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I'm new to Designer so I'm hoping someone here can help me.  I'm having a hard time understanding the different type of vector brushes . . . pen, pencil, brush.  The options to edit the makeup of the  brushes is limited to a few options (i.e., pressure, width, size and opacity).  

When I go to pixel persona and select a brush or pen, the available options for editing a selected brush seem endless.  

Is there any way to develop a brush in pixel persona (or copy a brush) and use it as a vector brush?

Any/all help is appreciated!  Thanks in advance.

edit:  I should mention I'm working on the Windows version and have a Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 so I can take advantage of tilt and pressure, etc. for pens, pencils, and brushes.

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Hi MaryAnne,

8 hours ago, MaryAnne said:

Is there any way to develop a brush in pixel persona (or copy a brush) and use it as a vector brush?

 

There isn't sadly, the brushes in the Pixel Persona are Pixel Brushes and can't be used as a Vector brush.  The options on Vector brushes are limited but that's because they need to conform to certain properties to remain a vector (from my understanding) For example, once you've used a Vector brush you can then alter the properties of the stroke on the page, where you can't do that with a raster based brush.

For some more information on vector brushes our tutorials are a great place to start: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/designer/desktop/category/vector-tools and we also have a couple of articles here: https://affinityspotlight.com/article/how-to-create-vector-brushes-in-affinity-designer-for-ipad/ and here: https://affinityspotlight.com/article/creating-your-own-brush-nozzles-from-real-life-media/

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Hi,

You can export the brush strokes of the pixel brushes as transparent pngs and create new Textured image brushes in the Designer persona.

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