A free update to Mac illustration app Affinity Designer has just been released, with new Corner tool and Text-on-a-path features, as well as Pixel Alignment Mode for Web and UI design.
Available through the Mac App Store, the update offers performance enhancements and improvements as well as new language options such as German, Spanish, French, and US English languages.
There's also a new capability to save undo History with documents. This lets users slide back in time to inspect a design—or go back and take it in a new direction—many days, weeks or months after it was last edited.
The application features new seamless document switching into Affinity Photo beta and a common file format for saving.
Serif said designers could thus take advantage of the strengths of both apps and just focus on design.
Saved document History also allows Affinity Photo to undo editing steps that were performed in Affinity Designer and vice versa.
Other features include text on a path (pictured), dashed line styles for Strokes, refreshed UI panels with new behaviours and improved reliability and more.
“Affinity Designer has had a meteoric start, with early recognition from Apple and from our amazing pro designer customers.” said Ashley Hewson, Serif’s Managing Director. “The new design features, UI tweaks, compatibility improvements, and usability updates will allow pro designers to achieve even more in even less time."
"Affinity Photo compatibility and a shared History are also helping show how good a modern creative suite can be.”
Tony Brightman, head of Affinity development, added “Changes to Affinity apps demand a high level of polish, so we’re very grateful for all the input we’ve had from designers since our last update."
"I’m delighted to say that we’ve made Affinity Designer even more useful in professional settings and even more usable; the overall experience is incredibly smooth."
"As a team we’re also delighted to better welcome a wider audience of designers with German (pictured), Spanish, French and US English languages now built in alongside the original UK English.”
Force Pixel Alignment mode for accurate UI and Web design
Export slices to SVG, EPS and PDF formats
More brush customisation and the ability to import brushes automatically by double-clicking .afbrushes files
Enhanced Yosemite look and feel, and refreshed UI panels with new behaviours and improved reliability