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Uploading brushes to iPad from the desktop version

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Hi ya,

I bet I’ve missed this topic - but is there a way to upload Affinity Designer desktop brush sets to the iPad app? 

It’s probably not achievable - I thought I’d ask. I think I’ll have to create my own. 

Thanks for any info that is given!

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Hi Creativeelc,

You can export the brushes from the Desktop version of Affinity, place them on iCloud and then import them using the Import Brush option on the Brushes Studio in Designer on the iPad :) 

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Hi ya, thank you for your quick reply. The only problem is I don’t actually own the desktop version. I’ve found sites that sell affinity brushes and because the iPad version is relatively new i thought I could use those said brushes on this app. Seeing that I can’t - without exporting them from a desktop version - I wanted to know if there was a way round it?

anyway I really appreciate your time!

emma ☺️

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Hi Emma,

In theory the brush pack should just be a .afbrush file which you can import directly into Designer on the iPad.  Having said that, it's not something i've directly tested with brushes from a 3rd party but in theory if it's a .afbrushes file then the iPad version should import it :)

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FWIW, as a test I opened @276ccm's Vintage Lines - Vector Brushes (Free) topic at https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/64134-vintage-lines-vector-brushes-free/ on my iPad using Safari & then tapped on the 276ccm Vintage Lines.afbrushes link in the first post. After waiting a bit for that link to load, Safari's screen showed me this, & I tapped on its "More" link:
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That gave me the option to save the file to the iPad's Files app. I did that, choosing an ordinary (unbadged) iCloud Drive folder I had previously created there for importing files. I had no problems importing the .afbrushes file from that folder into Affinity Designer.

So while I can't guarantee it will work for all sites, as long as you can find a link to the actual .afbrushes file download on whatever site you want to obtain it from, I think the above procedure should work.

 


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