Krita 4 Extras brush presets pack (2023)

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I finally took the time to clean-up all the brush presets I made for Krita. You'll find here a bundle with an upgrade of 25 new presets including the research I did recently for my recent speedpaintings. I took an extra care for this collection to blend it perfectly within the default set that comes preinstalled with Krita. I hope you'll like them! Here is a video I made to share the news on social media:

Here is my notes about how I use them:

Drawing tools:


I'm starting this list with a preset I use for sketching. The rendering is not realistic but I find the pressure curve and the way it build-up softly and slowly the lines very good.


I used this pencil preset on the line-art of a lot of artworks over the last year. It has a subtle grain and a soft rendering that will reveal a bit more expression than my previous "Pencil 2" preset now default in Krita 4.x.

This drawing tool has a very digital and plastic feeling. It is like drawing with the perfect pencil on a perfect smooth bristol paper. It's useful for reducing the noise in the crosshatching and almost get them replaced with thin gray. It eases the digital paint process on the top because the lines blends better with digital painting; being smooth.

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During the storyboard of episode 30, I decided to use a large and heavily textured pencil to not dive into the details. It does wonder with a bright gray color selected.

Painting:


This presets was designed to ease my time painting over and smoothing and adding details. It also produces very soft line-arts. Probably the brush I used the most over the last year: it has a subtle way to produce glazing with low pass of opacity but can also goes expressive at full pressure.


On episode 30; I wanted a rendering a little less smooth than the previous episode. I built this preset and I started to paint almost all the episode with it. It produces a subtle texture that reproduce a sort of gouache painting on paper.


This brush draws sharps silhouettes and very dynamic strokes while having rough edges here and there.

Another brush to block big shapes while having another texture feeling.


A dry and soft effect for this one, I use it to prototype shapes with weak edges like smoke.

This preset has a gentle texture that will do wonders for coloring penciled artworks. It has a rendering totally less plastic than a digital rounded brush with opacity on pressure while having the same ease of usage.

The "Hardpainting" set:

This is the brushes I designed recently to paint all my speedpaintings. I codenamed them 'Hardpainting' because I wanted to get a rendering that was far away the "soft" shading I'm used to do. Also, painting with them is harder; so I kept the codename as it is. :)

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This first preset of the hardpainting family is the one I use for details. It is not that much different from the inking preset I shared a year ago on the "brush duo" presets: it has the same subtle ghosting in the stroke that will make the line interesting and not too digital regular. I'm using it as a way to fix the details of my speedpaintings.


This preset was designed to reveal the texture of the canvas while painting details. It works better on painting bright on dark stroke.


This knife adds very expressive stroke to the canvas with very hard (but dirty) edges. I use it to simulate a loaded knife that hit the canvas on the highlight or when I need to flatten area without wanting a too digital and flat result.

This one ease the modeling of volumes and smoothing softer edges. It react pretty much as a soft brush with just a tip a bit flat and angular. Abusing this one might produce weak results and wobbly volumes on hard surface and glossy or shiny material.


One of the key to use textured brush stroke is to avoid totally "opacity". But it's hard; because adjustments of colors are difficult without it unless you use a brush that shows half threw the texture. That's how works this brush: bad for blocking main volumes but good to bringing post-fix.


For breaking hard edges, a brush with a bit of mixing ease the process. This preset use the mix-brush engine to blend colors while keeping the texture of the canvas.


This preset adds a bit of grain to the piece at the end: it simulate the rub of a small brush on the canvas.

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This one does exactly the same as the previous on in bigger; because Krita doesn't have a setting to scale the size of the texture at the same time as the diameter of the brush. That's fine with using a second preset.


My favorite preset of the moment: a rake with a tilt dynamic. (it will require your device to support tilt, not something common for many cheap tablets). I use it to cut shapes on the canvas and quickly depict my first layers of a painting.


This rake will add noise and scratch the canvas. It's useful when you want to add confusion to a part of the picture without requiring to a blur for that. The eyes will avoid this non-sens quickly. Especially if you combo that with the brush that add the tiny dots and rub the canvas.


This brush adds a large texture to the artwork; as if you painted a part of the canvas, then decided to remove the exeeding paint thickness but some painting is still stuck in the holes in-between the fiber of the canvas. I use it often when I start a canvas to feed the surface with a base; or during post-fix to hide part a bit too flat to my taste.

Misc:


On episode 30, my line-art was too thin for the colorize mask; and I had to flatten the color manually. Within the default set; I couldn't find one that fills at 100% while having a bit of 'friction' at the start of the pressure.


With episodes using the colorize mask feature of Krita and hundreds of artworks to colorize; I built for myself a preset I could quickly switch to draw the thin and aliased marker lines. The preset thumbnail as a circle dashed around it to remind the icon on the toolbar of the colorize-mask brush.


I worked this summer for the illustration of a medical paper; and I designed a dashed line preset that works well with the shape tools of Krita. It has a lot of texture; something that vector dashed lines and shape can't do. This preset is really specific; but useful.

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This brush will produce a lot of stars for your night scene. Too many stars (please remove a lot after using it with an eraser, or it will quickly look like a star-field). If you use this brush with a very large diameter and blur it a bit; you can also use it for snow.

Download:

I could probably get a lot of money if I put the brushes behind a paywall (on Gumroad, Artstation, etc) or if I put the pack to be exclusive only for my patrons (as many artist does). That system could probably fund all the time I spent on it. But no: I want this brush pack to be libre and open-source because I think we all prefer an Internet that share and donate instead of an Internet that prohibite access and sells. That's why please consider to support my work (and also Krita!) if you can afford that. It might take you only a small coin every two monthes when I release a new episode of my webcomic but it will help me a lot at handling my production budget (more info on the red button on the top-right of my website). Thank you for reading and have fun with the brushes! ;-)

2019-10-25_Krita_4_Extras.zip

Install:

  1. Download the zip.
  2. Extract the file.
  3. Open Krita and go to Setting > Manage Resources
  4. Press the Import Bundles button, and find the extracted file on your disk.
  5. Press Ok, Restart Krita.
  6. Done!

(Note: Compatible with Krita 4.2.x and up; generated with Krita 4.2.6appimage on GNU/Linux Kubuntu 18.04.02LTS.)

License:

This brushes are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 to "David Revoy, www.davidrevoy.com". This attribution is necessary in case of redistributing the pack, commercializing it, or modifying the brushes files. This attribution is not necessary in case of usage (you can paint any artwork you want with it, you still own totally your artwork). This attribution is not necessary in case of doing screenshot/screenrecording of Krita while using the brushes.


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FAQs

Can you download more Krita brushes? ›

If not you should really update your Krita! Some of the more unique brushes in this set are the smudge brushes & a custom move tool using the brush pack. It comes with 8 brushes in total and you can download the full pack on this page.

How do I add brush presets to Krita? ›

Using a ZIP with the relevant files.
  1. Go to Settings ‣ Manage Resources… ‣ Open Resource Folder to open the resource folder.
  2. Then, open up the ZIP file.
  3. Copy the brushes , paintoppresets and patterns folders from the ZIP file to the resource folder. ...
  4. Restart Krita.
  5. Enjoy your brushes!

Where are brush presets in Krita? ›

Hello folks welcome to the age of asparagus in this video i'm going to give you a quick rundown on

How do you add bundles to Krita brushes? ›

To import a bundle click on Import button on the top right side of the dialog. Select . bundle file format from the file type if it is not already selected, browse to the folder where you have downloaded the bundle, select it and click Open. Once the bundle is imported it will be listed in the bundle view.

Can you make custom brushes in Krita? ›

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Are procreate brushes compatible with Krita? ›

Well then. Procreate Brushes DO NOT WORK IN KRITA, sorry @morbidartisan! But there are MASSES of EXCELLENT Brushes for Krita, and most of them are for free.

How do I activate Krita bundles? ›

How to install a . bundle with Krita 4
  1. Open Krita.
  2. Go to top menu | Settings | and open Manage Resources.
  3. In Manage Resources, do you Import Brushes or Import Bundles. If the . bundle is brushes? ...
  4. Find where you saved the . bundle to, on your hard drive. ...
  5. Check the Active Bundles panel, and then click OK. You're done.
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What is an ABR file? ›

ABR (. abr) file extension is a file format created for Adobe Photoshop. It contains a collection of custom brushes that can be used by the Brush tool in Adobe Photoshop and it includes shape, texture, dynamics, and other data for each brush style.

How do I import ABR brushes into Krita? ›

You can add ABR files through Settings > Manage Resource... > Import Brushes, or alternatively in the Brush Settings (F5) under Brush Tips > Predefined > + Import - the brush tips will be added into that list in either case. If they don't show immediately, restart Krita.

Do CSP brushes work on Krita? ›

Sure. Well actually the original brush does use the Height blending mode(texture) in CSP… I wasn't necessarily connecting this to the topic you mentioned but no harm in that too.

How do I open ABR files in Krita? ›

Click the bottom one, Open Resource Folder. This will open Windows Explorer to C:\Users\YOUR-WINDOWS-USER-NAME\AppData\Roaming\krita and then you double-click on the Brushes folder to open it. Paste your . ABR brush file(s) in that Brushes folder.

How do I recover a deleted brush in Krita? ›

Go to C:\Users\(your-username)\AppData\Roaming where you'll find a folder caled 'krita'. That is the resources folder. Rename it to 'krita-previous' and restart ktita. That will give you a fresh defaut resources folder.

How do you add resources to Krita? ›

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How do I turn on stabilizer in Krita? ›

Go to the Dockers option of the drop-down list, then enable Tools options from the new drop-down list of Dockers. Click on the drop-down arrow key of the Brush Smoothing option, and you will have these options here that are None, Basic, Weighted and Stabilizer.

Does Krita have pressure sensitivity? ›

With a properly installed tablet stylus, Krita can use information like pressure sensitivity, allowing you to make strokes that get bigger or smaller depending on the pressure you put on them, to create richer and more interesting strokes.

Can Krita do pixel art? ›

For creating pixel arts, Krita offers pixel art brushes that have a brush tip size of 1 pixel, and for pixel art brush, search for Pixel Art in a panel of Brush presets. You can find this panel on the right side of the working screen.

Does Krita have a clone tool? ›

The clone brush is a brush engine that allows you to paint with a duplication of a section of a paint-layer. This is useful in manipulation of photos and textures. You have to select a source and then you can paint to copy or clone the source to a different area.

How do you make a texture brush in Krita? ›

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Do professionals use Krita? ›

Beginner and professional artists and photographers use Krita to create digital artwork and edit images. Unlike Photoshop, Krita is an excellent drawing program for beginners. It has a variety of features such as layers, filters, and brushes. The user interface is modern and easy to learn.

Is Krita used professionally? ›

Krita is a professional drawing program for digital artists, for creating and editing illustrations. The program contains simulations for all kinds of techniques, including watercolor, oil paint, charcoal and pastel chalk.

What are the disadvantages of Krita? ›

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Krita Foundation offers plenty of educational materials to help you get to grips with the program and its features.Since it only really supports digital painting and other artwork, it is less suited towards photo manipulation and other forms of image editing.
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How do I activate Krita bundles? ›

How to install a . bundle with Krita 4
  1. Open Krita.
  2. Go to top menu | Settings | and open Manage Resources.
  3. In Manage Resources, do you Import Brushes or Import Bundles. If the . bundle is brushes? ...
  4. Find where you saved the . bundle to, on your hard drive. ...
  5. Check the Active Bundles panel, and then click OK. You're done.
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How do I import ABR brushes into Krita? ›

You can add ABR files through Settings > Manage Resource... > Import Brushes, or alternatively in the Brush Settings (F5) under Brush Tips > Predefined > + Import - the brush tips will be added into that list in either case. If they don't show immediately, restart Krita.

How do I download Krita brushes for Mac? ›

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How do I add new brushes to Photoshop? ›

To add new brushes, select the “Settings” menu icon in the top-right section of the panel. From here, click the “Import Brushes” option. In the “Load” file selection window, select your downloaded third-party brush ABR file. Once your ABR file is selected, click the “Load” button to install the brush into Photoshop.

How do I import resources into Krita? ›

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How do I switch from active to inactive bundles in Krita? ›

There are a bunch of inactive "classic" brushes that are also included in Krita. You can activate those brushes by going to Settings > Manage Resources, moving the pack from the inactive column to the active column by hitting the arrow buttons.

How do I delete a brush preset in Krita? ›

Go to Settings > Manage Resources > Open Resource Folder. Then navigate to paintoppresets, where all locally saved presets are stored. If you delete them there, they shouldn't reappear on krita restart.

Does Krita accept ABR? ›

Krita can read and load . abr files, although there are certain features. For this example we will use an example of an . abr file that contains numerous images of types of trees and ferns.

Is Photoshop better than Krita? ›

Krita cannot be considered as an alternative of photoshop as it is only used for digital drawing, not for image editing. They may have similar purposes but are actually different. While Photoshop can be used for drawing and making digital art, Krita is the better option for painting.

Can Krita do pixel art? ›

For creating pixel arts, Krita offers pixel art brushes that have a brush tip size of 1 pixel, and for pixel art brush, search for Pixel Art in a panel of Brush presets. You can find this panel on the right side of the working screen.

What is an ABR file? ›

ABR (. abr) file extension is a file format created for Adobe Photoshop. It contains a collection of custom brushes that can be used by the Brush tool in Adobe Photoshop and it includes shape, texture, dynamics, and other data for each brush style.

Do CSP brushes work on Krita? ›

Sure. Well actually the original brush does use the Height blending mode(texture) in CSP… I wasn't necessarily connecting this to the topic you mentioned but no harm in that too.

Does Krita have pressure sensitivity? ›

With a properly installed tablet stylus, Krita can use information like pressure sensitivity, allowing you to make strokes that get bigger or smaller depending on the pressure you put on them, to create richer and more interesting strokes.

How do I import brushes? ›

Go to the Brushes Panel (Window > Brushes) and click the fly-out menu in the top right corner. Select Import Brushes… then locate the . abr file on your hard drive and click open to install. The brushes will appear in your Brushes Panel whenever the Brush Tool is selected.

Why can't I Define brush Preset? ›

Check is if your object you're defining is larger than 2500 x 2500 pixels. Because 2500 pixels square is the maximum size for a brush in photoshop. If you make it 2500 x 2500 pixels or less, you should be able to select the Define Preset Option in the Edit Menu.

What does a brush preset do? ›

The Brush panel allows you to create and select individual brushes, while the Brush Presets panel allows you to select and use predefined or custom brush tip sets or individual brushes.

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