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Resource of the Week: Affinity Version 2 Design Suite Released


If you're a pastor, chances are your graphic designers are always asking for the latest design applications out today. Adobe has traditionally been the default aspirational package they want. But from a cost standpoint, it can be prohibitive for many church budgets. After all, ministry isn't cheap.

But just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality. Enter Affinity Designer—a great low-cost alternative to Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, inDesign, and Illustrator. Affinity Designer has been a great alternative that has on its own matured and become competitive enough that most ministries should be seriously considering Affinity Designer over Adobe CS immediately.

Affinity Designer is an excellent set of graphic design applications that can be used to replace Photoshop, inDesign, and Illustrator projects. It can work with Adobe format files and vice versa without any hiccups. It works on both Mac and Windows. And it doesn't have an infinitely recurring subscription pricing model.

3 Reasons to Use Affinity Designer

  1. Affinity Designer is a great low-cost alternative to Adobe Creative Suite. If you're looking to save money on your creative projects, Affinity Designer is an excellent choice. It does not use a recurring subscription model. Instead it is a one-time purchase like the good old days of software, making it a great choice for those who want to save money on their creative projects. The pricing on Affinity has been super affordable too. In the past, the applications could be purchased for as low as $30. Ashley Hewson at Affinity noted, “There has been speculation about us moving to subscription recently, so I'm pleased to confirm that isn't the case!”
  2. Affinity Designer is easy to use. Even if you're not a professional designer, you'll be able to find your way around the program with ease. The user interface is intuitive and easy to navigate, so you'll be up and running in no time. Affinity Designer offers many of the same features as Adobe Creative Suite, including layers, Brushes, vector drawing tools, and more.
  3. Affinity Designer has a wide range of features. Whether you're looking for basic editing tools or more advanced features like layer masks and blend modes, you'll find everything you need in Affinity Designer. And you can work with Adobe files seamlessly. Affinity Designer files are compatible with Photoshop, inDesign, and Illustrator files. There's no conversion or awkward importing process, etc. There's no need to invest in multiple programs when one will do the trick.

Brand new Affinity Designer version 2 launched today

  • Affinity V2 comprises reimagined versions of the three products which have taken the creative software world by storm, loaded with spectacular new features and a stunning new look.
  • Includes ultra-powerful photo editing, graphic design, illustration and layout into a super-sleek workflow, delivering a holistic experience unlike that of any other creative suite.
  • Alongside the launch, Affinity Publisher 2 iPad, completes the core suite of apps available on macOS, Windows and iPadOS.

Launch discount for existing users

  • “For our existing customers, we have also been very conscious that, considering many of our sales are generated via app stores, it's not possible to provide upgrade pricing. That's the main reason we have decided to offer such a large launch discount – to give users a chance to upgrade at an incredible price.”

Affinity Photo 2, Affinity Designer 2, and Affinity Publisher 2 Available To Try For Free

  • All three are available as a 30-day free trial
  • If you don’t need the full package, you can still get them individually with the same 40% launch discount this month.


If you're in the market for a low-cost alternative to Adobe Creative Suite, Affinity Designer is definitely worth checking out. It's easy to use and has a wide range of features, making it an excellent choice for budget-conscious creatives.

CTT Staff
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