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Hello DeadDragon,

since you mentioned me, Affinity Photo is to a certain grade with what it provides with a bit of trickery of layers, styles and blendings able to mimic the result of Normalmaps. Serif did imo a great job so far in providing the tools and its up to us users to bend the tools to get results which developers haven´t implemented. ;)

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For turning images easily into normalmaps without a lot of manual editing, there would be quite a need for far stronger macro abilities, so far I wasn´t able to get further in the image conversion than what you can see in the below image.

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you could also give, if you have an Nvidia card in your device, the NVIDIA Texture Tools for Adobe Photoshop a chance, it can break and is quite old but it somehow seems to work a bit with Affinity Photo. https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-texture-tools-adobe-photoshop

 

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