Creating custom brushes

Affinity comes complete with a range of preset brush strokes which you can customize to suit your needs. Alternatively, you can create a custom brush from scratch using your own image.

Edit Brush To modify a preset brush stroke:
  1. On the Brushes panel:
    • Select a preset.
    • Click Edit Brush.
  2. Adjust the settings in the Stroke section.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Click Duplicate to save the modified preset to a new custom preset.
    • Click Close to save the custom settings to the current preset.
    • Click Reset to return settings to those of the preset.
Panel Preferences To create a custom preset brush stroke from scratch:

On the Brushes panel, click the panel preferences icon and then select:

The new brush is added to the selected category using default settings.