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Re: Possibly Big News For Digital Artists…
« Reply #15 on: 19 December, 2017, 09:19:21 am »
TBH, if I didn’t have a couple of regular clients who insist on live AI files, I’d probably move over to Designer. I know if a couple of letterers doing paying jobs with it.
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Re: Possibly Big News For Digital Artists…
« Reply #16 on: 19 December, 2017, 09:40:41 am »
I'm noticing more companies and agencies move away from Adobe Products for Graphic and Web Design. Where I work currently we're using Sketch as a cheaper (and better) alternative to Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator for UI design.

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Re: Possibly Big News For Digital Artists…
« Reply #17 on: 19 December, 2017, 10:44:24 am »
I’m genuinely excited by this. Designer is the only viable alternative to Illustrator that I’ve found for lettering, so i’m very much looking forward to seein how this turns out. They showed a short video of it running on an iPad at least a year ago — the wait has been killing me!
The ambition is insane. But Photo was easily the iPad app of the year, and I've no doubt they can pull of the same magic with Designer. Adobe suddenly looks very flat-footed with its strange approach to mobile. ("Take bits of Photoshop/Illustrator and repackage them, because no-one wants to do REAL work on an iPad!" Yeah, Microsoft finally realised that was a bad idea, and if even Microsoft can realise… Mind you, CC is such a mess of code, it's hard to see how it could be ported to iOS or Android without basically starting from scratch.)

Oh, and I assume everyone saw Serif's preview of the new DTP app?

okay, so a quick look at Affinity designer tells me that it's a one-off payment and includes future Updates. for £38.99- which is a bloody good price.
20% off at the moment. The usual price is a shade off 50 quid. It's worth noting that Serif's business model is traditional, and so people shouldn't expect free updates forever – I suspect at some point you will get an 'upgrade' version.

I'm noticing more companies and agencies move away from Adobe Products for Graphic and Web Design. Where I work currently we're using Sketch as a cheaper (and better) alternative to Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator for UI design.
To be fair, Sketch is on a subscription, albeit one cheaper than Adobe offers (about 80 quid vs 240); it's odd Adobe only offers a high-value subscription for Photoshop (a tenner a month) and not other single-use apps, like Illustrator.

As for moving away, I don't know anyone heavily using Adobe for web design. That market is lost. UI design is wobbly. Comics too. They more or less have a lock-in with DTP though.

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Re: Possibly Big News For Digital Artists…
« Reply #18 on: 19 December, 2017, 05:14:53 pm »
Photoshop is probably the worst tool I ever used for web design.

Less Adobe the better for everyone I think. I'm still waiting for an alternative to Lightroom, which is still head and shoulders above the competition in terms of an all-in-one photography solution. Affinity Photo is a big step up from Photoshop for photography, but it's missing the asset management functionality that Lightroom has and the RAW processing capability isn't quite as good.

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Re: Possibly Big News For Digital Artists…
« Reply #19 on: 20 December, 2017, 01:25:13 am »
Aye , PS is pretty clunky for web layout - Sketch feels like a lot better fit for that these days. Dunno, I'd miss PS though... all my plugins etc.

...still miss Macromedia Fireworks though, ha ha!