Learn to trace with Affinity Designer

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About Course

In this class you learn how to turn a painted image into a vector graphic in Affinity Designer.

Tracing images with Affinity Designer can be a great way to create beautiful, accurate vector illustrations. Vector graphics are incredibly versatile – they can be scaled up or down without compromising quality, making them ideal for use in design projects of all sizes. With Affinity Designer’s powerful Pen Tool, you can easily trace any image and create stunning designs that will look amazing on all kinds of devices and media.

Learning how to trace images with Affinity Designer is an essential skill for any designer looking to take their work to the next level. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to turn any photo, drawing or illustration into a clean, crisp vector illustration that looks professional and modern. Plus, with its easy-to-use interface and straightforward tools, tracing images with Affinity Designer is quick and easy – it won’t take long before you’re creating amazing graphics!

Of course there are a few hidden features you’ll also learn about in this course!

At the end of the course you’ll have a vector file you can scale as much as you like – without worrying about blurry images.

What you will learn

In this class you’ll learn how to work with the Pen Tool in Affinity Designer. Beside that I show you how to close nods or change their direction to create the shapes you desire. After that you’ll fill the shapes with a color. You also learn how to change your image.

With this new knowledge you are able to trace and adjust any image you like!

What you learn in this class

  • the difference between vector and pixel (or raster) based images
  • changing the directions of the nodes
  • modify the nodes
  • modify colors
  • adding different shapes on different layers – even if they are not closed
  • saving your file in the right format

What you can do with your new skill:

Once you have acquired the skill of tracing, you will be able to easily create digital products from your artwork. For instance, transforming your sketches into vector images and placing them onto another document produces a sticker sheet which can then be sold on Etsy or on your own personal website.
You have lots of options for your vector files! Not only can you put them together in graphic sets, but consider selling them as seamless patterns – the possibilities are endless! Unleash your creativity and find unique ways to market and monetize your vector files.

What Will You Learn?

  • You will learn how to vectorize an image, or in other words:
  • You will learn how to make a vector image from a drawing, photo or illustration

Course Content

Tracing with Affinity Designer

  • 01:01
  • What you will learn
  • Vector vs Pixel
  • Tracing a cat
  • Save your file
  • Conclusion

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