Affinity Designer 2017-2018 Latest Version Full Free Download
Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites, icons, UI design or just like creating cool concept art, Affinity Designer will revolutionize how you work.
It takes full advantage of macOS technologies such as OpenGL, Grand Central Dispatch, Core Graphics and is fully optimized for 64-bit and multi-core processors to squeeze every ounce of available performance from your hardware – so it’s seriously fast. Whether it’s a 100-megapixel image or the most complex vector drawing with thousands of curves, you still pan and zoom at 60fps, move objects in correct z-order and see live views of all adjustments, brushes, and effects as you’re working with no compromise.
Experience the best PSD import engine out there – making it easy to collaborate with other creative professionals. Along with support for PSD, PDF, SVG, AI (PDF Stream), Freehand and EPS files you get all the flexibility you need so whether you switch to Affinity Designer for all your work, or just elements of what you do, it’s completely painless.
With professional color model support, full 16-bit per channel editing, real-time pixel preview, image slices, masks, adjustment layers and tablet support, Affinity Designer is a serious tool for creative professionals.
Managing and finding fonts got way better in 1.6. Canvas rotation is a feature that even Illustrator doesn’t have and is a wonderful addition to a drawing program. Affinity Photo looks to be a very interesting Photoshop / Camera Raw competitor that Design works very well with, in fact, it has even tighter intimation then the Adobe apps do.
The idea was to develop a whole new range of professional graphics software. These apps would be special in their conception – built from the ground up with the workflow of creative professionals in mind. It meant throwing away all the code we had built up over the years, but he wanted to create something that would set a new, higher standard for creative design apps. His vision set out the key criteria that this new range would have to fulfill:
- Lightning fast – in particular taking advantage of all latest CPU and GPU chipsets available
- Cover the core disciplines of photo editing, vector drawing, and desktop publishing
- Use exactly the same file format between applications
- Have no bloat – utilize a concept of personas to organize the UI into different use cases
- Be unashamedly pro – core requirements like CMYK and 16 bit would be built in from the start and not allow wizards or anything else get in the way of a pro workflow
I do have on the main complaint with Designer though. Affinity Designer find working with gradients is more difficult than other drawing programs such as iDraw and FreeHand. For an example, if I have a color in the middle that I want to drag to the end this is not so easily done. I would like to think that this will get fixed at some point but talking to the developers they didn’t seem to see this as being a problem. Other then that my interaction with the developers at Serif has been fantastic and they have already fixed some of the problems I had with earlier versions of the AD.
I have been using Affinity Designer for over a year now and have nothing but good things to say. Very simple user interface and it’s easy to pick up fairly quickly. I had no experience with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator before and was able to learn Designer within a week. The Affinity Workbook is also super helpful for figuring out what all the icons and options are! Affinity Designer is always very fast and robust: I love the addition of Assets and I’m constantly adding to and organizing my Assets library. Also, the latest update with all the free graphics is awesome!! The Affinity team is really dedicated to customer satisfaction and I find it refreshing.
Pros: I love the cost of Affinity Designer. A one-off straightforward price. The features are more than adequate for most designers and it competes with the behemoths of Design/Drawing software.
Cons: The only issue for me was the changeover from my other design software. Having to relearn toolbars, shortcuts and menus took a little while, but cost savings overall made it worth the effort.
Overall: Affinity Designer has saved me hundreds in subscriber fees to its major competitor.