December 6, 2022


Editing Photography, Videos and 3D by Rich the Renegade

How to create distressing effects in Affinity Photo using the Distress Press kit

2 min read

Learn how to give your illustration and typography projects a tactile analog aesthetic in Affinity Photo with True Grit Texture Supply creative director and illustrator Andrew Fairclough.

The Distressed Press kit by True Grit Texture Supply features a customisable roughening template plus an incredible selection of pro-quality texture brushes to give you the power to create bespoke distressing and texture treatments for your artwork.

If you have any questions for Andrew, please leave them in the comments below. He is unavailable for this session’s premiere on Friday, 3 December 2021, at 4pm GMT, but he will aim to respond to your questions the following day.

As a bonus, Andrew has provided a free sample brush from Distress Press to get you started, which you can download here:

To purchase the Distress Press kit head over to — there is currently 30% OFF EVERYTHING in the Affinity Store for a limited time (correct at time of publishing).

Andrew Fairclough is a freelance illustrator, designer and founder of True Grit Texture Supply, a one-stop-shop for high quality texturing tools and resources for the texturally minded creative.

To find out more about Andrew and True Grit Texture Supply, see the links below:


You can find out more about the Affinity suite, including getting access to free trials, over on

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