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What affinty program to use when making cover art for my electronic music

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Hi, i have considered buying a affinity program for a while now. But i can not decide wich program i should use. I make elektronic music and want some professional looking cover art for that. So please help me decide between Affinity Photo or Designer.

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In the right hands, both apps are capable of producing professional work, but there is no way to suggest which would be best for you without at least knowing something about your familiarity with vector & pixel drawing tools & the kind of cover art you want to make.

In very oversimplified, general terms, Designer is better suited for hard edged drawings, sort of like what you could create on a drafting table with a T-square, French curves & triangles, drafting pens, & such; while Photo is better for continuous tone stuff like with paint brushes on canvas.


Affinity Photo 1.6.7 & Affinity Designer 1.6.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.6.11.85 & Affinity Designer 1.6..4.45 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.1.1

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8 hours ago, Edvard Rogue said:

Hi, i have considered buying a affinity program for a while now. But i can not decide wich program i should use.

To help you decide, download and install the trial versions:

https://affin.co/designertrial

https://affin.co/phototrial

Please note that the trial period is strictly limited to ten calendar days from the first time you launch each app, so to maximize the available testing time you are strongly advised to try one app after the other rather than both at the same time. Any files saved from the first app can be opened in the second one.


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Affinity Designer 1.6.5.123 • Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.6.12.86 • Affinity Designer for iPad 1.6.4.45 • iOS 12.2 (iPad Air 2)

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I think the bias is more towards the Photograph rather than the vector style so I'd go with Affinity Photo , plus you can have geometric shapes in Affinity Photo and do a fair bit that can be accomplished in Designer.

Or find everything in the house you don't need, do a car boot/garage sale and buy Affinity Designer as well.


iMac 27" Late 2015 Fully Loaded, iMac 27" Mid 2011 both running High Sierra 10.13.6 - Affinity Designer/Photo, Publisher Beta 1.7.0.140, Illustrator CC, Inkscape, Blender, Sketchup, Pepakura Designer, MTC, Pixelmator & Pixelmator Pro + more... XP-Pen Artist-22E, - iPad Pro 12.9 B|  

Affinity Help - Affinity Designer (ADe) Tutorials - Affinity Photo (APh) Tutorials Instagram & Flickr

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