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Affinity Version 2 Cyber Monday Discount: Save 40%

Serif has unveiled the long-awaited Version 2 of its award-winning Affinity creative suite which includes the very popular Affinity Photo editing software and to celebrate, you can save 40%.

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Affinity Version 2 Cyber Monday Discount: Save 40%: Affinity 2

Serif has recently launched Affinity V2 with reworked versions of Affinity Photo, Affinity Publisher and Affinity Designer now available along with Affinity Publisher for iPad and a Universal Licence ownership tier announced. Plus, special Cyber Monday prices are available at 40% off the normal price. 

Available to buy now, Affinity V2 comprises reimagined versions of Affinity Photo, Affinity Publisher and Affinity Designer all of which have new features and enhancements, plus a redesigned user interface.

Commenting on the recent launch, Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Serif, says: "Setting new standards for creative software, Affinity V2 is by far the biggest, most exciting launch in the history of Serif. For the very first time, we’re bringing the very latest, highest-performing versions of all our products to the market at the same time, with some simply stunning features.

At Serif, we know that we don’t work for ourselves - we work for the photo editors, the artists, the illustrators, the designers, and all those people who rely on Affinity software as the engine to power their day.

We have worked tirelessly to not only include many of the new features our customers have been asking for, but a whole host of usability and workflow improvements to make the apps more productive than ever. We think Affinity users both old and new are going to love it."


New/Improved In Affinity Photo 2 

  • Non-destructive RAW Develop - You can now develop RAW files non-destructively, which means you can go back to change your develop settings at any time, even after adding additional layers or adjustments to your file. Choose to embed into a document file or link externally to reduce file size. 
  • Compound Masks - Easily combine multiple mask layers together non-destructively using add, intersect, subtract and XOR operations. This means separate masks you have created can be maintained non-destructively while creating new masks based on those component parts. 
  • Live Mesh Warp - Want an image or file to be distorted to match the surface of an underlying template? Now you can apply a non-destructive warp to make that happen, and go back to edit whenever you like. It is highly effective for mock-up work, where you might place document files and composite them onto surfaces such as book or magazine pages. 
  • Normals Adjustment - Adjust lighting information baked into existing normal maps. Great as a standalone feature for texture artists, but also allows the editing of lighting layers generated from 3D render software.
  • Live Masks - Build lots of powerful, non-destructive workflows with new Live Masks which update automatically based on the properties of the underlying image.
  • Hue Range - Create a mask based on a specific colour in your image, allowing you to apply adjustments, effects or just paint on the automatically generated mask for your chosen hue.
  • Band-Pass - Band-Pass creates a mask focused around the edges of an image. This has wide uses for retouchers who work on different frequency layers but also enables the creation of artistic effects.
  • Luminosity - Mask specific luminosity ranges, for example, specific ranges of highlights or shadows (or anything in between) to apply controlled adjustments to those areas.
  • Saved Layer States - A powerful feature that allows you to save different visibility states of your layer stack to quickly review different design options or versions of your work. Either create a manual layer state to save your layer visibility as it currently is or smart layer states which let you specify whether you want to turn layers on or off based on one or more of the following filter criteria: layer colour tag, layer type, layer name and lock status. 
  • JPEG XL Import/Export - Affinity Photo has been a leader in editing wide colour gamut and HDR images, with full support for full HDR displays. JPEG XL support now allows you to export to a format which is being more and more supported - particularly by web browsers - meaning what you see in Affinity Photo can now be consumed by others. 


Affinity Version 2 Cyber Monday Discount: Save 40%: Affinity Publisher 2 for iPad


Alongside the launch of Affinity V2 comes the release of Affinity Publisher 2 for iPad which means the entire Affinity suite is now integrated across Mac, PC and iPad. 

Ashley Hewson continues: "Our work to put full desktop-quality creative software onto iPad has led the world and set new industry standards for what users should expect from iPad apps. And now we’re the first to bring all the features you’d associate with desktop publishing to the iPad as well.

There’s genuinely never been anything like this before. The power and portability of Affinity Publisher 2 for iPad allows you to take page design and layout out of the confines of the office and into whatever space brings you the most inspiration."

Affinity Version 2 Cyber Monday Discount: Save 40%: Affinity 2

 Those who use all three Serif apps will be happy to hear that an Affinity V2 Universal Licence has also been announced which will give customers an option to buy a package containing Affinity Photo 2, Affinity Designer 2 and Affinity Publisher 2 for use on Mac, PC and iPad - all for a single all-inclusive amount. 

Users who don’t require the full package will still be able to buy Affinity Photo 2, Affinity Designer 2 or Affinity Publisher 2 individually for Mac, PC or iPad separately and fans will be happy to hear that Serif is not introducing a subscription model as some other software companies have. 

Ashley Hewson concludes: "The ability to buy for a one-off payment is something that makes Affinity the only viable option for many of the brilliant and inspiring creative people around the world, who would otherwise not have access to the highest-quality tools. There has been a lot of speculation about us moving to subscription recently, so I’m pleased to confirm that isn’t the case."


Affinity Version 2 Cyber Monday Discount: Save 40%: Affinity Photo 2


Affinity 2 Cyber Monday Deal - Save 40%

The Universal Licence will normally be available for £144.99 but for a limited time, Serif is offering a 40% launch discount making the whole V2 suite available for £89.99 (one-off cost, no subscription fee). 

Those purchasing Affinity Photo 2, Affinity Designer 2 or Affinity Publisher 2 individually for Mac, PC or iPad can also take advantage of the 40% launch discount. 

All products, including the V2 Universal Licence, are also available as a 30-day free trial. 

For more information and to purchase Affinity 2, visit the Affinity website

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