Today, Serif have released a major update for Affiny Designer and Affinity Photo. So what’s new?

What’s New in Affinity Designer 1.4

– Artboards
– Canvas rotation
– Full support for expanded gamut DCI-P3 displays in new retina iMacs
– PDF/X pro printing including Spot Colours and overprint control
– Trim, bleed and crop marks for print and PDF export
– Pantone and Global colour support
– Customisable keyboard shortcuts
– Snapshots – named states of your design you can return to later
– Adjustable centre of rotation
– Move tool option allows parent objects to move without their child layers
– New ‘Split Toning’ adjustment and adjustment layer
– New ‘Contrast Negate’ blend mode
– Character and Paragraph panels; advanced on-screen text controls
– Live OpenType feature previews in the Typography panel
– Added a Recent Fonts list
– PSD export now better supports third party apps including Motion and Final Cut Pro X
– Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Japanese languages added
– Numerous other fixes and improvements

What’s New in Affinity Photo 1.4

– Panorama photo stitching
– Full support for expanded gamut DCI-P3 displays in new retina iMacs
– El Capitan support including Affinity extensions for Apple Photos
– Live Stacks – Auto-aligned layers for creating composites
– Choice of Raw processing engines in the Develop persona
– Canvas rotation
– Haze Removal filter
– New alpha selection features (select Opaque/Transparent/Partially Transparent)
– New ‘Split Toning’ adjustment and adjustment layer
– New ‘Contrast Negate’ blend mode
– Clipping preview added in Levels adjustment
– Perspective (single plane) added as a live Filter Layer
– User-adjustable controller ramps for brush variances
– PDF/X pro printing including Spot Colours and overprint control
– Trim, bleed and crop marks for print and PDF export
– Pantone and Global colour support
– Customisable keyboard shortcuts
– Character and Paragraph panels; advanced on-screen text controls
– Live OpenType feature previews in the Typography panel
– Added a Recent Fonts list
– PSD export now better supports third party apps including Motion and Final Cut Pro X
– Improved Photoshop plug-in support and improved plug-in management
– Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Japanese languages added
– Numerous other fixes and improvements



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