Affinity Photo: Introduction to image editing

Affinity Photo is an image editor and a good alternative to the market leader Photoshop. It offers comparable functions of professional image editing at a reasonable price with intuitive operation. One advantage is the "non-destructive" editing: Most image adjustments can also be changed afterwards. The course teaches basic knowledge of image optimization and design as well as RAW file development in Affinity Photo. Some advanced features such as cropping and image montages will also be discussed.
After this course you will be able to correct your own photos or existing images fundamentally, edit them according to your wishes and export them for various applications such as web and print.

General information

Duration 15 hours
  • Workspace: personas, tools, panels ...
  • Format adjustments: Rotate, straighten, crop ...
  • Basic corrections: tonal value, brightness, contrast, white balance ...
  • Techniques: layers, masks, filters, montages, text ...
  • Special corrections: shadows/highlights, color changes, local retouching ...
  • RAW development
  • Export: file formats, resolution
Students and employees of the University of Zurich
Materials will be provided in the course.
If you have specific questions or requests about the course, you can email them directly to the instructor. The images created in the course can be sent to you as a download link using SWITCHFileSender or you can bring a USB stick.


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