Free digital magazine on Affinity Designer to download today

Discover the new alternative to Illustrator and get free brushes with issue 1 of Affinity Review.

We're big fans of Affinity Designer, a non-subscription-based, Mac alternative to Adobe Illustrator that launched last year. But getting your head round new software can sometimes seem daunting. So its creators, Serif, have released a digital magazine to act as a gentle introduction to the app and what it can do.

Created in iBooks format, the first issue of Affinity Review includes

  • an update on the latest Affinity developments
  • an interview with Jonathan Ball from pokedstudio
  • a meet and greet with the head of the Affinity dev team
  • a vector drawing tutorial from bubblefriends
  • a feature focus on the Pen Tool in Affinity Designer
  • details of an exclusive free vector brush set designed by Paulo Limoncelli

Best of all it's available to download here for free. We'd highly recommend this great read to anyone using, or considering using, Affinity Designer. (And we're not just saying that because they write nice things about Creative Bloq in the mag...)

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Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specialising in design and technology. He was previously associate editor at Creative Bloq and deputy editor at net magazine, the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers. Over two decades in journalism he’s worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, Heat, Company and Bella. Follow him on Twitter @tom_may.