Affinity Photo Editing Tutorials

If you’re new to Affinity Photo and want to learn how to use it, start here.

Below you’ll find a grid of my Affinity Photo Tutorials. If you’re struggling to make sense of Affinity Photo, I’d recommend you watch my introductory video series first.

Affinity Photo Tutorials

If you can’t find what you’re looking for please contact me. I get most of my tutorial ideas from visitor requests.

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How to Use the Affinity Photo Refine Selection Tools

In a previous tutorial I explained the Affinity Photo Quick Mask and how you could use this with the Selection ...
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How to Make Selections in Affinity Photo

One of the most important skills to learn when editing photos is how to make selections. In this tutorial we ...
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How to Add a Black Border to Photos using Affinity Photo

In this short tutorial I’ll explain how to add a black or coloured border to photos using Affinity Photo. To ...
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How to Add a White Border to Photos using Affinity Photo

In this short tutorial I’m going to show you the steps to add a border to photos using Affinity Photo ...
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Affinity Photo Colour Replacement Using the HSL Adjustment

 Affinity Photo Colour Replacement Using the HSL Adjustment In this tutorial, I’m going to explain how to replace any colour ...
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How to Use the Affinity Photo Colour Replacement Brush

In this tutorial, I will be explaining how to use the Affinity Photo Colour Replacement Brush. The brush allows you ...
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Affinity Photo Video Tutorials

Below are the six videos tutorials in the order you should view them. Remember, this isn’t an exhaustive series covering everything. It’s intended to help you understand the software and become comfortable using it. If you want more detailed instruction, take a look at my book “Essential Affinity Photo” which you can find in the Lencraft Book Shop. It’s great value for any photographer wanting to learn Affinity Photo.

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1. Making Sense of Affinity Photo Desktop

In this tutorial, we examine the whole of Affinity Photo. We especially look at the dynamic features of the software which change depending on what you’re doing. When I talk to people trying to learn Affinity Photo, this is one area where many have problems. It can be very confusing until someone explains what’s happening.

You can also watch this video in the “Affinity Photo Personas Explained” tutorial.


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2. Introducing the Develop Persona

The Develop Persona is one of the most important modules in Affinity Photo for the Photographer. It’s intended to help you edit and correct photography before you add any special effects. It’s also the only place you can edit a RAW file in Affinity. This tutorial gives a guided tour of its many features.

3. Deep Dive into the Develop Persona & RAW Converter

In the previous video we looked at the Develop Persona in Affinity. This tutorial takes you much deeper into the editing of photos and RAW files. Be sure to download the accompanying RAW file if you haven’t already.

4. Master Using Layers & Filters

Layers and Filters are some of the most powerful editing features of the Photo Persona. This tutorial helps you understand how to unlock their power when editing your photos. You will also learn how the Live Filters differ from standard Filters and when you might want to use them.

5. Luminosity Masks Made Easy

Luminosity Masking is a hot topic in photography editing but creating a Luminosity Mask can be quite challenging. In this tutorial we look at how you can easily create and control a Luminosity Mask in Affinity Photo.

6. Export Persona Features You Don’t Know

Once you’ve finished editing your photos, you need to export them from Affinity Photo. If you only save them, you create an Affinity format file that only Affinity can read. But exporting a photo from Affinity Photo is easy. There’s a simple menu option, which is what most people use. Why then did Affinity go to the trouble of creating the Export Persona? In this video tutorial I’m going to show you why and explain some of the amazing features hidden there.

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