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Affinity Designer
4.5 (22)
macOS
Affinity Designer
macOS
Rating (Average):
4.5 (1274)
Rating (Current): 
4.5 (22)
** Apple Design Award Winner **

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 revolutionise how you work.


Real-time performance
• Panning and zooming is always live at 60fps
• Live gradients, transforms, effects and adjustments
• Optimised for documents of any complexity, zoom to over 1,000,000% for absolute precision
• Live pixel, retina and wireframe view of vector artwork in and out of split screen mode
• Seamless switching between tools and editing modes for frustration-free design

Precise vector tools
• Rock solid vector tools that work just the way you want them to
• The best pen tool, node tool, curve editing and smart shape tools available
• Pencil and brush stabilisation for drawing super-smooth curves freehand
• Non-destructive boolean operations
• Live effects, blend modes and image adjustments
• Incredibly smooth gradient and transparency controls

Raster or vector, you decide
• With a single click switch between vector and raster workspaces
• Use the strengths of vector and raster behaviours for the best of both worlds
• High quality raster tools for texturing, masking and finishing artwork. Create your own brushes too.
• True creative freedom not found in other apps.

Sophisticated typography
• Flexible text handling including comprehensive support for OpenType
• Artistic text and text frames
• Full control over character and paragraph styles
• Flow text along any drawn path

Built for your workflow
• Unlimited artboards
• Saveable history with alternate futures
• Customisable keyboard shortcuts
• PSD, AI, PDF, EPS, SVG, JPG, TIFF and EXR file support
• Advanced grids, snapping and alignment
• Linked symbols and constraints

Perfect colour and output
• Professional CMYK, LAB, RGB and Grayscale colour models
• Full 16-bit per channel editing
• End-to-end ICC colour management
• Slice export for exporting multiple elements in a single click
• Live pixel preview to see exactly how your design will export

Built for Mac
• Takes full advantage of the latest macOS technologies including Metal compute, OpenGL, Grand Central Dispatch and Core Graphics
• Full support for MacBook Pro's Touch Bar and Force Touch trackpad
• Fully optimised for 64-bit and multi-core processors
• Supports regular, retina and multi-monitor set ups
• External eGPU support
What's new in v1.7.1
• Support for multi-page Affinity Publisher documents
• Various stability and performance improvements
• HDR / EDR monitor support
• Arrowheads!
• Node tool now has transform mode for more freeform editing of nodes
• Pen tool now has a rubber band mode giving an accurate preview of how your next curve will look
• Node tool now allows for lasso selection of nodes
• New sculpt mode added to pencil enabling the manipulation of existing curves in a more natural way
• Alignment widgets have been added for much faster alignment operations
• Whole new isometric panel - allowing you to create and edit directly in any isometric plane
• All shape tools now allow you to save presets
• Add multiple strokes and fills to a single shape with the new appearance panel
• New point transform tool, allowing you to scale and rotate objects from any node
• Many grid improvements, including a new cube grid and column guides
• Many PSD import / export improvements
• Layers Panel now includes options for transparent backgrounds, different thumbnail sizes and colour tagging.
• Pixel persona now supports Sub Brushes, symmetry (up to 32-way) and on-the-fly nozzle rotation
• Alternate futures for document history have been added.
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