Affinity editing software for photography

Course Dates: 09/08/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: PS - Photography Studio
Affinity Photo is a British engineered and cross-platform editing alternative to Adobe Photoshop. For photographers at all levels, you will be shown how to use it effectively to process and edit your images to the highest standard.
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Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00

Course Code: VG134

Mon, day, 09 Aug - 09 Aug '21

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

Affinity Photo is a clean and effective programme for processing RAW files, as well as editing TIFF, JPEG and AFP files. On this course you’ll learn how to effectively manage, edit and retouch your photographs using this software. Essential skills will be introduced and practiced, working towards a greater understanding of the main features of the program. Please visit Affinity Photo for the latest information on the length of the free trial, any student discount and cost of Affinity Photo.

What will we cover?

- Introduction to the Affinity Photo environment, tools and image editing
- Making colour and tonal adjustments
- Working with and manipulating layers
- Saving images and file formats
- Defining, refining and editing selections
- Applying special effects to digital images
- Constructing multi-layered images
- Working with adjustment layers
- Retouching and repairing photographs
- Importing images onto the computer.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Manipulate and edit images using a variety of Affinity Photo features
- Select and isolate specific areas of an image
- Apply colour adjustments to images
- Combine several images together to produce a photomontage
- Apply special effects using filters and styles.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge of Affinity Photo is required. However, students should be confident and competent computer users on a Mac or Windows PC and be proficient with a mouse and keyboard in either a creative software, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or equivalent and should be able to download, upload, save, open and retrieve files. Some awareness of design for print or any other art/design practice would be useful.

You will need to be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and be prepared to take part in group discussion. You should be happy using numbers and able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged.
This is an online course. Our live online sessions will take place using Zoom.
This course will also use Google Classroom. This is an online learning platform where tutors can put course resources and communicate with their students.
After you sign up to an online course, we will send you two reminder emails with more details about your online course. We will email you three days and one day before your course starts.

You will need the following:
- Affinity Photo on your computer.
- A laptop or desktop computer, Mac or PC.
- A stable internet connection
- An up-to-date web browser. This is a software on your computer that helps you go on the Internet. We recommend that you use Google Chrome.
- A webcam - this is normally part of your laptop or tablet. If you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external webcam.
- A microphone - this is normally part of your laptop or tablet. If you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external microphone.
- Speakers or headphones.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no extra costs. You will be supplied with images to work with, but ideally you should have easy access to your own images, to use during the course.

Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencil to printing services, at 15% off.

To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation.

The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here-

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offer a range of courses in video and DSLR film making, editing, sound, animated SFX with After Effects, digital and stop motion 2D and 3D Animation and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your film making practice.

Michael Harding Tutor Website

Michael Harding was born in Canada, where he studied cinema and photography at Concordia University, Montréal, before moving to the UK. Since then, he has created striking images of architecture, art, people and landscapes for international blue-chip clients for their use in editorial, advertising and corporate applications. Michael’s work has won many industry awards, notably being selected in the Eleventh Association of Photographers Awards and further receiving a Merit Award in the Seventeenth Association of Photographers Awards. His work was selected for a Highly Commended Award in the Deutsche Bauzeitung “Visions in Architecture” European Architectural Photography prize. His work has been exhibited in both the United Kingdom and Canada. Michael has been Chairman, as well as President, of the Association of Photographers (AOP). The AOP is Europe’s most established organisation for professional photographers, working to ensure greater recognition for all professional photographers, as well as working to positively influence legislators in the UK and Europe for the benefit of all photographers.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.