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Hi Folks!

 

Here I am with a freebie.

This little project starts from the need to have a tool that mimics ink tension and viscosity.

In order to do this, and make it easy to use in AffinityPhoto I needed macros, and finally these are there!

You need AP 1.5.x in order to make it work!

 

Download the package here

 

 

 

 

DAUB_LiquidInk_tools.png

How this combo works

 

The technique relies on Adjustment Curves and some special tools designed to keep anything non destructive.

Tools are simple stupid brushes that together with custom ramps deliver a viscosity effect on crossing lines, resulting in a credible feathering effect.

This happens only if used together with the layer stack generated by included macros.

 

To use them import both Macros (from Library Studio) and Tools available in the package, create a new document and click one of the effects (Ink and Wet Ink) form the Library Studio.

AP will create a layer stack composed of the adjustment, a fill layer (needed to make this adjustment work) and a pixel layer which is where you want to paint.

 

These tools are designed to work best for black inking.

If you want you can play with other colours too, just be aware of the clipped results you will obtain.

You can always re-colour your layer with further adjustments.

 

 

Hope you'll enjoy!


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the wet paint effect is truly amazing especially during live preview, kind of magic  :D

 

but the main question is, how did you create the group using macros ????  :o  :o  :o  :o 

ah I see, CMD G and then you can add new stuff but no existing stuff in there, thanks :) will do my D&B macro right away!

 

Merry X Mas!

Edited by MBd

 

 

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Paolo,

What are the restrictions on the usage of these brushes? Can they be used on commercial projects destined for both screen and print?

 

Thanks.


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Thanks for amazing brushes!:)

 

How do you set description or set current selection while recording macros? I can't record it...

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Paolo,

What are the restrictions on the usage of these brushes? Can they be used on commercial projects destined for both screen and print?

 

Thanks.

 

 

You can use them for any sort of creative project, both personal and commercial.

 

What you shouldn't do is to pack anything, rename and sell it...  :)

I'm sure nobody will do it in this community but in the past it happened, so just saying...  ;)


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the wet paint effect is truly amazing especially during live preview, kind of magic  :D

 

but the main question is, how did you create the group using macros ????  :o  :o  :o  :o 

ah I see, CMD G and then you can add new stuff but no existing stuff in there, thanks :) will do my D&B macro right away!

 

Merry X Mas!

 

 

Yep... :)

 

 

 

How do you set description or set current selection while recording macros? I can't record it...

 

You can, it is not very friendly, but it can be done.

Affinity Photo will ask you what to select.


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Thanks Paolo,

I just wanted to check before I went ahead and used them, as I'm also a developer, and therefore respect usage restrictions :)


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Paolo,

 

These are excellent.

Great entré into learning about Adjustment Layers for me.

I wish I could get the same effects in AD. Got to look into it.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Hey Craig!

Thanks!

 

This effect is perfectly suitable for AD too, but you need to replicate manually the steps I packed into macros.


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Paolo,

 

I tried some rebuilding of the effects in AD.
I wanted to see if this effect - the wet edge blending - would work with vector brushes.
I am sure my first effort can be improved - but the bleed effect does happen.
 

 

The way the blending interacts with strokes applied with a stylus/tablet - and particularly with light pressure is a little buggy, but the idea of vectors that can work with each other - blend a little - is exciting.
 
An AD file that utilizes your layer structure - can be pulled from here:

test_wetinkfile.afdesign.zip

 

There is some sample art in the file on the appropriate layers. A wet ink and or sumi ink/watercolor look... The art on these layers can be deleted (don't delete the layers) and new art applied.  Turning layers and elements on and off shows the way layers and layer effects are working.

 

Thanks again!

 

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Yep! Any kind of tool can be used, also vector tools if the layerstack is copied and pasted into AD.

The nibs of the brushes included in my set are designed to work together with that intensity ramp.

 

I'm looking forward to finding mapped strokes in AP acting as pure raster!


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Maybe a dumb question but what is AP RC1? AP I assume is Affinity Photo, but RC1?

 

Hi!

 

When I released these, AP was still 1.4.x, macros were not usable there.

RC1 was the release candidate of 1.5.x.

 

Now I've fixed this, thanks!


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Thanks Paolo, good to use brush tips!
Thank you also for your work, you can learn a lot if you go into the setting of the brush.

Pollux

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I'm using Affinity Designer with the DAUB Liquid Ink Tools, Mosaic, Comic and Vector set. These are fun assets to play around with. Thanks!

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Hi Paolo,

Your brushes are really excelent. I bought it few months ago and now I wanted to upgrade to them, but by mistake I bought them again. There was no link for upgrade at all !!

Is there any chances to send me a download link and refund the money? Or, if there is something else that is not in this collection, I would like to buy it and use the money I've already sent.


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Hi Paolo,

Your brushes are really excelent. I bought it few months ago and now I wanted to upgrade to them, but by mistake I bought them again. There was no link for upgrade at all !!

Is there any chances to send me a download link and refund the money? Or, if there is something else that is not in this collection, I would like to buy it and use the money I've already sent.

 

Hi!

 

Send me via PM the email you used to purchase them, I'll check what can I do.

Updating is easy, but you have to enter a valid gumroad email and also check the possibility to receive emails.

 

The only set I've updated is the Essentials' one, you should have received an email (if you did the steps above as described).


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On 26/11/2016 at 1:57 PM, paolo.limoncelli said:

Hi Folks!

 

Here I am with a freebie.

This little project starts from the need to have a tool that mimics ink tension and viscosity.

In order to do this, and make it easy to use in AffinityPhoto I needed macros, and finally these are there!

You need AP 1.5.x in order to make it work!

 

Download the package here

 

 

 

 

DAUB_LiquidInk_tools.png

How this combo works

 

The technique relies on Adjustment Curves and some special tools designed to keep anything non destructive.

Tools are simple stupid brushes that together with custom ramps deliver a viscosity effect on crossing lines, resulting in a credible feathering effect.

This happens only if used together with the layer stack generated by included macros.

 

To use them import both Macros (from Library Studio) and Tools available in the package, create a new document and click one of the effects (Ink and Wet Ink) form the Library Studio.

AP will create a layer stack composed of the adjustment, a fill layer (needed to make this adjustment work) and a pixel layer which is where you want to paint.

 

These tools are designed to work best for black inking.

If you want you can play with other colours too, just be aware of the clipped results you will obtain.

You can always re-colour your layer with further adjustments.

 

 

Hope you'll enjoy!

Hi Paolo... 

 

I can't import the Macro file in APhoto? :( I can import other Macro files, but for some reason, not this one.. hmm

Edited by RemN
I figured it out! :)

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