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  1. Thanks for your input, Walt. Wouldn't that be using texture inside a mask? But then the edges aren't textured. I know how to put texture inside objects/masks. But not how to make their edges textured.
  2. I'm in the same boat - I've spent much time searching for a way to apply texture to an object without using a stroke. Unsuccessfully so far. Whereas a search for how to do this in Adobe PS yielded the answer in the first video I found. BTW, I doesn't seem to matter if using Designer or Photo. Neither of them have that function below the layers panel. If it's elsewhere, I yet have to find it.
  3. I actually haven't found a way to make this work in designer. I would like to give an object a texured edge without applying a stroke (outline). This is important to me because often objects are too detailed to handle a stroke around them. After spending much time searching for an answer for Affinity, I was so fed up and did a search for it on Adobe. The very first video I watched explains it within the first 2 minutes. I'm in tears because I feel what I want to do is so basic, but when I do the same search for Affinity, I only get one result, posted in this forum, basically saying there is no way to do this. 😰
  4. 😍 Wow, thank you sooo much, G13RL!! So simple after all but I would have searched forever! 👍🙏🌞
  5. Hi everyone, I feel bad about having another question, but I searched around and didn't see it discussed elsewhere. I'm in Affinity Designer and have applied a textured stroke to an object. If I change my mind and want to undo it later by setting the stroke to transparent, it turns black (see screenshot). How do I get rid of the textured stroke, back to the original object? (Please note that I didn't use "Layer Effects -> Outline". I simply selected the object and went to a texture brush to get the textured outline.) Many thanks in advance for your help. 💛
  6. Thanks for replying, Walt. I do also have Designer. But the person who drew the sample image I showed says she always does all the textures in Adobe Photoshop, so I thought it's possible in Affinity Photo as well. I'm new to using textures and was hoping to do all of them in one program. Thanks for letting me know this can't be done the way I had thought.
  7. Hello, I've been searching for a way to apply a brush stroke to existing shapes. The video below shows it can be done in Designer, but I can't find an equivalent for Photo. The method used in Designer does not work in Photo. I'm also attaching an image showing what I mean. I would like to recreate the black lines - they are not masks; their edges are textured. I'd appreciate anyone solving this problem.
  8. 🤩 Oh wow!! This is fantastic! You've been such great help and definitely inspiration! Thank you so much 💛
  9. Thank you very much, kaffeeundsalz! You've given me so much helpful information that I will try out. 💛 I already have Designer, bought it along with Photo. I realize I have tons to learn.
  10. Thank you so much for all your replies. Kaffeundsalz, thank you for the thourough answer. Right, I wouldn't want to paint that way. I don't have an iPad Pro to compare it to how Procreate does it (which seems to be a basic asset now). Since Carl123 wasn't sure what I meant by 'masks', here is an example. If I want to change any of the colors inside the mask, I can't because it's all one piece. So I will have to delete that brush layer and redo it. And if I use Affinity Designer, then I must soon be running out of memory as with Illustrator.
  11. Thank you so much, firstdefence! But I'm actually coming from vector (Illustrator), I'm new to raster. Just a few days ago I kept having big issues using a texture brush in Illustrator whose sparse application caused the program to freeze every few minutes (I have lots of RAM). I read that for textures, raster is the way to go. So I won't give up yet!
  12. PS: I just tried changing the color of a single watercolor brush stroke on one layer. I wasn't able to change its color! Does anyone know how this works? 😨🙏
  13. (I couldn't find this problem discussed - sorry if I missed it.) I want to fill masks with many differently colored brush strokes. Turns out I can't seem to be able to edit (e.g. recolor) these brush strokes. I can add more strokes at any time, but I can't delete individual previous strokes, nor recolor them later. For simplicity's sake, here is a screenshot of a basic example: just two brush strokes (without a mask), they always select as ONE item, even when double-clicking. They are on the same layer. Is that the problem? Do I have to paint every single new, differently colored brush stroke on a new layer in order for me to edit them later? That would be insane, as my illustrations are complex with many different strokes overlapping within masks. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.
  14. MEB, could you please clarify: From what I can see, the problem is unrelated to importing an AI file only. When creating a new file in Affinity Designer, and dragging objects from the artboard to the black area surrounding it, then the objects disappear. While still selected, an object's bounding boxes is still visible. But the *object* itself is not visible, and once I deselect, it's essentially lost in 'space'. I have purchased AD & AP and I'm still in the process of converting from Illustrator. The issues keep piling up, reading in forums that there are no fixes. My workflow depends on having objects outside of the artboard. Also, I make repeating patterns, which is also facilitated by seeing beyond the artboard boundaries as all edges are being overlapped by artwork. So disappointing and discouraging.
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