What Is Affinity Designer?
Vector graphics tool designed to help graphic designers, web designers, game developers, and professional illustrators create UI/UX designs, typography, icons, and concept art. Affinity Designer provides a contour tool, which enables designers to create abstract shapes for logos or architectural designs using artboards of any size. The solution also offers 100 percent zoom and pixel preview functionality, which lets teams view vectors in retina resolution to maintain the accuracy of the artwork.
Who Uses Affinity Designer?
Professional graphic designers or businesses needing graphic design.
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Features of Affinity Designer
- 2D Drawing
- CAD Tools
- Collaboration Tools
- Data Import/Export
- Design Management
- Drag & Drop
- Image Editing
- Prototype Creation
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Reviews of Affinity Designer
Best Alternative for Adobe Illustrator
Comments: Overall, I am very happy with this app because I can finally work on vectors and graphic designs without worrying about monthly fees. It is so cheap and powerful. This is definitely the best alternative for Adobe Illustrator.
I was an avid user of Adobe Illustrator before they changed into a subscription model. When I learned about Affinity Designer, I grabbed it immediately without second thoughts. It works great and has all the features and tools I need for my work and business. You just have to pay once and you get all future updates for life! Also, their mobile app comes free after your purchase. How cool is that? The app can be used on desktops and/or tablets. I have tried it on my iPad Pro and it's really fun to use, though I'd still prefer working on a computer. The price is so cheap and hard to beat. I will never look back after using this software for almost 5 years. I am now a fan and I highly recommend this app.
There is nothing to dislike with this software. I never had any issues or crashes so far. I love it!
The versatile tool for your graphics
Comments: For my graphic work, Affinity is sufficient.
Is much cheaper compared to competing tools.
It doesn't have as many features as photoshop.
Good for A Small Project
Comments: Overall, the app is decent but it needs to be easier to learn and operate. Certain features are easier than others but the program is still good to work on small projects.
It allows you to complete projects using minimal features on portable devices. So you can basically design on the go.
The features although it allows you to work on the go are not easy to figure out. Therefore the program has a learning curve that takes longer than others which is a little off-putting.
Versatility and Easy to Learn
Time saving: - Repetitive tasks:
There are some intuitive features I'm learning about, while I was creating a template for printable stickers, I discovered after one 'duplicate' was dragged under the last, the next one would go to the space under that one (with just using the duplicate again). Saving time as I learn more and more.
This is the easiest to learn in graphic design software. I like that I can edit parts of a design and link or embed the update. I have created book covers (for print), e-book templates, and recently a sticker series (convention logo sticker items for event items). It has helped me save time (revising templates instead of building from scratch with each one), and I was able to create exactly what the client wanted. I've also created marketing graphics for social and launches of books and media (for clients). I can create custom templates to save time with each project (and there are a lot of built in custom templates already).
The main thing I like the least is that the Affinity software is not 'one' integration. It is three different programs. This is not my favorite thing for a few reasons, but, mostly I wish they were one, because I have started at least three projects in the wrong one (of the three I have).
Affinity Designer for the win!!!!!!
Comments: Affinity Designer has been great for vector graphics designing for print and digital. With the seamless integration between Designer, Photo, & Publisher our materials look much cleaner.
What do I like most about Affinity Designer? EVERYTHING!!! This software replaced an older version of Adobe Suite Desktop. No subscription plan and excellent updates were among the winning reason to switch.
If I had to pick something to not like, it would be that some of my presets and LUT functions could not be imported into Affinity. I do run into some minor issues with layers when importing AI files.