Affinity Designer Macbook

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Just as Serif is taking on Photoshop with its Affinity Photo editor and InDesign with Affinity Publisher, so Affinity Designer sees the company competing with Illustrator. This particular app was the first one to be released as part of the Affinity range, and over the course five years development has been strong.

Affinity Designer is an advanced graphic design application that provides all the tools and features you might need to prepare various graphic materials for websites, interface design, icons and even modern concept art. Professional-grade graphic design application for Mac users. 10 More Awesome Affinity Designer Brushes From Envato Elements. Here are ten more bonus Affinity Designer brushes from Envato Elements that you can keep handy for your creative projects. They come in a variety of styles and will produce results that have clients from every industry happy. Artista Affinity Designer Brushes (EPS, PNG, PDF).

Affinity Designer is a vector drawing app that, despite being amazingly cheap, offers professional-level tools that can be used for all manner of projects. While this is clearly a rival to the likes of Adobe Illustrator and Sketch, you'd be forgiven for initially dismissing it as being underpowered. But don't be fooled. Serif describes this software as a 'stripped back, pro-end workhorse', and it's absolutely right.

Designer can handle huge documents with ease and gives you the option of switching between vector and raster workspaces, and the ability to work in RGB or LAB color spaces at up to 32-bits per channel. There is a wide range of vector tools available in the app, and vectors can have an unlimited number of strokes and fills for maximum flexibility. Grids and guides are advanced and powerful, and the isometric option will be welcomed by many users.

For anyone switching from Illustrator or collaborating with Illustrator users, the good news is that Designer can open AI and EPS file, although sadly it's not possible to save as AI. There are a number of both pixel and vector brushes depending on which mode you're working on and, importantly, performance is impressive.

For all of its brilliance, Affinity Designer is lacking in a few areas. It's a shame to see that there is no support for scripting or animation, and also that there is no plugin support.

Ordinarily, there is a trial available that last just 10 days, but at time of writing this has been extended to 90 days. You'll need to register online though, as even the trial needs a serial code, which you can do here.


Affinity Designer is an astonishing achievement by Serif; this is a highly accomplished design tool which fits beautifully into the Affinity range and serves as a genuine alternative to the big names such as Illustrator.

A vector graphic design application that makes it easy for you to create, design and share marketing materials, concept art and other design elements

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What's new in Affinity Designer 1.9.3:

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • Compatibility and stability improvements.
Read the full changelog

Affinity Designer is an advanced graphic design application that provides all the tools and features you might need to prepare various graphic materials for websites, interface design, icons and even modern concept art.

Professional-grade graphic design application for Mac users

Affinity Designer comes with a versatile and fully customizable workspace that enables you to work with a docked or floating UI that seamlessly integrates with macOS' workflow features such as iCloud, Full Screen and Spaces.

From the main window you have instant access to a wide variety of design and graphic tools such as node, pen, crop, pencil and crop tools, as well as vector brushes, gradient fill tool, text, alignment guides and more.

Numerous highly customizable and powerful design tools

What is more, Affinity Designer offers accurate pixel control with a real-time pixel preview that allows you to edit in pixels if the desired result cannot be obtained solely in vector.

In addition, the suite of raster tools also includes lasso tool, pixel and paint brush, eraser, blur, dodge, burn, smudge, selection brush and sharpen.

Furthermore, you can use the pressure and velocity of a stylus and draw smooth, clean strokes that are fully editable. Consequently, you can enjoy the flexibility of brush texture and variable opacity and create natural-looking artwork while taking advantage of the benefits of vector editing.

Affinity Designer allows you to use pixel brush tools to erase and paint inside vectors in a non-destructive manner, a function that enables you to paint shadows, textures and highlights onto vector shapes with high precision.

Take advantage of the support for most popular file formats

On top of that, Affinity Designer delivers a broad collection of customizable shapes that you can adjust with the help of smart-snapping indicators and a full set of Boolean geometry operations.

Finally, Affinity Designer offers you the option to work in the desired color space, being it RGB, LAB, CMYK or Greyscale and comes with full support for AI, PSD, PDF and SVG files. At the same time, you can export areas, layers or objects independently with standard or retina versions.


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Affinity Designer 1.9.3

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