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How to use displacement maps from Photoshop in Affinity Photo tutorial

displacement maps and affinity photo png psdHow to use displacement maps from Photoshop into Affinity Photo tutorial. You can use displacement maps in Affinity Photo and the displace filter, you can use the displacement maps for use in Photoshop (but see below for a big but).


You can use the 1000s of displacement maps for Photoshop etc


Weirdly, you cannot use the PSD files in Affinity Photo displace command but you can use them in PNG format so it does mean that you have to convert the PSD files before use (of courrse, if you have all your displacement maps only in PNG format already there is no need to convert them). The displacement maps in Photoshop have always been in PSD format


Quick solution is then to

  1. open the PSD file

  2. export to PNG format

Displace filter and loading a map from a file (PNG format)

displacement maps and affinity photo displace
  1. filter menu

  2. distort

  3. displace

  4. load map from file (select the PNG file)

Use with gradient tool etc in Affinity Photo

fill layer displacement mapYou can also use the same files then via the gradient tool and the fill layer as a bitmap and you can rotate and scale etc the items.

Other tutorials

1. Glass filter and Photoshop displacement maps

2. Displace filter and Photoshop

3. Texturizer filter for Photoshop using displacement maps

4. Tutorials about Affinity Photo such as displacements