Affinity Designer Digital Graphic Design Masterclass for the Sublimation Industry

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If You Missed It: Live Q&A and overview in Sub That, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/subthatus/permalink/913492275888896/

Affinity Designer is available at www.affinity.serif.com

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Welcome to the Affinity Designer Digital Graphic Design Masterclass for the Sublimation Industry!

We are SO excited for this course. It is composed of 15 modules and over 50 hours of videos. This course goes beyond just the dry basics of using Affinity Designer and dives deep into the real world application of the program for designing as it applies to the sublimation industry. Here is an outline of the entire course:

Affinity Designer Digital Graphic Design Masterclass Outline

  1. WELCOME
  2. LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF DIGITAL DESIGN
    1. The Question of Color
    2. Color Format Demystified
    3. WTF: What’s That File Type?
    4. Vector vs. Raster Graphics
    5. Artwork Requirements 101
    6. Glossary of Graphic Design Terms
  3. GETTING TO KNOW THE AFFINITY DESIGNER INTERFACE
    1. What are Personas?
    2. Understanding Your Navigation Bar
    3. The Designer (Vector) Persona Guide
    4. The Pixel (Raster) Persona Guide
    5. The Export Persona Guide
    6. Color & Swatches Panel + Digital Paper Design Challenge No. 1
    7. Using the Stroke Panel
    8. What is the Context Toolbar?
    9. Layer Effects Overview
    10. Understanding Adjustments
    11. Jack-O-Lantern Design Challenge No. 2
    12. Assets, Symbols, Character & Paragraph Panels
    13. Customizing Your User Interface
    14. Setting Up and Saving Your Source Files
  4. WHAT IS IN A DIGITAL DESIGN?
    1. What Makes Up a Digital Design?
    2. Understanding Terms of Use & Licensing on Graphic Elements
    3. Trademark & Copyright Simplified
    4. Our Favorite Commercial Use Resources
  5. BRUSHES, BRUSHES, BRUSHES
    1. What are Brushes? Vector v. Raster
    2. Brush Editing Tools Explained
    3. How to Use Vector Brushes + Octopus Design Challenge No. 3
    4. How to Use Raster Brushes + Starfish Design Challenge No. 4
    5. How to Create Your Own Brushes
  6. IN LOVE WITH THE SHAPE YOU DREW
    1. Introducing the Powerful Shape Tool
    2. Curves, Shapes & Boolean Operations
    3. Custom Shapes + Nursery Fox Shape Design Challenge No. 5
    4. Creating Curves & Complex Editing With Your Pen Tool
    5. How to Identify Base Shapes for Vector Art
    6. How to Layer or Group Shapes & Curves
    7. What is Masking and How to Use Masks
    8. Design Challenge: Bear Holding Shape & Balloons Vector Outline
  7. FILL IT UP, BABY!
    1. Standard Fill & Outline Styles
    2. The Magical One-Click Clipping Mask
    3. Incorporating Digital Papers as Fill
    4. Creating Digital Paper or Photograph Block Fills
    5. How to Use Gradient Fill Effect
    6. Understanding the Fill Tool
    7. How to Turn a Digital Paper into a Fill
    8. Design Challenge: Adding Color to Bear with Balloon
  8. TRHOW SOME SHADE & HIDE
    1. Why Do You Need Shading?
    2. Identifying Dimensional Shading Needs
    3. Shading with Shadows
    4. Shading with Glow Effects
    5. Curves + Gaussian Blur Shading
    6. Shading with Texture Effects
    7. Color Noise + Opacity Shading
    8. How to Use the Transparency Tool
    9. Design Taboo: Shading Vector Art With the Pixel Persona
    10. Design Challenge: Shading Bear with Balloon Graphic
  9. TEXT EFFECTS & LAYERING
    1. Manipulating Effects: Blur, Shadows & Glow
    2. Manipulating Effects: Outline, 3D & Emboss
    3. How to Place & Adjust Text on a Curve
    4. Text Concept: Multiple Outline How To
    5. Text Concept: Airbrush Font How To
    6. Text Concept: Graffiti Font How To
    7. Text Concept: Doodle Font How To
    8. Text Concept: Stacked Angled Font How To
    9. Text Concept: Manipulating Dingbat Fonts How To
    10. Text Concept: Grunge Font How To
    11. Text Concept: 3D Effect How To
    12. Text Concept: Neon Font How To
    13. Text Concept: Splatter Imprint Font How To
    14. Text Concept: Metal Embossed and Stamp Look How To
    15. Text Concept: Retro Flash How To
    16. Text Design Challenge
    17. BONUS: How to Warp Text with Affinity Photo
  10. EDITING PHOTOS & ELEMENTS WITH THE ADJUSTMENTS PANEL
    1. A Walkthrough of the Adjustment Panel Options
    2. Simple Photo Adjustments that Yield Big Results
    3. Staple Clipart Adjustments for Every Design
  11. DIGITAL DESIGNING FOR TEMPLATES/FIXED SUBSTRATES
    1. Design Considerations for Fixed Size Substrates
    2. Setting Up Your Document & Cutoff Margins
    3. How to Assemble a Design Template for Fixed Substrates
    4. Easy to Sell for Fixed Substrates
    5. Design Challenge: Set Up & Create a Garden Flag Design
    6. Design Challenge: Set Up & Create a Full Bleed Coffee Mug Design
    7. Design Challenge: Set Up & Create a License Plate Design
  12. INTRODUCING THE PIXEL PERSONA
    1. When to Use the Pixel Persona
    2. How to Remove Backgrounds with the Selection Tool
    3. How to Change Colors of Text or Elements with the Selection Tool
    4. Overview & Use of Smudge/Burn Tools
    5. Overview & Use of Blur/ Sharpen Tools
  13. ARTBOARDS FOR VARIABLE DUPLICATES
    1. Setting Up Artboards for Variable Duplicates
    2. Fast Editing Individual Artboards
    3. Bulk Editing All Artboards
    4. Using the Slice Tool for Rapid Bulk Exporting
    5. Design Challenge: 5 Variations Of Bear w. Balloon Graphic
  14. MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN – CREATING A COMPLETE DESIGN
    This module consists of step by step design challenges. It will not unlock until all previous modules have been completed.
  15. CHECKING THE FINE PRINT & FINAL DETAILS OF YOUR WORK
    1. File Export Options & Checklist
    2. Protecting Your Work – Steps Before Posting Online
    3. Understanding Your Rights as a Creator Against Digital Theft
    4. Terms of Use Template for Digital Design Sales & Custom Work
    5. Cease & Desist Template for Design Theft/ Breach of TOU
    6. Final Considerations Before Selling Physical Products or Digitals
  16. TURNING YOUR NEW SKILLS INTO PROFIT
    1. The Science of Selling Simplified
    2. Just Say No to Trendy Designs
    3. Flourish With Evergreen Designs
    4. Design Ideas to Avoid
    5. How to Determine Your Audience/Market
    6. How to Refine Your Niche
    7. Understanding Memberships, Bundles & Drives for Digital Designers

Frequently Asked Questions

A.D. MASTERCLASS FAQ

There is a dedicated support form at the end of each unit if you have questions or assistance while you are taking the masterclass. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

Once you complete your purchase of the masterclass, simply click on MY ACCOUNT and you will see a menu in the sidebar that has ORDERS, DOWNLOADS, COURSES, ect. Click on COURSES and you will see your masterclass available to you.

Once the masterclass is fully listed, you may choose to skip around the content as you choose. Keep in mind that this course is setup to build on skills and information from one module to the next. If you skip content and then need help, you will be referred to the content you skipped over for the answer.

Yes and no. This course DOES NOT cover the iPad or Surface Pro. The software has the same steps and capabilities on tablets as it does on laptop/desktops. However, the interface layout is very different and that will make following along a challenge. Other tablets are not compatible with Affinity program. Refer to www.affinity.serif.com for computing specifications.

Indefinitely. The masterclass will be available on our website as long as our site is operational. Should there a come a time when we “retire”, proper alternative access information will be provided to our members for courses and digital graphic content.

No. The Affinity Designer Digital Graphic Design Masterclass is a hybrid of text, graphic references and video. Everything is pre-recorded for you to access on your own schedule and at your own pace.

No. Affinity software, like most software, is not compatible with Chromebook. Please refer to the computing requirements at www.affinity.serif.com.

Affinity Designer is almost identical whether on a MAC or Windows laptop or desktop. You can follow this course easily. Keep in mind that occasionally there are changes in the MAC layout or command keys which do not work the same as Windows. This does not hinder the ability to use the program.

You will need a laptop or desktop that fits the CPU requirements stated on the Affinity website as well as the software, Affinity Designer. This information and purchasing can be done at www.affinity.serif.com.

Shop Policies

SHIPPING

All orders ship within 1-7 business days via USPS. At this time, we only ship to the United States and Territories – including APO addresses. Our processing time does not reflect time in transit. Time in transit depends on carriers and their current stated transit times.

We are not liable for delays caused by parcel handlers or extenuating circumstances in an area such as a natural disaster or state of emergency.

We do not offer rush processing. If you need an order rushed, please contact us and we will see if we are able to accommodate it based on current order volume.

LOST/ DAMAGED ITEMS

If your item appears to be lost, based on the tracking, please contact USPS. We are unable to provide any assistance until USPS has completed a package search and official proof it is lost is provided to us. If you believe a delivered package was stolen, you must file a police report and provide that to us. It is a jailable offense to file a false police report and to attempt to scam businesses and carrier services by falsely reporting a stolen package. If an item arrived damaged, you MUST provide us with pictures AND retain all packaging and product until USPS declares the damage and approves an insurance payout. Due to an uptick in scammers, USPS has made this a rule.

CANCELLATION

Orders for physical goods may be cancelled within 48 hours if they have not already been processed to ship. We do not allow cancellation otherwise. We do not allow cancellation on digital design orders.

RETURNS

In general, we do not accept returns. If there is an issue with your order, please let us know. We may accept returns on Sub That Sublimation Canvas and cut wood frames on a case by case basis. Return request must be processed within 5 business days of receiving the package and in original packaging. There is a 20% restocking fee and the cost of shipping will not be refunded. Return shipping is the obligation of the customer. Refunds are issued in the form of store credit only.

REFUNDS

Refunds may be issued on a case by case basis if there is an issue with an order.

Digital Designs/Goods including the Affinity Designer Digital Graphic Design Masterclass AND the Of Love & Shiplap Design Membership are not eligible for refund. 

White toner media and packaging stickers/magnets are not eligible for return or refunds.