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  1. I was in need of lines with dots and triangles for a project. I started creating a few lines and then I encountered a whole bunch of problems with repeating patterns in the Texture Intensity Brushes in the Designer Persona. My triangles got squished, my squares became rectangles and I went into full pitbull mode and did not sleep until I understood what went wrong. These are my work arounds if you’re struggling with squished or otherwise deformed repeating patterns: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/101575-textured-intensity-brushes-and-body-repeat/&tab=comments#comment-545105. With the work arounds in mind I’ve created a set of brushes with repeating patterns that hardly show any deformation*. I was on a roll, so I created 114 in 9 families. I won’t use all, so feel free to use them. They're nice for stamps and borders and such. Enjoy! *) When using these brushes on a tightly curving curve or a sharp corner they of course do deform. Experiment with the brush setting for Corners to find the best solution for your project. The brushes all contain a centred line (in 3 widths, S, M and L) and repeating shapes and stripes above or above and below. The brushes with stuff above the line, but not under are therefore not vertically centred on the stroke. In the stripey families I added 3 lines with a different center point, those are marked with a suffix ‘mid’. They are symmetrical, the 'mid' version is vertically centred on the whole stroke. When you import the brush files you’ll see that a few of the brushes in the round families have different heights from the other brushes. The sources of these brushes have a different width height ratio (see the post linked above for the reason why). I added them to the brush files with a height that by default fits to the brushes with the standard height of 80px. Lines CTSR examples.pdf lines CTSR - pointy L.afbrushes lines CTSR - round L.afbrushes lines CTSR - stripey L.afbrushes lines CTSR - pointy M.afbrushes lines CTSR - round M.afbrushes lines CTSR - stripey M.afbrushes lines CTSR - pointy S.afbrushes lines CTSR - round S.afbrushes lines CTSR - stripey S.afbrushes
  2. Hi Affinity By Serif, I'm using Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. I noticed that once I have imported new brushes, I cannot re-order brush categories or sort the brush categories by name. The most recent imported brushes are at the bottom of the scroll down menu in the brushes panel. Would it be possible to add such an ordering or sorting feature so that users can actually order the brush categories according to their own preferences? < I could not find such a feature/ functionality in Photo or Designer. > Would be nice. With kind regards, Bastiaan
  3. Hello community, Not sure what happened, for months i have used many brushes in affinity photo and have added tons as well. Suddenly noticing, there are only default brushes left. All my brushes have disappeared. Help very much appreciated. Thanks Gyan
  4. Hey guys......so I was working on my new course...and got the the lesson on making brushes.....sooooo I had to amek some brushes. I made a set of fog/ smoke brushes in raster and a set of silky smooth stroke brushes for your vector applications. I have learned so much from the people on the site....I wanted to give back, so here ya go . I am working on new blog post and some new art using them....so I will keep you in the loop Feedback on them is always appreciated, I love making these sorts of tools Jeremy , www.7thseasonstudios.com Stroke brushes -7th season studios .afbrushes Smoke and fog brushes -7th season studios.afbrushes
  5. StuartRc

    Vegetation Brushes Set 2

    Added a new set of Vegetation Raster Brushes (leaves 2) Zip file contains 30 brushes (3 pack x 10) PDF sample file added Vegetation S2 P13-P15.zip VB 1 Set 2 13-15.pdf
  6. Inkbrush 07 and Project Set 12 Added new 5 new sets of Vector brushes to library based upon work for Inktober 2019 and Camouflage II with some help from the supplementary Vector Assets library Sample set inkBrush Vector Paint as below consisting of the first 6 brushes from each of the 5 set (30/150) Red:Render and Linear II extensions for inkbrush Project 07 White: Vector Texture Sets 01, 02 , 03 Project Brush Set 12 Vector Paint Sample Set 01.zip
  7. Matteo Fantuzzi

    Brushes Import

    Hello guys, I’m writing because even though I’ve uploaded the new version of Affinity Photo on my IPad (1.7.3), I’m still not able to upload brushes of any kind. What can I do to solve this problem?
  8. I'd like a brush category "Recently used" on top of the list that automatically shows the ten (number could be configurable) most recently used brushes. Would make it much easier to switch between brushes of different categories. Alternatively (or additionally ) a category "Favourites" would be nice, to easily find frequently used brushes.
  9. I'm trying to just get a basic brush but everything that says 'reset' doesn't rest them (under more button and also under preferences pane)...any other ideas or is this a bug?
  10. StuartRc

    Pattern Brush Packs

    Thought it was about time I added some of the brushes from a previous drawing completed in May ...Sorry it's taken so long! Extended Brush set to 120 Mixed Patterns Size restricted to initial Brush Size to 100px as not relevant to the patterning with these types of brushes. Made some changes to the post: 1. Added A4 sample sheet for reference [PDF] 2. Added new sample sheets and removed old visuals from the post 3. Added full set zip file to first comment Enjoy! New Format PB PATTERNS 01 Sample120.pdf Pattern Brush Set 1 Packs 1-12.zip Single Brush Packs (as original upload) Copied the links from rest of post to make things a bit easier PATTERNS-01 Pack -01.zip PATTERNS-01 Pack -02.zip PATTERNS-01 Pack -03.zip PATTERNS-01 Pack -04.zip PATTERNS-01 Pack -05.zip PATTERNS-01 Pack -06.zip Patterns-01-Packs 07-10.zip Patterns-01-Packs 11-12.zip
  11. I love everything about the vector persona and making a lot of vector illustrations as you can see them on my dribbble account. However, there is just one missing feature for which I'm switching to pixel persona; applying grains, spray textures. Since these pixel brushes are not scalable, I might have to reapply these brushes again on larger formats. I wonder if affinity guys can include a set of vector brushes to apply a nice, subtle textures which cab be scalable. This is one of the features that can set affinity ahead of procreate as well. What do you guys think?
  12. TL-DR: Textured Intensity Brushed act weird when using repeating patterns. There are work arounds. Do not create a source that is less wide than high, since it does not repeat. Mind the ratio beween width and height, because a lot of ratios cause deformation of the image used. Ratios that hardly show deformation are 1; 2,1; 3,1; 4,1; 5,1. Add black space above and under your pattern to get to a ‘safe’ ratio. I like working with custom made brushes. I love the Textured Intensity Brushes in Affinity Designer. Playing around with it I observed some unexpected behavior when using the Body: Repeat option. This setting is on the Brush panel that opens when you double click a Vector Brush in the Brushes Studio in the Vector Persona. I’ve seen a few other posts about problems with repeating patterns, mostly in the Questions section of the forum, so that’s why I put this here. But this is also a bug report. Now for the unexpected behavior. 1. Refusing to repeat If your source image's width is smaller than its height (e.g. W:120px; H:200px) the repeat fails, the pattern will be stretched, no matter what. From what I read in From what I read in https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/62767-vector-brush-stretching-despite-choosing-repeat/ this problem has not yet been addressed. I tried working around it by repeating the pattern in the source image twice or more to make it wider that high. It works, but it brought to light other unexpected behavior (I’m fond of that term!). 2. Offset values don’t behave as expected Expected: when there’s no head or tail to the brush, offset values remain the default values as set by Affinity Designer on creation of the new brush. That is 0px for the Head Offset and the width of the source image for the Tail Offset. Observed: the repeated part has seams, like an extra column of pixels is added in between the occurrences of the pattern. I’ve marked the seam with a red circle. I’d expect it to look like what is shown in the green square. Work around: to have a pattern repeat pixel perfect, set the Head Offset to 1px and the Tail Offset to width-1pt (if the source image is 180px wide, set the Tail Offset to 179px). Trade off is that there is now an extra column of pixels at the start of the line, see where the yellow arrow points at. A better work around for sources with a relatively small width: have 3 repetitions in the source and define the first repetition as head and the last one as tail. So if the source image is 240px wide, set Head Offset to 80px and the Tail Offset to 160px. Now the numbers make sense. 3. Elements of the pattern get squished The first work around from problem 2 lead to experimenting with the ideal number of repetitions in the source image. I spend many lonely nights creating tests sets of patterns, counting repetitions on grids and creating spread sheets filled with the height width ratios of patterns. That sounds dramatic, but I was actually immensely enjoying myself. I like a good puzzle. I’m not the only one who noticed something was off. @LionelD started this thread: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/98456-textured-intensity-brushes-on-ad-ipad/. But it’s not about deformation to fit a curve. Of course you’d have deformation on a curve. But there’s also deformation of the pattern on a straight line. I observed that the amount of deformation varies with the ratio between width and height. Of course with a repeating body you’d always have to squish the repeating part a bit to fit it on a line that is not exactly a round number of times the length of the repeating part. But when a line is long enough, one might expect it to even out a bit. Well, it does not. I made test lines of 7200px and brush sources from 80px to 800px wide, incrementing in steps of 80px. The source format fits 90, 45, 30, 22,5, 18, 15, 12,86, 11,25, 10 and 9 times when applied to the line using the source file’s height as the Brush Width. Those are nice round numbers in 7 out of 10, but it does not help. It’s not the line length, it’s the width height ratio. By the way, the deformation and the refusal to repeat from problem 1 already reveals itself in the picture of the brush in the Brushes Studio. Now a ratio of 1 (same width and height) gives hardly any deformation: W:240px; H240px works and W: 427px; H:427px also works great. Another ratio that seems to work is W:800px; H:150px (ratio is 5,33). Other ratios I tried are off. They are off in varying degrees. Sometimes they are very off, 1,6 is a very bad one, as is 2,0. Next step was to observe what happens when the ratio is increased in small steps. I created a test source image of W:200px; H:200px and then 10 more, increasing the width in steps of 20px. So that is a series of ratios: 1,0; 1,1; 1,2 ... all the way to 2,0. I created 11 brushes. The 1,0 was looking very good. 1,1 a bit less and with each step the image got more squished. Actually, the sources all were squished into the same amount of space. Now there’s a pattern! The pattern of the W:400px; H:200px (ratio 2) brush got squished into a box of half its width! I had already tested ratios larger than 2, and at some point in the higher numbers found ratio’s that also looked pretty good, like 5,33. Another series 2,1; 2,2; 2,3 ... 3,0. Remember: 2,0 was squished to half its width. But 2,1 looks great! And from 2,2 it is getting worse and worse ... 3,0 looks the worst. Another series 3,1; 3,2; 3,3 ... 4,0. Now 3,1 looks great again! And 3,2 looks less great and ... well, it gets worse and worse going to 4,0. But 4,0 is less deformed than 3,0 and 3,0 has less deformation than 2,0. Conclusion: ratio 1 looks good, round numbers >1 go bad and a width just over the round number looks good. Next question: how much over the round number would work? Let’s see what happens if I create a pattern with a ratio 5,01, W: 1001px; H:200px. Hmmmm, interesting ... it’s a bit squished. Not very much, but notably. 5,1 is doing perfect, 5,0 is as much off as one would expect it to be off. So there seems to be a sweet spot near 0,1 past the whole number. By now I pretty sure what causes this problem. There’s a rounding error somewhere in the creation of the repetition. I’m not sure where exactly this happens, since I’m not familiar with the way this was programmed, but I know a rounding error when I see one (I’ve always wanted to say that!). Trust me, I’m a coder. I know how to err. For me I’m a near as I can get to creating patterns that look good in a Texture Intensity Brush. I’d advise the people at Serif to take a good hard look into the math used to create repetitions. I’ve added a brush file and a project file to this post. The work around This is how to create a repeating pattern with hardly any deformation: create something beautiful jot down width and height and calculate the ratio (width / height: e.g. 540/200=2,7) now find the previous value that fits to #,1 (so if your ratio is 2,7, go to 2,1) divide width by found value and you have a new, slightly higher height for the background (540/2,1=257) create a black rectangle (W:540; H:257) and put it behind the pattern, align the horizontal centers of the image and background select the background, export the selection with background to a png use the png to create the new brush set your offsets and such and set the Body value to Repeat When you look closely, you’ll quite often see that even the ‘good’ ratios (1; 2,1; 3,1; 4,1; 5,1 ...) deform a little bit. Just a few percent, but still ... But that’s normal. They have to fit a round number of times on the line. Now, there’s loose ends to this long story, for instance what happens in the ranges 2,0..2,1; 3,0..3,1 and so on? And why does sometimes the repetition on the screen shift on changing zoom levels? I spend some free time on this puzzle, over a period of weeks. Every week when I had diner with a friend of mine I updated her on my findings. She offered suggestions and we grumbled about the funny quirks of the applications we’re using. So now, if you ever see two middle aged, greying ladies talking over a meal: this is what we’re gossiping about. I use a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, macOS) and Affinity Designer 1.7.3 test patterns repeating TIB.afbrushes test patterns repeating TIB.afdesign
  13. I've just swapped over from Procreate to Affinity due to Procreate not being vector based. I initially started designing a logo in Procreate until realising I needed to swap, but I'm unable to bring my brush with me. I've searched for days for a similar brush and cannot find anything! Any help would be massively helpful otherwise I'll have to start the logo again and re-jig the style I've attached 2 screenshots to show the brush. Thanks!
  14. Vector Assets for InkBrush Project Added a mixed set of vector patterns to supplement Inkbrush Project 07 containing: Geometric pattern textures (Red) Organic pattern textures.(White) I was going to add these into an asset library but the compound paths may be a bit too large...So I have done it the old way as 'letraset sheet' AD 1.7 file contains 2 pages consisting of 50 vector patterns created directly from inkBrush sets for Geometric and Organic Brushes Sample images as below Enjoy! ProjectBrush_1.7 - Document_VectorPatterns_Mixed_Assets_01.zip
  15. Hi! I'm very new to Affinity, but so far enjoying it as an alternative to Procreate. I bought a set of brushes and I've had no problem installing one, but I can't seem to import the other 3? When I go to import and select my file (no problem doing this, it says its downloading) it doesnt import and goes back to the automatic pre-installed pen section. Can anyone help please?! Thanks :)
  16. Hi everybody, I'm new in using Affinity Photo to draw... and I'm also not familiar with professional words in English so please excuse if I'm not good in explaining.I've started using Affinity Photo to draw and I think the set of brushes available do not exactly suit to my way of drawing. I often draw with a feather-like way, making my strokes be sometimes fine, sometimes broader. None of the brushes are close to that. I've seen there is a pack of "Neptune Illustration Kit" with etching style brushes and these may be closer to what I'm looking for. But I see these are for "iPad" only... (?) Isn't it possible to use them on a Wacom Cintiq pro "pad or tablet" (I'm not sure this is called a pad?) I use mu Cintiq linked to an Apple Mac. I there a way I could get this (Neptune) set of brushes or brushes of the kind (sort of feather drawing way)? I'd be so delighted to use these. But would not download if I'm not sure I can use with my Cintiq and it's "pen". Thank you very much! Zamfyr (French illustrator)
  17. Mensch Mesch

    FLOWER POWER Brushes

    Hey folks! I've created a little collection of some flower brushes for AP and AD (Pixel Persona). Hope you like it. You can download the brushes here: FLOWER-POWER-by-MENSCH-MESCH.afbrushes.zip [12.3 MB] Installation: Unzip the downloaded zip-file. Install the FLOWER-POWER-by-MENSCH-MESCH.afbrushes file in your brush panel. Keep on drawin' Norbert
  18. I'd like a brush category "Recently used" on top of the list that automatically shows the ten (number could be configurable) most recently used brushes. Would make it much easier to switch between brushes of different categories. Alternatively (or additionally ) a category "Favourites" would be nice, to easily find frequently used brushes. 
  19. Just a Heads Up for those not aware of this Website (NOT MINE) created for All Things Affinity .https://affinity.graphics/
  20. Hi, I'm not sure how this happened, whether it was a keyboard shortcut I inadvertently hit in Photo, or something else. The brushes I use the most no longer rotate as I draw along (for example) a silhouette; they just stay in one position. The brush tip has also become a ring instead of the shape of the brush, which I don't like at all. I have tried to figure it out on my own, but so far I haven't been successful in fixing either of these problems. I'm hoping someone knows how to fix this as I can no longer do my work. As a last resort, I'll be uninstalling and reinstalling, but I'm hoping to avoid that if I can. Thanks.
  21. Hello, This is my first post however I have been reading all the questions and getting great info on this forum. The one thing I am having trouble finding is more vector brushes specifically a few dry brush strokes. I’ve watched a couple tutorial on how to make brushes but am having trouble making a good dry brush stroke. My question is does anyone know where I can find some or does anyone have a couple to share. Thanks for any help or direction you can give.
  22. Pedro Soares

    Snow Brushes

    Who likes to play with snow? :) This are the two brushes I made and normally use (light snow and heavy snow) when I want to get that winter look. You can also check how I made the brushes and how to use them is this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlxXqCCx9AM Hope you enjoy them, Pedro Snow Brushes.afbrushes.zip
  23. Hallo zusammen, in Affinity heißen alle Pinseldateien *.afbrushes, wie erkenne ich die Designer-Pinsel für Konturen, von den Pixelpinseln. Ich habe mehrere *.afbrushes Dateien in einem Ordner von denen einige für Affinity Photo sind und ein paar für Affinity Designer, wie kann man diese auseinander halten, oder hilft da nur ausprobieren? Bekommt man eine Fehlermeldung wenn man die falsche Pinseldatei versucht zu importieren? Gruß Dieter
  24. So how I got this idea was I was trying to import some photoshop brushes and I realized some of the brushes had jitter and directional for example and I always wished I could have that in Affinity and there are many other combinations of dynamics that would be great. So the Idea is to Create a Brush dynamics Hierarchy where you can have direction and etc... etc whatever you'd like And I cooked this image up in an hour The plus sign is when you add the dynamics to its hierarchy, and you can change the percentage from the hierarchy window or from the dropdown that is attached, you can add a lot of brush dynamics to one. the number indicates how many have been added to the hierarchy (excluding the dropdown dynamics that haven't been added) the dropdown one that hasn't been added still effects the brush. Mostly they work top-down like templates you can sort, for example, if Random was 10% and Direction at 100% the random would add/subtract to the direction with a bit of jitter. Importing Photoshop brushes would have Direction at top and priority of what it can get from the brushes. Anyways I hope you guys like the idea
  25. There have been similar posts earlier, but as it seems like nothing much has happened, perhaps the topic needs a push? Anyway, it seems to be two general kind of illustrators when regard to having strokes and lines scaling with objects; the first kind is the methodical one, who prefers to build up the drawing first and adding brushes afterwards, which I guess is a natural technique developed from the early days of vector based illustration. Then you have illustrators like me, who are newer to the game and who finally learn vector through programmes like Affinity Designer on an iPad, using Pencil. It’s fast and smooth and intuitive and you can easily swap between vector and raster. That makes it very easy to draw almost like you would draw on paper. You thrown down a quick sketch in raster and continue in vector, adding quick brush strokes, varying the brushes etc. Finally, you add colours and might do some shading in raster as well. But then we have the problem with scaling with objects. For the first kind of illustrator it’s preferable that this is not on by default. For the second kind, it would be great if one could have it on by default. I think that vector illustration has developed a lot since the beginning and is still developing, thanks to the development of software and hardware. Therefore I think lots of people would have welcomed such an option in the preferences. It would have been enormously time saving.
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