I wanted to create some new microbuttons for some of the cool stuff in the link roll.
I could, of course, use the online generator. But that would be boring – plus there is no option to add images/logos – so I would have to do some retouching anyway.
It is easy to override pretty much every colour (border, text and background) and by smartly using the hierarchies in Affinity Photo, we can get some neat auto-masking.
The hardest part for me was to understand the way Affinity Photo tries to smooth elements. This is quite different from what I was used to in Photoshop.