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Free Affinity Designer Template for Social Media

Free Affinity Designer Template for Planning Social Media on Multiple Platforms. With collage of flowers, fruit and diagrams for visual interest.

Running social media is a time-consuming venture, we hope this free template in Affinity Designer will save you some time when creating your posts.

The video below shows the layout of the social media template. This no-bells-and-whistles video shows how I use this template when creating posts for multiple Social Media channels.

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1. Create Your Social Media Post in the Affinity Designer Template

This post assumes you have a basic understanding of creating in Affinity Designer. So, we won’t go into the details about how I created the original design. But, if you’d want more of this kind of tutorial let me know in the comments below or contact me. I love spending my time creating relevant content for my audience.

The Artboards are already set to the dimensions best used for these social media platforms at the time of writing. (October 2021)

Copy your items into other artboards within the Affinity Designer Template.

There are other apps that automatically resize your content for different social media channels. Perhaps those are good enough for some of you, and would save you a few minutes. However, I personally like having control of the layout. Because one you become familiar with Affinity Designer, you’ll be moving quickly to recreate that original post in the rest of the template.

Since all text and shapes are vector, you can resize them without losing quality in Affinity Designer. However, any photography that you use within the app is just like regular photos, so it’s best to start with a big image and size down, rather than trying to do the opposite.

Affinity Designer Export Persona

One of the things I love about Affinity is its export persona. When you click on the “Persona” in the top left the layers are ready to be exported. When using text, color, and vector graphics, it is best to use the PNG format. The reason being, PNG will have cleaner lines and sharper images.

However, if you are using photography in your graphics, JPEG will usually be a better way to handle it. I usually use “single PNG” or “single JPEG” in affinity designer. The retina versions are used more often for app development.

Use a Social Media Planner Tool to save time.

I like to use a social media planner tool when working on certain businesses. The Later App is one of my favorites, and an honorable mention goes to Hootsuite.

Whether you choose to use these tools is completely up to you. There are pros and cons to each of them, but since this is a template meant to save you time, I thought I’d mention it since it’s usually part of my workflow.

That’s my workflow in creating posts in Affinity Designer for multiple social media channels.

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