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Shade Vector Art Using Raster Brushes

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One of the amazing things about Affinity Designer is how it mixes vector and raster art in one slick workflow. See an example of this in our tutorial that shows shading with a raster brush over vector shapes.

 

You can see other tutorials in our vimeo album, the collection will grow over time.

 

Thanks, Dale.


Twitter: @Writer_Dale
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this was the "killer" feature that swayed me to use the beta (and eventually purchase the app). IMHO shading with a raster brush within a vector shape softens the illustration. Still getting a feel for the raster brushes. But very happy with the results so far. 


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Whoa, I just stumbled upon the different brush categories drop down in the pixel persona brushes palette...! Until now I thought the only brushes were the ones that show up as default. Krickey!

 

Is there a tutorial on creating and saving your own brushes so they will show up every time you start a new file?

 

Cheers guys, awesome work!

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Is there a tutorial on creating and saving your own brushes so they will show up every time you start a new file?

 

Not yet but I'll forward this to the docs team.


Twitter: @Writer_Dale
Work: Intel i7-6700, NVIDIA Quadro K1200 and Intel HD 530, Windows 10   |   Home: Intel Q6600, NVIDIA GTX950, Windows 10

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It was already on the comprehensive list of tutorials we want to do, hopefully won't be too long for you.


Twitter: @Writer_Dale
Work: Intel i7-6700, NVIDIA Quadro K1200 and Intel HD 530, Windows 10   |   Home: Intel Q6600, NVIDIA GTX950, Windows 10

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The feature is available - just no tutorial yet :)

 

The brushes in that panel are global (not tied to one particular document) - so - click the little menu button at the top right of the brushes panel and choose "New Brush". A new brush will be added to the end of the list - double click on it and set it up how you want.

 

Hope this helps,

 

AndyS

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Okay so that worked but... ideally shouldn't a user be able to pick an existing brush, make some edits, opacity, flow, size etc... then save that brush to a new category called "my brushes" for instance, then have access to them in every file.

 

I didn't see any options in the properties popup that would get me close to any of those nice built-in brushes... and to delete brushes that I created that I didn't like I had to delete the whole category...

 

I can see the start of something promising here but it feels a little awkward at present.

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