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Hi,

could someone please advise me if Illustrator brushes can be used in Affinity Designer?

Thank you all in advance.


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The AI brushes cannot be imported into Affinity Designer (AD).  However, if you have ABR brushes in the set, those can be imported.

A shortcut if you have AD open is to drag the ABR file(s) onto AD's interface.  That saves some clicking and browsing if you already have the brushes folder open.  

I'm not familiar with Illustrator's brushes and how many options or engines are available for their creation, but if you have a PDF sample sheet of all the AI brushstrokes (or if you also have Illustrator and can create your own sample sheet), a workaround for some of them might be to open the sample sheet in Affinity Designer and recreate the brushes using the tools available in AD (setting the head and tail and other options).

(Learning how to create or devise my own brushes is on my to-do list as a student/developing artist.)

Hoping this helps!

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