Lo-Fi Grain & Noise Affinity Mask Demo

Lo-Fi Grain & Noise Affinity Mask Demo

With the Lo-Fi Subtle Grain & Noise brush set for Affinity, you can add as much or as little texture as you want. No one-size-fits-all actions or templates.

Adding texture to your work can bring charm and a touch of vintage to your otherwise squeaky clean digital art.

Follow along as we show you two lightning-fast ways to add retro charm to your art in Affinity using Clipping Masks, Transparency Lock, and Layer Masks.

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  1. Add a new layer .
  2. Click, hold, and drag the new layer to be a child layer below your object.
  3. Choose your color and apply your brush.
  4. Set the blending mode for the child layer.
  5. You can move and sclae this layer as needed.


  1. Chooe your object's layer.
  2. Click the Mask Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers Panel.
  3. Set your foreground layer to black or white.
  4. Select the child mask layer and apply the brush.

💡Top Tip: When working with layer masks, remember white reveals and black conceals. You can read our tutorial on clipping masks, alpha lock, and layer masks for more information.


Put all the classic paper and ink textures you love in one handy library. From the soft graininess of newsprint to the beaten gritty look of comic books abused by a teenager's dirty, oily hands — we've got you covered.

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