This document aim to provide standards propositions to unify the default brush preset icons of Krita , and ease the work of preset maintainers. It also provide templates to ease creation and a tutorial for new brush creator.
Small step if you want to standardize your preset icons
The default background is a neutral grey gradient, of 200px X 200px, without borders or decoractions
( Note : this picture is ready to drag & drop over Krita, or 'copy image' and 'paste' )
A preview icon is composed of 3 main blocks :
The brush preview feature a mini representation of the stroke. This stroke is colored with those color codes :
Note 1 : The stroke can be exaggerated to boost the particular aspect of a brush.
Note 2 : Colors don't have to be super precise ; the Hex colors ID is provided but feel free to do variation to make your own brush kit looks good.
An icons/emblems pasted on the "brush preset preview" ease the selection for user with a visual memory. It also make the UI more user friendly.
Icons can be vector, or 2D painted representation of tools or object.
To ease brush preset creation here is a pack of picture ready to customize ( Note : thoses pictures are ready to drag & drop over Krita, or 'copy image' and 'paste' )
Feel free to add more variations to this list as *.png 200x200px
A little optionnal text or logo that can be added on the top left corner. It might be related to the size, effect, or other factor The text can be written in any colors , but neutral are adviced ( white / grey / black ).
Brush names should be kept simple and not use a particular prefix to workaround the lake of sorting on Krita.
As for any painting ressources, CC-Zero or Public Domain is adviced to let freedom of use to the end-users. You can't really ask a user to attribute your name each time one of your brush kit appears on a screenshot or is used into an artwork.