Graphic Design App 'Affinity Designer' Launches for iPad With Apple Pencil Support

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    App developer Serif today launched Affinity Designer for iPad [Direct Link], a precise vector graphic design tool that aims to help users create marketing materials, websites, icons, user interface designs, concept art, and more, all without needing to be tied to a desktop computer.

    The new app is based off the similarly titled Affinity Designer software available for Mac, and now optimized for iPad with Metal enhancements, full Apple Pencil support for drawing with pressure, tilt, and angle, and iCloud Drive integration for file storage and sharing.

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    When creating a design, Serif notes that panning and zooming is always live at 120 frames per second, and there are live gradients, transforms, effects, and adjustments available during the creation process. The app supports a split screen mode, wireframe view, and live pixel and retina view of vector artwork.

    In terms of color and output features, Affinity Designer for iPad supports the professional CMYK, LAB, RGB, and Grayscale color models, as well as full 16-bit per channel editing and end-to-end ICC color management. Check out more of the app's features below:
    In February, Serif updated its Affinity Photo iPad app with a suite of powerful features, including the ability to shoot in RAW or HDR video directly within the app. At the end of last year, Apple awarded Affinity Photo as iPad App of the Year for 2017.

    Affinity Designer is available for iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad (early 2017 and newer) for $13.99 [Direct Link], and requires iOS 11 or later.

    Article Link: Graphic Design App 'Affinity Designer' Launches for iPad With Apple Pencil Support
     
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    Just purchased - this should be an awesome app!
     
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    Finally!! I’m crying with joy right now. Bought and downloading!!
     
  4. IGI2 macrumors 6502

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    Great!

    It's a great app!

    Thanks for making the iPad version!

    Affinity +  = ❤️
     
  5. tubular macrumors 6502

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    This app is a delight on the Mac. Looking forward to trying it on the iPad.
     
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    Honestly this was an instant buy for me. Designer with Apple Pencil will make this so insanely powerful. Serif makes great apps and they aren't trying to fleece users with the subscription model nonsense that is plaguing the App Store.
     
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    I was hoping they would charge more! The iPad probably doesn't deserve this app. I've been following this closely for the past year or so when they first teased it and I will be going home for lunch today just so that I can install this on my iPad and try it out as I forgot to put it in my bag. What a treat! I've been considering shutting off my Adobe CC account to use this software full-time (and I have an Adobe subscription at work as a fallback) and I think I'm going to try that now. I've purchased the Mac versions of both and this will make it easier to move between devices when working on a project. Now my only wish is that Serif would make my dreams come true and release a real replacement for Lightroom that syncs photos to iCloud and/or Dropbox across macOS and iOS and I could ditch Adobe entirely!
     
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    Always great to see more pro apps coming to the iPad.
     
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    Is this cross compatible with the Mac version and does it use continuity by any chance? Since it doesn't seem to be mentioned outright, I suspect not, but that would be very useful to me.
     
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    Not sure about Continuity, but I was able to easily open my .Designer files created on the Mac version and stored in iCloud Drive.
     
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    Anyone else think those screenshots leaked the design for the new homebutton-free iPad?
     
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    I was on the beta. It’s a solid app. Glad to see Affinity continiung to make great pro-quality apps for the iPad Pro.
     
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    I have the Mac version for Designer and Photo and I ditched Adobe; waiting for Publisher just signed up for the Beta, if they just offer a motion graphics app and the set will complete.
     
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    The only missing App for me, after A Photo, A Designer was a must, I had it when i had my MacBook Pro, but since I moved to iPad only I missed it.

    It’s gonna be fun!!!!!! Got it the second it was available.
     
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    Where did you sign up for the beta? Are they releasing beta Publisher yet? I would love to take it for a spin.
     
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    Here's the Affinity page re the Publisher Beta:
    https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/publisher/
     
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    I'm excited this finally arrived. I thought for sure this was going to be vaporware. They started teasing about this back in 2015.
     
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    Thank you so much! I just googled it, bringing me to the Serif forums, did not think to check their main website.
     
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    Wish Apple had an easy way to add fonts to the iPad. There are couple apps out there that create device profiles which allow to install fonts. However I think iOS needs a better solution for this.
     
  22. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    I think Affinity products let you add fonts via their app, but just for their app.

    I use AnyFont to add them system-wide and you are correct, it’s a PITA.
     
  23. jozero macrumors 6502

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    Anyone switch from Sketch to Affinity Designer, primarily for UX layout and design? I like having multiple artboards showing screen flow thru - so nothing super fancy, but Sketch nails this usage. I am really interesting in being able to move between the Mac and iPad with Designer, and also tired of the annual fee from Sketch.
     
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    Instant purchase to compliment the Mac Designer and Photo I already use.
     
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