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Krita 2 9 brushengine airbrush.png

If you hold the brush still, but are still pressing down, this will keep adding colour onto the canvas.

The lower the rate, the quicker the colour gets added.


Krita Pixel Brush Settings Mirror.PNG

This allows you to mirror the Brush-tip with Sensors.

Mirrors the mask horizontally.
Mirrors the mask vertically.

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Some examples of mirroring and using it in combination with #Rotation.


This allows you to affect Angle of your brush-tip with Sensors.

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Krita Pixel Brush Settings Rotation.PNG

In the above example, several applications of the parameter.

  1. Drawing Angle - A common one, usually used in combination with rake-type brushes. Especially effect because it does not rely on tablet-specific sensors. Sometimes, Tilt-Direction or Rotation is used to achieve a similar-more tablet focussed effect, where with Tilt the 0° is at 12 o'clock, Drawing angle uses 3 o'clock as 0°.
  2. Fuzzy - Also very common, this gives a nice bit of randomness for texture.
  3. Distance - With careful editing of the Sensor curve, you can create nice patterns.
  4. Fade - This slowly fades the rotation from one into another.
  5. Pressure - An interesting one that can create an alternative looking line.


This parameter allows you to set the random placing of a brush-dab. You can affect them with Sensors.

The scattering on the angle you are drawing from.
The scattering, perpendicular tot he drawing angle(has the most effect)

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Krita Pixel Brush Settings Sharpness.PNG

Puts a threshold filter over the brush mask.

Doesn't work with the mirror modifier at 1px


Krita Pixel Brush Settings Size.PNG

This parameter is not the diameter itself, but rather the curve for how it's affected.

So, if you want to lock the diameter of the brush, lock the Brush-tip. Locking the size parameter will only lock this curve.

Allowing this curve to be affected by the Sensors can be very useful to get the right kind of brush.

For example, if you have trouble drawing fine lines, try to use a concave curve set to pressure. That way you'll have to press hard for thick lines.

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Also popular are setting the size to the sensor fuzzy or perspective, with the later in combination with a Perspective Assistant

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This allows you to affect Fade with Sensors.

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Has a slight brush-decreasing effect, especially noticeable with soft-brush, and is overall more noticeable on large brushes.


Picks the source-colour for the brush-dab.

Plain Color
Current foreground color.
Picks active gradient
Uniform Random
Gives a random colour to each brush dab.
Total Random
Random noise pattern is now painted.
Uses active pattern, but alignment is different per stroke.
Locked Pattern
Locks the pattern to the brushdab


Allows you to affect the mix of the Source color with Sensors

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Will work with Plain Color and Gradient as source.


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Flow map
The above example uses a Krita painted flowmap in the 3d program Blender.

a brush was set to source Gradient and Mix:Drawing angle. The gradient in question contained the 360° for normal map colours. Flow maps are used in several Shaders, such as brushed metal, hair and certain river-shaders.


Exactly the same as using Source:Gradient with Mix, but only availeble for the Color Smudge Brush.


Krita Pixel Brush Settings Spacing.PNG

This allows you to affect Auto Brush-tip with Sensors.

Krita 2 9 brushengine spacing 02.png

Instead of the spacing being related to the ratio of the brush, it will be on diameter only.

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