17 comments

  • Benjamin DautonBenjamin Dauton, almost 4 years ago

    I've seen their video here https://affinity.serif.com/fr/designer/ and just bought it...

    Doctor, am I a compulsive buyer?

    3 points
  • Ed FairmanEd Fairman, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    Has anyone had any long experience using Affinity Designer? Would you rate it? How does it compare to Photoshop / Sketch?

    1 point
    • Matthew MartinMatthew Martin, almost 4 years ago

      I wouldn't say I had a long experience with Affinity but I gave Affinity Photo a try and I was really impressed. I still use Sketch for UI design but I no longer need Photoshop for any kind of photo editing. I'm guessing Affinity Designer would be a similar experience to using Adobe Illustrator. These prices are a steal though!

      5 points
    • James FutheyJames Futhey, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

      I've used it for about 6 months, on and off. I thought they made a lot of very intuitive improvements and simplified a lot of things. I see it as a viable alternative to Illustrator, but I still prefer sketch for interface design. Seeing this promotion, I actually was hoping Affinity Photo was also half price!

      2 points
    • Jake ZienJake Zien, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

      I've been using it for about a year. At first I used it only sometimes, but now I have fully switched off of Photoshop and Illustrator—haven't opened either of them in over a month. I really, really love Affinity. It's extremely fast and intuitive, and very sturdy and stable—definitely leagues ahead of Sketch in that regard. Best of all, it's a real native Mac app. Going back to CC feels even jankier now. In many ways, Affinity feels like the way I wish Photoshop or Illustrator worked.

      1 point
  • Max LindMax Lind, almost 4 years ago

    I literally just bought this yesterday -- Ask DN: Affinity Designer (2016 Edition) ...so far so good, but I'd like to find some videos / tutorials to help aid my learning. :)

    0 points
  • Ronalds Vilcins, almost 4 years ago

    Finally bought it! :)

    0 points
  • Anand BongirAnand Bongir, almost 4 years ago

    This post made me buy Affinity Designer since I have been looking out for it for quite some time now. :)

    0 points
  • Weston VierreggerWeston Vierregger, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    TBH I really fell in love with Designer over the past couple months. The split "personas" letting you switch cleanly between vector/pixel spaces in the same design was great for me. In terms of features and general feel, I think it fits right in the middle between Sketch and PS/AI, if that makes sense.

    I never fully allowed myself to rethink my process enough for Sketch to really be exciting for me.

    Also, one major perk is that Affinity Designer can export a PSD or an AI from the same document, which for my job is crucial. We work with an international design team and not all designers have the ability to use Affinity Designer, so exporting to the de facto company standard (PSD or AI) is a must. Delivering a .sketch file to our team in Taiwan, for instance, would be a total no-go.

    Edit: Also, dark UI > light UI. ;)

    0 points
  • Marcus ZanonaMarcus Zanona, almost 4 years ago

    Right on time! Cha-ching!

    0 points