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  1. paolo.limoncelli

    Some watercolours

    Messing around a bit with watercolours and some blenders. I recently repainted this picture from scratch using the new Watercolour Set, using much more refined tools. Now textures are subtle but perceivable and the final result is more credible. Affinity's engine has been growing a lot since 2015!
  2. There are any shortcuts for brushes available? I want to change witdth, flow, opacity and hardness without moving to the top toolbar. best wishes Marco
  3. How do I get brushes for affinity designer and can I use old brushes I've used in photoshop and how to Import them into a folder.
  4. Hi friends, I have found that when I am using the vector brushes in AD, I cannot take the fill off. It seems that I have managed to do it once in while, but due to pure chance or trial and mistake, I would beg you to give me the ncessary info, in order that I may have control over this tool. Thank you so much in advance. Rosa
  5. Okies, so this has been bothering me for ever since I got the app: when I go into the vexel persona, and try to do some painting, this is what meets me when I try to use the brush tool: And this might be perfectly normal for Affinity Designer, but just because I'm a noob and am used to Photoshop, I think this is weird. I am fully transitioning from Photoshop to Affinity Designer, and Photoshop doesn't display the brushes pixellated. So, I'm wondering: is this normal? If it's not, how do I change it? Thanks! PS: The brushes look just fine in the vector persona.
  6. Pedro Soares

    Nature Brushes - Sample

    I'm in the process of creating (almost done) a collection of brushes with nature motifs. Thought it could be useful for more Affinity users so I decided to share one sample, the brush regarding the common ivy. Let me know if you like it and if it’s worth sharing the full collection :) Common Ivy Brush.afbrushes.zip
  7. Two rings or marquees (scrolling ants?) the outside indicates the size the inner one to indicate the softness / feather.
  8. I do find the icons a bit small so grabbing the dodge and burn brush is a bit hit and miss. Can I suggest a dock on the top or the bottom to place the favourite brushes? Also take a look at the brush HUD on Aperture. Conveniently placed at the bottom. Call the brush, select the mode (including contrast and a few others you don't list), then you get to the tool control panel (HUD) to adjust. Also as it deposits all the adjustments in your list of edits you can kill them and make further adjustments and modifications later. It is a slick interface and slips into the workflow well. I mention this as so far you are looking very like Photoshop but in fact you may well gather a lot of disaffected Aperture users.
  9. Hey As an amateur photographer, I would love to suggest some options for the develop persona, that would make it really cool and easy to use for any sort of photographer. May I suggest (these features I have seen in other apps, but not many tbh) Some brushes such as a blur and soften and a sharpen brush, along with dark, lighten and saturate and desaturate. I have suggested these before but I really would love them and I think lots of other people will too. May I also suggest two slider options. slider for making the blues either stronger and darker or weaker and lighter, as well as one for greens and browns. I think these sliders would be so awesome and useful for me as an aspiring landscape photographer. Maybe you've had some ideas from these ideas, suggest them because as a user I say "the more features the better, just hide the complex ones, but make sure they're within one click. All this will result in a simplistic UI and beautiful options" Kind Regards GEEKIO (Pronounced: GEEK-IE-O)
  10. retrograde

    Digital painting in Designer

    Hi all, just some doodling here trying out painting inside of shapes in Designer. Started playing with Paolo's blender brushes he so graciously created. When using them in conjunction with the smudge tool you get some really nice mixing abilities. In the call out shape for instance I painted a mixture of the 2 main colours then applied some "blending" using one of Paolo's spatter blend brushes. It just spatters using the underlying colour and doesn't put any new colour down. Changing the size of the brush changes the size of the texture it paints. For the eyeball, (I didn't start out to do an eye it just ended up that way) I used a mix of painting and blending especially in the white of the eye with the blood vessels and texturing... then in the iris I painted inside the circle shape laying in the colour in the general areas and using Paolo's blenders to really gave it a nice complex feel. I usually add a .01 gaussian blur to take the hard edge off the shapes. it tends to soften the paint work a bit but it's a reasonable trade off. On the donut-pie shape I was just playing with a nice painterly play of light and shadow. The blenders are great for adding that "painterly" feel with tons of control. Again by reducing the blender brush size the blend effect gets smaller and more precise. This is all in Designer, which for me is probably where I will spend most of my time. The fact that I can get these type of results in a "vector" app is incredible. The hardest part of all of this is knowing when to stop! :D
  11. 1) The source and size of the clone brush should show on the image, and if aligned should move with the brush to constantly show where one is borrowing from. 2) The clone control labeling makes absolutely no sense and is inconsistent. On the dropdown panel the size is called "size", on the top of the screen it is called "width"! Size is prefered. 3)Then what is called "shape" on the panel, and what doesn't show on the top at all, is really width. 4)Rotation is nonsensical: on the top it is in degrees, on the panel in % (?) And it rotates the applied area on the image: it should rotate the source area (if it isn't round, in which case it makes no difference). Are you trying to make this obtuse? Look at Photoline for how simple this can be: your basic controls are size, hardness, width, angle (of the source), and choose square or circle(which becomes rectangle or ellipse if width not equal), with the shape of the brush changing on the example panel as you change values. Then you can add more controls jitter. intermittent etc for rarer functions. Fred
  12. Hello I bought some brushes and they have .tpl extension (tool presets). Professional brushes usually use that extension and its really important for sharing and creating new sets of brushes with specific presets. I will love if I can use them. ¡Thank you!
  13. In this video I will take a moment to explain how to use textures brushes and bending modes to dirty up your vector art. I will be demonstration all this while creating a HD title screen for a fictional tv or movie title screen design. click here to view the tutorial video Thanks for watching.
  14. Hi everybody, there seems to be a bug in the latest Beta on OS X Lion and (probably) OS X Mavericks. The brushes palette does not get populated on application launch. The method of Ctrl-launch as detailed in Matt’s answer to https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/4142-no-brushes/ or clicking "Reset brushes" in the application preferences work both fine, but after each application relaunch all standard brushes are lost again. Affinity Designer only keeps the imported brushes, and after resetting the app these are gone again ... Very strange. The app store version seems to be fine in that respect. :unsure: Thanks in advance, Alex
  15. ronnyb

    bug in pixel persona

    try to sketch a plant in Pixel persona and AD crops the top...
  16. ronniemcbride

    Dead Awakening The TV mini series

    Ok, so the tv series does exist but if it did I would not mind having shot at doing the title graphics for it :) If I can do this in Affinity Designer I can't wait to get my hands on Affinity Photo! :P :o ;) This was all done in done in Affinity Designer and you can learn how you can do it check out my video. on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlX6_MWE56Q
  17. grzessnik

    AD drawings

    Hi all, here is my first AD drawing. It was very interesting experience and after few different approaches drawing is complete. Best, Greg
  18. If I go into the Vector brush properties and change the size (or any setting), close the properties and then reopen and press reset. The brush settings don't reset to original settings. Is the Reset button suppose to work that way?
  19. Hi, Is there a way to change the default value for items such as the brush size, opacity and other? Regards, François
  20. Is there any way to get PS/AI brushes into AD? Maybe I haven't tried hard enough but I would really appreciate some feedback in importing different brushes. Thanks in advance!
  21. Using a couple of different reference images I used the textured brushes to try and create a more painterly style. Adjusted the line width, transparency, shading and blending modes - multiply. Liked how they worked like you would have in a raster (photoshop) program. Wish list - an artboard crop too - I always start with a larger canvas then shrink down to fit the illustration or artwork.
  22. Is there anywhere I can find examples of the vector brushes, and what all they are capable of? The main webpage mentions them, as does the feature list, but I was looking for something a little more in depth.