A really cool and trendy look for hand lettering is a streaky paint effect. Working with digital tools, it can be hard to achieve an authentic result using brushes alone. You want to see variation in the tone and paint build up in some areas to get that realistic look.
That’s why using textures can sometimes be a better option for an effect like this. If you’re a fan of the iPC blog and store, you may recognise the paint streaks used in today’s tutorial. That’s because they are part of the Pencils & Paint pack initially created for Procreate. This pack has now been released for Affinity Designer (and also compatible with Affinity Photo).
on the iPad
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Today I want to show you how easy it is to achieve that same streaky paint effect in Affinity Designer on the iPad.
I’ll be using textures from the Pencil & Paint pack for Affinity, but you can download a free texture below to follow along with the tutorial. So let’s dive in!