Vector art made easy
Get started with Serif’s brilliant Affinity Designer
Despite being fairly new, Affinity Designer has already proved to be a formidable competitor to other vector illustration software packages out there. At a fraction of the price of most, it’s an ideal piece of kit to create your masterpiece with.
Over the course of this series we will create a fish tank, populate it with fish, give them some home comforts and even create a rather appetising piece of bait.
In part one we will be learning the basics, as well as getting to grips with the layout. As this series progresses we will delve deeper into the tools, make use of the software’s great features and learn more about its different personas.
You’ll soon see that Affinity Designer has some truly amazing features and is more than capable of creating highly sophisticated results with real depth and detail. It gives you a great deal of control over your artwork as you are always able to go back and edit anything, and also has a very clever way of organising and grouping layers.
Affinity has some amazing features and creates highly sophisticated results with depth and detail
Despite primarily being a vector editor, it has many pixel tools and options too, such as blend modes.
By the series end you will have hopefully mastered the software and, from the price to its multitude of tools, we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we have grown to. James Robinson
Affinity is a great vector tool but also excels as a pseudo pixel editor, with an array of export options.