How to import brushes into Affinity Photo tutorial

A quick guide for Affinity Photo and importing / loading / adding Photoshop brushes in ABR format as well as afbrushes (Affinity Photo brushes) and also PNG

Import brushes into Affinity Photo

affinity Photo and import of Photoshop brushes
  1. Start up Affinity Photo (for the import of the brushes into Affinity Photo)

  2. Go to the view and studio command

  3. Select the brushes command. You will now see the brushes panel.

  4. Go to the right side menu of the brushes panel

  5. Use the import command. you will see a dropdown with menu options such as a create a new category and 'import brushes' select that

  6. Browse for the correct format ABR file

  7. Click open and you will see the ABR category added tour Affinity Photo brushes. The imported brushes may have to be re-sized manually as the brush sizes in many ABR files can be over 1000px (especially on this site)

How to import afbrushes (Affinity Photo brushes format) into Affinity Photo

imported ABR files from Photoshop
  1. Go to the brushes panel and right side of the brushes panel

  2. Import brushes

  3. Browse for the afbrush format files

  4. Click open

  5. You will now see the category added to your brushes

Import of PNG format into Affinity Photo brushes

new intensity brush PNG in affinity Photo
  1. View menu of Affinity Photo

  2. Studio

  3. Brushes

  4. Right side menu

  5. New intensity brush

  6. Select a PNG file

  7. Open


The brush is imported into the current category. Right click the brush in the brushes panel to change the category, name, edit the settings etc

Brushes for Affinity Photo

1. A massive selection of brushes for Affinity Photo

Other tutorials

1. how to use the mirror filter in Affinity Photo for amazing symmetry designs in seconds

Free brushes for Affinity Photo etc

Free brushes for use with Affinity Photo

Sources and references

1. Affinity Photo brushes


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