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I have just purchased the Smoke and Cloud brushes which I have downloaded successfully.  However I cannot find where they are in Affinity Photo, please could you help me?


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@Country Lass

I don't know the answer, but you are more likely to attract someone who does if you change the title of your post to something meaningful, such as "Where are my downloads?"


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Did you download manually, or via the new 1.9 My Account function within the application?

If manually, the file is wherever you told your browser to put it, and you will have to install manually.

If via My Account, you should find them as a new Category in your Brushes panel. If you don't see them there, you might try closing and opening the application again.

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You select the brush tool, choose which brush you want, pick a colour and paint with it.

The best thing is probably to start with a blank page and just try out the various brushes. Use the [ and ] keys to make them smaller or larger.

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@PaulEC is right, @Country Lass.    Since these are "image brushes" rather than regular paint brushes, another way to change their size after you have placed a smoke or cloud image is to drag on one of the blue dots ( blue bits barely showing  in the image below) on its image frame.  The color and opacity can be changed any way you choose, using the Colors Panel, the Swatches Panel, or the opacity slider for your cloud or smoke layer.  If you create a new pixel layer for each cloud or smoke image that you add to your project rather than painting it on your background image, you will be able to edit it independently of the background layer.  (Probably I am the only person who found this out the hard way!)😥 


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