A really good vector drawing app like Adobe Illustrator alternative.
Affinity Designer full version is a professional graphic designer for concept art, poster, print projects, UI designs, logos, icons, mock-ups, and more.
At first, it started as a Mac app but recently it released its Windows beta. Now the Mac app costs about 50 dollars but the Windows beta is completely free.
This app does a lot of features. It shows them creating layouts and manipulating drawing textures and doing all sorts of different things.
I’m going to be focusing mainly on the vector aspect of it and drawing and illustrating it.
Draw a Persona
It has different workspaces that refer to personas now. You can easily draw a persona by using many interactive tools.
There’s one for a pixel which is for rendering pixels and there’s another one built for exporting assets which is kind of nice.
If you’re into that sort of thing so let’s take a look at some of the tools in the draw personal. Full version $54 only.
Vector Drawing App
It’s a good solid vector drawing app. There’s the pen tool, drawing tool, arrow tool black and white selection arrow tool, etc.
You’re familiar with Illustrator looking at the pen tool. It is a little bit better than Illustrators. Because the hit area on those anchor points is bigger and easier to touch.
This is really good at opening Photoshop files.
It renames the layers for you or forgets the layer names. It loses your guidelines. Just forgets your layer folders and fonts. So many apps screw up fonts when you open up a Photoshop look.
This app is really kind of awesome and that’s those are the people who I think will really love something like this because it is good enough.
Profession Graphic Design
It is a pro-level app but you only pay once and if you’re only going to use it occasionally it fits that bill well especially when you get into how well it opens Photoshop documents.
Amazing Vector Tools
You can do with the app and ultimately affinity to me feels like a layout app that has some really amazing vector tools. It is not an amazing vector act that can also happen to do layouts.
The freehand drawing tool becomes really cool. It’s not like. It’s doing anything special or new or cool. You can go from one end of an element to another end of the element and draw lines between them.
Similar Adobe Illustrator
It’s just really nice usually in Adobe Illustrator. I’m freehand drawing a turn-off snapping because it wreaks havoc. So I toggle it off and I go back in. Then I have to zoom in and align all my lines manually by taking each anchor point and reshuffling it.
Affinity Designer 64-bit/ 32-bit Technical Details
|January 9, 2024
|Windows 8, Windows 10 (32-bit) / Windows 10 (64-bit) / Windows 11 (64-bit)
|Dot Net Framework