we will divide the arm in to three sections, so that we can make it poseable. We need the ends of each section to overlap slightly. You can think of this as a joint.

Digital Manikin - The Face star
Now we are ready to add the guidelines for placing the eyes, eyebrows, ears, nose and mouth. But this time we will be drawing the guidelines instead of dragging them from the Rulers.

Digital Manikin - The Head star
In this third Affinity Designer tutorial in the series, we are ready to draw the line art for our digital manikin.

Digital Manikin Body Proportions star
In this second Affinity Designer tutorial in the series, we will continue to work on our digital manikin.

INDEX - Artist Manikin in Affinity Designer star
In the next few Affinity Designer tutorials, we will make our own digital version of an artist manikin.

Quick Look - Affinity Designer star
Affinity Designer by Serif Ltd. is a new graphic design app. Beginners will find Affinity Designer very beginner-friendly and professionals will love how it will enhance their workflow.

Raster or Vector Brush Strokes star
Do you like to create your own custom vector brushes? If so, do you know the difference between a vector and raster based brush. Are you surprised to find that there are really two types of vector brushes.

Repeat Pattern Template in Affinity Designer star
It's easy to create a repeat pattern in Affinity Designer, especially if you create your own template. This template will use the Symbol feature in Affinity Designer to create the seamless repeat tile and the auto update feature for a live preview of the results.

The Affinity Designer Brushes Panel star
The Brushes panel is the place to import, access, reset, export and delete brushes in Affinity Designer. In this tutorial, we will walk through the basic "maintenance" tasks.

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