Many people have asked us if there are more affordable alternatives to the "industry standard" imaging and page layout software, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, since Adobe moved to a subscription model.


Affinity Photo launched in 2015 and Affinity Publisher in 2019, and they have rapidly increased their feature set to the point that they will satisfy the needs of many professional users. They are developed by the software developer Serif in Nottingham, England, and are priced at a fraction of their Adobe counterparts.


This event is in two sections:

The Affinity Photo section will focus on a non-destructive workflow that incorporates developing from RAW, basic retouching and tonal work, creative effects, finishing touches, soft proofing for print and sharpening for digital output.

The Affinity Publisher section will look at seamlessly including your Affinity Photo projects into a layout for presentation, and we will explore various techniques for creatively laying out your images and adding flourishes, taking advantage of StudioLink (switching into Photo/Designer functionality within Publisher).


And as a special bonus, we will have a prize draw during the event for a small number of attendees to receive the software free of charge. Meanwhile there is a free trial of the software available at if you want to have a play.




For this event we are very pleased to welcome James Ritson from Serif. 


James Ritson is an experienced Product Expert and Educator. He has been developing video tutorials and authoring Affinity help bundles since 2014, with strong product knowledge across the entire range of software. He also develops resources to help users make the most of all of the features that Affinity software has to offer.




If you have any additional access needs and would like to ask about the support we can offer for this event please contact


This event will be recorded and will be available on request to re-watch.


Online! You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. 

This event takes place as a Zoom meeting. You are welcome to have your camera and mic on or off.

Please note that this is a public event and it will be recorded.


Watch live on Wednesday 9th June from 2 - 3:30pm.

Booking will close on on the day of the event at 12pm and we will then be in touch with everyone who has registered with the meeting code and password. 


Who is it for?
This event is free and open to all. You will need to make an account with us to register but you don't need to be a member.

It will be of particular interest to anyone who is looking for an alternative to Photoshop or InDesign, or anyone who is looking to start using photo editing or layout software for the first time. There is also the chance to ask questions so please bring them along.


Please register for free by 12pm on Wednesday 9th June to receive your invitation to the meeting.

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