Can I import Photoshop brushes into Affinity?

No, RetroSupply Photoshop brushes should not be imported into Affinity.

Although Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo have the ability to import .abr Photoshop brushes, we do not recommend it. Here's why:


1. RetroSupply Photoshop brushes will not behave correctly in Affinity.

While the brush settings in Affinity greatly resemble those in Photoshop, the setting are not identical. Therefore, the brushes do not look nor function as they are intended.

At RetroSupply, we spend hours, and often days, rigorously testing and improving our brushes until they reach their final version. We create brushes in the programs they were intended to be used in, as to make them behave to the highest standard.

RetroSupply Photoshop brushes imported into Affinity do not meet our high standard for usability and functionality.


2. RetroSupply's license only allows usage in the intended program.

To keep the integrity of our brushes, the RetroSupply license only allows you to install the brushes into the program for which it was created. For example, if our compatibility states Adobe Photoshop, you are only allowed to install those brushes into Adobe Photoshop, not Affinity.

Additionally, and for this reason,  RetroSupply cannot offer technical support for users who are attempting to import Photoshop brushes into Affinity.


3. Procreate versions of our Photoshop brushes are already available.

The good news is that some of RetroSupply's Photoshop brush packs already have Affinity versions (and we are working on making more every day). You can check them out here.

And the best part is, they were created in Affinity, for Affinity. That means we've spent hours testing and adjusting these brushes so that they meet our high standards and are almost mirror images to their Photoshop counterparts, so you know you're getting the best brushes available.

Check out our entire collection of products for Affinity here.

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