Watercolor Patterns in Affinity Photo

Watercolor Patterns in Affinity Photo - student project

Watercolor Patterns in Affinity Photo - image 1 - student project


Fall 2022 

NEW Stuff...

I took the class earlier this year.  Since then, I have been busy doing more on AffinityPhoto.  One thing that I have learned is that files get REALLY big if you add a background to your watercolor art.  I do because it makes it look less digital and more interesting.  I don't have the files to display here because I would have to go back and figure out how to decrease the size.  I can use the files on Spoonflower, but not on the POD RaspberryCreek site because they limit you to a 20 meg file size.  You would think that would be big enough, right?  LOL.  Some of my files are between 21-27.  Not all of them, but...  As you know, this site only lets you use files under 8 megs, so that's why I used a low res Canva file for show and tell.


Spring 2022

These are some watercolor marks I made originally for a class in Adobe Illustrator.  The teacher told us to have some watercolor art ready to import into Illustrator.  After all was said and done, I didn’t like what Illustrator did to watercolor art and to top it off, the program simply locked up and would not budge.  Affinity Photo is a DREAM for making patterns with your watercolor artwork.  You don’t have to mess around with importing and vectorizing and coloring.  The app didn’t slow down one bit let alone lock up.  Oh Em Geee.  This is what I should have been using all along!  Yes, there is a little learning curve to this program, but it is NOTHING compared to spending the last five months learning Illustrator.  It only took me two days to learn how to make a pattern.  (I hit one snag but figured it out on my own).  I am SO relieved!!!  FINALLY, a program that makes sense with what I wanted to do in the first place.  So glad I took this class.


This was the original artwork I used.  As you can see, I only ended up using a few of the elements.

Watercolor Patterns in Affinity Photo - image 2 - student project