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25+ Best Free Affinity Designer Brushes (& Affinity Designer Tutorials!)

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Affinity Designer burst onto the design scene in 2014 and has been going from strength to strength ever since. Pro designers and amateurs alike have been creating a range of resources like Affinity Designer brushes and more to complement the software.

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Paint Brush Strokes, one of many Affinity Designer brush sets on Envato Elements

Today we're featuring over 25 of the best free Affinity Designer brushes around, as well as a selection of premium Affinity Designer brushes from Envato Elements. And we'll finish off with some awesome Affinity Designer tutorials to help you learn more.

Before we dive in, check out this Affinity Designer tips and tricks video from the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel! You'll find something new about the program from A to Z with this one.

Unlimited Affinity Designer Brush Downloads at Envato Elements

Scoring free Affinity Designer brushes is great when you're on a tight budget and trying to expand the tools at your disposal, but free resources often come with licensing and use restrictions, cumbersome attribution commitments, and the ever-present risk of downloading hidden malware from unverified online sites.

That's why we're starting out this article by introducing you to Envato Elements, a terrific resource that allows you to access hundreds of premium Affinity Designer brushes without breaking the bank.

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In fact, you can download as many Affinity Designer brushes as you want, as often as you want, for one flat monthly fee. What's more, that monthly fee also gives you unlimited access to thousands of quality digital assets like graphic templates, photos, business card templates, and much more. Let's take a look at some of the best Affinity Designer brushes you can find at Elements.

12+ Premium Affinity Designer Brushes From Envato Elements

10 Artsy Affinity Designer Brushes (PNG)

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Use these ten artsy Affinity Designer brushes to create bold and eye-catching projects. The acrylic brushstrokes were made on thick paper to give them more visual texture and tactility. An excellent collection for your Affinity Designer brush library. Few Affinity free brushes have this download's quality.

Affinity Designer Watercolor (PNG)

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This watercolor set offers 145 watercolor textures and 50 free brushes for Affinity Designer. No need to imagine what you can create with this incredible collection—just download it and get to work.

32 Affinity Designer Assets (PNG)

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With these Affinity Designer assets, you can create beautiful shapes and textures. Painted with ink on paper, these shapes are high-res and would be a great addition to any project, from cards to banners to posters to web design. Try them instead of an Affinity Designer brush set that's free.

Grunge Stain Brushes for Affinity Designer (PNG, AI, EPS, SVG)

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Looking for brushes for Affinity Designer to create grunge effects? Then check out the 20 spray paint and ink effects in this Grunge Stain Brushes for Affinity Designer pack. Download this terrific pack and add it to your next design project.

Affinity Brushes With Drip Textures (PNG, AI, EPS)

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Affinity Brushes With Drip Textures presents you with a set of brushes which will help you create the drips and drops associated with using paints and inks. it has a higher quality than many Affinity Designer texture brushes that are free. The set is easy to download and add to your software.

101 Blob & Spot Spray Shapes (PNG)

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Blobs, spot spray, and drip shapes are all possible when you use this set of Affinity Designer assets. In fact, you get a whopping 101 different effects when you download this set, which is more than enough to start having some fun creating a wide range of projects.

Black Ink Texture Brushes for Affinity Designer (JPG)

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This collection of black abstract ink on paper brushes for Affinity Designer is just what you need to create stunning projects. The pack contains 30 handmade ink paper textures that can be used in a variety of ways for greeting cards, posters, signage, and more. This set is eye-catching and versatile in ways that free Affinity brushes can't match.

20 Paint Splatter Textures and Brushes (PNG, PSD)

20 Paint Splatter Textures and Brushes20 Paint Splatter Textures and Brushes20 Paint Splatter Textures and Brushes

These high-res textures and brushes for Affinity Designers give graphic designers endless possibilities for experimentation to create memorable designs. This pack contains 20 isolated handmade ink splatters—use them to create realistic splatter effects and save hours of otherwise painstaking work.

Affinity Photo Oil Painting Brushes (PNG)

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These Affinity Photo Oil Painting Brushes were created to give you the tools to make bold eye-catching projects that stand out. The set contains 80 high-res brushes created on thick paper to give a tactile effect.

Paint Splashes Brushes for Affinity Designer (PNG, JPG)

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Splitter splatter! Create your own Jackson Pollock mess with these terrific brushes for Affinity Designer. These wild marks are wonderfully expressive and perfect for creating the effect of a controlled mess or urban grunge.

Chaotic Affinity Brushes (JPG)

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Chaotic Affinity Brushes offers handmade ink paintbrush textures with wonderful movement and fluidity. The pack contains 30 ink paintbrushes that can be used in a variety of ways to create backgrounds, surface texture etc. Try it if you want a premium alternative to Affinity Designer texture brushes that are free.

Tropical Foliage Affinity Designer Assets Pack (PNG)

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Get this artsy pack of Affinity Designer assets, which contains tropical leaves and sprigs, ink splatters, brush textures, and outlines. This is a great collection for branding projects, wedding invitations, posters, and more.

Hand-Drawn Arrow Brushes for Affinity Designer and More (PNG, AI, EPS, SVG, ABR)

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Get this awesome collection of hand-drawn arrow brushes for Affinity Designer and various Adobe software. Use this collection of 63 hand-drawn arrow brushes to add to gift tags, invitations cards, greeting cards, stickers, posters, packages, etc.

Chaotic Brush Affinity Designer Brushes (JPG)

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Check out this collection of chaotic Affinity Designer brushes. The set includes 30 handmade ink paint textures. The shapes are high-res and would be a great way to add texture and visual interest to your projects. These chaotic options have an interesting look that Affinity Designer brush sets that are free struggle to match.

25+ Best Free Affinity Designer Brushes

Prefer to get your Affinity assets free of charge? Here are 25+ Affinity Designer brushes, free to download. Keep in mind, of course, that the premium brushes you've seen above have been quality checked and are properly licensed for you to use with confidence. But if you're on a budget and need to download Affinity Designer brushes free of charge, browse the list below to find one that works for you.

FREE – Vintage Banner Brushes

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Create convincing vintage banners with this gorgeous set of Affinity Designer free brushes. With so much variety to choose from, this is an awesome set of Affinity Designer assets.

InkBrush - Vector Paint Sample Set

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Mimic the look of elegant ink brushes with this beautiful set of Affinity assets, free for you to download and use. There's plenty of variety in these vector brushes for Affinity Designer, so you can create the exact look and feel you want for your project.

FREE Crayon Brushes for Affinity Designer

FREE Crayon Brushes for Affinity DesignerFREE Crayon Brushes for Affinity DesignerFREE Crayon Brushes for Affinity Designer

Or if you prefer the waxy look of crayons, check out this set of 40 highly realistic crayon brushes, fully compatible with both Affinity Designer and Adobe Illustrator. Note that, as is sometimes the case with free files, you have to provide your email address and sign up for a newsletter to access these Affinity Designer free brushes.

Affinity Photo – Free Grunge Brushes

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If you're looking for brushes for Affinity Photo, try these free grunge brushes. They'll give your artwork an instant urban vibe, reminiscent of scratched paint on an old concrete wall. If you want to take your work to the next level, download these Affinity Photo brushes today!

Vintage Lines - Vector Brushes (Free)

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These Affinity Designer free brushes come from a dedicated user on the Affinity website. Try out the vintage line brushes for Affinity Designer, and don't forget to scroll down for more offerings in the forum thread. These Affinity brushes are all free to download and use.

Texture Brush Dots

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Wow, you can really see the possibilities with this set of free Affinity Designer assets. Not only do you get 120 texture brushes, but you can also download helpful sample sheets like the one above, so that you can quickly browse through the brush selection and pick exactly the right one for your needs. They're a good batch of Affinity Designer texture brushes that you can have for free.

Affinity Designer Free Brushes

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These Affinity Designer free brushes can be used even for commercial purposes. Whether you want to create the look of rope, ink, leaves, or other patterns, this set of vector brushes for Affinity Designer is a great option.

7 FREE Affinity Brushes

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Create stars, hearts, bubbles, glitch effects, and more with this set of Affinity Designer brushes for free download. If you like what you see, you can click the link on the site to support the artist on Patreon.

Monet Style Textured Brushes

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Vector illustration and traditional "Monet"-like painting might not have seemed like two things that could go hand in hand. But thanks to these Affinity Designer texture brushes that are free, you can now fuse these previously separate worlds of art.

DAUB Comics Basic Brushes

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Cartoonists and line artists will be delighted with these free Affinity comic brushes. You'll get four brushes that simulate pencils and four inking brushes. No more undoing and redoing to get the perfect stroke—just put your line down once, and then adjust it as required. On top of that, the Affinity Designer free brushes are pressure- and rotation-sensitive.

Ink Sketch Brushes

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More free ink brushes for Affinity Designer! It's hard to see the difference between them all in this image, but when you zoom in, you can see the detailed work that's gone into creating each one. You get 35 Affinity Designer brushes, free to download of course.

Paint Brushes Set

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Or try this pack of 30 Affinity Designer brushes for free. These small paintbrushes are ideal for highly detailed texture work, and the pack includes a PDF sample file to help you choose the right one for the job.

FLOWER POWER Free Affinity Brushes

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Groovy! The world could use a bit of sixties flower power right now, and you can channel it in your artwork with this collection of flower Affinity brushes that are free. You get a zipped .afbrushes file that you can easily install in Affinity Designer and start using right away.

Affinity Free Brushes - Ammonite

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Artist StuartRc created these Affinity Designer brushes that are free for an illustration of a highly textured ammonite fossil sitting on the seabed. These awesome Affinity assets are free to download, so you can create that rough, hazy look in works of your own. Beautiful!

Affinity Free Brushes

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Don't you just love that ornate sugar skull in the preview image? If these 60 free Affinity Designer brushes can help you create something like that, they're well worth the investment—especially because the investment is zero!

Free Smoke Brushes for Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo

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Smoke effects like these ones are so hard to create from scratch, so these free Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo brushes are a massive time-saver. Download 20 high-quality smoke brushes, compatible with both applications. These Affinity brushes are free to use, with no credit required.

Star Rain - Brush

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Add a touch of magic to your artwork with this Affinity Designer brush that's free. It creates a stream of glittery stars at different sizes and angles. It's easy to use too: just download the brush file, install it, and start painting away!

Hearts Brush

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The artist, Volker Krenz, made this Affinity Designer brush free "because the world needs a lot of love." If you agree with that sentiment, then why not download this brush and start using it to spread some love around, vector by vector?

15 Free Distressed Affinity Designer Halftone Brushes

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You want Affinity Designer halftone brushes? Well, how about 15 Affinity Designer halftone brushes, completely free to download and use? These free vector brushes for Affinity Designer are perfect for giving your work that rough, distressed look.

Brush Factory 2

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This massive set of 118 free vector brushes for Affinity Designer will help you create repeating patterns with as little distortion as possible. Download this textured Affinity Designer brush set for free and see what they can do!

17 Zip Brushes for Affinity Designer

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OK, many of these free brush files come in zipped format to take up less space, but that's not what we're talking about here. This set is devoted to real-life zips (a.k.a. zippers in North America). And you don't just get 17 zip brushes; you can also download 15 stitch brushes, 133 fabric creases, and a whole set of vector images to help you show the sliders and stoppers: those bits of the zip that you hold onto when doing it up. Amazing!

Stamp Texture Brushes

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Try out these Affinity Designer free stamp brushes to create that hand-stamped texture of a bygone era. If you're too young to have seen someone pressing a rubber stamp into an ink pad, just take our word for it: the slightly rough textures, with little blank areas where the ink didn't quite come through, are highly realistic. Check them out!

15 Free Stitch Brushes for Affinity Designer

15 Free Stitch Brushes for Affinity Designer15 Free Stitch Brushes for Affinity Designer15 Free Stitch Brushes for Affinity Designer

You know that old saying, "A stitch in time saves nine"? Well, here you get 15 stitch brushes, so just imagine how much saving you can do. Or you could just use them to create cool portraits of people wearing clothes with beautifully detailed seams and stitches.

Realistic Vector Skin Texture Brush

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Yes, that's right: a free brush to help you create the texture of human skin! When you're making vector portraits, it's the little details that can elevate your work and give it added realism. Many artists show the skin as perfectly smooth, but by using this free Affinity Designer brush to give it a subtle texture, you can make your work super-realistic!

Pattern Brush Packs

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Do you want patterns? How about a free set of vector brushes for Affinity Designer, with 120 mixed patterns? As you can see, there's so much variety here, from abstract lines and geometric shapes to retro space invaders. And this sample sheet is just the tip of the iceberg!

Texture Brushes 04 [Hatching]

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Recreate the look of a traditional pencil sketch with these beautiful hatching brushes. You get ten different Affinity Designer brushes, free to download and use. Just look at the detail in those hatching patterns!

Learn More With These Free Affinity Designer Tutorials

Ready-made assets are great, but sometimes you also want to customize them, or even start creating from scratch. This is true with Affinity Designer brushes. You can learn all about making and using Affinity brushes in this video from the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel.

You can also check out these 20 amazing Affinity Designer tutorials from Envato Tuts+ to learn the program from start to finish—and, like the brushes, they're free!

Choose Your Favourite Affinity Designer Brushes Today

Hope you've found this article on the best free Affinity Designer brushes helpful. As you can see, there are many wonderful Affinity assets free on the internet, but if you're looking for the very best Affinity Designer brushes for an important project, we highly recommend Envato Elements.

Elements is an excellent resource for premium brushes, and if you regularly need mockups, icons, and other design resources, it offers unlimited downloads for one low monthly fee. Sign up today!

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