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How to use textures in Affinity Designer

Posted on 1st December 2016
Ensure that your file has been downloaded and unzipped to use.

1- Open Affinity Designer.

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2- Open your image/file you would like the texture on.

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3- Select File > Place to access your texture file.

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4- The Texture file will appear over your image.

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  1. Ensure your texture file is selected in the layer’s palette. Resize your texture to cover your image.

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6-  When using texture there are 3 common affects you can use on your texture that will give you a great result. These are the 3 I most use, but I recommend for you to have a play with the effects.

You will see a drop down box in the layer’s palette. It will say "normal" Change this to Overlay.

The texture file will change and create the effect on your image.

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7-  Soft light is another effect in the layers drop down box which can give you a very subtle texture effect.

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8- For a more intense texture effect, I recommend hard light in the drop down box. this can give your image a really interesting look.

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9-If you like the effect but want a subtler effect you can also change the opacity of your texture layer by going to the layer’s palette and moving the slide and change the % of opacity.

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Images are from and the file is called 50 Abstract watercolour textures


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