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Official Affinity Photo Workbook Now Available

Press Release   •   Nov 24, 2017 08:32 GMT

The official Affinity Photo Workbook is now on sale, with a generous introductory discount of 25 per cent.

Printed on 488 glossy colour pages, in English and German versions, the stylish hard-cover book is the only official companion to Affinity Photo. It’s packed full of tips, tricks and insights designed to help users make the most of the app on Mac and Windows.

App developer Serif has commissioned professional photographers and digital artists from around the world to create 16 projects which will help readers make full use of the unrivalled range of tools available in Affinity Photo on desktop.

The projects are split into Enthusiast, Commercial and Creative chapters, supported by free downloadable resources including the original imagery, project snapshots for reference and final project files, allowing users to follow along and recreate the work.

A 48-page hands-on Core Skills section allows users to familiarise themselves with the essential photo-editing techniques the pros use. There’s also a 68-page guide to the user interface of the desktop app, including panels and toolbars.

More than 600 illustrations and app screenshots add to the high-quality look and feel of the book. As an added bonus, for users of the app on Mac or Windows there are five tear-out card keyboard shortcut ‘cheat sheets’ on sturdy card for easy reference.

Publication follows the sell-out success of the Affinity Designer Workbook, the official companion to Serif’s graphic design app, which was published a year ago.

Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Serif, says: “The Affinity Photo Workbook really is an essential companion to the app on Mac and Windows, and puts the ability and knowledge of professionals at the fingertips of every reader.

“Rather than an A-Z manual, it’s designed to inspire users to create their own unique work in Affinity Photo, by taking inspiration from some amazing projects and advice.

“Because it focuses on professional skills and techniques, the Affinity Photo Workbook will still be completely relevant even when updated versions of the app become available.”

Highlights of the Affinity Photo Workbook include:

  • Enthusiast photo-editing with adjustments, masks, HDR and Black and White techniques.
  • Innovative solutions to challenges in night/day urban photography.
  • Recreate Affinity’s iconic Photo panorama for yourself.
  • The popular double exposure effect.
  • Professional food and model retouching.
  • Pro compositing techniques for greater realism.
  • Create and apply raster hair brushes.

For the first week of sale, until 28 November, the Affinity Photo Workbook is available priced £27.99 / $36.99 / 32,99€ only from the Affinity website:



As an added bonus, Serif is also discounting the Affinity Designer Workbook by the same amount. The usual price will be £37.99 / $49.99 / 44,99€.

Because the Affinity Photo Workbook illustrates the desktop UI, it’s not recommended for users of the iPad app.

Notes to Editors

Review copies are available - please send requests to

Serif (Europe) Ltd, Nottingham, UK, NG11 7EP

John Atkin, Head of PR, email, phone +44 (0) 115 914 9006




Twitter @affinitybyserif


Affinity is a next-generation suite of award-winning software for creative professionals, comprising Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, with Affinity Publisher coming soon.

About Serif

Serif’s global success with its Affinity suite of professional design and photo editing software is built on almost three decades of expertise.

Affinity Designer, winner of an Apple Design Award in 2015, and Affinity Photo, named Best Imaging Software by the Technical Image Press Association in 2016, were a result of the vision of the development team at Serif’s headquarters in Nottingham, UK.

Created from the ground up, with the emphasis on speed, power, accuracy and lack of bloat, Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo received a stream of glowing reviews from Mac users around the world, before being launched for Windows and now iOS.

Their creation marked a change of focus for Serif which, since 1987, had grown a reputation for quality and reliability based on the award-winning Plus range of software for PC. Powerful yet easy-to-use, the software offered low-cost alternatives to high-end publishing and graphics packages, putting professional effects and demanding publishing tasks within the reach of PC users around the world.

Serif is the winner of over 200 awards internationally, with more than 6.5 million customers worldwide. The company has around 90 employees.