How to use Photoshop displacements in Affinity Photo tutorial

Learn how to use Photoshop displacement maps in Affinity Photo displace tutorial. The format is PNG not PSD

Convert Photoshop displacements for Affinity Photo

how to convert Photoshop displacements for Affinity Photo
  1. File menu in Affinity Photo

  2. New batch job

  3. Sources (add Photoshop displacement map PSD files)

  4. Save into (browse for a folder or use the original)

  5. Click 'save as PNG' (unless you want the AFPhoto format)

  6. Click OK

  7. You will now have a whole folder's worth of PNG format displacement files


Manual process of conversion : Or do the conversion of the PSD files manually. Simply open the PSD and then go to the file menu and export to PNG format. Of course, you could use other applications as well such as Irfanview which can rapidly convert the PSD to PNG format


displaceDisplace : Goto the Filter menu and then the distort category and displace and then load map from file (select the PNG file) via the 'load' button in the panel. Modify the strength as required. You can also scale the file to fit the image.


Combine in a macro : You can use the maps in many combinations in the application and combine the results with other filters in macros that can be re-used over and over in your projects. To use it as a macro, go to the macro panel and then record the applied filters via the start recording button. You can then combine the PNG files with additional effects such as blurs and deform etc


Buy $4.50 1000 PSD files for commercial use PSD gallery


fill layerGradient tool : The PNG files can be used with the gradient tool to create a fill layer to rotate and scale. Go to the file menu and new document and then layer menu and new layer.


Click gradient tool in toolbar. Add gradient to the layer. Go to the gradient type and select bitmap option in the dropdown. Browse for the map folder and select a PNG file. You can then interactively scale and rotate the bitmap layer


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