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Default Brush Category Names & Brush Counts List (all apps)


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In January 2018 @Leigh posted a list of brush category names & the number of brushes in each of them, which I think must have been the factory defaults for Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer versions 1.6.x.

I would appreciate it if the same could be done for versions 1.7.x.

Also, I am not sure if there are any factory default brushes or categories included in Affinity Publisher (which of course would only be accessible via StudioLink & the Designer & Photo personas), but if there are any, I would like to see the same info for that as well.

This would be useful for several reasons, among them knowing what to expect if we either deleted the respective raster or vector brush propcol file or used the "nuclear" Preferences > Miscellaneous > Reset Brushes option to reset the brushes to factory settings.

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide about this.

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Affinity Photo 
1.10.8; Affinity Designer 1.108; & all 3 V2 apps for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

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  • 1 month later...
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As of 1.7.3. Better late than never :)

Affinity Photo:

  1. Basic: 21
  2. Painting: 19
  3. Drawing: 6
  4. Spray Paints: 10
  5. Texture: 13
  6. Effects: 4
  7. DAUB Bristles: 12
  8. DAUB Dry Media: 12
  9. DAUB Gouaches: 10
  10. DAUB Inks: 11
  11. DAUB Markers: 12
  12. DAUB Watercolours: 12

Affinity Designer (Raster):

  1. Pencils and Charcoal: 20
  2. Chalks and Pastels: 18
  3. Pens: 12
  4. Markers: 12 
  5. Inks: 14
  6. Oils and Acrylics: 14
  7. Gouaches: 12
  8. Sprays and Spatters: 24
  9. Grunge: 13
  10. Watercolours: 18
  11. Effects: 4
  12. Basic: 21

Affinity Designer (Vector):

  1. Pens: 13
  2. Chalks and Pastels: 13
  3. Acrylics: 14
  4. Watercolours and Gouaches: 13
  5. Basic: 21

Affinity Publisher ( Designer Persona )

  1. Pens: 13
  2. Chalks and Pastels: 13
  3. Acrylics: 14
  4. Watercolours and Gouaches: 13
  5. Basic: 21

Affinity Publisher ( Photo Persona )

  1. Basic: 21
  2. Painting: 19
  3. Drawing: 6
  4. Spray Paints: 10
  5. Texture: 13
  6. Effects: 4
  7. DAUB Bristles: 12
  8. DAUB Dry Media: 12
  9. DAUB Gouaches: 10
  10. DAUB Inks: 11
  11. DAUB Markers: 12
  12. DAUB Watercolours: 12
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Thank you very much for getting around to posting this. Late is indeed much better than never! xD

I have added your post to my ever growing list of Safari bookmarks for easy reference. I also copied a slightly modified version of its content to an rtf format file with the link to the post included. I don't know if anyone else would find that file useful but it is attached to this post. It's a quick 8 KB  download.

Affinity Brush Category Names & Counts.rtf

All 3 1.10.8, & all 3 V23.0 Mac apps; 2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
Affinity Photo 
1.10.8; Affinity Designer 1.108; & all 3 V2 apps for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

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5 minutes ago, Fun Art Sam said:

I factory reset my brushes and Affinity showed me the default brushes! I wish Affinity would clearly label their default brushes. It would help me stay organized! haha

If it helps, the Brushes panel options allow you to sort the categories by date added. If you do that, everything you've added will appear at the end, and all the default brush categories will be before them.

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