Affinity Designer for Mac

Affinity Designer Software for Mac

Freedom to illustrate, precision for design. No Subscription
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The complete graphic design solution

Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available. Built from the ground up over a five-year period, every feature, tool, panel and function has been developed with the needs of creative professionals at its core. With continuous innovation and development, the result is a ground-breaking application that will revolutionise how you work.

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The tool of choice for beautiful illustrations

Used by professionals the world over as their go-to tool for vector illustration, Affinity Designer continues to raise the bar for creative software. Precise control over curves, eye-popping colours and blistering performance ensure stunning results every time.

Dazzling colours

Colour is at the heart of your design, and Affinity Designer delivers in droves. With support for all major formats, ICC profiles and the latest wide gamut displays you know your designs will pop. And with silky smooth gradients which always update live on your page, the control you have is limitless.

Precise curves

The fundamentals of crafting curves are covered expertly with the precision-engineered pen tool − and in combination with intuitive modifiers it’s the workhorse of everything you create. Swapping to the node or live corner tool allows you to re-sculpt, hone and adjust to perfection.

Flawless geometry

It’s hard to describe the joy you will feel in using the fully customisable live shapes in Affinity Designer. Not only are they incredibly fluid to adapt, we’ve added automatic snapping points to ensure spot-on geometry with everything you do.

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Brush stabilisation

An amazing addition, the rope and window stabilisers allow you to produce the smoothest, most accurate curves you ever thought possible – all using freehand pencil and brush tools.

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Non-destructive operations

Naturally you can combine shapes using Boolean operations, but to do it non-destructively so you can still move and edit the component parts? That gives you some serious power not found in other apps.

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Text to impress

Whether working with artistic text for headlines, or frames of text for body copy, you can add sophisticated styling and ligatures with full control over leading, kerning, tracking and more.

At any time convert your text to curves to take full control and produce your own exquisite, custom typography to add serious impact.

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Vector meets pixel in one harmonious workflow

One of the most powerful aspects of Affinity Designer is the ability to instantly switch into a pixel environment. Paint with raster brushes to add texture, add masks, make pixel selections, even add non-destructive adjustment layers. All without ever having to leave the app.

  • Adjustment layers
  • Mask layers
  • Blend modes
  • Raster brushes

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You aim for excellence, and in vector world that means 100% accurate designs every time. Affinity Designer gives you the confidence to create freely, all the while producing error free work.

One million+ percent zoom

You read that right. The power available under the hood is monumental. Yes that means incredible speed, real time adjustments and super smooth panning. But never is it more apparent than when you zoom. And then zoom some more… you can just keep going!

Advanced grids

The options you have for setting up grids is almost unlimited. Whether it’s a standard grid pattern, or full isometric with multiple planes, you have full control over spacing, sub divisions, gutters, angles and more.

Precision guides and snapping

Laying your designs out has never been easier with fully flexible guides and snapping options. You decide what you want to snap to, while seeing on-screen alignment guides and measurements − all updating live as you move or transform your objects.

Split screen and outline views

A simple keystroke will have you viewing your design as a complete wireframe, or even as a split screen if you wish. It’s the best way to see all the elements across all layers in your project, and adds a new level of efficiency to selecting the right target object every time.

Full optimisation for UI, websites and app design

If designing beautiful screens is your thing then Affinity Designer has an incredible feature set for that too. And when working on UI, UX or web mock up projects there’s nothing better than to know you have the toolset of a full blown professional graphic design application backing you up.

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Pixel perfect designs are assured by viewing your work in pixel preview mode. This allows you to view vectors in both standard and retina resolution, giving you a completely live view of how every element of your design will export.

Dynamic symbols

Symbols allow you to include unlimited instances of the same base object across your project. Edit one, and the rest update instantly. It’s easy to create multiple versions of symbols with some attributes detached, or even have symbols within symbols to allow some really innovative ways to speed up your workflow.

Designs that respond

In Affinity Designer you are not restricted to set absolute positions and sizes for objects − you can make these attributes relative to the artboard or container which they are in. This means you can design in a responsive way, with items moving and scaling automatically for different device sizes.

Artboards with no limits

Layout all your screens, pages, menus and other items in a single project across an unlimited number of artboards. You’re backed by the most advanced memory management system available, so no matter how big and complex you get it will never compromise performance.

Professional output for print, screen or collaboration

Advanced file support is at the core of the back-end technology behind Affinity Designer. All the major image and vector file types are supported, including full layered PSD support, so whether you’re directly outputting for
print, for the web or transferring between other apps it’s got you covered.

CMYK and spot colour for professional print

Pantone support, end-to-end CMYK and ICC colour management are just part of it. You can also open, edit and output PDF/X files, set overprint controls, use spot colours, and add bleed, trim and crop marks for press ready output.

Slice things up for UI, web and game design

Any number of objects, artboards, icons, buttons, logos, layers – or indeed just any drawn areas of your work − can all be exported with a single click in whatever resolutions and file formats you wish. You can even specify different folder locations for different elements in the same document, as well as automatically generate Xcode assets and Spine JSON from your designs if that’s your thing.

…and so much more

Here are just some of the other features avai

lable in this incredible app…

Layer effects

All common layer effects included such as shadows, glows, outline, 3D, Bevel, gradient overlay and more.

Cross platform (Windows, macOS)

Affinity Designer is available on Windows and macOS with perfect file format compatibility. We’re working on an iPad version too!

Customisable workspace

Choose between light and dark UI, as well as fully customisable toolbars and panels.

Asset management

A full asset management panel allows you to build up a gallery of objects, organised in your own folder structure, making them instantly available in all projects.

Power duplicate

Easily duplicate objects and repeat transforms all in one go.

Fully customisable shortcuts

Enhance productivity with a huge library of keyboard shortcuts for tools, menu functions, views and controls – all of which can be fully customised.

Canvas rotation

Rotate the page like you would when using paper to sketch – includes ability to map shortcuts to graphics tablets or keyboard controls.

Vector brushes

Apply realistic textured brush strokes along vector paths.

Transform panel

With full control to precisely adjust an object’s position, size, rotation and shear.

Pressure editor

Add and edit a pressure profile curve along any path.

Add noise

Apply noise to colour fills for a textured look to your work


Insert inside, paste inside

Easily add artwork, objects or brush strokes inside an existing shape.


Automatically distribute objects, or to your own specific choice of spacing.


Create unlimited palettes for your work, along with support for .ase files, Apple system palettes and more.

Saveable undo history

Undo history can be saved with your document, so whenever you come back to your work all your undo stages are always available.

Embed and place artwork

Embed Affinity files, PSDs or other file types to help keep larger designs organised.


Type text along any drawn path with full control over start and end points.

Live spell checking

Spellcheck on the fly, or on demand, with fully customisable dictionary.

Smart colour picker

Dedicated tool to accurately pick colour, whether over your design or from any other window in your display.

Text styles

Full text style support allows you to link the styles of text objects, like for titles, sub titles and body copy, together.

Global colours

Change base colours and see all objects which use that colour all change simultaneously.

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