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Intro to Affinity Publisher

November 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm


Find out what InDesign’s biggest competition since Quark is all about.

Adobe InDesign might be the 800-pound gorilla, but Affinity Publisher is the elephant in the room. This month, Benjamin Viney takes us on a tour and provides an overall introduction of what Affinity calls the “next generation of professional publishing software” and what Apple chose as its “Mac App of the Year.”

Affinity says its Publisher app allows you to combine images, graphics, and text to make beautiful layouts ready for publication. Create books, magazines, marketing materials, social media templates, website mock-ups, and more.

Okay. So does InDesign.

But, according to Affinity, Publisher is directly linked to other Affinity apps through StudioLink, the first technology of its kind that allows you to switch apps instantly. Access the advanced photo editing features of Affinity Photo or the precise vector tools of Affinity Designer without ever leaving Affinity Publisher. According to Affinity, it’s the most fluid workflow ever conceived in a creative suite of applications, and the reason they named the apps Affinity.

In addition, Ben will explore some of the new features launched earlier this month in Affinity Publisher Version 2.

Find out about:

  • Persona switching
  • Smart master pages
  • Automatic tables of contents
  • Non-destructive adjustment layers
  • Layer clipping
  • Vector tools
  • Autoflow

And the best for last? No subscription needed. Affinity Publisher costs just $54.99. Period.

Benjamin Viney is an award-winning designer and artist with close to 12 years of design experience. Having worked with The Tate Modern, Berkshire Hathaway, Red Bull Racing, The Guardian, The British Library, and The RHS, he excels at high-end brand design and document creation.

He studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University and then quickly progressed in the world of graphic design, combining creativity with modern design practices. Now working for Serif Europe ltd as the Product Expert for Publisher, he spends his time helping to develop the application and creating online tutorials to enable users to get the most out of the Affinity creative suite.

Known for his love of cooking, art, and books, he spends his downtime developing new recipes, painting, and reading.