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    15 Free Custom Acrylic Brushes

    Hello! So I have created some brushes for a project of mine, and decided that I could as well share them with the community. They are made from actual paint strokes, and some are black with some textured bits (bits of white) and some are plain grey, meaning that they will take the colour (I hope it makes sense! :) ) See sample sheet below. I am a bit new to this, so any feedback appreciated. If I can improve the user experience, I will.... Custom_acrylic_brushes_V1.afbrushes
  2. No worries, It was not an exercise in naming and shaming, I'm sorry it felt that way!
  3. It never occurred to me that I could bypass Affinity forums search function and use Google instead. Thanks for the tip.
  4. Alrighty, I will do now. Thanks for your input!
  5. I have just added some tags, Thanks!
  6. sorry if I wasn't clear. I meant I did not put on tags on this post sorry... It makes sense for the topic, I will do from now on. Alongside tags, which I generally add, but not this time for some reason. Guilty!
  7. Thanks R C-R, I get that. However most of the tutorials I have been looking at that ended up being for APhoto had to do with retouching images, cut-out, applying filters and so on all of which I have either no use, or are no available in ADesigner. I was aware I could open a APhoto file in ADesigner (I have already done that while following tutorials) but my aim is predominantly about learning to use vector capabilities like I have learned Adobe illustrator at the time (including finding workarounds when the features are missing or require additional steps) and most of the times I end up discovering things that I don't even knew existed. So it's quite specific (I am yet to find a "filter" menu in ADesigner, but maybe I haven't looked hard enough. That would be typical me ) I think concerning the fact that some tutorials would be missing an audience if affected in one sub-forum only, it would be major drawback, but I think tagging would be useful there. You can add lots of tags in a post, so why not adding any just like I did in this very post . For example the image "ripples" comes from a post concerning a ripple effect in APhoto if I am not mistaken, which I have read in my quest, and I discovered that I wasn't able to use it in ADesigner. I would have been glad If I could have applied that effect to a vector design for example. In this post, no mention of the software whatsoever. I became aware of this after searching for a filter menu in Adesigner, which doesn't exist. No tags to guide the silly beginner that I am. I guess I would be content reading the help files, but I really find them obscure and imprecise. I also prefer - by far - written content as opposite to videos. I'm a pain ! My question was merely one of usability of the forums, so it still stands (it doesn't hurt to add sub-forums although I am aware it could be hard work sorting them out...) Thank you!
  8. Thanks @Patrick Connor I also like the free tagging option, because it helps with finding "topics" instead of software... Separate forums would be best IMHO. Can't wait for Publisher to launch honestly, although I really do have some catching up to do with advanced features (I'm planning a cook-book ) I'll keep my eyes peeled!
  9. Hello, Sorry if I appear a bit lame, and possibly posting the wrong forum, but I wanted to know if there was a way to filter the tutorials by software eg: only designer or publisher. Sometimes tutorials don't even mention which software they cover (most of the tutorials seems to be for APhoto, which I don't own). I can't find a way to filter by tags (even though most posts don't have the software as a tag, it could help). I find searching a bit tedious a a result, but there is search feature I may have missed? This is bizarre because other forums are separated by "Photo", "designer", "Publisher", and then separated by platform. As it stands, the tutorials sub-forum is a bit of a mess Let this small puzzlement not distract from the fact that I am very grateful to those who publish tutorials
  10. So it seems that I managed to make it work (yeah!!!!) Instead of repeating the whole shenanigan, here is the link to the first thread I have created and the final workflow at the end of it. Thanks to everyone for your help, and thanks to @Phil_rose for let me use his thread. Cheers!
  11. Belated update: This was be being stupid alongside the user manual being either incomplete and obscure (never a good combination. I had achieved, with the help of this thread what I was aiming for (more or less) Basically, my problem was with my static elements. I assumed (because I always used it that way) that the static element - since not moving - needed to be separated from the changing designs so in my file the layer stack had the static elements in the background while the changing designs where shown/hidden alternatively. Now while doing some tests I figured out that I ought to be replicating all the static elements within groups (named after my text layer) and instead of showing/hiding layers, I needed to hide and show groups instead, thus leaving absolutely no additional layers that are always showing (if that make sense). So now my 50 layers are now 50 groups, all of them containing a copy of my static elements within them. My main error was to assume that if it was meant to work, it should work with all either the needed elements to be visible (static background + 1 static text layer + 1 changing layer) or selected. The first case (visible) didn't create a different slice for each different set of layers shown (same name each time, that of the whole document), and the latter exported the 3 elements as 3 separate slices. So the final working workflow work as intended. All the elements within a group and for each group shown, I create a slice (which is luckily named automatically after that group) thus creating 50 different slices. Thanks to the thread above, I was also able to create 2 file types (in my case PDF and EPS), each going into a different folder at the export stage. Result 100 files, neatly named and saved into their respective folder. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to answer me. And happy new year to you all!
  12. Thanks @Wosven I routinely use ant-renamer so that's definitely an option. However I found that having all the group names in a word doc, and copy pasting each of them x50 and also having both files types exporting at the same time was less time consuming than exporting in two steps and renaming later from a .txt (take name from list in ant-renamer). I still have to do the showing/hiding of each group + exporting slice one by one by hand anyway, so it will never be automated I guess. Plus it doesn't solve the files overwriting each others in the same folder. Before the discovery of adding the suffix directly on the slice name input box, I had to rename after each export to avoid that. But thanks for the suggestion
  13. Thanks, will do right now!
  14. Answering to my own question: I figured out that I could change the name of the slice directly in the designated space. Granted I have to do that 50 times, but at least it renames automatically both my files (50 times, not 100 times) and I don't have to leave Affinity. If I ever find a fully automated solution, then I'll post it here! PS: I'm using Windows 10
  15. Hi all I plead guilty of hijacking this thread. It's been a very valuable resource even though my problems were different than those of @Phil_rose but I was able to figure out what I needed. Truth to be told, the user manual in that regard is not very user friendly (unless you're a programmer, but I'm a designer, so one can't be all things). I have a further question that might help those stuck in the same mess as I am - Is there a way to automatically rename a "slice" with - say - a layer name or a group name? My task at the moment is to export groups combinations. I hide/show different layers all grouped into their group and I would like to export each group separately. my workflow is - hide all groups - show group 1, - export the slice in two formats (this is where I figured out how to export in two different subfolders, thanks guys!) - go to the folders in question and rename each file adding a suffix (the suffix being _name of the group) - go back to affinity, hide the last group, show the next and export + change name over and over (I have to do that for 50 different groups) the path would be D:\folder\EPS\slice name_group name (or layer name I might get around that one if only a layer name is possible) for the EPS (now that I know how to separate the files per folders) and D:\folder\PDF\slice name_group name for the PDF if a group/layer name isn't possible but another automatically inserted suffix is possible (no size changes here) then that would be OK, as the main problem is that all the resulting files have the same names at the end, and the last exported overwrites the previous one (if that make sense) I have asked a question specific to that in another thread but had no luck and I can feel that nobody understood what I was trying to do. (this is something that I routinely do with Photoshop, even if the workflow is slightly different eg: I can't make a "double export" but the export and renaming is done automatically via an export script - called Export layers to file, so it's easy to run the script each time for each file format) I accept that it may not be possible, but in all honesty, the help file for the export persona is close to gibberish to me. As I said in the other thread, it doesn't speak my language... (bizarrely all the rest of the help section make perfect sense from the point of view of a designer) Sorry for hijacking - again