Affinity Designer for Windows beta opens to the public, download for free

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Email Twitter: @TheJackah Jun 30th, 2016 inNews

Serif, the company behind Affinity Designer, has launched its open beta for the award-winning design software, allowing designers to use the software for free during the beta period.

Affinity Designer aims to be a replacement for Adobe’s Photoshop, by providing more refined tools and greater performance over its competitor. The software was awarded Apple’s Design Award in 2015 for its aesthetics.

Take a look at the program in action with a video that Serif posted on its website:

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Affinity Designer for Windows

Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available and is now available for Windows!

More info: affinity.serif.com/designer

Artworks:
All artwork created in Affinity Designer and used under license: 'BB-8' created by Magic Chen. 'Extreme Surfer' created by Man-Tsun. 'Toxic Land Comic' and 'Native Plutonian/Robot' created by Frankentoon. 'Orbit', 'Artboards' and 'Edit 16'' created by Sam Milton. 'Bubble' created by Isabel Aracama Gardoqui. 'León flexo cromático' created by Oban Velasquez. 'The Meeting' created by Paolo Limoncelli. All other artwork created by Neil Ladkin and Ian Cornwall from the Affinity Team.

Stock clips:
Video clips used under license from Shutterstock.com

Music:
'Guardians' by Bob Bradley and Terry Devine-King. Used under licence.

As can be expected, this beta doesn’t include every feature off-the-bat, however, it offers most of the tools designers would need to get started, including:

  • Layers
  • Unlimited redo history
  • Saved styles
  • Special effects
  • Export into multiple formats, including: PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PDF, SVG WMF and EPS

It would take all day to list every feature – and that’s one of the main selling points for Affinity Designer. It comes with everything a designer would need to bring the best out in their designs. When booting-up the program, it shows off some of the featured work that has been completed using its tools, giving an idea of how it can be used, both in the real-world and for testing.

To sign-up for the beta and download Affinity Design, head over here.

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