Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on branding, concept art, print projects, icons, UI, UX, or web mock ups, Affinity Designer will revolutionise how you work, on macOS and Windows.
Design tools redefined
All the tools you need in a professional vector design app, from an incredible precise pen tool to a super smooth gradient tool. All carefully considered and meticulously developed, they just work—in precisely the way you want them to.
Built for your workflow
With core principles of performance, stability and lack of bloat, Affinity Designer has been meticulously crafted for a professional workflow.
Cross platform performance
With a professional pedigree forged on Mac, and matched step for step on Windows, common file format delivers stunning results on either platform.
Unsurpassed speed and accuracy
Pan at 60fps and zoom to an eye-popping 10,000,000%, you’ll see all adjustments, effects, transformations and brushes in real time.
Work in any color space
RGB, CMYK, LAB, Grayscale. End-to-end CMYK workflow with ICC color management, and 16-bit per channel editing.
Unsurpassed file compatibility
The best PSD import engine available and full support for SVG, EPS, PDF, PDF/X and FH files means injecting Affinity Designer into your workflow is painless.
Pixel perfect control
With real-time pixel preview in standard or retina resolution available with a single click, you can always see what you’re going to get. Can’t achieve the perfect result purely in vector? Just edit the pixels — Affinity Designer has a full suite of raster tools too.
Non-destructive effects and adjustments
With a huge library of adjustment layers, effects and blend modes—combined with full support for masks and clipping layers—Affinity Designer offers the most advanced layer controls available in any vector based app.
Flexible workspaces… and workflows
With a focused, fully customisable workspace, including docked and floating UI modes, Affinity Designer lets you work how you want. Add regular and custom 2D and isometric grids for flexible layouts, work on multiple designs at once, and use macOS features like Split Screen and Full Screen. Plus, with savable history, unlimited undo and non-destructive filters and adjustments you can always go back and change your mind.
Use Force Touch, stylus pressure, tilt and other controls for natural-looking artwork. Edit vector brush strokes as cleanly and easily as regular curves, and add raster brushwork—on its own or with vector art—to add depth and high quality organic textures.
Rotate the canvas, blend colors, edit brush parameters, create your own brushes and nozzles, and import .abr brushes for complete control over your work.
Throw some shapes
Affinity Designer delivers a comprehensive set of shape primitives with easy controls for adjusting geometry with corner settings and smart snapping indicators. A full set of Boolean geometry operations, non-destructive compound shapes, and full node editing means you can create beautiful complex geometry in no time.
Just your type
Add artistic text for headlines, text frames of any shape, or text that follows any vector path. Apply sophisticated styling and ligatures, previewing all your available fonts and style sets in on-screen panels. All the controls you need are built in, including leading, kerning, baseline shift, tab stops – and now in version 1.5 you can create text styles across your document.
New professional print controls
Affinity Designer features full professional print output. Pantone® support, end-to-end CMYK and ICC color management are just part of it. You can also open, edit and output PDF/X files, set overprint controls, use spot colors, and add bleed area, trim and crop marks.
In export mode you get a complete workspace dedicated to image export. Select areas, layers or objects to export, controlling each item’s output settings independently. For efficient web and UI design, you can automatically create new files whenever your design changes, in whatever resolution, file format and folder structure you wish.
Common Affinity file format
Affinity’s shared file format makes mixed discipline design as smooth and simple as it should be. Open any native Affinity file in any Affinity app on any platform and just keep working – with shared history, unlimited undo and seamless switching. And for export, Affinity Designer takes all major file types in its stride.
Incredibly powerful artboards
In Affinity Designer you can create an unlimited number of different design variants, sizes and screens – laying them out in one document to see them all at once. When you come to export you get full control over what artboards to output and with what settings, dramatically simplifying your workflow for responsive and app design.
crash when making a gradient document fill global
Improved performance when History and Layers panel are visible
PDF Export bleed for artboards
PDF Export for some documents
Added bottom right resize grip corner to floating document windows
Added Float, Float All, Dock and Dock All commands to Window menu
Adjustment panels appearing at an invalid location if the panel was closed on a monitor which is then subsequently unplugged
metadata not loading for unicode paths opened via drag and drop
failure to close down due to waiting for invalid files to finish opening
Text Styles panel to reflect the document defaults when no text is selected
Layers panel to add more distinction between clipped and nested layers
document DPI showing decimal places
Workspaces getting reset when new panels are added in updates
vector export of clips on rasterised items
Fit/Shrink to printable not fitting to printer margins
second Print having a zero size document in printer dialog
exporting artboards to include any adjustments drawn on top of it, even if they are outside of the artboard
fonts being rejected if they had a space in their Postscript name
being unable to move the Greyness node in Layer Effects > Colour Overlay
Improved resizing of floating document windows
closing a floating window through the taskbar closes the app
Alignment Editor applying a second time
being unable to adjust custom wet edges spline
sporadic hanging when opening many image files at once