Adobe Photoshop to Affinity Photo

Adobe Photoshop to Affinity Photo


A 1- day course to help experienced Photoshop users convert to Affinity Photo

  • General – What’s the same and what’s different – panels, tools, menus, keyboard shortcuts, interface 
  • Getting your head straight for Photo – adapting to where main functionality has moved to
  • Specific – Different approaches that Designer takes, Personas, Colour, Panels, Tools
  • Limits – a look at Photoshop functionality that is not available in Photo and vice versa

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Environment and Navigation

  • Interface – A look at the overall environment
  • Tools – missing functions and workarounds – (eg content aware, smart objects, smart filters)
  • Menus – Understanding the new setup – slight differences in position
  • Panels – a different arrangement – where functionality has gone, how it is treated differently, where it’s completely missing
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Main similarities

  • Overview of functions that are broadly the same – 
  • Selections, Layers, Masking, Brushes, Adjustments, 
  • Blending Modes, Channels, History, Gradients, Filters, 
  • Adjustment Tools (Dodge, Burn, Blur, Sharpen), 
  • Vectors 
  • Exporting
  • Alignment
  • Workspaces
  • Text and text effects

More advanced functionality:

  • Batch processing, HDR, Panorama, Stacks, LUTs
  • Selections based on Range, Tone and Focus
  • Multiple Artboards


Document Management

  • Document Setup
  • Grids, Guides, Rulers, Preview Mode
  • Assets
  • File formats, exporting
  • Managers – fonts, resources/images, sections, guides


6 Miscellaneous

  • Personas – jumping to Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher from within Phto
  • Preferences and Help
  • Templates
  • What’s missing – (eg Creative Cloud Libraries, Content aware, smart objects)
  • Changing Defaults

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