How to Import Brushes and Fonts into Affinity Photo on iPad

One of the great things about Affinity Photo on iPad is that you can import brushes and fonts into the app, which allows you to customize your work environment and create unique designs.

In this blog post, we will show you the methods how to install contents such as brushes and fonts from the Internet and the various types of brushes available. We will look at the way you can extract contents from the zip file too. Finally, we will explain how to import brushes and fonts into Affinity Photo on iPad.

Brushes and fonts in Affinity Photo for iPad

Brushes are used to apply paint, texture, or other effects to your photos. There are multiple brushes available and the functions differ according to the type of brush selected. Affinity Photo comes with a variety of built-in brushes, but you can also install custom brushes that you’ve downloaded from the Internet.

Fonts are groups of characters having a similar design and style. They are useful for adding text to your photos. Affinity Photo for iPad is equipped with a variety of built-in fonts, but you can also install custom fonts that you’ve downloaded from the Internet to make your Affinity Photo experience more personal and unique.

Sourcing Brushes and Fonts into Affinity Photo ipad

The first thing you need to do to import brushes or fonts into Affinity Photo for iPad, is to find the brushes or fonts that you want to import into Affinity Photo. There are many websites that offer free brushes and fonts, such as “greatdesign.com”, Brusheezy for brushes & DaFont for fonts. Once you have found the brushes or fonts that you want to use, you need to download them to your device.

The next step is to unzip the files that you have downloaded. Most brushes and fonts come in a zip file, so you will need to extract the files from the zip file before you can import them into Affinity Photo.

After you extract the files, import them into Affinity Photo iPad.

Let’s dive deep into these steps one after the other.

The Types of brushes that can be installed

Affinity Photo for iPad supports brushes with the extension .afbrushes format.

At the moment, you can install raster brushes only as vector brushes are not currently supported in Affinity Photo for iPad.

Raster brushes are Affinity Photo’s native brush format and can be used with any of the painting tools. They are designed exclusively using pixels. These pixels could be from a photo or they could be generated accordingly.

Raster brushes are used for various reasons namely:

  • For a photo-led approach.
  • To create realistic textures.
  • You may go all out in your freestyle creativity.
  • Personal preference.

Next we’ll see how to extract contents from a zip file.

How to extract content from ZIP archive

A ZIP file is a compressed file which is used to reduce the size of a file or a group of files.

Affinity Photo for iPad can open and decompress ZIP archives. This is useful if you have downloaded Affinity Photo content from the Affinity Store or from any third party sources.

If you have a ZIP file that contains Affinity content, such as a file with assets or a custom set of brushes or fonts, you can install the content by holding your finger on the ZIP file and choose Extract or Extract All.

You can also use the Affinity Photo for iPad app to open ZIP files from other apps, such as the Files app or Safari.

That’s it! Now you know how to extract brushes and fonts into Affinity Photo on iPad. We hope you found this section helpful.

Now let’s see how you can import brushes and fonts into Affinity Photo on iPad.

How to Install Brushes/Fonts in Affinity Photo iPad

Affinity Photo for iPad supports brushes and fonts downloaded from various websites. The process of installing Brushes is different from that of fonts. Let’s go through each criterion one at a time.

To install Brushes in Affinity Photo for iPad,

  • Open a document in your Affinity Photo for iPad.
  • Tap the Brushes Studio’s icon on the right-hand side of your workspace.
  • Go to the Brushes Studio’s Preferences page and select Import Brushes.
  • To import a brush, go to the file in which you want to add it with the file extension .afbrushes and tap the file.
  • Brushes will be imported into a new category that is shown automatically.

To install Fonts in Affinity Photo for iPad,

  • Open your Settings app and tap Preferences at the top right of the home screen.
  • Select Fonts, then tap the cloud icon.
  • Go to the font files you wish to install.
  • Choose and try out one of the following:
  1. Tap a file to view it in case of a single file.
  2. Tap Select for each file, then choose the files and lastly tap on Open when importing multiple files.
How to Import Brushes and Fonts into Affinity Photo on iPad- Adding new fonts

That’s it! Now you know how to import brushes and fonts into Affinity Photo for iPad. With this powerful image editor, you can create stunning visual graphics with ease.

Conclusion

In this article, we showed you how to import brushes and fonts into Affinity Photo for iPad. We also learned how to install the contents as well as how extract the contents within the App. The ability to import brushes and fonts in Affinity Photo for iPad opens the door for more creativity and individuality in your work.

Similar Posts