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Calligraphic Brush

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Hello Gwobbler and welcome to the Affinity forums.


Calligraphic lines styles are on the feature roadmap, so they are expected to come some time before version 2 as a free update for those who purchased the program. You currently have a few extra options if you double click a brush from the Brushes studio, but they don't go as deep as shown in your source.

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On 5/11/2018 at 1:38 PM, bluearch said:

Does anyone know the status of Calligraphy line styles on the feature roadmap? I really need them for music notation. There has not seemed to have been any movement on implementation. Hello? Anyone out there????

I'm out here, same as you, pining for calligraphic line styles. Luckily I've got both CorelDraw and Illustrator so I'm swapping to one of those for now, neither of which I'm happy with for differing reasons (Corel's too-different interface is hard to handle when you spent 90% of your time in Adobe products; Adobe's "Rental Software" makes me violently angry....)

Windows 7 & 10 64-bit, Dual Xeon workstation(s) 64gb RAM, and single i7 laptop 32gb RAM

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In photo, I just made a pretty useful (raster) calligraphy pen in 5 minutes for an upcoming project. I made a 4 px wide x 65 pixel tall selection, filled it with black, and saved the "selection only" as a png. Then in the brush panel I opened up "new image brush" and selected the png. In the brush attributes I set the spacing to 1%, the rotation to 6% and the size jitter to 43% pressure. It worked great! You can play with the rotation to fit your needs. I'm not a calligrapher by any means, but I do need to do some "Hebrew style" calligraphy in an upcoming project. After a little practice, I think this brush will work ok.

callig demo.jpg

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