Today I'm happy to welcome back Kelly Sill to share some new ways you can use my products on your mobile devices.
As many of you know, I do most of my scrapbooking from my computer or at my table using a mix of digital and physical products. Because of that I love to bring you ways you can use my products with other platforms. Today Kelly is going to share about an app program called Affinity Photo. One of the coolest things about this program is that it is able to handle layered PSD files. For this tutorial Kelly used the new layered templates from the Week In The Life™ Digital Collection.
Read below for more information and three tutorial videos from Kelly!
Hi friends! It’s been a little over two years since my last guest post for Ali where I demonstrated how you can use her digital products in the Project Life App and LetterGlow. I am happy to be back with new tutorials, this time focusing on a very powerful mobile app for iPad, Affinity Photo.
Affinity Photo by British company, Serif, was released for iPad in June 2017. It is a fully-functioning photo-editing app that supports layered PSD files! I have been using Ali’s digital files with this app for almost 3 years and I can’t wait for you to dive into the videos to learn how you can do the same!
Affinity Photo is available in the Apple Store for $9.99. There is no subscription needed! The has versions for both OS and Windows platforms making it available for your desktop computer. You can read more about the desktop versions of Affinity Photo here.
Unfortunately Affinity Photo is not available on the Android platform. However, that shouldn’t discourage those on Android devices from giving mobile memory keeping a try. There are several apps out there for Android that allow you to use Ali’s digital products. Check out the Over and PixelLab apps. While you cannot use layered PSD files in them, they will allow you to use digital elements!
I have recorded three tutorials to help you get started with Affinity Photo. They are by no means a complete education on the app, as there is a pretty decent learning curve. I am, however, providing you with what you need to move forward with confidence in creating scrapbook pages using Ali’s digital products within the app. Each video I recorded builds on what you learned from the previous.
This video covers where to store your files, how to copy and paste digital kits from your computer to a cloud-based app and how to download kits directly from Ali’s shop to your iPad and unzip them. We also explore Affinity Photo’s user interface and go through the process of opening a photo in the app.
Here we discuss how to crop a photo, add digital embellishments to a picture explore the Effects Studio, and take a more in-depth look at some of the tools and features Affinity has to offer.
In this 40-minute video I will walk you through how to open templates in Affinity. We will learn how to “clip” a photo to a shape, set up a color palette, add text to our layout, and more.
Here are some page samples created in Affinity Photo using the Week In The Life™ Layered Templates:
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Once you have viewed the videos and you are starting to feel comfortable with Affinity, you may want to check out my other videos on my YouTube Channel where I go into greater detail of how to add dimension and texture to digital embellishments. Even though the products I use are from the Week In The Life™ digital collection, you can apply it to any of Ali’s collections. I also have a tutorial of how I organize Ali’s kits in iCloud Drive! Links are below:
I am very passionate about helping others to use mobile technology for documenting their photos and stories. I would love to help you any way I can! If anyone has questions please feel free to connect with me through the following outlets: