Affinity Designer
Affinity Designer
1.7.1

4.7

Affinity Designer free download for Mac

Affinity Designer

1.7.1
19 June 2019

Vector graphic design software.

Overview

Affinity Designer is an incredibly accurate vector illustrator that feels fast and at home in the hands of creative professionals. It intuitively combines rock solid and crisp vector art with flexible layer management and an impressive range of high quality raster tools for finishing. With accuracy, quality and speed at the heart of every single design task, and the ability to finesse designs without switching apps, this fresh-faced multi-discipline illustrator lets creatives shine.

Vector tools
  • Node Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Vector Brush
  • Gradient Fill Tool
  • Transparency Tool
  • Crop Tool
  • Targeted Insert
  • Text
  • Alignment Guides
Raster tools
  • Lasso Tool
  • Selection Brush
  • Pixel Brush
  • Paint Brush
  • Eraser
  • Dodge
  • Burn
  • Smudge
  • Blur
  • Sharpen

What's new in Affinity Designer

Version 1.7.1:
  • 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.

Requirements for Affinity Designer

  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

46 Affinity Designer Reviews

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Tom-Fulery
06 September 2014

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The absolute best Mac drawing app since FreeHand. I've been using the free Beta for two months now and it continues to amaze me. Every week or so they add new features. The Beta is already indispensable, very fast and extremely easy to use, with more features than any other Mac drawing app, including 12 pro-level CYMK color profiles and even Freehand document support, so I can finally open my old FreeHand files. After its release (sometime in October, I think) it will rival Illustrator. And at this rate, it won't be long till it surpasses it. At only $60, it is a truly incredible professional vector graphics program. The Beta is free until the release date.
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Version 1.0.17510
badbadger
26 July 2019
A great app, for the price. Simple, fast, with CMYK support. Without all the unnecessary things that nobody uses.
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Version 1.7.1
Macintosh-Sauce
24 June 2019
Affinity now sells Designer and Photo directly from their website. Try before you buy. They have a 20% sale going on right now too. I have all three applications for macOS 10.14/10.15 and Windows 10. For the Windows versions just replace "macos" in the links with "windows" Affinity Publisher https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/macos/publisher/1/ Affinity Designer https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/macos/designer/1/ Affinity Photo https://store.serif.com/en-us/update/macos/photo/1/
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Version 1.7.1
Derekcurrie
19 June 2019
Affinity Publisher out as of today, June 19th!
20% off. Looking great. Check the website for details:
https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/publisher/
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Version 1.6.1
Teksestro
07 June 2019
Amazing software, extremely stable, feature-full, rich - the kind of tool you can explore forever, and will always grow with your capabilities. The fact that the company is amazingly responsive and friendly is just icing on the cake!
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Version 1.7.0
benam
26 October 2018
Still learning it, but it's clearly very impressive software.
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Version 1.6.1
Cgntoonartist
01 August 2018
The best vector app for your PC, MAC, or iPad.
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Version 1.6.1
sbenitezb
11 April 2018
Incredible.
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Version 1.6.1
Wonderwarthog
16 March 2018
Affinity is so close to be awesome, but can be annoying as f**k at times. When you work with dual monitors the "everything in one window" paradigm sucks. Yes you can switch that off, but then the panels and windows just behave completely erratically. So you can essentially use Affinity Designer only on one monitor… Hm.
The keyboard modifiers for resizing layers (from the center, proportially, etc) are rather uncommon and every time it annoys the hell out of me. Just use the same as macOS uses for window resizing, or as Adobe or Sketch, puh-lease!
Same for the (partially non existing) keyboard shortcuts for selecting and resizing text.

And that black user interface.?Yes I know black computers are faster and black apps are pro-er. But the contrast is still crap, even when I adjust it in the preferences. Super hard to read. Ever heard of usability?
Having said all that, the overall feature set is pretty amazing and given that it comes subscription free is a big thumbs up for this app still.
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Version 1.6.1
Maclover1-1
02 March 2018
Since no-one answers on your support forums... Maybe you'll take the hint here: FIX THE FLOATING TOOLS AND PANELS THAT CURRENTLY APPEAR ON TOP OF THE FINDER WINDOW WHEN OPENING A FILE.. THIS IS SO ANNOYING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OR MAYBE MAC USERS COME SECOND? Good product, terrible support.. actually no support whatsoever, on forum only users help each other. Guess it's the Apple model :/
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Version 1.6.1
4 answer(s)
Tim27
Tim27
02 March 2018
Literally, every app has panels that are visible when opening a file. This is not a bug. That's the way the Mac OS works.
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Iztoubade
Iztoubade
02 March 2018
Not sure what the problem is. Affinity Designer is not a file viewer, but a tool to do some creative work in. You need tools at hand to do that. They are in panels around the document window. They don't need to be floating, though. They can be docked. You can also press the tab key to toggle all the UI, if needed.
My experience with the forums is that there are several admins and developers present from Serif answering questions all the time.
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Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
03 March 2018
This is NOT what I'm talking about, here is an image !!!
https://www.evernote.com/l/AAParXYtvKxPpr2GvFzIedIz82mjS28WfyU
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Iztoubade
Iztoubade
05 March 2018
I see what you mean. I haven't seen it myself because I almost always have all my panels docked. According to some thread in the forum there are some other situations were undocked panels covers drop-down menus and dialogues. They have the issue logged. I can only assume it will be taken care of, eventually.
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fleur2metaline-1
22 January 2018
Still no possibility to fill a form with a tiled bitmap sized at 100% !
Other tools do it, such as Gravit designer, Graphic...
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Version 1.6
2 answer(s)
Tim27
Tim27
02 March 2018
What do you mean by "fill a form"?
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fleur2metaline-1
fleur2metaline-1
02 March 2018
Draw an ellipse of 400px, select the filling tool with the Bitmap type, choose one of 50px and try to repeat it to fill the circle.
Then enlarge the ellipse and check that the bitmap multiplies itself horizontally and vertically every 50px.
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