Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Biscuit's adventures in Affinity Designer

Recommended Posts

Hi there,

I'm a graphic designer mostly working in InDesign and have been playing with AD since it started in beta. Following some presentable experiments along the way.
I'm quite typography-oriented so tried out typesetting and opentype options first.
Here I was trying the pencil tool and path handling. The texturing is done with a grunge texture with layer blend ranges applied, set to erase blend mode.
Continuing with power duplicate and layer masking in the pixel persona. 'Refine selection' should be useful here but couldn't get any helpful results.
Here I was getting the hang of gradients and symbols with the leaves at the bottom. The geometric background pattern wasn't created by me.
This capital R started out as a comparison between node types: manual brezier curves vs auto smooth nodes.
Combining brushes with a photo. I don't draw well and haven't found my smooth AD inking groove yet.
Next full vector illustration. I already appreciated the technical abilities of AD. But when doing illustration I noticed the ease of use compared to Illustrator. Just drag to clip, everything clearly laid out in the layers panel and not getting stuck in the transparency panel.
Playing around with gradients and blend modes. Could be an abstract book cover.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


This last one was actually finished with the official release of AD. Printed it as a poster as a present for my younger brother. I'm not an illustrator so getting human poses right or working with perspective are not my forte. With just two shades of each colour it was quite tricky to keep al the objects distinct. And I had difficulty keeping the amount of detail consistent. Especially the face and the hair seem a bit off to me.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.