If you are new in Affinity products you probably already noticed few icons on top left corner of software. In this tutorial, I’ll breakdown what is the personas and how you can use them.
Personas are the useful features that giving you the ability to control software interface based on your project. You can change personas depend on what kind of work you are doing right now and what kind of tools you are using. When you are changing persona interface and toolbar changing. Each persona has tools on toolbar that unavailable in other persona’s toolbar
Both products Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo has personas but they are different. As each software inherits for different purposes. Here I’ll explain to you how you can use different personas.
Personas of Affinity Designer
Draw persona – This is the default persona in AD and this persona inherent mainly for vector drawing. With this persona, you can create, modify and do everything that you are doing with vectors.
Pixel persona – If you are working with raster images then this persona for you. With this persona, All tools that you can use with raster images like brushes, textures and other image tools will be available.
Export persona – This persona ideal for exporting works if you are exporting your designs for web or another purpose.
Personas of Affinity Photo
Affinity Photo has more personas that Affinity Designer
Photo persona – This is the default persona that mainly inherits to photo editing and other operations with photos.
Liquify persona – This persona ideal for retouching and similar operations with photos.
Develop persona – Ideal for raw images. This persona giving you ability work with image colors and tone in advanced level.
Tone mapping persona - An environment dedicated to tone mapping images. Although intended for 32-bit documents, you can also enter this persona from 8-bit or 16-bit documents and tone map non-HDR images.
Export persona – This persona as in AD useful for fast exporting.
If you are Photoshop or Illustrator user then you’ll understand personas faster as personas are Layouts in Adobe products.