Affinity Designer for Windows beta opens to the public, download for free

Jack Wilkinson

Serif, the company behind Affinity Designer, has launched its open beta for the award-winning design software, allowing designers to use the software for free during the beta period.

Affinity Designer aims to be a replacement for Adobe’s Photoshop, by providing more refined tools and greater performance over its competitor. The software was awarded Apple’s Design Award in 2015 for its aesthetics.

Take a look at the program in action with a video that Serif posted on its website:

As can be expected, this beta doesn’t include every feature off-the-bat, however, it offers most of the tools designers would need to get started, including:

  • Layers
  • Unlimited redo history
  • Saved styles
  • Special effects
  • Export into multiple formats, including: PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PDF, SVG WMF and EPS

It would take all day to list every feature – and that’s one of the main selling points for Affinity Designer. It comes with everything a designer would need to bring the best out in their designs. When booting-up the program, it shows off some of the featured work that has been completed using its tools, giving an idea of how it can be used, both in the real-world and for testing.

To sign-up for the beta and download Affinity Design, head over here.