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Plexus Effect In Affinity Designer

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This is a really cool effect, was wondering how to achieve this in Affinity Designer. Could someone post a tutorial?

 

Examples can be found on Google by typing "Plexus Effect" and heading over to the "Images" section.

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It should be simple as putting randomly some dots and then leading between them lines.

Effects are just basic glows or gradients.

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You can create a node and a line with the required effect then add these into a new asset and then drag them out to the require location on the document and adjust the lines to link the nodes.

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Hi tanujboy,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Probably the simplest way to create these is by using the Layer Effects in Affinity Designer. As MBOROWIEC and DWright suggested draw a few lines and dots or varying widths/radius, then add glow layer effects to these layers. You may also consider to use the Gaussian Blur on some of them to add some depth to the plexus effect.

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I tried making an example. It's not near as good as the images I came across, but hopefully, it can help you learn how to start off. What I did here is since there is no symmetrical pattern, I took the Trapezoid Tool and made several duplicates overlapping each other. Each was a light shade of pink and in one nested layer. To the parent layer, I added a gaussian blur and an outer glow of dark purple. Then in a new layer, I used the Star Tool to place 7-pointed stars on the different intersections. For each star shape (not parent layer), I used a gaussian blur and outer glow. Each star was white, so I used a magenta for the outer glow.

 

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i came up with this.

i gave the stroke a white-bleu-white gradiënt and changed the pressure profile.

added a little outer glow.

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