Affinity photo vs Photoshop? (In 2019)

over 2 years ago from Dominik Haas, UX Designer, Game Designer, Application Engineer

  • Darrell Estabrook, over 2 years ago

    Yeah, again I think it's more about relearning the conventions you're used to.

    Like I mentioned, the ability to paint with vector brushes in Designer makes it more of an artistic vector tool, yet you can use it for straight up pen tool activities. One downside I discovered was when I converted one of these painted brushes into outlines—the translation near the corners produced a sawtooth series of dozens of extra points. From that perspective, there's some work to be done. But if you're using it for illustration purposes I think you'd be just fine.

    What I find most handy is masking (in both tools). Simply dragging the layers so they nest makes a clipping mask. That makes it radically easy to experiment with layout and composition instead of making and releasing masks.

    I'm always looking for new tools that have the capability and the usability of Illustrator. Most tools out there seem to fall short on one or the other. I think Designer is so very close to Illustrator when compared to the other competitors, but I'm willing to try something else if anyone has suggestions.

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