Do you know about Affinity Designer? It’s a powerful, totally affordable graphic design program that aims to unseat Adobe Illustrator as the industry standard (Affinity also offers a Photoshop rival, and they’re working on an alternative to InDesign). I’ve been struggling to learn Designer and Photo, but am handicapped by not being competent in Illustrator or Photoshop. So trying to figure things out has generally meant (1) finding instructions for the Adobe workflow, (2) trying to translate that into Affinity, (3) finding mainly video tutorials, (4) crying and cursing the death of printed software manuals. So when this was released I ordered it so unbelievably fast. It’s a beautifully produced textbook – not just basic manual stuff, but also guided lessons from designers in completing their projects. I have high hopes for what I can learn from this, given time. And I can’t wait for the Photo version.