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  1. I'm using Photo version 1.9 on a Windows 10 with a Cintiq 24HD. When I flip the pen to erase and then return to the Brush tool the selection in the Brushes list is no longer highlighted. The same thing happens when using other tools eg Pan, when I return to the Brush tool it draws with what I was using last, but there's no indication in the Brushes list to know what it is. Is there a way find out which brush is selected? I expected it would always highlight what was in use.
  2. Project Brush Assets Grunge Set 09 Built using 1.65 Brush Engine 30 New Raster Brushes PDF sample as attached Zip file Enjoy! Project Brush - Grunge.zip PROJECT BRUSH - Grunge_01.pdf
  3. 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
  4. I've been making my own art brushes for painting in Affinity Photo. Would love to have someone check them out and give me some feedback on how they work for another artist. Here's a link for them. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W1YCuQGewCndNiQeALm03srBUnvw1WwV/view?usp=sharing I'd like ask anyone who downloads them not to share them.
  5. This is a raster brush test. The brush settings do not set the Spacing to less than 1%. But even so, it turns out an interesting result.
  6. Hi there! I've been working on these art brushes, and thought I'd make them available for everyone. They can be downloaded at https://gum.co/HzEIw.
  7. Star brushes with a glow effect. Vertical and horizontal brush movement, give a different effect. Vertical for star fields, horizontal for galaxies. For a high-quality glow effect, use a 16-bit document. And it is better to use light colors than white. The brush works correctly, only on a transparent layer. This is due to the Reflect blending mode, which is set by default, in the brush settings. Stars.afbrushes
  8. 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?
  9. When I downloaded a set of brushes in Photo 1.9.0.932 via the new ‘account window’ (not sure of the proper name), the application told me that there was already an existing set and it would be renamed, which was fine. However, I now have two categories, one called “Inksy Street Art 2” and one is called “Inksy Street Art 2 – Custom Brushes”. Which is the original version – which I want to remove – and which is the newly downloaded ‘fresh’ version? (I’ve had a look in the Help but I can’t see anything about this.) (I did some searches in the forums but couldn’t find anything here either, but didn’t do an extensive search.) (This is on Windows 10, in case that matters.)
  10. Catalogue of free resources added to the Forum 1. Brush Library | 2. Asset Library | 3. Styles | 4. Information Brush Library Sample sets from personal 'Affinity Brush Project' 1. Current uploaded Samples from Brush Library (Forum Sets are not full library versions!) 2. Placed into categories for reference. 3. Ignored older sets/threads (4)...as have been updated by newer an better versions (Mostly relating to Texture Brushes/hatching and Dots) Texture Brushes Texture Brush Packs x12 [Organics] [120] Texture Brush Packs [Organics #2] [6 sets of 120 (720)] Organic Set #1 | Organic Set #2 | Organic Set #3 Texture Brush Pack Fur Set 1 [120] Texture Brush Packs (Hatching Version 3) [60] {There are 120 in total} Updated to latest brush engine, multiple changes to nozzles including making use of rotation option in sub-brush Version 2 has been archived! Texture Brush Packs [Dots] [120] Texture Brush Dot Patterns [120] Texture Paint [Mixed Nozzle Raster Brushes] [Sample Set] Texture Paint [Mixed Nozzle Raster Brushes [Sample Set] [AD version 1.7] Test version of Sample set using 1.7 Brush Engine Texture Paint Effects [combined Brush Set] [AD version 1.7] Test version of Sample set using 1.7 Brush Engine | Combination set using Texture Paint 08 and Project Set 08 (Organics) Brush sets. Texture Painter The largest combined set consisting of: 6 groups of 120 brushes arranged as 4 x 120 brush sets [520] 2 groups of 120 small (textured pencils/brushes) [240] Also 1 sample set, Special sample set AD 1.7, Effects set Texture Paint Set #1 | Texture Paint Set #2 | Texture Paint Set #3 | Texture Paint Set #4 | Texture Paint Set #5 | Texture Paint Set #6 | Sample Sets (2) | Special (AD 1.7) Released: Texture Paint Brushes [Group 1-4)] [120 texture brushes] 30 sample brushes from each of groups 1-4 120 Texture Paint Brushes and 30 small textured sketching brushes Paint Brushes Set 1 Paint Brush Texture Sets 1 & 2 Nozzles Added some nozzles so you can make your own brushes or patterns! (There are 1000's of these) Nozzles:Texture Paint Brush Asset Library 01 [Nozzle Set] Pattern Brushes Pattern Brushes Sample Set 2 [A] & Set 3 [A] [240 Brushes] Set #2 | Set #3 Pattern Brush Packs [Isometric] [60 Brushes] Environment Brushes Vegetation Brushes Set #1 [120 Brushes] Vegetation Brushes Set #2 [120 Brushes] Vegetation Brushes Set #3 [Version 1.7 only] [30 Brushes] Added experimental brush set for 1.7 brush dynamics Added second brush set that includes 'Sub-Brush Synchronisation' (Fixes visual appearance of brush panel and allows all brush nozzles to scale uniformly). Added suffix to brush set name Vegetation Brushes Set #4 [1.7 Brush Engine] [30 Brushes] Project Brushes 1. Project brushes added as library became a bit large! ...and easier to work with.... 2. Contains some reworked brushes but also 100's of new ones. (Set six for Poison is all new and the largest of the project sets [300 brushes;150 Raster, 150 Vector]) 3. Includes some vector sets...but not yet complete.....eek! 01 Project Brush Assets Hungry [Mixed Source]1[30 Raster] 02 Project Brush Assets Crazy Tree [Mixed Source]2 [30 Raster | 30 Vector] Updated with new collection of nozzles and base textures (not on Forum) 03 Project Brush Assets Big-T [Mixed Source]3 [30 Raster | 30 Vector] Updated with new collection of nozzles (not on Forum) 04 Project Brush Assets Ammonite [Mixed Source]4 [30 Raster | 30 Vector] Updated to latest brush engine, multiple changes to nozzles and enhanced visibility. Vector Nozzles match raster naming! Version 1.0 has been archived! 05 Project Brush Assets Monster Club [Mixed Source]5 [30 Raster] Updated with new collection of nozzles (not on Forum) 06 Project Brush Assets Poison Set 6 [150 Raster | 150 Vector] Renamed 'Undergrowth' and updated to 1.7 + Brush engine. All nozzles now vector. Re-factored all vector and raster brushes with new nozzles and adjusted brush dynamics. Scrapped original vector brushes and a completely new set. Extended the original set with a new base vector brush set; Monochrome Pattern Styles; Vector Grunge assets: and seamless vector patterns based upon those styles Undergrowth Base Vector Brushes 30 Vector base brushes similar to Render I. Used as the basis for all 'Undergrowth' vector brushes Monochrome Styles based on Base Texture Seamless Patterns Assets: Compound Grunge Vectors for adding texture to objects 30 Seamless Vector Patterns that can be stacked, re-coloured, scaled or extracted as compound objects. Samples can be seen here 07 Project Brush Set Ink. (tutorial based on inkBrush Project can be found here: Creating Vector Brushes) Work in Progress sample sheets for inkBrush Project The largest of the Project sets Consisting of a 900 brush set collection with 350 supporting vector elements: 300 'Vector' based brushes 600 'Raster' based brushes (inc 30 stamp brushes) 350 Vector Assets for texturing objects 100+ Seamless Patterns 10 vector sets (Inking [30], Paint [30], Texture [30], Effects [30], Granular [30], Render [30] , Linear [30] ; Render [Texture] [30]), Render II, Linear II; 13 Raster Sets (Texture [60], Pattern (geometric) [60], Pattern (Organic) [30], Sketch [60], Draw [30], Hatch [60], Bristle [60], Stipple [60], Effects [60], Paint [60], Stamps (vegetation) [30], Splatter, Grunge) [30] 3 sub-Project Brush sets: Muddy, Prickly, Chop [not-completed] Supporting Vector Assets: Additional Vector Assets for Pattern (Geometric), Texture Brush [50], Texture [200], Grunge [50], Patterns[50] Released: Vector A. InkBrush - Vector - Render [30 Vector Brushes] B. InkBrush - Vector - Linear [30 Vector Brushes] C. InkBrush - Vector - RenderTexture [30 Vector Brushes] Raster A. InkBrush - Raster - Grunge (under project set 09) Vector Patterns A. InkBrush - Vector Patterns (compound paths) [50] B. InkBrush - Vector Textures (compound paths and placement textures) [50] 08 Project Brush Organics Set 8 [30 Raster Brushes] [Version 1.7 only] Project Brush set with 30 additional raster Nozzles;20 Brush Templates (Version 1.7) and 30 single nozzle raster brushes 09 Project Brush Grunge Set 09 (60 Raster Brushes) Added Set 09: 30 Raster Brushes Added Set 09 [INK]: 30 Raster Brushes; modified version of the inktober 2018 Project Set (modified brush dynamics) [Version 1.7 only] 10 Project Brush Assets Shy [30 Raster Brushes] 30 additional vegetation raster brushes (leaves) 11 Project Brush Assets Camouflage [180 Raster Brushes] Experimental set based on Camouflage assets with released sample set [30] and Paint [30] Project Brush Set with 6 Categories (Texture [30] | Bark Grunge [30] Leaves [30] | Canopy [30] | Effects | Paint [30]) Released: Raster A. Camouflage (Mixed Samples) [30] Set consists of 30 Brushes in total with 8 brushes from Leaves; Grunge Bark; Textures plus 6 from Canopy B. Camouflage:Paint Textures [30] Set of 30 Paint Brushes based on Camouflage Assets 12 Project Brush Vector Paint [60 Vector Textured Brushes] Vector Paint 01 | Vector Paint 02 | Vector Paint 03 60 shape masks with textured overlays partially based on inkBrush Render Released: Vector Set of 30 Vector Brushes compiled from 5 separate brush sets:Render II | Linear II and Vector Texture 01, 02, 03 13. Project Brush Ink Painter Ink [30] | Paint [30] | Shader [30] | Texture [30] | Mesh [30] | Sketcher [35] | Micro Pattern [30] | Linear [30] Grunge [30] Group set of raster brushes Released: Ink Sketching set to supplement Pencil Brushes inkPainter Sketcher [35] 14. Project Brush Organic Pattern Brush set to develop organic patterns and graphic styles using seamless patterns Organic Pattern 01 | Organic Pattern 02 | Organic Pattern 03 Organic pattern 04 | Organic Pattern 05 | Organic Pattern 06 180 Raster Brushes | >200 seamless patterns Released: Organic Brush Special Set An Experiment with variation on single base texture (30 Brushes) using limited nozzles and settings There is a small sample set for organic brushes Organic Brush Test Organic pattern Brush Set 01 30 raster Brushes with >15 vector based seamless patterns 15. Project Brush: Texture Pencils [30] 30 Raster brushes to mimic pencils for sketching with blend mode 'mostly' set to average 16. Project Brush Painter [60] 60 Raster Brushes defined in 2 sets: Painter | Grunge Painter These are based on InkPainter Grunge and inkPainter Paint but with adjusted Brush Dynamics for painting 30 Vector Brushes (Grunge Painter) Collection of vector based brushes build from vector textures used in original raster set Standard naming convention (mostly!) [vector and raster brushes share name] 1. Using the same nozzle structure (easy now as all vectors!)2. Balanced naming for easier reference - so vector/raster brushes have same name (well mostly!) 17 Project Brush: Concept Brushes Set of 30 raster concept brushes extracted and edited from previous brush sets (Organic | ink | InkPainter | Ammonite V2 ) 18. Project Brush: Monster Brushes [30] Set of 30 raster brushes based on a limited number of vector shapes used in backgrounds 19. Project Brush: #Inktober Inker Set of 60 Inking Brushes and includes: 21new inking brushes with large nozzles and manipulated through dynamics to create a ink pen/brush effect for line art (Grunge up your artwork!) and create a set that can be used as default for inking! Mix of Grunge | Texture Painters | Micro Pattern I Organics Textures and basic comic patterns Re-worked hatching and stipple brushes 20. Project Brush: Pattern Updated :streamlined into 4 brush sets each with 30 brushes 21. Unpredictable 30 Texture inking brushes (Nozzles only no dynamics) with new collection of nozzles (not on Forum!) 22. Substrate Painter 30 Texturing paint brushes (not on forum!) 23. Project Brush 23 30 Seamless pattern brushes based on dinosaur skin Asset Library Vector assets created and available in Resources section of Forum Free assets based on drawings saved into asset panel with supplementary explanation PDF (mostly!) Inktober 2017 1. Screech 2. Juicy 3. Poison Updated with Full set of Vector objects. Samples can be seen here 4. Shy 5. Filthy InkBrush Project Vector Assets Vector textures to supplement InkBrush Project 1. Geometric and organic pattern textures 2. Compound and placement textures 3. Nozzles Snowflakes 1. Snowflakes and construction assets Camouflage Project 1. Camouflage I 2. Camouflage II Rock Monster Project 1. Vector Texture Toolkit A vector toolkit for creating vector backgrounds without painting using raster brushes. Used in the Rock Monster Project. Consists of Styles | Vectors and construction layers. 2. Rock Monster Kit A vector toolkit (Version 1.0) for creating little Monsters! Contains textures and shapes for 10 pre-built designs but you can pick and mix..2 samples included. 3. Monster World Plants Vector Assets including Plant Shapes, Textures and Grunge Style Library Style assets created and available in Resources section of Forum Inktober 2017 1. United 2. Screech 3. Poison 4. Long Camouflage II 1. Pattern Styles I Set of 30 coloured patterns based on base textures for brush nozzles 2. Pattern Styles 2 Set of 30 coloured patterns based on base textures for brush nozzles Dinosaur 1. Dinosaur Skin Patterns 01 15 Seamless patterns based on dinosaur skin 2. Dinosaur Skin Patterns 02 15 Seamless patterns based on dinosaur skin Information 1. Pulled this from another thread...may find useful..... Issues relating to installing iPad Brushes: brushes on iPad and Loading IPad Brushes Tutorials and some excellent links.... These fantastic tutorials also very useful if you wish to explore creating your own..and have some fun at the same time. Managing Raster Brushes Managing Assets: @Frankentoon kindly created a video tutorial for installing AD assets including Brushes on YouTube. Brushes available here Creating your own Vector Brushes for iPad: at Affinity Spotlight Creating your own brushes for iPad at: Affinity Spotlight by @paolo.limoncelli: Paolo's Daub Brush Techniques acquire them here Creating your own Bristle Brush: Tutorial Creating and individual Vector Brush from @Mensch Mesch: Ivy Brush Creating Vector Brushes by @IsabelAracama: Custom Vector Brushes Creating vector (intensity and image brushes) Custom Vector Brush General process of creating Vector Brushes by Envato Tuts+: Everything You Need to Know About Affinity Designer Brushes Introduction to creating Vector brushes including method to extract vector based brushes from illustrator and convert to AD Vector (raster) equivalents Articles Linking Brush Libraries: Spoongraphics List of Affinity Brushes: Best Brushes for Affinity Designer Envato Tuts+ 25 of the Best Affinity Designer Brushes Installing Assets Help page to install assets into Affinity Suite https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/store/resources-install-guide/ Others Custom Smoke Brushes Texture Brushes and Blend Modes Creating Vector Brushes (includes assets and 10 sample brushes) Creating Base Textures for Brushes Added a process information sheet outlining methods of seamless pattern creation that can be used for brush base textures and graphic styles
  11. 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
  12. Paint splash brushes Try light colors, such as #72B2E3 #95DFCE Brushes Splashes.afbrushes [Updated. Correct default blending mode is added.] Styles Seamless Textures - Splashes.afstyles Assets Seamless Textures - Splashes.afassets Textures Seamless Textures - Splashes.zip
  13. Dinosaur Pattern Styles 0115 seamless dinosaur skin patterns15 independent styles (set with maintain fill aspect ratio/wrap)File size is Larger than usual! ....Exported the .png but a t higher res (400dpi) Experiments Sample Sheet as below with .zip file for assets: Dinosaur_01.zip
  14. 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.
  15. On a Mac, when I update from 1.8.6 to 1.9 will my additional (i.e., beyond the defaults) Macros, Brushes and Styles automatically transfer over or will I have to reinstall them all?
  16. I have recently downloaded some resources from Affinity Resources, namely a set of brushes (the Fog and Smoke Starter Pack) and a set of Styles (Dream-Metals-Styles). I went to my styles panel and clicked "Import". I found my download location (Downloads folder) but Designer could not recognize the UNzipped Affinity files. I can see them with no problems when using Windows Explorer, but neither of the packages are visible from the Import panel in Affinity Designer or Affinity Photo. Very frustrating to have these delicious new styles and brushes to use but not be able to get to them!! I followed the instructions in the Help feature - step by step - but Affinity just doesn't see them. Any help would be appreciated!!
  17. 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.
  18. Please add the ability to add pure vector based vector brushes based on vector objects for texture instead of PNGs. For now we can only add pixel based vector brushes. Being able to add pure vector brushes based on vector objects would allow us to create vector based textures and designs, which would be much easier to handle for any kind of (print) production. For example I tried to separate the colours to a spot colour PDF for screen print from this awesome work by Pierre Kleinhouse made for the Affinity Work from home series https://youtu.be/lL6gc8Oi2uw .afdesign file on DropBox: https://affin.co/LD2020PierreKleinhouse It was sort of a nightmare. I couldn't find a way to create a vector based spray texture within the Affinity Suite like in the second screen shot with the chimney. Expand stroke, working with spot colours, working with boolean operations ... a lot would be easier.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Hi all, Second instalment! Just sharing a new collection of brushes A streamlined set of 30 brushes used to create 'Crazy Tree' and composed from mixed sources in the Brush Library + new brushes edited/redesigned to assist with painting PDF sample sheet as attached Enjoy! ProjectBrush - Crazy Tree.pdf ProjectBrush-Crazy Tree.zip
  22. Im not sure how useful or good they are, but I made some vector brushes.. useful for me, and if anyone can use them, here you go :-) i made them for the love of vintage lettering styles, and I use it for backgrounds, like the old Sanborn Maps style.. Anyway, as I’m quite new to brush making, I’m sure they can be improved, and if I do, I’ll update them here :-) hope it it will be useful for some :-) and they can be downloaded from here.. feel free to give feedback.. good or bad is welcome as long as it is constructive:-) 276ccm Vintage Lines.afbrushes
  23. Hello all, I've created a batch of brushes in Photoshop that have textures applied to them in the Brush Settings panel. I made the textures by hand, scanned them, then made them into pattern textures in Photoshop. I exported these brushes as an ABR file and tried to import them into Affinity Photo, but the textures haven't translated across. I've attached one of the brushes for your reference. I don't really want to have to create these texture brushes from scratch in Affinity, so does anyone know if importing texture brushes is supported by Affinity? If so, how do I do this? Any thoughts would be much appreciated! Thanks very much Tom's Texture Brush(1).abr
  24. 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
  25. I'm trying to look for an angled/tilted brush for hand writing with my pen tablet. I know it sounds extremely simple – it's one of the default brushes on Adobe Illustrator – but I can't seem to find it on Affinity Designer. Everything is rounded... Some taper off a the ends. But none are actually angled. Please help!
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