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At Campfire, we use Affinity Designer and Affinity Designer over Illustrator and Photoshop.
This is due to a number of reasons such as price, how they deal with clipping masks, gradients and grain, Primitives, The Ability to use photoshop style effects and tools within Designer (there version of illustrator) with the use of Adjustment layers and Persons, Brushes and much much more. (I can go in more details about this design in a separate post)
Tho, for now, let’s talk about some of my favourite and most use recourses to use with Both Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo.
Note: Some of these recourses are paid and free. None of this content is sponsored. The resources listed below we use at campfire.
A list of some of the main brushes I use within Affinity Designer and Photo, this list is a mix of Raster brushes (the ones you find within Photoshop) and some vector Busters.
Tip: If you’re moving from Photoshop to Affinity most if not all brushes from Photoshop will work in Both Designer and Photo.
Marker Brushes: http://bit.ly/2JX9njo
Comic Book: http://bit.ly/2ESDioJ
Texture Pain brush: http://bit.ly/2IdHqAs
Raster (bitmap brushes)
Frankentoon - Texturizer Pro 1.6: http://bit.ly/2WuyW2c (also have some vector brushes)
Frankentoon - Nomad 2 Brush Pack: http://bit.ly/2MpvbGj (also have some vector brushes)
Frankentoon - Concept Master Vol.1: Nature: http://bit.ly/2WGlbN5 (also have some vector brushes)
Comic Basic set: http://bit.ly/2KpsD8y
Blend Brushes: http://bit.ly/2IwSAkj
Daub brushes: http://bit.ly/2WuGYYV
After some pre-made icons for your next project to save time, such as social media icons or other. Then check the below links for some great sites.
Tip: If you find your self commonly using some icons over and over again, such as social media icons, create assets out of them in Affinity so you can easily access them in any project. You can learn how to create assets here: http://bit.ly/316iVxS
The Noun Project: http://bit.ly/2K01863
Graphic Burger: http://bit.ly/2QM9EGH
Outside of icons, there are some other vector assets you can use, here are some links to some vector assets site.
Free Vector: http://bit.ly/2Wp4ExB
Graphic Burger: http://bit.ly/2QM9EGH
When it comes to images you may not have the time or budget to take custom images for the project so here are some sites to download some stock photos.
Show off your designs in style with a mockup, this helps to showcase to a client, or to show your work on your portfolio. Here are some great sites to download mockups.
Tip: With use in Designer and Photo most mockups will not work off that bat since most of them use Photoshop smart objects so some tweaking will be needed.
Creative Market: http://bit.ly/2WluUZI
To help add some magic to your design, effects and image overlay effects such as lens flares and dust and help give a pop to your image.
Lens flare: http://bit.ly/2Wpyke3
Dust & Dirt: http://bit.ly/2Wc77Xm
Dust & Dirt 2: http://bit.ly/2Wc7bGA
VHS Effect: http://bit.ly/2WhxF9q
Affinity Designer Free Assets
Wood & Link: http://bit.ly/2WenLFC
Sick of your computers default fonts, let’s change that with some custom fonts.
Font Squirrel: http://bit.ly/2WlSXYx
My Font: http://bit.ly/2WrvGnZ
Font Fabric: http://bit.ly/2WpiJeB
Creative Market: http://bit.ly/2WpiJv7
Font Shop: http://bit.ly/2WoQ3lF
Suck at picking colours well check out these colour recourses and swatches to help you pick the perfect colour.
Mega Swatch Pack: http://bit.ly/2WpLaZQ
Colour template creator: http://bit.ly/2Wb6z3P
Gradients 1 (works together with the above link): http://bit.ly/2WbqIa9
Colour Hunt: http://bit.ly/2Wb6zAR
Adobe Color: https://adobe.ly/2WbqY97
Sometimes reading a good book can help, here are some amazing books about both Affinity Designer and Photo.
Affinity Photo Workbook: http://bit.ly/2Wbr2FT
Affinity Designer Workbook: http://bit.ly/2WuEk5r
The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking: https://amzn.to/2WmIHiA
Affinity Designer Free Trial
The Brand Gap: https://amzn.to/2WebaSX
Creative Strategy and the Business of Design: https://amzn.to/2WoQX1Q
Art of the Book: https://amzn.to/2WoQZ9Y
Graphic Design Visionaries: https://amzn.to/2Wp95IF
Jost Hochuli: Detail In Typography: https://amzn.to/2WneEaP
Or maybe books are not your thing, so here are some online videos to help you learn.
Franken Toon TV: http://bit.ly/2WlkSrw
The Futur: http://bit.ly/2WmIOL2
The Futur Academy : http://bit.ly/2Wp7mTD
Learn Affinity Photo (Desktop): http://bit.ly/2FuL60f
Learn Affinity Photo (iPad): http://bit.ly/2WuCrFS
Learn Affinity Designer (Desktop): http://bit.ly/2L9sKFP
Learn Affinity Designer (iPad): http://bit.ly/2WnfqEL
Advanced Illustration Vol.2 for Affinity Designer: http://bit.ly/2WnfvZ5
iOS icon assets: http://bit.ly/2Wl9Anf
Bjango App Icon Templates: http://bit.ly/2Wp9oDj
I hope you got some great Affinity recourses out of this post. Have I missed any you love? Let us know over on twitter @madebycampfire
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be talking about how to marketing your business and position it in the market.
Till then I hope you all have a great day.
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As a way to lend support to the creative community during these difficult times, we’re once again offering a 90-day free trial of the Mac and Windows versions of the whole Affinity suite, for anyone who wants to use them (even those who have previously completed a free trial). We’re also bringing back the 50% discount for those who would prefer to buy and keep the apps, including our iPad versions.More info about supporting the creative community initiative
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