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Affinity Photo Pen Tablet two questions?

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1.How can I get a pen brush to be tapered on both ends. This is a pen from ArtRage.  In the attached gif.           
2. How can I get pen pressure to change the size of the brush? Light pressure thin line heavier pressure thicker line.     


Mac MacBook Pro 15 in.  OS X 10.9.5, Mid 2012 456.77 GB Affinity Design and Photo.

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@uncle808us to answer #2, using a digital pen, use the Vector Brush Tool, go to the Stroke Tab, Properties... In the Brush shape window choose a Size Variance, (the variance dropdown should be set to Pressure), and in the brush context menu bar at the end choose Controller: Automatic.

Is that what you were asking?


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As for #1, I could only get the Vector Brush Tool to be tapered at both ends if I set a pressure profile like @ChristAlix did in his example, and drew the stroke with a mouse.  As soon as you use a digital pen, the pressure setting kicks in and it appears you cannot turn it off.  As a compromise, perhaps with the stabizser set correctly (blue check mark at the top, center of my image above), you can get the control you need for your waves of cartoon water?

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