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Krita Tutorial: Brushes, Part A by White-Heron Krita Tutorial: Brushes, Part A by White-Heron
This tutorial is under a CC-0 / Public Domain license. :)

To find back other tutorials mentioned in these tutorials and more, visit Krita's resource page: [link]

My Krita tutorial series:
Big thanks to Claus for converting all these to a wiki format as well. Everybody is welcome to submit improvements, updates and translations to this wiki, so it may be more up-to-date. These tutorials were done with Krita 2.5.2 ~ 2.5.3. To my knowledge, Krita 2.6 should have a mostly similar interface.

Part 1 - Basics ( Wiki version )
- Symmetry mode, Interface, Quick overview of some brushes

Part 2 - Layers and Editing ( Wiki version )
- Layer management: alpha locking, layer mask and erase mode, filter brushes, masks and layers, local selections, clone layers, use recommendations
- Image properties and editing: basics, selections, transformation tool and deform brush,

Part 3 - Brushes

Part A: General ( Wiki version )
- Preliminary: common "issues"
- Brush management: Saving/Deleting presets, brush folders
- Drawing modes
- Assistants

Part B - Pixel Brushes 1/2 ( Wiki version )
- Brush tips: Autobrush, Predefined brush, Custom brush, Text brush
- Paint build-up behaviours: Default (Opacity vs Flow, Build vs Wash-up, Airbrush mode), Blending modes

Part B - Pixel Brushes 2/2 ( Wiki version )
- Brush shape dynamics: common settings, opacity, size, spacing, softness and sharpness, rotation, scatter
- Color source, color dynamics, Texture -> Pattern
- Combos!

Pixel brushes - Appendix 1: Gallery of predefined brushes
Pixel brushes - Appendix 2: Brush presets from the tutorial

Part C - Color Smudge Brush ( Wiki version )

Part D - Curve, Particle and Dyna brushes ( Wiki version )

Part E - Sketch, Hairy and Chalk brushes ( Wiki version )

Part F - Hatching, Grid, Spray and Experiment brushes ( Wiki version )
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paraxylene Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Nice tutorial! How do you load PS brushes, though? I haven't found any tutorials on that, and frankly I don't see any 'Add brushes' button in the new brush editor...
White-Heron Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
.psd brush import is limited to basic features, as far as I recall. Open the brush engines drop-down, select the pixel brush then select Predefined (in the brush tips area), then click on the folder like button to import resources.
NothingbutNonsense Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey is their like a water brush to mix colors, I just got Krita and it's very new to me.
White-Heron Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
That would be the Color Smudge Brush. :)…
NothingbutNonsense Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you!
White-Heron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
You're welcome! :)
EchoMirror7363 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making these tutorials! I've just started to use krita, and they've helped a lot.
One question I have: Where are the brush folders for mac? Because I use OSX 10.9.4, and I don't seem to be able to find it. 
Masklin8 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
For those wondering where the brushes and brush presets are located in Mac OSX, there is a folder in: users/USERNAME/library/preferences/kde/share/apps/krita where I suppose they could be installed.
To make the Library visible, open your user in the finder and select VIEW/SHOW VIEW OPTIONS and enable SHOW LIBRARY
White-Heron Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Yikes, I have no idea! The OSX version is very new, and I'm not using Krita on OSX. Does Edit -> Resources show something? If not, try to run a folder search, and if that still doesn't work, try asking at the Krita  forums. :)
EchoMirror7363 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's ok. None of them happened to work. I shall now head to the krita forums. Thanks though! :)
White-Heron Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Too bad. Good luck!
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