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Awesome app! Best one on the App Store!

 

But I’m still learning and I was wondering if someone could help me. I’m looking for a pencil/sketching brush for Affinity Photo with a look that is similar to this type here. I have tried the 4-5 default brushes and while quite good I was looking for one with more of a “rough sketch” kind of look as that is a large part of my artistic style. I use a 1st gen 12.9” iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil.

 

I have searched the the web for .abr brushes and imported a few into Affinty Photo. But I cannot seem to get the setting to get the right look. They all end up looking a bit too solid line-like.

And also what settings works best for a tilt that allows for shading with the Pencil at a 45 degree angle for wider strokes?

 

Thanks.

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, @Brimar and @David_CZ. :)

 

Please follow the links in this post from brush wizard @paolo.limoncellidetective.gif


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On 02/04/2018 at 10:37 PM, Brimar said:

I have searched the the web for .abr brushes and imported a few into Affinty Photo. But I cannot seem to get the setting to get the right look. They all end up looking a bit too solid line-like.

Have you had a look at these brushes?

https://affinity.serif.com/blog/page/3/

 

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Thanks for the links. I appreciate it!

 

These brushes look really useful to me. And there seems to be a large variety to try out.

 

Thanks again.

 

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3 hours ago, David_CZ said:

Thanks a lot. It's usefull, unfortunately these brushes do not contain the exact pencil look, so I'm still searching. 

 

Don’t these instructions give you something close to the kind of result you want? :/

 


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If Paolo's example isn't quite what you're looking for (not grainy enough, perhaps?) try creating your own starting nozzle by sampling the image you posted here.


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35 minutes ago, Alfred said:

If Paolo's example isn't quite what you're looking for (not grainy enough, perhaps?) try creating your own starting nozzle by sampling the image you posted here.

 

It's standard Procreate HB/6B pencil brush actually, aren't there any way how convert their .brush files to Affinity? 

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11 minutes ago, David_CZ said:

 

It's standard Procreate HB/6B pencil brush actually, aren't there any way how convert their .brush files to Affinity? 

 

I doubt it, but if there is a way I'm sure @paolo.limoncelli would know how to do it, since he creates brushes for both apps. :)

 


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41 minutes ago, Alfred said:

 

I doubt it, but if there is a way I'm sure @paolo.limoncelli would know how to do it, since he creates brushes for both apps. :)

 

 

Oh, I see. I'll try to play with settings, it's strange I couldn't find the correct one. ;)

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Hi!

 

Do you see something suitable here?

 

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It is the DAUB Pencils Mk2 set, with a 2k seamless texture and brand new settings.

Unfortunately it doesn't work on AffinityPhoto for iPad because the features needed to make it work are not yet there.

Also please note the old DAUB Pencils doesn't work properly for the same reason.

Basically this effect cannot be reached on iPad yet... Sorry... :(

 

 

 


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38 minutes ago, paolo.limoncelli said:

It is the DAUB Pencils Mk2 set, with a 2k seamless texture and brand new settings.

 

I have them as part of the DAUB Essentials set. Are they available separately, Paolo? (Not that I can understand why anyone would only want those, and not the rest of the set!)


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18 minutes ago, paolo.limoncelli said:

This is a “light” version I will release after the proper update of the commercial set!

 

Very generous, as always! :)

 

19 minutes ago, paolo.limoncelli said:

Being a former customer you’ll get a richer set for free ;)

 

Why do you say "former"? I'm a happy current customer, and expecting to remain so. :P

 

 


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5 hours ago, paolo.limoncelli said:

Unfortunately it doesn't work on AffinityPhoto for iPad because the features needed to make it work are not yet there.

Also please note the old DAUB Pencils doesn't work properly for the same reason.

Paolo, what 'features' are missing in the iPad? It would be great to have your wonderful brushes work on the iPad, as you originally designed them to work on the desktop version. Perhaps we can post in the iPad features request thread and have this shortcoming addressed.


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12 hours ago, Alfred said:

 

Very generous, as always! :)

 

 

Why do you say "former"? I'm a happy current customer, and expecting to remain so. :P

 

 

 

Sorry! I used the wrong term... As "former" I meant "early" customer/purchaser of this set! :)

 

10 hours ago, DM1 said:

Paolo, what 'features' are missing in the iPad? It would be great to have your wonderful brushes work on the iPad, as you originally designed them to work on the desktop version. Perhaps we can post in the iPad features request thread and have this shortcoming addressed.

 

Thanks, in particular Nozzle Mode for Texture is what you need to have a perfect 1:1 reproduction of DAUB brushes in desktop/iOS context :)


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