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Greetings, I love the tools offered at Retro Supply (brushes) but unfortunately, most are tooled as Adobe Illustrator only. So I have a few questions for the collective brain.

 

  1. Do you know of a way to convert AI brushes to work in Affinity Designer
  2. Do you know of a source that has retro etch / engraving brushes such as the one attached

 

Thank you
 ~ Jack

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Hi jackperdue,

 

I guess these brushes are in .ai file format?  If so, then it's not possible to import those into Designer.  

 

I don't know of a source for brushes but i'm sure someone will post one shortly :) 

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@jackperdue Do you have illustrator and have access to those brushes?


iMac 27" Late 2015 Fully Loaded, iMac 27" Mid 2011 both running High Sierra 10.13.6 - Affinity Designer/Photo, Publisher Beta 1.7.0.140, Illustrator CC, Inkscape, Blender, Sketchup, Pepakura Designer, MTC, Pixelmator & Pixelmator Pro + more... XP-Pen Deco 03 Pen Tablet, XP-Pen Artist-12, - iPad2 iOS 9.35 B|  Instagram & Flickr - Affinity Designer (ADe) Tutorials - Affinity Photo (APh) Tutorials - Public Domain Images

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I do not have Illustrator but would gladly purchase the brushes available at Retro Supply if I could use them in Affinity Designer.

I like a lot of the tools available at Retro Supply.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I have not had formal training in design but love it and learning as fast as I can.

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Posted (edited)

Those brushes are fun, I tried doing the same style brushes for AD.

I suspect my lines aren't as fine as their, and I'll delete the files if asked to.

 

As said in another post, the brushes are officially released, so I delete the files from this message. have fun :)

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Wosven
Official release, files deleted from this post.

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Wosven :  Thank you.  Very nice styles.  
Also ... 
It goes without saying that any techie that cracks the conversion between all / any AI add-ons / tools / asset/ brushes etc  and AD, will be a hero AND get a little money for their trouble.   :-)

 

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jackperdue I just wrote to the folk at Retro Supply to ask them to make any / all their products AD-compatible. 
OK, so Retro Supply DID reply and there's a related Vimeo link below.   Their answer is roughly this :

Photoshop brushes in the .abr format will work in Affinity Photo.  Use the Vimeo link below to see how.  They also say that THIS brush set IS compatible with AD :

https://www.retrosupply.co/collections/textures/products/retroeffects-classic-collection-bundle

Edited by pmannaro
Update with answer fro Retro Supply

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On 6/19/2018 at 4:58 PM, katie885 said:

Did you ever find an answer for this? I am actually interested in the same etching brush set and found this thread!

Hey, no, I didn't really find an answer. Only that some of the brushes Retro Supply sells will work with Affinity Designer and some will not. I contacted Retro Supply about my interest in these brushes and if they plan to create an option for AD. Said, no! I actually had purchased their retro etch / engraving brushes and discovered they would not work with AD they gladly refunded my purchase.

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Makes you wonder what the differences are between the brushes that would make one work and the other not?


iMac 27" Late 2015 Fully Loaded, iMac 27" Mid 2011 both running High Sierra 10.13.6 - Affinity Designer/Photo, Publisher Beta 1.7.0.140, Illustrator CC, Inkscape, Blender, Sketchup, Pepakura Designer, MTC, Pixelmator & Pixelmator Pro + more... XP-Pen Deco 03 Pen Tablet, XP-Pen Artist-12, - iPad2 iOS 9.35 B|  Instagram & Flickr - Affinity Designer (ADe) Tutorials - Affinity Photo (APh) Tutorials - Public Domain Images

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Perhaps some effects on the strokes that doesn't exist in Affinity.

They couldn't be imported or were the results not as expected ? (examples of the later ones would be interesting to look at).

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I just saw that RetroSupply has released their Grave Etcher brushes for Affinity Designer (previously they were only available for Illustrator).

Artifex Forge has also been converting some of his brush sets to work in Affinity Designer.

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Hi @jackperdue and @katie885 Good news! Grave Etcher is now available for Affinity. You can find it here: https://www.retrosupply.co/collections/affinity-products/products/grave-etcher-vector-etching-brushes-for-affinity-design

We are actually working on making all of our Illustrator brushes available for Affinity (it's basically all I have been doing for the past couple of weeks). You can see our Affinity product catalog (so far) here: https://www.retrosupply.co/collections/affinity-products  We are hopefully going to be adding a couple of products a month here, so definitely keep an eye out on this page. 

We would love for y'all to take these for a spin and let us know what you think. Feel free to email me at support@retrosupply.co if you have any questions or comments!

-Suzanne at RetroSupply

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Hey RS, thanks for support the Affinity Designer community. I just picked up the Grave Etcher brushes — my way of supporting your work and the Affinity Designer platform. Oh, yea, and two others.

Thanks ~ Jack 

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