A Complete Portrait Retouching Workflow in Affinity Photo

While Photoshop and Capture One are still the most popular choices for retouching work, in the past few years, several alternative programs have made major advancements, giving photographers quite a few viable alternatives. One such program is Affinity Photo, and this excellent video tutorial will show you a complete portrait retouching workflow in the application. 

Coming to you from Kayleigh June, this awesome video tutorial will show you a complete portrait retouching workflow in Affinity Photo. Affinity Photo was one of the first major challengers to Photoshop, and it has evolved into an impressively full-featured application in the last few years. When I got tired of waiting for a decently complete version of Photoshop for iPad a few years ago, I bought a copy, and I have not looked back since. It is a powerful editor and is intuitively constructed and easy to use, and having it allows me to leave my laptop at home and edit on my iPad wherever and whenever I please. And of course, the thing Adobe users will love most is that it is a one-time purchase instead of a subscription. It has served my needs quite well. Check out the video above for the full rundown from June. 

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Chris Rogers's picture

I originally bought affinity photo because it went on sale and I wanted to see if I could have a secondary software to use for retouching. I gave Affinity photo a couple tries over the course of a year or so and it never really clicked until I finally put in the effort to learn the program because i had gotten fed up with how slow photoshop and lightroom became. I never thought any one would release a software that could match let alone exceed photoshops retouching capabilities but affinity photo did it. I have capture one as well but i feel like it's retouching tools are kind of clunky and not as effective so i primarily use it for editing color and exposure at the raw level of an image. Affinity photo far outshines photo shop with how i use it to retouch. Retouching is so much easier and faster for me in affinity photo. Now I just need to learn affinity designer so I can drop illustrator.

Hans J. Nielsen's picture

So nice to see a tutorial, done in another program than Photoshop or Lightroom.
You should show more of them.