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How ratings work

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How Does the rating system Work?

Practice(time), Difficulty, Scalability & Functionality. The tutorials are graded from 0-5. An Average is eventually calculated.

Individual ratings = 0-2: Bad | 2-3: Good | 3-4: Great | 4-5: Expert

Overall Average rating = 2.25-4.25 for Optimal Design Range (ODR)

ODR Scale

Tutorials are graded on a score of 0-5. The score is made up of 4 mechanics – Practice(time), Difficulty, Scalability & Functionality. Low to High.

Assigned Individual ratings from 0-5 could be looked at as levels –

0-2: Bad
2-3: Good
3-4: Great
4-5: Expert

No, it is not the best score. The best score is usually around 2.25-4.25. This range is called Optimal Design Range. We cover it more in-depth within this page.

Practice (time) – How much time does it take to practice the technique?
Difficulty – How difficult is the technique?
Scalability – How much would the technique be used day-to-day?
Functionality – How much does it serve the outcomes purpose?

Article Practice Scalability Difficulty Functionality Average Rating
Selection Tools 101 – Complete Guide to Affinity Photo IPad 4 5 2.5 5 4.125
The Pen Tool in Affinity Photo iPad | How to (2023) 4.5 5 3.5 5 4.5
Exploring Personas | An Affinity Photo iPad Tutorial 4.5 5 3.5 5 4.5
Smoke (Dispersion) Effect – Affinity Photo iPad Tutorial (2023) 3 2 4 2.5 2.875
How to Recolour in Affinity Photo iPad: The Ultimate Guide 4 5 3 5 4.25
How to Setup & Resize Document | Affinity Photo iPad (2023) 1 3.5 1 3.5 2.25
How to Crop in Affinity Photo iPad: The Ultimate Guide 1.5 3 1.5 4.5 2.625
How to Remove Objects in Affinity Photo iPad 2.5 5 2.5 5 3.75
Blend Ranges (blend if) – Affinity Photo iPad Tutorial 2.5 4 2.5 4 3.25
Adding Borders and Frames in Affinity Photo iPad | Easy Steps! 3 4 2 4 3.25
Masking A-Z in Affinity Photo iPad | Complete Guide (2023) 4 5 3 5 4.25
Affinity Photo Tools: A Complete Guide 5 5 3 5 4.5
How to Create Mockups in Affinity Photo: The Ultimate Guide 1.5 4 1.5 5 3
How to Resize the Canvas in Affinity Photo | A Complete Guide 1 3.5 1 3.5 2.25
Affinity Photo Essential Keyboard Shortcuts 5 5 3.5 5 4.625
Transform, Move & More | Affinity Photo Tutorial (2023) 3.5 4 3 5 3.875
How to Use Photoshop Plugins in Affinity Photo | Ultimate Guide (2023) 3.5 1 5 1.5 2.75
How to Export in Affinity Photo | Deep Dive (2023) 2.5 4 3 5 3.625
Selection Tools 101 | A Complete Affinity Photo Guide 4 5 4 5 4.5
Shadows and Highlights in Affinity Photo | Masterclass (2023) 4 4 3.5 5 4.125
Adjustment Layers 101 | How they work in Affinity Photo 5 5 4 5 4.75
Adding Frames and Borders in Affinity Photo (2023) 3 4 3 4 3.5
How to Remove Background in Affinity Photo | Complete Guide (2023) 4 5 3 4 4
Blending Modes in Affinity Photo (Desktop & iPad) | Complete Guide (2023) 3 5 4 5 4.25
High Pass Filter in Affinity Photo | A Comprehensive Guide 2 2.5 2 4 2.625
Text in Affinity Photo: Tips and Tools 3.5 5 2 5 3.875
Drawing Lines and Shapes in Affinity Photo (2022) 2 4 2 5 3.25
Layers in Affinity Photo | Explained (2022) 4 5 1.5 5 3.875
Recolour in Affinity Photo | Complete Guide (2022) 4 5 2.5 5 4.125
Masking in Affinity Photo | A Complete Guide (2022) 4 5 3 5 4.25
How to Blur in Affinity Photo | Comprehensive Guide (2023) 3.5 4.5 2.5 5 3.875
Remove Noise in Affinity Photo | Ultimate Guide (2022) 1 3 1 4 2.25
Remove Anything In Affinity Photo! (Backgrounds, Objects & More) 3 1.5 2.5 5 3
Using the Pen Tool in Affinity Photo (2022) 4.5 5 2 5 4.125
Live Filter Layers In Affinity Photo (2023) 2 5 1.5 5 3.375
Five Personas of Affinity Photo | A Comprehensive Guide (2023) 2 5 2.5 5 3.625

Gimp.

Photo editing, manipulation & more

Individual ratings =0-2: Bad | 2-3: Good | 3-4: Great | 4-5: Expert
Overall Average rating = 2.25-4.25 for Optimal Design Range

Article Practice Scalability Difficulty Functionality Average Rating

Photopea.

Forget Photoshop. This is our top pick.

Individual ratings =0-2: Bad | 2-3: Good | 3-4: Great | 4-5: Expert
Overall Average rating = 2.25-4.25 for Optimal Design Range

Article Practice Scalability Difficulty Functionality Average Rating

Affinity Photo.

Affinity Photo tutorials, rated & sorted. For you.

Affinity Photo Desktop

Individual ratings =0-2: Bad | 2-3: Good | 3-4: Great | 4-5: Expert
Overall Average rating = 2.25-4.25 for Optimal Design Range

Article Practice Scalability Difficulty Functionality Average Rating
Affinity Photo Tools: A Complete Guide 5 5 3 5 4.5
How to Create Mockups in Affinity Photo: The Ultimate Guide 1.5 4 1.5 5 3
How to Resize the Canvas in Affinity Photo | A Complete Guide 1 3.5 1 3.5 2.25
Affinity Photo Essential Keyboard Shortcuts 5 5 3.5 5 4.625
Transform, Move & More | Affinity Photo Tutorial (2023) 3.5 4 3 5 3.875
How to Use Photoshop Plugins in Affinity Photo | Ultimate Guide (2023) 3.5 1 5 1.5 2.75
How to Export in Affinity Photo | Deep Dive (2023) 2.5 4 3 5 3.625
Selection Tools 101 | A Complete Affinity Photo Guide 4 5 4 5 4.5
Shadows and Highlights in Affinity Photo | Masterclass (2023) 4 4 3.5 5 4.125
Adjustment Layers 101 | How they work in Affinity Photo 5 5 4 5 4.75
Adding Frames and Borders in Affinity Photo (2023) 3 4 3 4 3.5
How to Remove Background in Affinity Photo | Complete Guide (2023) 4 5 3 4 4
Blending Modes in Affinity Photo (Desktop & iPad) | Complete Guide (2023) 3 5 4 5 4.25
High Pass Filter in Affinity Photo | A Comprehensive Guide 2 2.5 2 4 2.625
Text in Affinity Photo: Tips and Tools 3.5 5 2 5 3.875
Drawing Lines and Shapes in Affinity Photo (2022) 2 4 2 5 3.25
Layers in Affinity Photo | Explained (2022) 4 5 1.5 5 3.875
Recolour in Affinity Photo | Complete Guide (2022) 4 5 2.5 5 4.125
Masking in Affinity Photo | A Complete Guide (2022) 4 5 3 5 4.25
How to Blur in Affinity Photo | Comprehensive Guide (2023) 3.5 4.5 2.5 5 3.875
Remove Noise in Affinity Photo | Ultimate Guide (2022) 1 3 1 4 2.25
Remove Anything In Affinity Photo! (Backgrounds, Objects & More) 3 1.5 2.5 5 3
Using the Pen Tool in Affinity Photo (2022) 4.5 5 2 5 4.125
Live Filter Layers In Affinity Photo (2023) 2 5 1.5 5 3.375
Five Personas of Affinity Photo | A Comprehensive Guide (2023) 2 5 2.5 5 3.625

Affinity Photo ipad

Individual ratings =0-2: Bad | 2-3: Good | 3-4: Great | 4-5: Expert
Overall Average rating = 2.25-4.25 for Optimal Design Range

Article Practice Scalability Difficulty Functionality Average Rating
Selection Tools 101 – Complete Guide to Affinity Photo IPad 4 5 2.5 5 4.125
The Pen Tool in Affinity Photo iPad | How to (2023) 4.5 5 3.5 5 4.5
Exploring Personas | An Affinity Photo iPad Tutorial 4.5 5 3.5 5 4.5
Smoke (Dispersion) Effect – Affinity Photo iPad Tutorial (2023) 3 2 4 2.5 2.875
How to Recolour in Affinity Photo iPad: The Ultimate Guide 4 5 3 5 4.25
How to Setup & Resize Document | Affinity Photo iPad (2023) 1 3.5 1 3.5 2.25
How to Crop in Affinity Photo iPad: The Ultimate Guide 1.5 3 1.5 4.5 2.625
How to Remove Objects in Affinity Photo iPad 2.5 5 2.5 5 3.75
Blend Ranges (blend if) – Affinity Photo iPad Tutorial 2.5 4 2.5 4 3.25
Adding Borders and Frames in Affinity Photo iPad | Easy Steps! 3 4 2 4 3.25
Masking A-Z in Affinity Photo iPad | Complete Guide (2023) 4 5 3 5 4.25
Blending Modes in Affinity Photo (Desktop & iPad) | Complete Guide (2023) 3 5 4 5 4.25

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