Affinity Photo for the iPad: Special Effects (

Create the most popular photo effects you can see today with Affinity photo for the iPad!

Created by: Simon Foster

Produced in 2022

What you will learn

  • Special Effects using Affinity Photo for the iPad
  • How to effectively use some of the advanced tools in Affinity Photo for the iPad
  • Effective image editing workflows

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Overall Score : 96 / 100

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Course Description

Have you ever looked at a special photo effect and thought 'I wish I knew how to do that...' Well, I'll show you how. What's more, I'll show you how to on the go!
In a series of tutorials, I'll show you how to combine the various Affinity Photo for the iPad tools to recreate the most popular photo effects you can see today, and maybe come up with your own signature look. I'll show you the right way to use the tools along with any potential problems and things to watch for when you create a series of stunning effects. I assume a basic knowledge of Affinity Photo for the iPad. But, because we will be using some of the more professional grade tools, I provide some reference videos which isolate and explain how to use them.
But here's the especially nice bit. I often do these kind of courses because I love learning new things but also because I think it's important that I go through the same process you do when you learn from one of my courses. I find the single biggest problem is taking notes. It's the thing that slows me down, sometimes by a factor of 4 or 5.
So I've made the notes for you. You will find a 70 page .pdf waiting for you to download from Lecture 2. It contains extensive notes on the methods and processes I describe along with many screenshots. So much better than a load of scribbled notes that took you ages to write down...
The reason I created this course was because I've had many people ask if there was an iPad version of the two special effects courses I offer. So I took a good selection of the tutorials from both desktop based courses and recreated them for the iPad. That way you can learn to create stunning effects without the confusion of trying to figure out one interface to another.
It's so easy when you create an effect to get the feeling that the software is doing the talking for you. Well, we'll change that. I'll go into enough detail about how to use the tools and the right workflow to use that you will gain a deeper understanding of the entire process. You'll be creating stunning, flexible effects. You'll be making your photos shine!Who this course is for:
  • People who have mastered the basics of Affinity Photo for the iPad and want more...

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Simon Foster

Simon Foster holds a degree in Educational Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, has been a designer for 25+ years, has run a successful design business for over 20, and was a teacher for 2 years. He has produced design work for clients from all over the world, including all the graphics for Rollercoaster Tycoon 1 and 2, various other games and apps, illustrating science books and providing design and illustration for clients ranging from doctors to top level business people, world class geneticists right through to local start up businesses.



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This course is a good continuation of Simon's introduction to Affinity Photo on the iPad. It takes the techniques presented earlier and uses combinations of them to show how to create more complex manipulations of an image.

I finished Simon's iPad Affinity photo 3 hours ago... I loved it so much I immediately purchased this effects and I'm 25% through. Its brilliant!! I love that British dry sarcasm!! Very informative and step by step teaching

This instructor is extremely knowledgeable and a good teacher. Money well spent for the class. The techniques, such as using one layer to do one job, are exactly the things I need to learn in order to become a better image editor. I understand much of the affinity program better and I understand WHY things should be done a certain way. Like duplicating the base layer, naming layers and putting them in groups. I may not have interest in creating these specific effects, but I enjoyed learning the techniques so I can apply them to my own effect styles. Thank you.

Simon explains very thoroughly, good teacher and knows this program , fun!

These effects are of little use to me now, but in the future? Everything well explained. Good course materials.

My second Simon Foster course, and they just keep getting better and better. Jam packed with information, delivered in a very effective, methodical manner. Thank you Simon!

Fantastic teacher

Great lessons!

His instruction is great. His images for working along tend to be less than inspiring.

More affinity IPad courses please!More IPad photo editing courses, please!This is the future of photo editing, many pros are ditching PS and you have the best courses!

Very interesting examples well explained. Being used to watching computer cursors, I'm having some trouble in seeing where we are in the image.

Easy to understand