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  1. I'm not sure if this is XP-Pen's new driver or Affinity's new update, but I thought I'd mention it here. The 'tilt' brush modifier function does not seem to work in Affinity on my side (even though my tablet definitely supports pen tilt). I've tried it with numerous default and custom Affinity brushes with 'tilt' as a modifier, and the tilting of the pen does not seem to be making any impact on the strokes.
  2. I've been having to use a workaround to save edits made on brushes. Most of the time Photo won't save the changes I make to brushes unless I either duplicate them after the edit or if I click on a different brush WHILE I have the edit window open.
  3. In Affinity Designer, how do you convert a vector brush stroke to a curve. Yes, the stroke itself is a curve, but with the brush applied it has texture (width, scratches, drop-outs, etc.) in the stroke. I'd like to take the "rendered" vector stroke and convert it to an outline curve (kind of like converting a text letter to a curve). How is this done?
  4. I've had a lot of good feedback from my first batch of brushes, so I've made an improved set. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I am. Gumroad
  5. Hey Fellows! Sometimes I try to open the brush edit panel but Affinity crashes immediately without a warning. I don't know if this is because I have too much brushes or could be something else.
  6. Just installed the latest upgrade yesterday. In the old days you used to be able to take a black brush and paint out certain areas of a filter you had applied to an image. Now nothing happens. I can only paint on a pixel layer. Can't even paint on a mask. What is going on?
  7. I've looked through all the preferences in Affinity Photo and I'm not seeing a way to turn off the shape of a brush when painting? Say I have a grass brush selected. When I'm painting the outline of the brush on the screen gets in the way of what I'm trying to do. I had thought in the preferences that Show Brush Previews was going to be what I needed but appears not unfortunately. Is there a way to do this at all? Thanks, Mark
  8. Hi, I have big problems with both AD (also the latest Beta) & AP: I get very jagged/angular lines, especially when drawing quickly. It seems the digitizer can not keep up with the stroke. I made a screenshot in AD. It seems to occur more with the pixel brushes. The problem is visible in any brush I pick. see screenshot I am working with the last Version of El Capitan. I tried the latest Wacom driver, and also an older one - no difference. I have no Problems with other programs, I tried Clip Studio, Photoshop, Sketchbook and Krita and they work just fine. As it is, I can not use AD & AP for any kind of freehand drawing and painting, which really sucks: I hope you have a solution!
  9. For some reason today, my brush and pen will not align and is off axis (see photo). I am using a basic mouse). I do not recall what may have occurred to start this but it was working fine until today. I even tried updating to the new version 1.9.0.932 hoping that would correct the issue but it did not. Also, it appears that the brush is locked on some sort of "virtual" center point. For example at a point in the document, the brush aligns as normal, but the further away the brush is moved from that fixed point, the further away the brush becomes aligned with its marker, including direction. For example if I start at the point of alignment and move my brush marker north, the ACTUAL brush starts to move south of the brush marker. Conversely if I move the brush marker south, the actual brush starts to move north of the brush marker. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  10. Hi, I don’t know if this is a bug, but when I tried importing vector brushes, it doesn’t load. I’ve uploaded a screen record. Pixel brush are ok. But vector brush doesn’t import (load). I’m using iPad Pro 11” 2018 with the latest OS and Affinity Designer 1.9 IMG_1204.MP4
  11. Would be nice if you could add toggle key to switch between brush and eraser. (not B/E but single key to switch) I was asked this functionality from artists who use Affinity as painting tool many times.
  12. Hi, I'm new to use Affinity Photo and Affinity Design. Till now I used Photoshop. I'm missing some function in Affinity. Can someone tell me how to rotate the canvas in Affinity Photo and how to change the Brush size with the mouse like Photoshop.
  13. Can Affinity Designer create an Art Brush, as in Illustrator? Create a vector object and make it an ART brush that can then be applied to a stroke, while remaining a vector, and then Expanded back into the individual vector shapes for further modifications of those shapes. Attached jpeg is the sample I'm working on. The top image was created in Designer, which I copied into Illustrator and made it an Art Brush. I then applied that brush to the curved strokes below. Everything I've read about making brushes in Designer says that you need to make your art a png. This means it is no longer vector and its pieces cannot be modified later. You can see where it would be very time consuming to make those curved versions of the original art by hand. An Art Brush accomplished this in seconds. If Art Brushes are doable in Designer, please include a description or a link to the procedure. I'm really trying to make Designer my go-to vector app, but the more I use it, the more I need to go back to Illustrator to perform simple tasks. Shape Builder, Warp Options and Image Trace are also features I use frequently.
  14. I have been annoyed by this is the past, and I hoped this would be addressed in the new version: Every time after I have drawn a stroke with the brush or pixel or vector brush tool, a circle indicating the brush size pops up in the middle of the screen. This is extremely annoying and unneccesary. It distrubs the flow of drawing in the app to such a degree that I tend to avoid it altogether. Why can't we get rid of this, as it has no function whatsoever?
  15. Would be nice if you could add "Clear" mode to Brush. Painting artists often want to use two different erasers at the same time so the clear mode is useful for them.
  16. I apologize upfront for the numerous questions, but I'm still kind of new to Affinity and I'm trying really hard to eliminate Illustrator altogether. Let me start by saying, I love Affinity Designer, but I ran into a big problem... Does anyone know where to buy true vector brush kits for Affinity Designer? Brushes that don't pixelate when exported? I saw one brush kit at https://www.retrosupply.co/collections/affinity/products/the-vector-brush-toolbox-for-affinity-designer, but I don't know for sure if they're true vector brushes. Has anyone tried them? To give you an example why this has become a huge issue for me--I recently did an illustration for a customer, and because the brush I needed turned out to be raster, I had to go into illustrator, recreate part of the illustration and bring it over to Affinity. I tried to create a similar brush in Designer, but it was still raster, so I recreated the brush I needed in Illustrator and redid the work there. Is there a tutorial on making vector brushes in Affinity Designer, true vector brushes? I read somewhere that Designer doesn't support vector brushes? Is that true? It's a little frustrating when you have to duplicate work, because the vector program you're using isn't always vector. It even warns you that part of your drawing might be converted to raster when exporting to a pdf. Why? Does anyone know why Designer allows raster brushes to be added to available brushes in the first place, and why--assuming Designer supports vector brushes--they wouldn't be somehow separated? Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help me figure out my options.
  17. Hi, Say I stroke a closed shape with a Vector Brush (in Designer). There is always a gap at the terminal point. Say you don't want the gap. No matter how you edit the brush's Properties – including Head or Tail Offset, Overlap, Pull, etc., – there's always a gap at the closing node. Is there a trick I don't know? (Besides opening the curve and tugging the end nodes for visual stroke overlap.) Wouldn't visual vector-brush stroke closure be a desirable feature for some/many purposes? ¿Could this option be designed into Brush Properties, in a later A.D. update? thanks in advance, – pbass
  18. Hi, The new custom brush feature works great, the only thing that doesn't is size Jitter (at least for me). I've tried it with different selections, shapes etc. Any ideas or does somebody has the same experience/error? edit; wait, does it only works in Designer? Hmm... thanks
  19. Short things short, I imported abr brushes from photoshop to affinity photo, some of them work all right, some of them have some weird lines and look really unlike they originally do, and some of them are a real mess. For now I'm posting only 1 example with weird lines and brush looking quite different, later on I'll update the post with ones where it's really messed up. Here's a comparison between AP (Affinity Photo) and PS(Photoshop). Abr brush pack is obtainable from here: Deviant art brushes In both scenarios used brush is as 5. As shown in image above.
  20. I like to proppose an additional feature for Affinity Photo, which I was missing: up to now she slider of Hardness, Flow and Shape has no effect on Pixel brushes, only with round and square brushes. It wold be a nice feature to change also pixel brushes with this sliders.
  21. I like to proppose anadditional feature for Affinity Photo, which I was missing: A function which fill a Path (Vector curve) with a Pixel-Brush on a new layer, like the function in Designer which fill a path with a vector-brush.
  22. Hi there, is there anyone to know is where the paint brush, except the blend mode one in the tool box? It bothers me when I paint on an image, it comes out a blend mode color.
  23. Hi Affinity team. This post is a cry from the heart. I have been using your programs for a long time and I really like them. They are great for designers and photographers, but not for artists. Below I will share my vision of how Affinity Photo can be improved for digital painting. <<I immediately apologize for the quality of the text, I used google translator for translation >> Brush Tool Update Creating brushes from selection Instead of one New Brush from Selection item, it's much more convenient to add two items for each type of brush. No need to worry about using a layer and mask to create a new brush from a selection like in Affinity Photo 1.9. Updating brush settings The brush settings in Affinity Photo are sorely lacking in some features, and also brought in some cosmitic tweaks. I changed the view of the slider for the rotation parameter. It shows the rotation of the brush in degrees. In addition, the pivot point on the slider is in the middle. Important changes are needed in the Texture tab: 1. Add the "Add from Selection" item to add new Brush Nozzles from the selection. This will undoubtedly make it easier to create and customize brushes. 2. Add Brighthess and Contrast settings for the texture. For these parameters, a slider with a zero position in the middle and a range of values from -100% to 100% will also be used. This way you can adjust the strength of the texture on the brush without using Wet edges. Context toolbar Instead of using force pressure for brushes without dynamic settings, it's better to add a pen sensitivity on / off mode. I very often need to draw a line with a pen without dynamics (like when drawing with a mouse), but this is impossible in Affinity Photo. So I have to choose a different brush or turn off the sensitivity in the brush settings. This is very annoying and time consuming. Paint Mixer Brush Update The Paint Mixer Brush needs to be heavily transformed. Now it is only suitable for processing the finished image and is extremely poorly suited for drawing. Therefore, I want to suggest the following changes: 1. Add a pen sensitivity on / off button instead of forced dynamics. 2. Add mode "paint at max pressure". If this mode is enabled, then at maximum pressure with the pen, the brush will paint with the selected color, and with light pressure, the brush will mix colors. This brush behavior is typical of the mixing brushes in Paint tool SAI. If this option is disabled, the brush will have a paint limit as it does now. 3. Add mode "Take Under Layers Color". When this option is enabled, the tool will take into account the layers below, and will mix colors with their color. This will increase the non-destructive editing capabilities of Affinity Photo. 4. Add mode "Blend transparency". Now, if you draw on an empty layer without filling, then the accumulation of color is taking place on the transparent layer, and with the Blend transparency option on, the color will sort of dilute and become translucent. In this case, the options Take Under Layers Color and Blend transparency are mutually exclusive if either of them is activated, the other will be unavailable. All of these changes should significantly improve drawing in Affinity Photo.
  24. Hi, just new here...just want to ask if there is a way to snap brush lines to make a continuous freehand line
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