Retouch your photos and improve their appearance and quality using the advanced color and lighting manipulation tools this application provides
What's new in Affinity Designer 188.8.131.521:Fixes & Improvements: Fixed Refine Selection as New Layer with Mask preventing rendering of Artboards Fixed Brush Hardness changing when swapping tools Fixed document with 'Save History' failing to save after promoting a Group to a Layer
Following the steps of its older Mac OS brother, Affinity Designer for Windows delivers a professional-grade photo editing and design application ready to assist you in creating compelling graphics and retouch images to obtain results of a better quality.
Use Personas to define your working environment
Before starting to work with Affinity Designer, you should understand its approach, which is a little different. Depending on what your goal is, you should choose a particular 'Persona', which is a name for the various ways of working with the application.
Each Persona changes the working environment, providing another toolset. The default one is the Draw Persona, which encompasses all the vector tools. The Pixel Persona brings to the table additional pixel editing tools, whereas the Export Persona helps you pick areas for export.
An assortment of raster tools, adjustment options and graphic effects
Once the working environment is chosen, you can open an image for retouching or create a new project from scratch. Affinity Designer supports multiple layers and bundles a generous collection of raster tools you can work with to create realistic artwork. Pencils and brushes, fill and transparency control tools, shapes, and vector cropping tools are all one-click away in the toolbox, each accompanied by a few instructions displayed right in the main window.
A variety of effects is available to help you transform your photo and enhance its appearance. Moreover, you can tamper with exposure and white balance, shadows and highlights, brightness and contrast, colors, vibrance, and more. Basic layer manipulation controls are also within reach, allowing you to align, rotate, flip, and arrange objects.
A flexible graphic design app with a rich feature set
Combining pixel editing with vector design options, Affinity Designer brings versatility into the spotlight, allowing both photo retouching and graphic material creation.
The feature set is promising and turns it into a viable competitor for the big players in the design area. But you'll just have to give it a try to see for yourself.
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION10-day trial SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSMouse or equivalent input device 2GB RAM (4G RAM recommended) Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768 (at 100% scaling) 1280 x 960 (at 125% scaling) 1600 x 1024 (at 150% scaling) 1920 x 1440 (at 200% scaling)