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Hi, Newbie here.

 

I'm sorry if this question had been posted and I haven't found it in search.

 

I design ebook covers for myself and other authors, (I'm not very good) and I've been using GIMP. I was thinking of changing to PS, but don't like the subscription model.

 

I'm very impressed at the videos and tutorials of AP, but I've not been able to see if I would be able to open new layers and use fonts for the title and author in AP.

 

Or would I have to design the image - I use a number of stock photos - and then buy AD to do the text editing? And if so, would it be a pain, transferring to and fro?

 

And does AP (or AD) have the blending tools etc that GIMP has?

 

Thanks so much

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Hi Lianne

 

It sounds like either Affinity Photo or Affinity Designer alone would meet your needs; you can create multiple layers, add stock imagery, add text, change fonts, apply blend modes etc in either of those apps. Affinity Photo is closest to GIMP and PS, but Affinity Designer is a powerful design tool up to the task.

 

If you want to be able to manipulate text and other shape outlines to their fullest, e.g. having text flowing along a path, you would need Affinity Designer rather than Affinity Photo. If you need to be able to warp photos you would need Affinity Photo rather than Affinity Designer.

 

If you were to end up owning both it absolutely would not be a pain to transfer artwork between the two apps, they're designed to work this way and are 100% compatible. In fact they're compatible in ways that other suites lay awake dreaming about.

 

Hope you're willing and able to share your book covers once you get started with Affinity!

Twitter: @Writer_Dale
Affinity apps run on: Ryzen 5 3600, 32GB RAM, GTX1650 Super

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GO FOR IT! All you've got to do is decide, which you will do more...vector or pixel work. Just ask the staff how the digital magazine Affinity Review was created.

 

HTH

 

peter

 

Ps

 

Not long left until APu Beta comes out, :D (this winter) 'till then check out these links and let the artwork do the deciding for you... 

 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/10056-menu-design/?hl=leatherman&p=43350

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/11633-epic-dark-phoenix-affinity-photo-composition/?hl=flyer&p=49951

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/11814-have-you-got-this-months-mogue-magazine/?hl=flyer&p=51435

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/4262-flyer/?hl=flyer

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/9847-flamingoes/?hl=flamingoes

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http://www.pinterest.com/peter2111

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Glad you made your mind up; don't forget to keep your eye out for APu Beta (free to use/test/bug report) later on. You can also use the trial versions, whenever available...the App store can do refunds if you're not happy.

 

HTH 

 

peter

MacBook pro, 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB, OS X 10.11.6

 

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Aw, thanks!

 

I think I'll start with photo, if it's most similar to what I already know. Then I can get AD later.

 

Brilliant, I hope you enjoy using it - at least you already know the best place on the web for any questions too! :) Best wishes Lianne.

Twitter: @Writer_Dale
Affinity apps run on: Ryzen 5 3600, 32GB RAM, GTX1650 Super

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