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Anyone using Affinity Designer?

Community Leader
Cristian B Member Since: Aug 23, 2017
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Hey guys,

Are there designers using Affinity Designer as their main app for UI design? I personally didn't expect much of it, but it became my main app pretty quick, I really really like it, especially since I really don't like Photoshop and I had to find a replacement for Fireworks, which was my main app until recently. Also, are there still people enjoying working with Fireworks from time to time? Smiley Very Happy I know, I know, it's 2018, but I still use it, even though Adobe dropped it 100 years ago Smiley Happy

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Samrat C Member Since: Jun 1, 2016
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Hi Chris,


I've recently purchased Affinity Designer. It's just awesome. I think the price of the software is too low especially if you consider its functionality.


Community Leader
Cristian B Member Since: Aug 23, 2017
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Hi Samrat,

It is, isn't it? It's so amazing, I'm so excited about it. It's so easy to learn, took me a bit over an hours to learn it and two days to become fully comfortable with it. I really hope this will become the industry standard, I hate Photoshop with a passion Smiley Very Happy Nothing makes sense in Photoshop. Plus it's ridiculously overpriced.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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I Looooooooooooooooove Photoshop for photo-editing. I've even used it for all sorts of stuff it is not really meant to be used for, but really for messing with photos there is nothing like it.

(Petra toodles off to google Affiity...)

OK... So I've just looked at Affinity. That is ***CHEAP*** I might just get it to play around with...

Community Leader
Cristian B Member Since: Aug 23, 2017
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I don't do photo editing, I was referring to UI design Smiley Happy Although there is Affinity Photo for photo editingm which looks pretty amazing.

edit: designing in a photo editing app doesn't make sense to me, that's why I always avoided Photoshop. Plus I really dislike the interface and workflow.

Active Member
Igor B Member Since: Mar 4, 2018
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Agree with Cristian! Affinity Designer is awesome!

Community Guru
Jo-An B Member Since: Aug 2, 2016
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Thanks for the inputs Cristian. This will be very helpful to our Community members here.

~ Jo-An

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Sebastian Z Member Since: Sep 17, 2017
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Affinity Designer would be the one that's supposed to compete with Illustrator, right?

My only interactin with it was through seeing a couple of youtube videos pop up about it. Is it really that good? What did you used to work on previously?
Nice to hear there are newer alternatives for design work popping up.
By the way, fireworks was great. It's pretty sad that Adobe decided to take it off the market. I used to work on it a lot back in the day. Can you still get some functionality out of it? Or does it feel a bit outdated?

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Gerald S Member Since: Apr 1, 2018
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Balsamiq Mockups is my go to UI design program.