Texture pack 1

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Update: This resources joined the default patterns in Krita 2.9 and above. You probably don't need to install it, just go to the pattern, they should be already installed.

Since few days, there is a lot of activity around the 'textured' brush feature started by Boudewijn Rempt and continued lastly by Dmitry Kazakov (read the bug-tracker topic about it for more infos). The feature , actually in a development branch, is getting fantastic and excellent. The default pattern shipped with Krita also need for a little refresh and love, and that's a part I can handle.

Download :

the texture contain 25 PNG images , licensed as CC-0 , public domain :
Download ( 9,2 MB ) : 2013-01-26_Krita_texture-pack1.tar.gz

Infos :

It was made from resources I drew personally or made with my camera and scanner , or for few other ones built on the top of other CC-0 ressources ; Wikimedia Commons documents and a little of MrMamurk famous Mypaint background, or Ramon Miranda CC-0 textures for GPS and Mypaint. The dynamic screentones are inspired of the one shipped with Gimp-painter 2.6 of Sygetch.

The pack contain 25 pattern , sorted this way :

  • 2 canvas ( thin , and rough )
  • 4 papers ( default, C , torchon )
  • hand drawn pattern ( dot , hatching )
  • textures ( rocks, bark, wood, crackles )
  • 3 dynamic screentones

I followed this specifications :

  • 512x512 max with a lot of details
  • Pixels infos from black to white, normalised with most of 50% mid-grey value
  • Seamless , tilable to infinity of course ( thanks Gimp Resynthesizer plugin )
  • Removed duplicate : my original set contained more than 50. Similar effect or neighbours were removed.
  • *.png compressed, easy to manage on file explorer , with thumbnails and cross compatible.
  • prefix of filename 'deevad_' for organisation, and easy removal if needed.

various sample of stroke effects

License: "Texture pack 1" by David Revoy − CC-BY 4.0with additional custom rules mentioned at the end of the article.
Tags:  #textures   | Download: Markdown


link Yuri Fidélis  

Thank you, David!

I haven't started playing with textures yet, this will be a nice opportunity.

link David Revoy Author,

@All with compiling or script for last Krita :
Texture feature is pushed to master since less than an hour with the brush :)

@Yuri Fidélis : :)
( and I just saw your entry on the Konqi contest, cute )

link daniloulf  

Thank for that nice gift!

link syed  

amazing David..thanks..i was looking for it only

link filou.rod  

J'attends Krita 2.7 alpha avec impatience afin de tester tout ça.

link Bjorn  

so... how to install that?

link David Revoy Author,

@Bjorn : hi, you don't need to install it now ; just go the pattern in Krita directly and they are all already installed ; the Krita team bundle my texture with every Krita since version 2.7 and above.

link Jazyl Homavazir  

You are Amazing David! Thank you for sharing these. Do these textures & brushes work with photoshop & other softwares?

link David Revoy Author,

@Jazyl Homavazir : Thank you ! Compatibility depends. On my side I use open format ; very commons as JPG, PNG, etc... So , textures will work anywhere for sure. Brushes is another problem , each software pass the data in it's own way. Probably not possible to use them in other software than the one they were designed for.

link @artettuto  

Super!, merci pour ces textures, j'attends d'avoir l'occasion de m'en servire, ma palette graphique est sous commande. Vos réalisations sont superbes!

link Cindy  

Thank you for sharing.

link Corey Bruce  

So how do I install this? I am using Krita 2.9.10?

link David Revoy Author,

@Corey Bruce : You don't need to install the pack in Krita ; just go in the patterns in Krita and they are all already installed by default ; the Krita team bundle my texture with every Krita since version 2.7 and above. I'll try to add this info on the article.

link Taposy Rabeya  

Thanks to share your talent with us.

link Michele  

I am totally new to Krita software. Can anyone share with me how to get the pre loaded textures (not the pre-defined stamp brushes) to work on my canvas? I click on the pattern icon up on the toolbar at the top...I choose a pattern, but I don't know how to apply it to my canvas. I am using a laptop with a mouse and don't have any kind of drawing tablet. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

link David Revoy Author,

Hi Michele;
Yes, the top toolbar socket is used only for the fill-tool. It is a known ergonomy issue but hard to resolve.
For using texture with the brushes, it is the "texture option" in the brush editor.
Ref: https://docs.krita.org/en/reference_manual/brushes/brush_settings/texture.html

link Michele  

Thank you for your answer to my question.

link Sparkle  

Is this useful for 2020 version?How to use it,pls tell me.

link David Revoy Author,

Hey, an infobox exists on the top of the article with the information:
Above Krita 2.9 ( so after 2014 ) the textures here joined the code of Krita.
So, you already have them installed along any version of Krita after this date.
To use them, refer to the Krita documentation about how to use texture resources, but the common usage is in the brush-editor under Texture/Pattern section. Have fun with the textured effect!

link Sparkle  

Thank you.

link ron eccles  

I have just started using Krita 4.4.8. There is a pattern box on the software, but I cannot get it to do anything, with any brushes. I can open the patterns/texture box, choose a brush, but then I just get a pointer on screen, no brush. Krita help is no help. Any ideas?

link David Revoy Author,

Hey Ron,
The pattern widget existing on the top toolbar (near gradient) is a sort of very old feature. This one can interact mainly with the Fill bucket tool when this one has 'Pattern' in its tool options activated. If you want to use texture on your brush; you'll find it now in the brush editor. (the panel that drop down) . Once you find it; all options are explained in detail here: https://docs.krita.org/en/reference_manual/brushes/brush_settings.html?highlight=texture

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