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


Or do the conversion of the PSD files manually - Open the PSD and then File menu and export to PNG format


displaceNow you have your PNG file or multiple PNG files you can now use them in a number of places in the application. Goto the Filter menu and then Distort and Displace and then load map from file (select the PNG file)


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.


Buy $9.95 1000 PSD files for use in the application (after changing them to PNG by using the batch process etc) PSD gallery


fill layerYou 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.


New document and then Layer menu and New layer. Click gradient tool in toolbar. Add gradient. Go to the gradient type and select bitmap. Browse for the map folder. Select a PNG file and then scale and rotate as required


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