Master brush tools
In part two of the series, we add fish and sea weed to the tank
As this series progresses we’ll be delving deeper into the mysteries of Affinity Designer and learning various skills as we go. In the previous issue we learnt about the versatility of the gradients and how you can use them to create the appearance of layers and depth. Here we’ll be learning about how to use the brush tools as well as how to mask an area quickly while still retaining both layers. By the end of this part of the tutorial you will hopefully be confident enough to create your own fish, all of which will be swimming at different angles. You will also learn how to create a brush to make painting sea weed quick and enjoyable.
One of the aims of this part of the tutorial is to give you the tools and skills to enable you to experiment further. Hopefully you will have learnt enough to put your own stamp on your virtual fish tank. Why not create a tank full of brightly coloured tropical fish rather than goldfish? Or why not add a shark to the mix?
You can use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or whatever package you want to create images for the brushes. We’re using Affinity Designer here, but this workshop should still work out just as well for you if you’re using alternative software. James Robinson
By the end of this tutorial you’ll be confident enough to create your own fish
We’ve added fish to our virtual fish tank as well as some sea weed for them to hide behind.