Software

I recently got a new iPad Pro and have been having so much fun with Procreate. I used to use it often but then the iPad got older and older and ran very S L O W. It’s been a blast picking it up again and the ability to use it for very basic sketches of projects is wonderful.

I’m still using Affinity but I also still have Adobe – I found that I missed some of the video editing software so for the time being I went back to a subscription. I don’t know how long I will use it since it can be pricey and I’m mostly using the video to play around with rather than any sort of paid work (though if someone wants to offer me some paid work I’m available!) but it’s been fun.

Affinity has been very easy to learn if you already know Adobe. As I said prior it doesn’t have all of the features but it has enough that it’s a very viable alternative! I’ll be curious to see how far the company goes in the coming years.

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Adobe and Affinity

Last month I decided to see about switching to Affinity software and limiting my Adobe subscription to Photoshop and Lightroom only for the time being. A big part of that decision came down to pricing and a general dislike of the subscription cloud based service platforms. There are some advantages to them such as being able to save a file to the Adobe cloud and easily import/export that file to various software within the Adobe suite.

Affinity is getting a lot of attention as a viable alternative to Adobe and while it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles it is a formidable software package in its own right. It also have an attractive price point, currently at $54.99 each with no additional fees. In other words you can get Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and Affinity Publisher for the price of $167.92. Compare that to Adobe’s current monthly rate ($69.72) for the creative suite. To be fair for that price you do get access to all of Adobe’s software, both for the desktop and tablets. I subscribed for years, however, and very rarely used anything outside of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. The very three pieces of software that Affinity has created alternatives to.

A while back all Affinity software was half off which meant they were $25.00 each (at the time the full price was $50.00) which was a one time fee. (So far all updates to the software has been included as well.) I don’t know if they will ever have a sale like that again but it’s well worth keeping an eye out!

So how’s the transition? Not bad! It takes a while to get used to the different settings, and as stated Affinity doesn’t have all of the features Adobe has but for the price I feel it’s more than worth it.

Will I ever go back to Adobe? Possibly. As said I do still use photoshop and I do miss some features of Adobe but for now I’m having fun experimenting and learning.

Welcome

Welcome to my blog. I had some previous entries but they were rather out of date so I decide to start fresh. I hope in the coming months to fill this blog with many artistic and creative endeavors. 🙂