Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with type, part of Affinity Photo Essential Training.
- Affinity Photo has good tools for working with type and graphics. To create type, you simply select the Type tool, click where you want to start typing, and type in the word that you want. While you're typing, you can still make the text larger by grabbing one of the corner handles and stretching it, you can select all the text, you can move it around, and you can change font and your most recently used fonts appear at the top.
There are good typography tools here as well. For instance, if we go to the Text menu and open Show Typography, you can see here we can turn the Ligatures on and off. So where normally the letters f and f would clash with the i of Officer, when we turn the Ligatures on, you get a neat typographic solution. You can also change the font from Normal to All Caps, and it shows you how it's going to look, to Small Caps and this rather neat one which I've never seen in any program before, All Small Caps.
And that even turns letters that are already capital letters into small caps. There are good controls here as well for aligning your text, tightening it, loosening it, adjusting the tracking. And you can tighten up the kerning between each of the letters with the Option key and the left or right arrows. There's also a Character panel which lets you change the spacing, the slant, the style and so on as well as some quite advanced typographic controls.
We could also add type inside of frame using the Frame Text tool. You drag to make the frame and then type or paste in the text that you want. Once again, you can set the Font and you can bring in the Paragraph controls where you can set things like the spacing between paragraphs.
You can set the margins, you can set the first line indent, and when you're working with one of the justified modes, you can set the minimum desired and maximum spacing for justified text. There may be the odd visual glitch like this but, once you move the text around, that quickly disappears. All in all, the Type tools in Affinity Photo are far more sophisticated than would expect for a program of this kind.
- Using Affinity Photo's raw controls
- Applying lens correction
- Removing chromatic aberration and fringing
- Reducing noise and sharpening photos
- Making and modifying selections in Affinity Photo
- Creating layer masks
- Making global adjustments
- Adjusting shadows and highlights
- Enhancing color
- Converting to black and white
- Applying standard and live filters
- Creating photomontages in Affinity Photo
- Working with image stacks
- Distorting images
- Exporting photos from Affinity Photo
Skill Level Beginner
1. Using the Raw Controls
2. Using Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Tools
4. Using Adjustments
5. Working with Filters
6. Creating Photomontages
7. Distortion and Special Effects
Distorting with Mesh Warp2m 18s
8. Text and Graphics
9. Exporting Images
Using the Export Persona2m 37s
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