8 December 2020
Europe/Berlin timezone


As you might know, the Adobe Licences are quite expensive and are now based on a cloud-based licencing scheme.

As a consequence the MPGDL now offers with Affinity a stand-alone-based alternative to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Adobe Photoshop : AffinityPhoto
Adobe Illustrator : AffinityDesigner
Adobe Design : AffinityPublisher

We will give a short introduction into the three programs and show some basic day to day routines.

Affinity Software Suite - Installation

Please, if you need the Affinity Software Suite on your institute's Desktop PC or Laptop, give me a note so that we can arrange before the workshop starts.


The workshop will take place:

  • Dec. 08 2020 - 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Please register for this event.


The registration in online at https://workshops.evolbio.mpg.de/event/37/registrations/


We will give a short introduction into the three programs and show some basic day to day routines, like:

  • file import
  • file export
  • image quality (dpi)
  • how to merge pdfs
  • add text layers
  • apply filter
  • ...

Another section is how to trick photo book software like "REWE Fotobuch" or "CEWE Fotobuch" to create an individual layout with AffinityPublisher.

A last section will cover discussing individual (live-on-hand) solutions for your own day to day problems.

Timetable (preliminary)

  • 14:00 - 14:10 Introduction
  • 14:10 - 14:30 File Import/Export
  • 14:30 - 14:45 Image Quality (dpi)
  • 14:45 - 15:00 Merge PDFs
  • 15:00 - 15:15 Toolbar
  • 15:15 - 15:30 Selection Tools / Filter
  • 15:30 - 15:45 Text Layer
  • 15:45 - 16:00 Shortcuts
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Fotobuch / Individual Questions

Further Reading

Affinity Shortcuts

Affinity Photo Tutorial - EN-US

Affinity Photo Tutorial - GERMAN

Affinity Designer Tutorial - EN-US

Affinity Designer Tutorial - GERMAN

Affinity Publisher Tutorial - EN-US

Affinity Publisher Tutorial - GERMAN

Registration for this event is currently open.