Walking a fine line
Great 10th anniversary edition, guys. I thought you trod a fine line between celebrating some of the best artists you’ve brought us over the years, without travelling too far up your own buttholes. I’ve seen some magazines spend their birthday issues slapping themselves on the back so much, it’s embarrassing. But you managed to mark the occasion while still bringing us amazing art and brilliant interviews. Congrats on surviving this long in a world where a lot of supposedly bigger mags, like FHM, have gone out of business. Please keep up the good work for another decade at least, as I don’t know what I would do without you.
One gripe, though. In your roundup of cheap alternatives to Photoshop Elements you didn’t mention Affinity Photo. It’s only £40 and it does just about everything Elements does, and some things better. I’d urge anybody to check it out. Mary Davis, via email Beren replies Hey Mary! Haha, many thanks for the compliment. We all worked hard on the 10-year anniversary issue, and hopefully produced something worthy of such a big celebration. I love the process of planning an issue, selecting the artists that we’d like to work with, the topics we cover and all that other jazz. Ultimately it’s all about them, and you, the readers, so hearing this is mighty fine indeed!
As for Affinity Photo – thanks for the heads up. We reviewed it back in February 2015. We will commission a workshop for it, but the trick there is finding an artist who uses the software. The search is on!
Reader Mary Davis believes Affinity Photo is a decent Photoshop Elements alternative.