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Affinity Designer 2.2.0

Graphic design software

Category: Graphics & Design
Price: Medium
Popularity: High
Version String: 2.2.0 (2005)
Release Date: 2023-09-13
Architecture: Intel & AppleSilicon(ARM)
Minimum OS: macOS 10.15
Vendor Name: Serif (Europe) Ltd.
Homepage: affinity.serif.com

Version History 2.2.0 (2005)

Always evolving, always improving – Affinity Designer 2.2 includes many new features, fixes, and improvements. Here’s what’s new in the award-winning app’s latest free update:

• ‘Hide effects’ and ‘greyscale’ view mode options – these are available under the View Mode options, and you can also customize your toolbar to include them as buttons for convenience
• Additional keyboard shortcuts for pixel brush tools in Pixel Persona, including:
-Shift + number key changes flow percentage
-Shift + square brackets now changes hardness in 10% increments
-Number key in Paint Mixer and Smudge Brush now adjusts strength percentage
-Fill with Primary color now available with Option + Backspace
-Fill with Secondary color now available with Command + Backspace
• Option + click new layer now adds all items in your current selection to that new layer
• Guides can now be changed to any color
• Long press tool shortcuts – holding onto any tool shortcut will now just put you in that tool temporarily until you release, at which point you will return to your previous tool.
• Create symbol now available with keyboard shortcut of Shift + Command + K
• Object creation data entry – in shape tools, Command + click will bring up dialog to enter specific values for your shape properties
• Move Tool data entry – hitting Enter in the Move Tool will bring up a new dialog to enter a specific distance, rotation, or angle to move your current selection by
• ‘Delete Node’ added to Node Tool right-click menu
• Grid presets and favorite fonts now sync between other Affinity apps on your device
• New shortcut of Shift + Command + A added to Select All within your current layer or artboard


Available to purchase in-app for a one-off cost – no subscription.

The next generation of the award-winning vector graphics software, Affinity Designer 2 is setting the new industry standard in the world of design. Packed with tons of new features and hundreds of enhancements to optimize your workflow, you can now create high-quality concept art, illustrations, logos, icons, UI designs, mock-ups, and other projects more seamlessly than ever before.

• Fully redeveloped UI, tool, and button icons
• Completely revamped Layers Panel
• Vector Warp
• Shape Builder Tool
• Knife Tool
• X-ray view mode
• Measure and Area tools
• Style Picker Tool
• DXF/DWF import
• Drawing scale, including ability for different scales set per artboard
• Drag/drop bitmap texture fills
• Pencil Tool creates auto-closed or straight-line pencil strokes
• Multiple shadow, outline and overlay layer effects per object
• Force scale of stroke, effect and fills on object resize

• Fully optimized for the latest Mac hardware and operating systems, including M1 chips and macOS Monterey
• Pan and zoom at 60fps
• Live gradients, transforms, effects, and adjustments
• Optimized for documents of any complexity, zoom to over 1,000,000% for absolute precision
• Live pixel, retina, wireframe, and x-ray views of vector artwork in and out of split screen mode
• Seamless switching between tools and editing modes for frustration-free design
• Incredibly accurate results with minimal nodes

• Rock solid vector tools that work just the way you want them to
• The best pen tool, node tool, curve editing and smart shape tools available
• Powerful contour tool to create abstract objects or increase the width of single open curves
• Pencil and brush stabilization for drawing super-smooth curves freehand
• Non-destructive Boolean operations
• Live effects, blend modes and image adjustments
• Incredibly smooth gradient and transparency controls

• Switch between vector and raster workspaces with a single click
• Use the strengths of vector and raster behaviors for the best of both worlds
• High quality raster tools for texturing, masking, and finishing artwork – you can even create your own brushes
• True creative freedom not found in other apps

• Flexible text handling including comprehensive support for OpenType
• Artistic text and text frames
• Full control over character and paragraph styles
• Flow text along any drawn path

• Unlimited artboards
• Savable history with alternate futures
• customisable keyboard shortcuts
• PSD, AI, PDF, EPS, SVG, JPG, JPEG XL, TIFF, EXR, DXF and DWG file support
• Set up grids and guides almost any way you want, whether it’s a standard grid pattern or full isometric with multiple planes
• Linked symbols and constraints
• Save documents as template files to re-use time and time again
• Customize savable presets, including studio presets for the UI layout
• Quickly access royalty free images through the Stock panel
• Select Same and Select Object functions
• Linked images and resource manager
• PDF passthrough
• Package your document alongside all used image and font resources into a single folder

• Professional CMYK, LAB, RGB, PANTONE© and Greyscale color models
• Full 16-bit per channel editing
• End-to-end ICC color management
• Slice export for exporting multiple elements in a single click
• Live pixel preview to see exactly how your design will export