Professional graphic design software for the Mac
Imagined by designers, created for Mac
Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Whether you’re working on graphics for marketing materials, websites, icons, UI design or just like creating cool concept art, Affinity Designer will revolutionise how you work.
It’s fast. Really fast.
We don’t do spinning beach balls. Working in Affinity Designer is always live – pan and zoom at 60fps, transform objects in correct z-order, make adjustments or apply effects in realtime and always see live previews of brushes or tools. Whether it’s a 100 megapixel image or the most complex vector drawing with thousands of curves, it’s still the same and never runs out of memory. You have never experienced anything like it.
Tools that will blow your mind
Rock solid tools
All the tools you would expect from a professional vector design app. They just work – in precisely the way you want them to.
- Node Tool
- Pen Tool
- Pencil Tool
- Vector Brush
- Gradient Fill Tool
- Transparency Tool
- Crop Tool
- Targeted Insert
- Alignment Guides
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.
- Lasso Tool
- Selection Brush
- Pixel Brush
- Paint Brush
With a fully customisable workspace, including docked and floating UI modes, Affinity Designer lets you work how you want to work. Every Mac OS X workflow feature is supported including iCloud, Full Screen and Spaces.
It’s all in the details
Beautiful vector brushes
Affinity Designer allows you to stay in the vector domain while harnessing the organic properties of texture and pressure. You can use pressure from a stylus – or velocity – as a controller to produce beautiful, clean strokes that are fully editable. With the added flexibility of brush texture and variable opacity you can create truly natural looking artwork with all the benefits of vector editing.
Enhance with pixels
Use pixel brush tools to paint inside and erase vectors in a non-destructive manner. Paint shadows, highlights and textures onto your vectors shapes and continue to benefit from their precision and sharpness. Affinity Designer even lets you paint away parts of vector shapes with pixel tools, leaving all your curves intact.
Throw some shapes
Affinity Designer delivers a comprehensive library of customisable, accurate shapes. With smart-snapping indicators and a full set of Boolean geometry operations (including Divide) you can create beautiful complex geometry quickly and accurately.
Experience the best PSD import engine out there – meaning you can reliably collaborate with Adobe® Photoshop® users whilst enjoying the unique benefits of Affinity Designer. Full support for AI (PDF stream), PSD, PDF and SVG files gives you all the flexibility you need and means whether you switch to Affinity Designer for all your work, or just elements of what you do, it’s completely painless.
Work in any colour space
RGB, CMYK, LAB, Greyscale. End-to-end colour-managed workflow along with 16-bit channel support is built into Affinity from the ground up.
Powerful image slices
In Export mode you get total control over image export. Select areas, layers or objects to export, controlling each item’s output settings independently. For efficient web and UI design, automatically create standard and retina versions of everything in one go.
More essential features…
Apply nondestructive image adjustments to raster or vector art.
Glows, shadows, blurs and more on any object, any layer.
Professional blend modes aren’t only for bitmaps.
Because we can.
Use the History panel to move through your design edits in realtime.
Complete control of pressure, speed and tablet shortcuts.