Better than Photoshop?
There are a couple of places where Affinity Photo does defeat Photoshop. One neat touch is nondestructive resizing. In Photoshop, layers must be converted to Smart Objects to do this, but in Affinity Photo it’s the default, so layers can be resized larger or smaller with no loss in quality. Another excellent feature is Live Previews. Found within several tools, it gives you an idea of how an effect will look before you’ve added it, which saves on endless undoing and redoing. Best of all is the Live Brush preview, which shows exactly how the brush will apply colour, including any opacity or blend mode settings. Handily, it works when painting layer masks too.