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Hello everyone!

I've purchased and downloaded from the Affinity Store the following brushes:
Blast Powder Brushes by Ian Barnard
DAUB® Watercolours & Washes
which are supposed to be compatible with both Affinity Photo and Designer.
They appear in Affinity Photo but NOT in Designer.

I go to Brushes > Import Brushes and choose the right files.
A window then appears, saying the "Brushes imported successfully".
I've done this more than once and every time a number is added at the end of the brush-set name like it already exists and is being added more that once.
In the image I attach you can see the 6 in the end meaning I tried 6 times to add the specific brush set but it is still not showing up in my Brushes.

Is anyone facing the same problem?

Thanks in advance!

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Edited by Myroforaia

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Like the message says, those raster brushes were imported successfully. Because they are raster (not vector) brushes, in Affinity Designer they are accessible in the Pixel persona.

Switch Designer to that persona & you should see lots of numbered copies of those brush categories. You can delete all but one of each to avoid clutter.

BTW, on your Affinity Store Invoice page for the DAUB® Watercolours & Washes (& I assume for the Blast Powder one as well), you can scroll down & click on the Installation Guide link (https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/store/resources-install-guide/ for UK English). Everything you need to know is explained there, including a Tip about needing to be in the Pixel persona in Designer to use raster brushes.

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I saw that part of the guide, at the beginning, about the types of brushes but missed the tip! (My bad!)

Thanks for your help!

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