Affinity Designer is a proprietary vector graphics editor for Apple macOS, and Microsoft Windows. Affinity Designer practically does it all, one is equipped with the ability to select their document type, preset, unit of measurement, color format, color profile and so much more! Additionally, the user is given the ability to select their DPI (Dots Per Inch), as well as the page's width & height. Another interesting feature that we found through our utilization of the Affinity Designer, is one can open several different file types, including .pdf files – on top of that, one can even select the page(s) they’d like to open from said .pdf file.
Affinity Designer also allows users to export their project(s) in various file types and formats, including, but not limited to: .png, .jpeg, .gif, .tiff, .psd, .pdf, .svg, and so much more – which makes Affinity Designer incredibly convenient for the user (as it can be quite a tedious task when switching between the various different editors simply to change and export a file).
One has complete control over the design environment and may group, and ungroup vector elements with ease; additionally, users can readily access all shapes within their vector's layer and adjust them accordingly. Affinity Designer also allows users to apply various beautiful layer effects, styles, and text styles as seen below.
Overall, those of us at Axios Arts rate Affinity at a whopping 10/10, their tools, functionalities, and vast file-type support is absolutely incredible, and we absolutely adore the canvas responsiveness. Additionally, the Affinity Designer is only a one-time payment of $49.99, and offers a Grade UI Kit (over 1,000 fully customizable elements, icons, panels, and buttons), thus making it absolutely ideal for utilization by professionals, or even those looking to step their design game up. Affinity has become an integral part in our day-to-day operations as Graphic Designers and Illustrators; it's constantly being utilized as a means to quickly adjust print files (which are then used on our awesome merchandise).
Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its core. With continuous innovation and development, the result is a ground-breaking application that will revolutionize how you work.
IT'S FAST – REALLY FAST
- Pan and zoom at 60fps
- Live previews of transforms in the correct Z-order
- Real-time gradients, effects, blend modes and adjustments
- Always fast, whatever the complexity or size of your artwork
- 64-bit multi-core optimization and hardware acceleration
NO SUBSCRIPTIONS – FREE TO TRY, ONE PRICE TO BUY
- No subscription charges! Designed for pros, priced for all designers
- Updates available as we improve
- Light or dark user interface
- Create and save your own custom keyboard shortcuts
- Create your own toolbars and toolbar layouts
- Reorganize on-screen panels, float or dock as preferred
- Tweak UI tool size and choose monochrome or colored buttons
- Search Preferences and set up Affinity Designer to your taste