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I'm using Affinity Designer. Besides using a textured stroke or manually adjusting curves/nodes, is there another way to distort the edge of a shape?

Pic below is similar to what I'd like to accomplish. I could possibly create a textured stroke to mimic this, but are there other ways or anything automatic? Thanks again!

 

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Some shapes, like the Double Star shape and the Cog shape can make shapes with (uniformed) distorted edges if you play with the settings

 

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There is no distort filter or feature in AD.

You could also use brushes to stroke the edge with irregular shapes , even create your own brushes. 


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Or Run a brush around the edge of a shape and merge them.

Irrelgular shaped edges in Affinity.mov


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Here is another method that may work, tho' I've not tried using it enough that I'm entirely happy w. the results.

 

This is for irregular shapes, as well as regular ones. Select an item that has only a fill. Duplicate it a couple of times. To each duplicate, add a dotted stroke, using different point sizes, intervals, phases, etc. Expand the stroke on each, and add the expanded stroke back into the parent shape. Add the parents together. Continue as you like till the edge is as irregular as you might need. At that point, one might select all nodes, and convert them into smooth, and perhaps run the smoothing routine on those.

 

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Alternatively, instead of smoothing smoothing, just add a bit of blur.


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Have a look here :)

On 16/04/2018 at 1:31 PM, carl123 said:

Use the following settings in the Equations Filter

The last number (0.005) controls the strength of the Ripples, you only need very small changes

You could easily create a macro for this and change the 0.005 into variable "A" to give controllable (via a slider) ripple effects for different sized documents

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1 hour ago, GabrielM said:

Have a look here :)

I never liked the finish with that post, looks like you are looking through mildly small dimpled glass. A much better finish can be had with sketchup, especially considering it lends itself to those kind of drawings. Sketchup can import most types of file.

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29 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Sketchup can import most types of file.

Unless something has changed since I last checked about a year ago, only the pricey ($700) 'pro' version of SketchUp supports importing anything other than as a raster image. That may be OK for some things but not for a project that needs to remain in vector format.


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