Krita – Modular Brushset v2.0

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I am happy to present version 2.0 of the Modular Brushset. I have done a lot of small improvements and i can say that i am really satisfied with the result.

 

Let’s see what has changed..

 

  • Added a bit pressure-size adjustment to some presets
  • All icons have been adjusted to be more eye (and gui) friendly
  • The amount of presets has been focused on a more essential selection
  • The sorting and the naming of the presets have been changed
  • Version 2 is coming in 2 editions..

 


 

Naming Convention and Sorting

 

I have useModularV2Sortingd prefixes to organize the Set similar to v1.0, but with a different prefix structure:  Every preset is now starting with X. The reason for this decision is that i want my Brushset to appear after the defaults… Another difference is the last letter – this is for “internal” sorting, so you do not have to care about…

The Icons i used for the Brushpreviews follow the standards of Krita that could be found here: Krita/Brushes Preset Preview

 

 

 

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With Krita 2.8  you are able to sort the Brushes like it is shown on the image to the above. In Krita 2.7 this is unfortunately not possible (afaik). The advantage of the Prefixes and this kind of sorting is that you can display any subcategory alone or in conjunction with any other (sub-)categories. With the Chart below you can easily figure out which code to type to view a specific subcategory. The Filenames (.kpp preset files) are identical to the Brushnames with the difference that the spaces are replaced by underlines.

 

 


 

Installation:

 

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    1. Remove older Versions of the Modular Brushset before installing V2.
    2. Copy the resource folders:
      • /modular_brushset_V2
      • /brushes/
      • /paintoppreset/
      • BrushSetSheet.png

      into your user directory of Krita.

      • /PATH_to_your_USER_DIR
      • /brushes/
      • /paintoppreset/

Eventually merge (copy-into) existing folders from other brushsets or previous versions

 

Default installation path of the Krita USER folder:

Linux: /home/username/.kde4/share/apps/krita/
Windows: Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\krita\share\apps\krita\

 


 

Download

Modular Brushset V2

 

Old Versions:

Modular Brushset V1

 


 

The Presets and the Changes in v2.0

 

In this section i will describe some (not all) details about the presets and the changes made in version 2.0.

 

0 – TOOLS

 

Mode BrushesPattern Brushes

 

The Color Dodge and Burn Presets have been removed as i rarely used this modes with brushes. (imo layers do a better job..)

 

All Presets that use a the option: Colorsource – Pattern are now in the Tools category. The red symbol indicates that the brush could be adjusted easily. In this case this could be done via the pattern docker. The first preset on the image is a kind of multipurpose brush.. take a look at the advanced settings in the brush window and try out different settings (e.g. checking the rotation sensor) you will see that you can easily apply a wide spectrum of brush effects combined with patterns. The the core settings of this brush are made with this in mind… Also you may check the use of this brush with other brushtip-shapes.

 

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Sample Input Layer: This Presets remember the Layer that is active in the moment you activate the Preset. When you then paint on another Layer it will use the color of the “remembered” Layer together with the predefined Shape of the Spraybrush. This Setting can also be activated for all Grid Brushes.

 


 

Basic Brushes

1 – BASIC

I have reworked this section to be more intuitive in the way it is sorted to make it easier finding the right brush to be used. In a category called “Basic” this is the most important thing… Marker, Block and Fill Brushes are found together now. Additionally some of this Presets are now directional following the stroke Angel. The paint roller icon indicates this type of brushsetting.

 

Details

1C – Details:  All this Brushes have one thing in common – Size matters. Mostly of Tiny to Medium Size these ones are meant for adding Details to the Painting. The Triangular Icon indicates a fine adjusted pressure-size curve e.g. for short repeated strokes or adding dark wrinkles on a material.

 

Smudge Tools

1D – Smudging:  In v1.0 there was a complete category with all smudge presets. After working with this tools i realized that the amount of this tools was an overkill… Reducing the number of this presets was necessary and important. Additionally this tools have been sorted based on the usage: basic modelling of colors and working with more complex or diffuse shapes and textures.

 


 

2 – PAINT

 

PastelsIn the paint category you can think of two divisions – the Grainy Presets and the fibroid/hairy presets. Actually i prefer to think in textures, rather than what tools are simulated not what it simulates.

 

CharcoalI have changed some of this presets giving them a bit of a size-pressure sensitivity to increase the general usage. A bit means – just enough to recognize a rapid stroke ending resulting in decreasing size and not a “dead” end…

 

Hairy Brushes

Paintbrushes

 

 

Presets simulating fine hairy or bristle like tools – i haven’t changed a lot in this (sub) category.. one preset got the stroke direction sensor, some are removed. Same with the Mixing and Smearing Presets (no image). No big changes – just removed some, with minor usage.

 

 


 

3 – SHAPESSpraybrushes

 

 

This category has been resorted:

  • 3A Sprayed Shapes
  • 3B Pixelbrushes with special Shapes
  • 3C Texturebrushes
  • 3D Smudged Shapes and Textures

 

Shapes

All in all there are no big changes in this category – two new Preset: Single Leaf Pixelbrush and Rough Texturebrush… Most important is that all Brushes meant to be used for Texturing or applying predefined Shapes are now together including the textured Smudge Tools.

 

 


 

 

4 – TYPES (Sketch, Curve, Particle)

 

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The only change in this category that covers 3 special Types of Brushes, is one removed Sketch Preset as i just don’t liked it anymore 😀

 

Happy Painting 🙂

 


 

Krita – Modular Brushset v1.0

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The modular Brushset is the Result of my journey through the possibilties of Kritas Brushengine. In the Beginning it was not my intention to make a complete Brushset for Krita, but with more and more Presets summing up on my Harddisc i had to sort out the best of them and optimize the settings. By that time it was kind of logical to bring all the stuff together and prepare it for a releasable Set of Brushes.

 

What is meant by Modular?

 

The amount of Presets that have found their way into this set is really huge – actually over 150 different Presets of a wide spectrum of categories and Brushtypes. The most people will never need this amount of Brushes for day-to-day business. Additionally everyone has different preferences and needs. Therefor i sorted and named the Set in a way that should provide an easy way to install and uninstall parts of it without searching a lot. If you look at the image above you have an idea of what i am talking about^^

 

Naming Convention and Sorting

 

I have used prefixes to organize the Set. I know that this does not follow the standards Krita is aiming for.. but i personally did not want to miss this feature and decided not to change this for the public version. The Icons i used for the Brushpreviews follow the standards of Krita that could be found here: Krita/Brushes Preset Preview

 

 

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With Krita 2.8 you are able to sort the Brushes like it is shown on the image below. In Krita 2.7 this is unfortunately not possible (afaik). The advantage of the Prefixes and this kind of sorting is that you can display any subcategory alone or in conjunction with any other (sub-)categories. With the Chart above you can easily figure out which code to type to view a specific subcategory. The Filenames (.kpp preset files) are identical to the Brushnames with the difference that the spaces are replaced by underlines.


 

Sorting Brushes in KritaInstallation:

 

    1. Remove older Versions of the Modular Brushset before installing V4.
    2. Copy the resource folders:
      • /modular_brushset_V4
      • /EXTRA/ [optional]
      • /brushes/
      • /paintoppreset/
      • BrushSetSheet.png

      into your user directory of Krita.

      • /PATH_to_your_USER_DIR
      • /EXTRA/ [optional]
      • /brushes/
      • /paintoppreset/

Eventually merge (copy-into) existing folders from other brushsets.

 

Default installation path of the Krita USER folder:

Linux: /home/username/.kde4/share/apps/krita/
Windows: Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\krita\share\apps\krita\

 


 

Download

Modular Brushset V1

 

Actual Version:

Modular Brushset V4

 


 

Compatibility and Performance

I have tested all Brushes on Windows 7 with Krita 2.7xx and on Linux with Krita 2.8xx. On both versions all works and looks as it should. I have tried to find the best adjustments between performance and quality, but some brushes do not perform very well on win7 (krita 2.7), e.g. the Mixbrushes. Most Presets could be upsized, without too much lag, if you do not exaggerate it.

 


 

The Presets

All Presets from the simplest Inkbrush to fine adjusted Hairbrushes are handmade with love 😀 But i cannot reinvent the wheel.. so some Presets are very close to what you find as default in Krita. They are not better and hopefully not worse – they are just optimized for my settings and preferences. The following descriptions will give you an overview of the categories and presets.

 

 

00 – TOOLS

 

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00A – Erasers (Hard/Soft/Very Soft)

00B – Deform Tools (Move/Grow/Shrink); Blanko Filter (HSV/HSL-Adjustment) Brush; Clone & Fixed Clone

00C – Modes (Addition/Colorize/Overlay/Burn/Dodge/) + Addtion-Light-FX


 

11  – BASIC

 

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11A – Most common used Brushes like soft Airbrush, Fill etc..

11B – Details (Ink, Basic Pencil/Grain, Basic Paintbrushes)

11C – Markers (Wet, Dry, Flat)

11D – Smudge (Basic Smudge/Blend and Rake Tools)

 


 

22 – PAINT

 

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22A – Pencil, Charcoal, Crayons, Pastels

22B – Paintbrushes

22C – Hairbrushes

 


 

33 – MIX

 

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33A – Wet Paintbrushes

33B – Wet Textured Brushes

 


 

44 – SMUDGE

 

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44A – Blendtools

44B – Rakes (Smudge/Blend)

44C – Textured Smudgetools

44D – Shapes with Smudge/Blending Settings (Fibers, Square, Spike, Points)

 


 

 

55 – SHAPES and TEXTURES

 

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55A – Shapes mostly Spraybrushes

55B – Textures (Grain, Diffuse, Crosshatch, Foliage, Cloudy)

55C – Patterns (Basic Pattern Brush -> Change the Pattern to be used; Patternbrushes with Modes: Multiply/Bumpmap/Overlay; Adjusted Halftone Patterns)

55D – Grids (just Basic Grids – nothing Special..)

 


 

 

66 – TYPES

 

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66A – Sketchbrushes

66B – Curve

66C – Particles

 


 

 

77 – SPECIAL

 

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77A – Color (Gradient Presets, FG-to-BG, Spraybrushes with Sample Input Layer Mode activated see Note below; Patterncolor-Brushes)

77B – Perspective (use these Presets in Conjunction with a Perspective Assistent!)

Sample Input Layer: This Presets remember the Layer that is active in the moment you activate the Preset. When you then paint on another Layer it will use the color of the “remembered” Layer together with the predefined Shape of the Spraybrush. This Setting can also be activated for all Grid Brushes.

 


 

If you have Problems with the Brushset or want to give Feedback, feel free to Contact me or leave a Comment.

 

Happy Painting 🙂

 


 

The Gimp BrushBox v2.1 (Update)

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Gimp BrushBox

 

I have released a minor update to the Gimp BrushBox Set cause i have seen some issues with the Eraser and Smudge Presets. Some of these tools looked messy on a small canvas so i fixed that and made them look a bit smoother. Additionally i had some ideas for new Presets/Brushes that i added to the Set. (Foremost FX Brushes)

 

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Changes v2.1

 

Changed Brushes:

 

  • soft Eraser (no more incremental)
  • smudge Hard (lowered spacing)
  • smudge Rake Basic (lowered spacing)
  • smudge Bristle Wet/Dry (lowered spacing)

Additional Brushes:

 

  • smudge Soft Fuzzy
  • pencils Dynamic Cross Shader
  • fx Smoothed Glow Liner
  • fx Bokeh (Addition)
  • fx Bubbles
  • fx Edged 01/Edged 02
  • fx Gradient Color Mix
  • fx Stars (Addition)
  • fx Tube 03
  • fx Tube 04
  • fx Tube Fade
  • fx Zipper 01-03

 

Gimp BrushBox v2.0

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Gimp BrushBox

 

Wow… making this Set has taken more time than i expected! It’s the most complete and biggest work on Brushes i made until now.

 

Okay – more about this Set… As usual when i create Brushes i set the Focus on Digital Painttools (Simulating Real brushes/pencils) and Texturing with “premade” Effects and special brushes like Grass/Clouds/Foliage and so on. But for nearly every Brush, i had on my mind, that it is usable in a lot of different ways and that it is not to specific.

Every Brush in the Set is fine adjusted so that you could start painting without worrying about dynamics or Brush Settings too much.

 

So here is what you get:

 

  • all brushes organized by usage
  • 146 different Brush Tips
  • 56 Dynamics
  • 186 Presets

 

  • The Brushes are made for the use with a pressure sensitiv device (Graphic Tablet). You can use them with a mouse – but with a tablet its more fun^^
  • The Brushes are made with Gimp 2.8.4;  All Presets/BrushTips and Dynamics are made by me. There is nothing modified or copied from other Sets in it!
  • The content is free to use commercial and non-commercial

 


 

 

Download (v2.1)

 

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Download (DeviantArt)

 

Daily Deviation Award 06.07.2013

 

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Smudge Brushes

Photoshop Smudge Brushes

 

This Pack includes 12 Brushes specifically for smudging.

 

  • made with PS CS2
  • optimized for use with a pressure sensitve Tablet

Tips:

 

I have added the Brushes as .tpl File. The tpl file gives you the advantage selecting the brushes directly as smudge brushes. It contains the same brushes as the .abr version.

This Set is also included in my Basic Brush Set v2.0
The content is free to use commercial and non-commercial.

 

Download

 

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Happy Smudging ! 🙂

 


 

Related Articles:

MyScratchpad

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For my work with MyPaint i decided to make a “customizable” Scratchpad with my favorite Brushes and palettes. The .zip includes the file (without brushstrokes) as .ora and .xcf.

The Palettes i have chosen are not made by me – they are common palettes from gimp including colors for charakter and landscape illustration. Color Palettes from top to bottom: Fabric Colors, Pastell, Skin, Lips, Hair, Eyes, Wood, Sky/Water, Grass, Stone

 


 

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Digital Painting with Photoshop – Painting Plugins

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Wacom Pen Tablet with Pen, Intuos 3 A5I have tested 2 Painting Plugins for Photoshop: Deep Paint 2 & Wacom Pen Tools. Both Plugins work in the same way – The Image you are editing is exported

to an external Painting Application with own Brushes, Settings etc.; you can edit your image then in this application and import it back to photoshop. The Performance
of both Plugins was good. It just takes a few seconds for export and import. The plugins are intergrated as usual in the Filter Menu. The Installation was easy and
without any problems.

 

Deep Paint 2

Free 2.5D Painting Software that could be used as standalone application but also integrates into Photoshop. It offers a wide variety of Brushes, a clean interface
and seems to be easy to use in the first impression. During the installtion of the software you are asked if you want to install the photoshop plugin addionally.
The Install path for the plugin is chosen automatically but if you have a custom path for your photoshop install you have to point the installer manually to the right
location. Some of the Tools Deep Paint offers could be a nice addition if you work with PS CS2. The software has become freeware a couple of years ago, before this time it was
sold for about 200+ $.

 

Wacom Pen Tool

This plugin offers 8 different Tools specifically for Tablet users to choose from. Installtion… download, unzip, copy to plugins folder…simple. On the first impression
i would say that i will not use this very often cause it does not offer alot of new stuff.. but its worth a look.

Both Plugins (and many other) could be downloaded for free from this Site
(just scroll down to the Painting & Drawing Category)