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Having the ability to apply a raster brush to a path would be such a welcome feature, even if the path is not editable after applying the brush effect.

 

In many cases there are obscure shapes or angled lines that are difficult to draw freehand, and in those cases it would be great to be able to use the pen tool, but still retain the same texture and style of the raster brush you were using, as if you drew the stroke by hand. I know you can apply vector brushes in AD, but I mostly use the raster brushes in AP to sketch. Furthermore, the brushes in AD are stretched along the path, where in AP it would be great to rather have the ability to make it look like the stroke was drawn as if you were using the brush tool.

 

I’ve recently been drawing out a lot architectural interiors for clients using a drawing tablet in Photo, and have really missed the ‘apply brush to path’ feature from Photoshop - would really speed things up and improve the end results!

 

I’ve seen a few mentions of this online, but wasn’t sure if it was logged as a feature request yet, so here you go. :)

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1 hour ago, ChristiduToit said:

I’ve seen a few mentions of this online, but wasn’t sure if it was logged as a feature request yet

Easy solution:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Apply+Raster+Brush+to+Path+site%3Aforum.affinity.serif.com

 

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3 hours ago, Mr. K said:

Odd that this works but it can't be done directly in AP.

Not really so odd. The Affinity apps share a common file format but different functions are exposed in the UI depending on which app you’re using. For example, you can only add artboards in AD but they’re still there when you open the file in APh or APub, and if you add a live lighting filter in APh it remains live/adjustable when you open the file in the other apps.

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On 6/25/2022 at 3:39 AM, Mr. K said:

I just did a test. I created a brush stroke path in Affinity Designer. I copied that and pasted it in Affinity Photo. It is editable in AP as a path. Odd that this works but it can't be done directly in AP.

You can do this in Designer (in a way), but not without using premade vector brushes. What I meant when I created this topic was that it would be nice if you were able to apply any pixel brush to a path as demonstrated in the video that @ivan.dedos posted above.

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On 6/25/2022 at 3:39 AM, Mr. K said:

I created a brush stroke path in Affinity Designer. I copied that and pasted it in Affinity Photo.

A convenient way to "copy"/use functions of another application is the command Edit in... Alternatively, if you are using APublisher, then StudioLink.

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