We’re thrilled to have Ian Barnard’s brush set on our store…
In this article, we will take a closer look at what is included in this brush pack and provide you with some tips on using the brushes whilst also giving you some creative inspiration…
So what is the Blast brush set?
The Blast brush set is a collection of over 60 brushes, designed to help you create dramatic powder bursts in Affinity Photo and in Draw Persona in Affinity Designer.
- 62 powder stamp brushes.
- 4 bonus Glow lettering brushes.
How should I use these brushes?
These brushes make dramatic additions to lettering and calligraphy projects, the very thing that Ian Barnard is known for. If hand-lettering isn’t you thing, why not use them alonside fonts or add them to your photographs to add a new dimension.
Some good tips to take away from this video are:
- These brushes are randomised to create a natural powder effect.
- The Glow brushes give different effects depending on what colour background they’re applied to due to integral layer effects.
- Use them alongside type and try clipping them to different layers.
Any other creative inspiration?
We love using these with photos to create explosive and colourful effects.
I’m sold, where can I get hold of these brushes?
The Blast Powder brush set by Ian Barnard is now available to purchase on the Affinity Store. These brushes are compatible with Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer (Pixel Persona) on Desktop and iPad.
About the maker
You can read more about Ian Barnard and his wonderful lettering in the interview we did with him a few months ago.