Affinity Designer & Alternative To Illustrator CC (And A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Adobes Subscription) £48.99 @ Serif. Also £5.00 Cashback
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Affinity Designer & Alternative To Illustrator CC (And A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Adobes Subscription) £48.99 @ Serif. Also £5.00 Cashback

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Found 14th MarEdited by:"vicinity"
Affinity Designer link (Mac) £48.99
Affinity Photo link (Mac) £48.99

Affinity Designer link (PC) £48.99
Affinity Photo link (PC) £48.99

£5.00 cashback with voucher https//ww…406

So, I run a design studio, Adobe are putting up their prices... again, for their monthly subscription.

This is a more of an alternative/heads up to their software than a deal as this is RRP, but we are currently trying the Affinity in our studio, and it's really good.

So, If you,d prefer to actually OWN the software, with FREE updates for a ONE OFF payment, then this may just be for you.

Currently one single monthly subscription per app/product per month for Adobe's is £19.97, monthly plan for all Adobe apps is £49.99, but this is about to go up, so if you're a subscriber, beware for a price hike.

Affinity products can import AI, EPS, PSD and more file types into them, so you can still open and use other work you have done in Adobe apps.

It's about time Adobe had some competition, they've had us all over a barrel for far too long.
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Not really a deal like they have had previously this is just the RRP
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AbandonedTrolley15 m ago

Not really a deal like they have had previously this is just the RRP


Said that in description bud. But an alternative to CC.
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AbandonedTrolley26 m ago

Not really a deal like they have had previously this is just the RRP



I have now added the voucher code that's available for you to make it a deal.
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If anyone else works at or runs a design studio, I have just been informed that I can get discount on licences if I buy in volume.

5 x Affinity Designer and 5 x Affinity Photo (that's 10 licences in total): £342.90 (that's £34.29 per licence).

Plus in summer there's a beta coming for their own desktop publishing program (Affinity Publisher), so similar to InDesign and Quark Xpress, I can only assume this will also be extremely well priced.

I'm also a little happier giving this company my money as this is a BRITISH company, great to support our homegrown talent.
This is great. Serif used to be a bit of a joke, but they totally turned it around and are knocking out viable well made products. Thumbs up. Creative cloud is a pain in the proverbial.
If you run a a design studio, are you not concerned whether this is compatible with Illustrator? First question from client: "do you use Illustrator?" Where do you go from there?

Similarly for InDesign, etc -what if they want to use your files later in-house.

That's why business sticks with MS Office despite LibreOffice and others - guaranteed compatibility!

Of course YMMV with clients.

For home use, it's a different situation - your choice whether you care about compatibility.
Edited by: "Ian2014" 14th Mar
it's compatible with illustrator. and bear in mind not that long ago quarkxpress was the big boy in the room, until indesign ripped into its market share due to its better and slightly cheaper offering. i remember having to pay for quark passport to open up files from employees in the usa, significantly more than the bog standard quark which was expensive enough, plus the hassle of the software dongle.
Edited by: "spikewerx" 14th Mar
How does Inkscape compare to this and illustrator? Inkscape is free / opensource.
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Ian201411 h, 5 m ago

If you run a a design studio, are you not concerned whether this is …If you run a a design studio, are you not concerned whether this is compatible with Illustrator? First question from client: "do you use Illustrator?" Where do you go from there?Similarly for InDesign, etc -what if they want to use your files later in-house.That's why business sticks with MS Office despite LibreOffice and others - guaranteed compatibility!Of course YMMV with clients.For home use, it's a different situation - your choice whether you care about compatibility.


Yes I was but we have been trialling the vector program on one machine for a week, and I have to say it's very good - it opens all our existing Illustrator files . We'll see about the DTP program when it comes out, but TBH I'm old school and never really liked InDesign, so we still use Quark , I've used it 22 years, old dog and all that, plus you actually own the copy of Quark you have purchased, not rent it like CC.
Edited by: "vicinity" 15th Mar
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Ian201413 h, 56 m ago

If you run a a design studio, are you not concerned whether this is …If you run a a design studio, are you not concerned whether this is compatible with Illustrator? First question from client: "do you use Illustrator?" Where do you go from there?Similarly for InDesign, etc -what if they want to use your files later in-house.That's why business sticks with MS Office despite LibreOffice and others - guaranteed compatibility!Of course YMMV with clients.For home use, it's a different situation - your choice whether you care about compatibility.


Also, in my 22 years of being a designer I have never been asked by a client do I use Illustrator - most clients have no idea how to use it. InDesign is another matter of course (as is Photoshop), I have been asked that many times, and I simply say to them no, we use Quark, and we only release press ready PDF artwork to client anyway, never the raw DTP files (or layered PSD files), this is in our T&C's.
Edited by: "vicinity" 15th Mar
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