Customising brushes in Krita
In part three of the series, learn how to customise the software’s brushes with as she explains the basics
he brushes in Krita are categorised according to their specific characteristics. For example, there’s Pixel, Chalk, Curve, Particle, Sketch brushes and others. These categories all differ from one another, according to a number of editable variables.
To access the brush settings you need to click an Edit brush settings icon
In Krita you can control Opacity Size and Flow from the top toolbar. But in order to save these settings as your new brush attributes, you’ll need to go on and define them in the Brush Settings window. Opacity and Size are most commonly set to Pressure, but you can still spend some time experimenting with other Opacity dynamics, such as Speed or Rotation for example. See what works best for you.
Almost every variable is accompanied by a Curve. This helpful tool will enable you to define how sensitive your pen will become to this particular setting. For example, with Size attribute set to Pressure, a domeshaped curve will increase the sensitivity of your pen and you’ll need to apply less pressure to create a thicker line. This can be pretty useful, depending on your style of work. at the top toolbar (Brushes and Stuff). From a pop-up window you’ll then be able to modify the existing brushes or, if you prefer, create new ones on the basis of the existing ones.
You can select and deselect the attributes and assign different actions to each one. Then it’s simple enough to save the changes or save the edited brush under a new name.