Affinity Designer – a vector graphics editor developed by Serif – has quickly become one of the strongest competitors to the industry-wide Adobe Illustrator.
Whether you’re a designer who has already given Affinity a go or are simply looking to test the waters, we’re happy to let you know that an increasing amount of leading designers are either creating Affinity brush packs or adapting their current Illustrator packs to make them compatible with the new software!
We’ve rounded up a list of 9 of the best Affinity Designer brushes that are currently available in our Design Cuts Marketplace and which we hope will get you on your path to becoming Affinity experts!
1. Tattoo Art – Affinity Brushes
Create beautiful tattoo inspired art in Affinity Designer with my stipple shading and outline brushes!
This complete tool kit contains a variety of brushes which work harmoniously to create stunning inked art. The outline brushes undulate with the inconsistency of real ink while the scatter brushes build up interesting, stippled texture and shading. There are even a set of tattoo-esque arrows and dots to add those all-important final details to your designs.
2. Fine Liner – Affinity Brushes
The Artifex Forge’s Fine Liner brushes are now available for Affinity Designer to help you create authentic looking fine liner art with ease!
This authentic and versatile tool kit includes a huge range of different pen marks – straight and rough outlines, dots and dashes, stippling, hatching, zigzags and more. I’ve also included a selection of fine liner textures – use these to fill areas quickly.
3. Gouache Shader Brushes for Affinity
Introducing Gouache Shader Brushes for Affinity. Get rich gouache effects in Affinity Designer in a few minutes. No more hours of searching for weird textures to add on top and then mask in odd angles.
4. Finest Vintage – Affinity Brushes
The Artifex Forge’s best-selling vintage pen and ink brushes are now available for Affinity Designer, so now you can enjoy creating authentic looking vintage artwork more easily. Sourced from real vintage artwork, this set will help you achieve maximum authenticity.
This exceptional anti-stretch pattern brushes seamlessly repeat a tile along the stroke rather than stretching one image along the line. This means that you won’t need to change brushes so often, leaving you more time to perfect those authentic-looking designs and classic artwork.
5. The Master Engraver – Affinity Brushes
Level up to master engraver with the most thoroughly thought out vintage brush set available!
Not only do the brushes draw multiple lines with one stroke, they are also all anti-stretch pattern brushes, which means you can draw a range of stroke lengths with just one brush – so, you won’t need to switch brushes so often!
So, whether you’re a professional or hobbyist – it’s now even easier for you to start making vintage vector art! Why not give it a try?
6. Bug Lab For Affinity
Bug Lab is our little tribute to the power and significance of this kind of art. This pack includes 50 high-resolution brushes including 48 stamp brushes and 2 liner brushes.
The stamp brushes were created from 800-1200 PPI scans of textures from nature and around our homes including leaves from around the United States, tree bark, fungus, wood rings, hand-drawn patterns, sponge textures, and more.
7. Spray Paint Brushes
Love street art but afraid of a criminal record? With the Artifex Forge’s Spray Paint brushes, you can refine your technique from the safety of your computer!
The Artifex Forge has spent hours on your behalf on an urban exploration to collect only the finest spray marks to complete this awesome pack.
As all the brushes are taken from genuine, on-the-street, painted material they capture the way that spray paint splatters and pools in a way that no completely digital process can realistically recreate.
8. The Affinity Airbrush
Add organic texture shading to designs and illustrations with ease! This versatile shading brush pack contains a wide variety of textures – from dense to light and thick to thin – all designed to add scattered texture to your designs and illustrations!
The dense textures have been included to save you time – so you don’t have to spend ages layering up multiple brush strokes to build tone.
9. Grave Etcher For Affinity
Introducing Grave Etcher For Affinity. This pack includes 118 realistic engraving brushes for every Affinity illustration situation you can dream of. Be sure to look at the brush previews to see how many diverse brushes we made.
Don’t let the name Grave Etcher scare you. These brushes work for all sorts of vintage artwork styles in Affinity.
We hope you’ve found this list of products useful and are keen to add some of these brushes to your collection. As always, we’d love to hear your opinion on Affinity Designer and any brushes you may have already experimented with, so please let us know in the comments below.