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How to use Photoshop displacements in Affinity Photo tutorial

Learn how to use Photoshop displacement maps in Affinity Photo displace tutorial. How to use displacement maps from Photoshop into Affinity Photo. The displacement map format for Affinity Photo is PNG (and 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

  1. Open Photoshop displacement PSD in Affinity Photo

  2. File menu and export to PNG format

Affinity 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)

You can use the displacement maps (from Photoshop) in 1000s of ways combining them with other Affinity Photo effects

Use the displacements with gradient tool etc in Affinity Photo

fill layer displacement map

You 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.

  1. New document

  2. Layer menu

  3. New layer

  4. Click gradient tool in Affinity toolbar

  5. Add gradient

  6. Go to the gradient type and select bitmap

  7. Browse for the displacement map folder

  8. Select PNG file

  9. Scale and rotate as required

Other tutorials

1. Glass filter and Photoshop displacement maps

Displacement maps

PSD format, all are downloads


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