Adobe Photoshop to Affinity Photo

Adobe Photoshop to Affinity Photo


Boost your skillset with our Photoshop to Affinity Photo course and learn what’s the same and what is different, adapt to where main functionality has moved to, the different approaches that Designer takes, Personas, Colour and take a look at Photoshop functionality that is not available in Photo and vice versa.

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


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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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