Affinity Designer for iPad

digital pencil sketch of a gear. the gear is white and the background is black.

Preferences in Affinity Designer for iPad

today’s post is about the preferences in Affinity Designer. Everyone has their own way of working, and preferences to that end. With that in mind Affinity has made certain aspects of the UI editable and changeable in order to facilitate a better work flow for each individual.

Layers Studio (Export Persona)

This layers studio when in the export persona is different from the layers studio when in the designer persona. Added to that the layers studio in the iPad version is different from the mac/pc version and it can lead to confusion. With that said I will do my best to break down how the layers studio works in the export persona of the iPad version of designer.

Slices Studio

The slices studio is found in the export persona section of affinity designer. It is designed to give you precise control of different exportable areas or slices.

digital white pencil sketch on a black background of the letter a with 14pt written underneath. this is what the icon for the text studio looks like on affinity designer for ipad looks like.

Paragraph ~ Text Studio

Today’s post is about the paragraph section of the text studio. These controls give your text and typography paragraph editing options that will affect a larger body of text.

digital white pencil sketch on a black background of the letter a with 14pt written underneath. this is what the icon for the text studio looks like on affinity designer for ipad looks like.

Character ~ Text Studio

today’s post is about the character adjustments that can be made from the Text studio in Affinity Designer on the iPad. Within the text studio there are both character and paragraph adjustments that can be made to text within a piece of art or illustration you’re working on..

digital white pencil sketch on a black background of the letter a with 14pt written underneath. this is what the icon for the text studio looks like on affinity designer for ipad looks like.

Text Studio

The text studio will be very similar to the character and paragraph panels on the desktop version of Affinity Designer.

Constraints Studio

The constraints studio allows you to anchor elements to a particular position within other parent elements.

white pencil sketch on a black background of nine squares arranged 3 across and 3 down. this is what the assets studio symbol looks like when using affinity designer on an ipad.

Assets Studio

Hello creatives and fellow designers today’s post is about the assets studio in affinity designer for iPad. The assets studio is both similar and different to the symbols studio.

symbol studio icon, white spinning wheel split into 3rds and curved in motion.

Symbols Studio

This is where you can create and store symbols from selected object s group or layers. Once you’ve made and stored a symbol they can be dragged and dropped into your artwork as much or a little as you would like.

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Navigator Studio

Today we are overviewing the Navigator studio in Affinity Designer on iPad. The navigator studio will not effect your design in any way, however it gives you another way to pan and zoom around your document.

History Studio

Today is a post about the history studio in affinity designer for iPad. It will track changes as different entries as a list and allows you to jump back to previous points in your design.

Transform Studio

In this article I will be discussing the Transform Panel in Affinity Designer for iPad. This panel allows you to control your design down to the most minute of details.

drawing of fx in white on a black background styled to match the icon for the effects panel on affinity designer for iPad

Styles Studio

Today we are explaining the styles panel in Affinity Designer for iPad. This panel allows for you to apply a pre-prepared style to a selected object.

drawing of fx in white on a black background styled to match the icon for the effects panel on affinity designer for iPad

Effects Studio

Today I will be breaking down the Effects Panel on Affinity Designer for iPad. It is used to adjust settings that apply and modify object effects on selected layers and/or groups.

Layers Studio ~ Affinity Designer iPad

Hello my fellow creatives! Today we will be covering the Layers Studio in Affinity Designer for iPad. It controls the order objects are viewed on your page, will organize the art boards, layer visibility, locking, and opacity

Stroke Studio ~ Affinity Designer iPad

Hello all you wonderful creatives! In this post, we are going to be discussing the Stroke Panel on the iPad version of Affinity Designer for iPad.

The Toolbar, Context Toolbar, and an intro to the Studio Panels

Hello All you wonderful Artists and creatives. Now that I have broken down the different personas, this week is devoted to a small amount of info about the Toolbar, Context Toolbar and an intro into what the Studio Panels are

colored pencil sketch of the affinity designer icon for the export persona; color is sea foamy / art deco / teal green

Export Persona

Today we will look at the Export persona tools. It is designed to do exactly what you would think given the name 😉

colored pencil sketch of the affinity designer icon for the pixel persona; color is sea foamy / art deco / teal green

Pixel Persona

The Pixel persona in Affinity Designer contains all of your raster based image tools. This is going to have tools that produce similar effects and art to what you would find if you have ever used Procreate or Linea sketch in order to draw on a tablet or computer.

colored pencil sketch of the affinity designer icon for the draw persona color is sea foamy / art deco / teal green

Draw Persona Tools

Affinity Designer’s Draw Persona is where you’ll find all your vector drawing tools.

colored pencil sketch of the affinity designer logo, drawn in shades of art deco sea foamy/ teal-ish green

Personas, Tools, and Toolbars

Affinity Designer is a vector art drawing and illustration program and throughout this series of blogs, I intend to compare using this program on iPad vs. a computer.

cover of affinity designer workbook. a text book cover for a vector graphics application

Affinity Designer Workbook… for iPad pro?

Ok so back in March of 2016 I went all in on an iPad pro as my only computer when my computer decided quite gloriously to kick the bucket. At the time there really wasn’t many options for digital drawing (other than Procreate and Paper by 53). These app are wonderful and Procreate and Linea …