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    The Box Set by Wren

    About The Box Set is hundreds of vector and raster brushes made for Affinity Photo & Designer. Each brush was handmade using real materials scanned at high resolutions and crafted to simulate real media. I wanted the origin of the brushes to have a heritage of the materials they are simulating. Scanning pools of watercolor, swatches of paint, and stipples of charcoal contributed to creating brushes with the same idiosyncratic material magic. My only request is that you take these brushes, with their clever names, as suggestions. They work superbly out of the box, but I strongly encourage you to adjust the sliders, rearrange or remove the textures, and discover how they can suit your hand(s). Make. Discover. Repeat. Cheers and happy art making, -Jef (WREN) RASTER BRUSHES For use in Affinity Photo and Designer. The blending brush in the Oil Set is the only one exclusive to Affinity Photo. DRAFTING INK OIL Oil Brush Dynamics Most oil brushes have blending built into pen pressure. With a single brush and hue you can adjust the luminosity of the stroke- giving it an oily blend. The Brush's color in the example above is the color of the background. A normal pressure gives you the hue without any lightening or darkening. WATERCOLOR ACRYLIC VECTOR BRUSHES For use with Affinity Designer Only. Pen & Ink Charcoal & Graphite Sumi-E Painterly Drips Handlettering LINKS The Box Set
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hey, Thanks for grabbing the set! Firstly, have you tried importing the vector brushes from the standard brush files? i.e. the same file you used on your desktop version of Affinity Designer. If so, are you still receiving an error? I created the iOS brush versions of the Raster brushes only, because at the time only Affinity Photo had been released. I borrowed an ipad pro to calibrate the brushes to feel better for the apple pencil, I have yet to do the same for the vector brushes as I don't have access to an ipad currently. Once I do I'll get to work on that and possibly some new brushes. Let me know if the solution worked, and thanks again!
  3. It would be great to have a color wheel similar to this: I'd even be happy if we could have TWO color pallets viewable in the workspace, One being sliders and the other being a wheel. I would LOVE an option similar to something like this: These would give a great amount of control with color that would make color selection with painting a lot smoother. Changes: 1. Red being at the top (0 degrees) 2. Color schemes: Complimentary, Triadic, split complimentary, etc. 3. Tint - 100% tint is always represented as the color, where in painting if you've tinted your colors you're ADDING white, so the slider is reversed from the default. 4. Blending - foreground and background colors go on either end of the slider. 5. Color temperature (lock) & Tone (lock)- these are lifted from Anastasy's Magic Picker, they're really powerful features I hope this was somewhat intelligible and that others might find these requests useful for their process. Thank you very much for taking our requests seriously and listening to the community, you guys and gals rock!
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Glad I could help Keep at it, your use of the charcoal vector brush for the outline looks great!
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hey Mark, Thanks for the compliments! I am happy you're enjoying the brushes. No need to be embarrassed, I've been doing this for a while and STILL learn new techniques and features- it's what makes it fun! To change what side of the path the stroke sits use the Align options in the Stroke window. by default the stroke is in the center, but you can position it on the outside and inside with the other buttons. Cheers!
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Thanks for the heads up! I am uploading them now, also PM sent
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    The Box Set by Wren

    INKTOBER DISCOUNT Hey everyone, the box set will be discounted all month. Enjoy!!
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Different tablets will have different sensitivities yes, but they tend to have more degrees of freedom than the Apple Pencil since most of them use springs in the stylus. Yes, the link is in the order email you recieved, Here's the link to the set: The Box Set You dont "need" a gumroad account to access the set. it's just an easy way to get updates in an organized fashion. Re-Downloading it will get you everything you need, as I just replace the content linked to your order. if you still have trouble PM me your order email address and I can re-send you the order email + link. I am going to send an update email through gumroad that will also have a link to the set. I wanted to give everyone on the forum first notice
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Yeah emoji in the file name! They stand out in the list window and I find to be helpful. Yes the iOS versions are calibrated to be used with the Apple Pencil, which has a different tip sensitivity
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    The Box Set by Wren

    I'm not sure to your first point. its UTF-8 (emoji). I uploaded new versions w/o them in the filename.
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Thanks for the heads up. the .DS_Store file is created by MacOS. It has superficial data about how the files are presented in the OS. Nothing out of the ordinary or in error. The file names are weird because they have unicode glyphs in them that are still not compressing correctly.
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hey everyone! All of the new brushes are now uploaded and ready! I am working on a longer post detailing the new brushes as well as a few changes, but I wanted to get them in your hands before then. To access the brushes, just go to your gumroad library and download "The Box Set 2017." The Drawing and Painting Sets were also updated as well as the Sample Set. Let me know if you have any trouble. Enjoy!
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hey! They're pretty much done, just triple/quadruple checking everything. I had to make a new version of every brush for iPad (so they felt/responded nicely), and it takes a while to make adjustments because you can't make changes/export the brushes in the app. So when all the dust settles there's going to be around 400+ New Brushes including the iOS versions. Still completely free to Box Set owners. Here is an extremely SMALL sample of SOME of the new brushes. my goal is to release this weekend! Cheers!
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Thanks for your support by buying the set! You're about to get so many new brushes in a free update in the new few weeks, it's going to blow your mind! :D The License key is assigned to owners of the box set ( and any other product). it helps me (and gumroad) keep track of who purchased what and when. The key is really just a way to authenticate the download from Gumroad and proof you own it.
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hi everyone! I wanted to give a peak at the new oil brushes I have been tinkering with. They're designed to give the subtle variations within a stroke that is characteristic of oil paint. When I figured out how to get the effect I wanted I got really excited and made a TON of brushes. I am having a lot of fun with them, and I think you're going to enjoy them immensely. :D Along with the Oil brushes, I am finishing up: Acrylic, Copic, and Ink brushes as well as a few updates to the drawing and watercolor sets. It's going to be close to 100 new brushes. They'll all be in a free update to those who purchased the Box Set. The last thing is that, I have an iPad Pro on the way and once I have tested them out on there they'll be in your hands. thanks for all your support! Cheers!
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    The Box Set by Wren

    They're unicode characters, thanks for the heads up EDIT: NOW you should find the bamboo brushes.
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    The Box Set by Wren

    I thought I had grouped them in the Sample Set, but when I checked they were absent, I just Re-uploaded them in the Sample set so if you download it you'll find the bamboo brushes in there. Cheers!
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hey thanks! I'm glad you are enjoying the brushes, and thank you very much for the compliments. :D Your observation of the "font-y" aspect(s) within the vector brushes is pretty astute as I was constantly making letterforms out of them when I was crafting them.
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hey! Thanks a lot! I hope you like them :D
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hey, How bananas is it that affinity was onstage at the Apple keynote?! Of everything they announced that was the only presentation that made audibly say, "woah-" not only for their work, but the fact that they're getting that kind of stage. I am working on a big update for the Box Set of brushes, and during WWDC they'll be 20% off. Get it Here Congrats to Ash and the team at Serif. Excellent job!
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hey Julz, I sent you a PM. I currently don't have an update option for people who got the set for free with the windows promo. Right now, free updates are only eligible for people who have purchased the set as I have sales data and can manage the licenses for the set. Thanks for reaching out! I hope this was helpful.
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hello! It's been a while since I've posted (I've been busy paying rent :D). I'm still working on creating a set of raster markers that feel similar to graphic markers (a'la copic, tombow, etc) and have a few more ideas that Im knocking around for brushes. With the next release I want to create a separate store page (outside of Gumroad), and I was thinking it would be cool to feature other artist's work using the brushes on the page. I'd give full credit to the artist on the thumbnail/image and the images would link to their portfolio (or whatever they wanted). Is this something people would be interested in contributing to?
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    The Box Set by Wren

    Hey, Welcome to the world of graphic design (it's great) and these forums. Thanks for picking up my brush set- Any of the Pen&Ink brushes will give you variable stroke weights you're looking for. Just make sure you have the "brush defaults" selected for the controller. To do this: Select the brush tool. You'll see "Controller" at the top in the menu bar. by default its set to "none" so just open the drop down and select "Brush defaults" and you'll be good to go. Best of luck to you!
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