Affinity photo: introduction

Course Dates: 18/07/24 - 08/08/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Affinity Photo is a British engineered and fully featured cross-platform editing alternative to Adobe Photoshop. For photographers at all levels. We’ll show you how to use it effectively to process and edit your images to the highest standard.
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Affinity photo: introduction
  • Course Code: VG544
  • Dates: 18/07/24 - 08/08/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Thu, Evening
  • Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Michael Harding

Course Code: VG544

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Thu, eve, 18 Jul - 08 Aug '24

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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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. Emphasis is placed upon practical application of techniques to solve problems and improve images.

What will we cover?

• Introduction to the Affinity Photo 2 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
• 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 features
• Select and isolate specific areas of an image
• Apply colour adjustments to images.

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.

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.

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

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Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.

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.