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Scuba Montserrat

Want to create promos for our business with photos/our logo/other marketing...is Affinity right & for the unexperienced?

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Hi,
I've been using Pixelmator to mix our logo with photos. Worked well but also had a few limits for what I wanted to do. That said, I'm not a graphic design person (actually have a dive shop) but liked the ability to add text and change photos. It would be cool to do more and design basic logos. Not sure if this program will work for me, easily learned, etc. Advise please?

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Hi Scuba Monsterrat,

 

Welcome to the Forums :)

 

I certainly like to think our apps are easy to pickup! I recommend downloading the free trial just to make sure the app is right for you however. We have also have a wide range of tutorials available from the below link :)

 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/10815-official-affinity-designer-video-tutorials-70/

 

You can download the trial below!

 

https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/signup/trial/designer/

 

C

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Both the Photo and Designer are very easy to use. You just have to understand the working of the tools in these software. As @Callum said, download the trial, watch the official tutorial videos from the staff and give it a shot. I'm sure you'll like it more and more as you use it.

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Hi,

I've been using Pixelmator to mix our logo with photos. Worked well but also had a few limits for what I wanted to do. That said, I'm not a graphic design person (actually have a dive shop) but liked the ability to add text and change photos. It would be cool to do more and design basic logos. Not sure if this program will work for me, easily learned, etc. Advise please?

 

 

Hi there.

 

Yes, it's quite easy to use and there is lots of scope to do very sophisticated work if you decide to learn more as you go along.

 

You might need a bit of help time to time as you get started but there are plenty of people on this forum to help you.


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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I have Pixelmator, but have used it maybe once since I got Designer. Just an estimate, but I think Designer has at least twice as many features, probably more. I find Designer interface to be easier to use. For layout, Designer's vector tools are more versatile. There are wide variety of user customizable grids, many built in variable shapes, and extensive snapping options make forming and arranging objects really easy.  More to learn, but most of it is easy to pick up. And tho' it is not a dedicated paint program, it is quite good.


iMac 27" Retina, c. 2015: OS X 10.11.5: 3.3 GHz I c-5: 32 Gb,  AMD Radeon R9 M290 2048 Mb

iPad 12.9" Retina, iOS 10, 512 Gb, Apple pencil

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