Serif Affinity Publisher training learning

2 days. In this fundamentals class, you will learn to use Serif Affinity Publisher (2020) to create graphics- and text-intensive publications that can be output to any print or digital publishing medium.

We focus on setting up and organizing the both Affinity Publisher and the document, and placing both text and graphics on its pages. This course introduces you to the main principles and ideas of page layout software and covers key procedures including:

  • Getting to know the tools, panels, and studio workspaces
  • Learning how to navigate and zoom in an .afpub document
  • Working with layers for efficiency and organization
  • Setting up master pages in a document
  • Building automatic page numbering and sections
  • Creating text and graphics placeholder frames
  • Placing text and graphics on document pages
  • Understanding and editing text and graphics frames
  • Grouping and transforming frames
  • Formatting text using paragraph and character styles
  • Flowing, threading, and spell-checking text in text frames
  • Adding color using swatches, gradients and tints
  • Frequently-used shortcuts and techniques
  • Discussion: What's new in Serif Affinity Publisher v1.8.3
  • Discussion: What are the similarities and differences to InDesign? 
  • Discussion: What makes a pleasing page design?
  • Discussion: What makes artistic yet readable typography?
  • Your questions are always welcome

Prerequisites:

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Serif Affinity Publisher training learningAffinity Publisher level II (managing document content)

2 days. Take the next step in learning Serif Affinity Publisher page layout software. We take a deeper look at its powerful typesetting capabilities. Then we go deeper into the proper workflow of Photo and Designer graphics placed into the Publisher document, including how files should be created in those personas/programs. Also, we will get to know how to work with placed spreadsheet tables. You will learn to work effectively with Affinity Publisher by studying these advanced topics:

  • Working with typography, including tracking and kerning
  • Nesting character styles within paragraph styles
  • Loading styles from one document to another
  • Creating drop caps, rules, tabs, dot leaders and hanging indents
  • Placing, managing and editing linked graphics with the Photo persona
  • Working graphics with alpha channel transparency masks
  • Workflow tips for placing graphics into InDesign
  • Using the Assets panel for placing and organizing content
  • Creating tables from spreadsheets; formatting cells and text
  • Placing graphics within the cells of a table
  • Enabling and working with live Preflight
  • Exporting documents to PDF for commercial printing
  • What's new in Serif Affinity Publisher v1.8.3
  • Discussion: What are the similarities and differences to InDesign?
  • Discussion: Setting up a Grid system for design production
  • Discussion: A tour of preferences in Publisher, Photo, and Designer
  • Your questions are always welcome

Prerequisites:

Suggested Follow Ups:

Affinity Publisher Expert

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Serif Affinity Publisher training learning

Affinity Publisher level III (tools for interactivity)

2 days. This advanced Serif Affinity Publisher class focuses on preparing your publication for final output, both commercial printing and online use. Color management ensures the color stays accurate throughout the workflow. Interactive multimedia features of PDF files will be demonstrated for content designed for online publishing. Tips concerning use of transparency will be examined. Troubleshooting and preparing your files for commercial printing is critical to meeting both deadline and budget.

  • Setting up color management for your graphic design workflow
  • Transparency features including feathering, opacity, drop shadows, etc.
  • Applying transparency settings to text
  • Converting a document for online use
  • Adding bookmarks, hyperlinks, and page transitions
  • Creating animations and controlling their timing
  • Creating multistate objects and buttons to activate them
  • Placing videos into Affinity Publisher
  • Exporting to interactive media
  • Using advanced frame nesting techniques
  • Drawing with the Bézier Pen tool
  • How to preflight, package, and PDF for the commercial printer
  • Your questions are always welcome

Prerequisites:

Suggested Follow Ups:

Affinity Publisher Expert

Reserve today! Click for our Onsite Custom Training Request form.

 

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