Affinity Professional Creative Software is the latest challenger to Adobe’s decades-long dominance. With Affinity Publisher offering similar interface and functions to Adobe InDesign, it provides an excellent alternative for those who prefer to pay for a single app download rather than be tied to a subscription plan.
If you are interested in mastering Affinity Publisher, here are over 20 written Affinity Publisher tutorials and Affinity Publisher video tutorials that you must see, followed by a selection of FREE and premium Affinity Publisher templates from Envato Elements.
Affinity Publisher Tutorials
1. Affinity Publisher: Your Guide to InDesign’s New Rival
Let’s kick things off with this guide to Affinity Publisher, which looks at Affinity Publisher vs. InDesign and tells you exactly what Affinity Publisher is, how it functions, and how it is similar to and different from Adobe InDesign. If you’re new to Publisher, this is a terrific Affinity Publisher tutorial for beginners that should not be missed.
2. How to Import InDesign Templates to Affinity Publisher
Here’s another great Affinity Publisher tutorial for beginners that will teach you how to use Affinity Publisher templates. Learn how to export IDML files in Adobe InDesign, how to import IDML files in Affinity Publisher, and how to use those IDML files in Affinity Publisher.
3. How to Make a Restaurant Menu Template in Affinity Publisher
This Affinity Publisher tutorial will teach you how to create a restaurant menu template that can be used as an online menu template for websites or marketing emails or printed as a one-sheet or multi-page flyer for mailing.
4. How to Create a Tri-Fold Brochure in Affinity Publisher (Free Brochure File)
Want to know how to create an Affinity Publisher template for a tri-fold brochure? This Affinity Publisher tutorial for beginners is a great choice for you. Not only is it easy to follow, but there is an accompanying Affinity Publisher video tutorial to go with it.
5. How to Create a Magazine Cover in Affinity Publisher
If you have a great idea for a magazine cover and are trying to figure out how to make one with Affinity Publisher, this Affinity Publisher tutorial is what you need. In it you will learn how to create a cool and colourful cover design for a digital magazine using Affinity Publisher.
6. How to Create a Stylish Magazine Layout in Affinity Publisher
When you’re creating a magazine, a great cover is essential, but you will also need a stunning layout. This Affinity Publisher tutorial for beginners will teach you how to create an editable magazine spread for an online magazine, as well as how to make a booklet in Publisher with facing pages.
7. How to Create a Newsletter Template in Affinity Publisher
If you want a written step-by-step guide on how to create a newsletter template in Affinity Publisher, then check out this tutorial, which gives you a simple and stylish template that’s great for businesses and easy to adapt for other purposes.
8. How to Make a Tear-Off Flyer Template in Affinity Publisher
Tear-off flyers are just as popular and indispensable as they’ve always been, and if you want to learn how to create your own perfect tear-off flyer template, this Affinity Publisher tutorial for beginners can help. In it, you will discover how to create a US Letter-sized flyer with tear-off tabs that you can use for advertising business services or local events in your neighbourhood.
Affinity Publisher Video Tutorials
Most of the written tutorials above have a video tutorial on the Envato Tuts+ YouTube Channel that you can use if you prefer your information delivered through audiovisuals. Check out the tutorials below and find the one you need.
9. Import InDesign Templates to Affinity Publisher Tutorials YouTube
This Affinity Publisher video tutorial is the audiovisual version of the “how to import InDesign templates to Affinity Publisher” tutorial above. So press the play button, sit back, and enjoy.
10. Make a Restaurant Menu Template in Affinity Publisher Tutorial YouTube Video
This Affinity Publisher video tutorial teaches you how to create a restaurant menu template for websites or marketing emails or printed as a one-sheet or multi-page flyer for mailing.
11. Create a Tri-Fold Brochure in Affinity Publisher Tutorial YouTube
Learn how to easily adapt your template for a range of businesses or different purposes when you check out this YouTube video on creating a tri-fold brochure in Affinity Publisher.
12. Create a Magazine Cover in Affinity Publisher Tutorial YouTube
Step-by-step written tutorials are great, but sometimes watching is a more effective guide. Like its written version above, this Affinity Publisher tutorial for beginners offers a stylish layout with terrific typography and is easy to customise with your own choice of colours and images.
13. Create a Stylish Magazine Layout in Affinity Publisher Tutorial YouTube
Create a Magazine Layout is the Affinity Publisher video tutorial alternative to the written version above. Get to know your way around the Affinity Publisher workspace while learning to create a stunning magazine layout.
14. Create a Newsletter Template in Affinity Publisher Tutorial YouTube
Use this Affinity Publisher video tutorial and learn how to create a professional newsletter template in Affinity Publisher quickly and easily. This pro template is adaptable to a wide variety of purposes.
15. Make a Tear-Off Flyer Template in Affinity Publisher Tutorial YouTube
Check out this great Affinity Publisher video tutorial, which teaches you how to create a tear-off flyer template. You’ll pick up tips on how to create an eye-catching flyer using vivid colours, graphics, and photos.
More Affinity Publisher Articles
Envato Tuts+ isn’t the only source for helpful Affinity Publisher tutorials for beginners. You can find some great tutorials at Affinity Spotlight. Here are just a few of the best Affinity Publisher tutorials you can find there.
16. Learn How to Use Affinity Publisher, Fast
The perfect Affinity Publisher tutorial for beginners, here you will learn the basic operations of Publisher. Learn how to use page layouts, text tools, typography, work with Designer and Photo from Publisher, and other advanced features. Dive right in and start to master Affinity Publisher.
17. 5 Things You Should Know About Affinity Publisher 1.8
As a relatively new software, Publisher is growing leaps and bounds, so we had to include a tutorial to update beginners and longer users alike on the raft of new features now available with Affinity Publisher.
18. Improve Your Page Layouts With Affinity Publisher’s Column Guides
Column guides divide a page into evenly spaced columns and rows. They are an essential design aid, a non-printing overlay on your document that you can use to position and size elements to create well-organised, balanced, and harmonious designs.
Learn all about column guides—a crucial feature of Affinity Publisher—and how to work with them to help you adhere to fundamental design principles and create successful designs.
19. Understanding Clipping in Affinity Apps
Clipping lets you restrict the visibility of an object/layer to another object/layer. As a fundamental design technique in Affinity apps, you need to know how to use it effectively, and that’s exactly the aim of this tutorial. It explores the basics of clipping and the different ways it is used in Affinity Publisher.
20. Affinity Publisher: To Embed or to Link Files?
This Affinity Publisher tutorial explores the difference between linked and embedded files and when it’s best to choose one over the other.
21. Discover Special Characters That Make Your Affinity Publisher Documents Shine
Punctuation and special characters are vital in modern communication, but many of these aren’t labelled on your keyboard. That’s why this Affinity Publisher tutorial introduces you to the most useful Text Inserts available and the benefits of using them.
22. Tips for Adding Interactivity to Your Affinity Publisher PDFs
Learn how to add interactivity to Affinity Publisher PDFs effectively. This tutorial offers advice on good practice for creating and using hyperlinks and anchors that will help your readers jump directly to areas of your documents they want to go to, visit related web pages, and get in touch by email.
23. Make Instant Colour Swaps With Global Colours in Affinity Publisher
Learn how to use Affinity Publisher’s powerful feature called global colours. Global colours help users recolour multiple elements in unison, experiment with a new publication’s colour scheme, or make colour revisions for a client in a matter of seconds.
5 Free Affinity Publisher Templates
Who doesn’t love a freebie? Here are five free Affinity Publisher templates that will help you create a variety of documents of your choice.
FREE Newsletter Template in Affinity Publisher
Need a terrific newsletter template for business or personal uses? You will love this free newsletter template for Affinity Publisher, and best of all, there’s an excellent Affinity Publisher tutorial to help you understand how it was created and how to customise it.
FREE Tri-Fold Brochure in Affinity Publisher
Need an eye-catching Affinity Publisher brochure? Well, they don’t get more eye-catching than this one. Master its customisation with this Affinity Publisher video tutorial.
FREE Tear-Off Flyer Template for Affinity Publisher
Create your own tear-off flyer template with this eye-catching Affinity Publisher template. And if you’re interested in learning how to make it from scratch, this tutorial will guide you step by step.
FREE Stylish Magazine Layout in Affinity Publisher
Want to create your own magazine? Then you’ll need a professional layout, and we’ve got just the thing for you. This free Affinity Publisher magazine template offers a clean, modern design that can be used for any range of magazines. Customisation is easy with this Affinity Publisher tutorial.
FREE Restaurant Menu Template in Affinity Publisher
For those times when you need a bit of help designing your own menu, there is this Affinity Publisher template that you can download and customise for your own purposes. Learn how to do so in this handy Affinity Publisher tutorial.
Unlimited Downloads at Envato Elements
As we’ve mentioned, with Affinity Publisher’s 1.8 update, you can now use all Adobe InDesign IDML files with Publisher.
If you need premium Affinity Publisher templates, Envato Elements is a great source for thousands of Affinity Publisher friendly templates (templates that include Affinity Publisher files or importable IDML files). And with one low monthly fee, you can download as many as you want, as often as you want.
What’s more, that monthly fee also allows you to access thousands of premium digital assets like logos, fonts, mockups, photos, business card templates and much more.
Let’s take a look at some of the premium templates you can find at Envato Elements.
10 Premium Templates You Can Use With Affinity Publisher
If you need an Affinity Publisher brochure, this elegant, modern, and professional bifold brochure is a great choice. It contains both INDD and IDML files that are fully editable in both InDesign and Publisher. The files include a two-page layout in both A4 and US Letter size formats.
ENTHICA / Fashion Magazine
The gorgeous magazine template offers 26 unique pages that can be adapted to any project. It’s easy to customise in both Affinity Publisher and InDesign—all you need to do is drag and drop your own images, text, logo, etc., onto your selected pages, and your magazine is ready for download.
Moxa Hotel Square Brochure Template
This clean and professional brochure template is designed specifically for those in the hospitality industry, but is adaptable to other industries as well. It contains a square format 24-page layout that is easily edited in both Affinity Publisher and InDesign.
If you’re looking for a stylish flyer to advertise an upcoming event or sale, this terrific double-sided flyer is for you. The package includes both A4 and US Letter size formats and contains both INDD and IDML files that are fully editable in both InDesign and Publisher.
Looking for an inspiring magazine template for fashion, design, food, architecture, or some other purpose? How about this stunning template? It includes both A4 and US Letter size formats, and editing in Affinity Publisher is as easy as dragging and dropping in your text and images. What’s not to love?
CV Increment Resume Designer
Everyone needs a resume from time to time, and when you need one, you want it to pack a punch. That’s exactly what you will get with this eye-catching and functional resume template that’s fully customisable in Affinity Publisher.
Lookbook Square Brochure Template
This square magazine template offers 24 gorgeous layout pages and is a great choice if you have products that you want to show off to their best advantage. The pack contains IDML files that are fully editable in Affinity Publisher.
Interior Design Portfolio
Looking for a professional portfolio template? Check out this 16-page template that’s suitable for a range of portfolios: art, photography, architecture, interior design, etc. The files are editable in Affinity Publisher.
Here’s a corporate bifold that will make your clients sit up and take notice. If you’re looking for an Affinity Publisher PDF that you can edit easily and make available as a download on your website, this is it. Of course, you can also print it and distribute it if that’s what you’re after. Check it out.
If minimalism is your style, then this portfolio/magazine is for you. The layout contains 20 clean and stylish pages, and the IDML files make it easy to customise using Affinity Publisher.
Try an Affinity Publisher Tutorial or Template Today
If you’re just getting into Affinity Publisher or you’ve used it for a while and need a range of templates to get your work done quickly and easily, Envato is here to help. Check out the free Affinity Publisher tutorials at Envato Tuts+ or the Tuts+ YouTube channel and learn how to use the software effectively. Or download your choice of premium Affinity Publisher friendly templates from Envato Elements and get busy creating today.
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