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Pen to watercolour

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This may be well-known or obvious, or not, but I found a way with vector drawings in Affinity Designer to produce images that are much better than I can do freehand at this time.
I draw a line or curve using the Pen Tool and adjust it to what I want, then I change the line for a watercolour brush.

So I get a watercolour line drawing with a precision that I just cannot do directly freehand at this time.

William

 


Using a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 in England

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On 6/22/2020 at 5:17 PM, William Overington said:

I draw a line or curve using the Pen Tool and adjust it to what I want, then I change the line for a watercolour brush.

If you use the Vector Brush Tool instead of the Pen Tool, you can draw directly with your choice of watercolour or other brush.


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Thank you.

> As you paint, nodes are created automatically and can be edited with as you paint with the [Ctrl key] or at any time with the Node Tool.

I had not realized until now that one can later edit with the Node Tool.

William
 


Using a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 in England

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1 minute ago, William Overington said:

> As you paint, nodes are created automatically and can be edited with as you paint with the [Ctrl key] or at any time with the Node Tool.

You’ve highlighted a bug (albeit a trivial one!) in the Help. It should, of course, say ‘edited as you paint’, not ‘edited with as you paint’.


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