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How to install new brushes in the Krita open source paint software, version 4.1.1, which I'm currently testing.  Previous install methods for downloaded brushes, suggested by others, no longer work or else don't work in the same way.  

A note on the .KPP format: It also appears that Version 4.1 no longer supports .KPP format brushes, which was the format that various brush packs on DeviantArt used.  I tried hard, but could fine no way to import such brushes, and even manually pasting them into C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\krita\brushes didn't get them to load in the Krita interface.  Nor did just dragging and dropping them onto the Brush palette.  It seems a pity, as people put effort into their .KPP brushes. Perhaps there's some converter freeware to convert the old brushes to the newer formats, but I didn't find it.  I've had to take out two bundles from my DeviantArt "Favourites" because of this problem, as I don't want people trying to install defunct brush sets in the latest Krita.

Test file: Wolthera's Inking Pack for Krita (now updated as an install "bundle" for Krita 4.x), and Filter Bundle for Krita.

1. Open the Krita 4.x. software in Windows. On the top menu, click Settings | Manage Resources...

2. The Manage Resources panel will open.  There, select Import Bundles, select your downloaded bundle, have it show up in the relevant window, and then press OK.

3. Right-click on any bit of empty space on the Palette menu, and select Brush Presets (if you don't already see them).  The Brush Presets palette will appear.  You may want to tear off and re-size the Brush Presets palette, so that you can see all the Brushes you have in a single glance.

4.  Now to find those brushes you just imported....  Well, that's easier said then done, and you may to hunt them down.  They don't just go into a neatly separate folder marked "New Brushes from the Web", and instead they just get appended and jumbled into your main default brushes set.  Nor are they always searchable via the maker's name.  As, in this case, 'Wolthera' doesn't work as a search while 'Filter' does.  Nor can you shift-select multiple new brushes and 'Tag' them.  

Given these clunky difficulties in brush management and finding, it's going to be easy for the new Krita user to get into an almighty tangle if they load up on a lot of imported brushes from the Web.  It seems safest to just use the defaults, and only a couple of bundles - such as Wolthera's Inking Pack.

It would be much easier if the makers of Krita could enable the following in future: 1) Open Brush Palette; 2) Make new sub-folder or tag there (such as 'Brushes from the Web'); 3) then just drag-and-drop the downloaded bundle into the new folder/tag.
Uncertain of the quality of DeviantArt's poster printing and the strength of likely sales, I was hoping to try selling a few print-on-demand posters on Zazzle.  Via a storefront.

But... Zazzle's Web browser upload of images continually fails, even on multiple browsers and devices; the Google Drive upload has been disabled by Google (because 'insecure'); and I don't use Instagram (which is anyway, so far as I know, only available on mobile devices).  Zazzle also withdrew their bulk uploader software last year.  Zazzle thus have no way by which I can even upload images... and thus I can't even start a store! 

It's probably just as well, though, as it sent me to Redbubble instead.  Really easy signup and first upload there.  A big market of stuff.  They also offer stickers, t-shirts, mugs, etc.  They also have UK and European fulfilment of orders, which means there's little risk of 'customs charges' for imports. Great. I'll be setting up a store there. Yes, I know the profit margin is low there (apparently 25%) but what the heck, they'll do all the back-end work re: printing, packing and delivery.
Great picture of H. P. Lovecraft.  Check.  Creative Commons.  Check.  Posted for six weeks.  Check. Views: 7.  Comments: 0. Seriously?  Not that I think I'd get many more viewers on ArtStation, as it's not just DeviantArt. It seems that 'natural visitor traffic' has plummeted across the whole Web.  Am hoping it's just a 'hot summer' thing, and is temporary.
How to install new brushes in the Krita open source paint software, version 4.1.1, which I'm currently testing.  Previous install methods for downloaded brushes, suggested by others, no longer work or else don't work in the same way.  

A note on the .KPP format: It also appears that Version 4.1 no longer supports .KPP format brushes, which was the format that various brush packs on DeviantArt used.  I tried hard, but could fine no way to import such brushes, and even manually pasting them into C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\krita\brushes didn't get them to load in the Krita interface.  Nor did just dragging and dropping them onto the Brush palette.  It seems a pity, as people put effort into their .KPP brushes. Perhaps there's some converter freeware to convert the old brushes to the newer formats, but I didn't find it.  I've had to take out two bundles from my DeviantArt "Favourites" because of this problem, as I don't want people trying to install defunct brush sets in the latest Krita.

Test file: Wolthera's Inking Pack for Krita (now updated as an install "bundle" for Krita 4.x), and Filter Bundle for Krita.

1. Open the Krita 4.x. software in Windows. On the top menu, click Settings | Manage Resources...

2. The Manage Resources panel will open.  There, select Import Bundles, select your downloaded bundle, have it show up in the relevant window, and then press OK.

3. Right-click on any bit of empty space on the Palette menu, and select Brush Presets (if you don't already see them).  The Brush Presets palette will appear.  You may want to tear off and re-size the Brush Presets palette, so that you can see all the Brushes you have in a single glance.

4.  Now to find those brushes you just imported....  Well, that's easier said then done, and you may to hunt them down.  They don't just go into a neatly separate folder marked "New Brushes from the Web", and instead they just get appended and jumbled into your main default brushes set.  Nor are they always searchable via the maker's name.  As, in this case, 'Wolthera' doesn't work as a search while 'Filter' does.  Nor can you shift-select multiple new brushes and 'Tag' them.  

Given these clunky difficulties in brush management and finding, it's going to be easy for the new Krita user to get into an almighty tangle if they load up on a lot of imported brushes from the Web.  It seems safest to just use the defaults, and only a couple of bundles - such as Wolthera's Inking Pack.

It would be much easier if the makers of Krita could enable the following in future: 1) Open Brush Palette; 2) Make new sub-folder or tag there (such as 'Brushes from the Web'); 3) then just drag-and-drop the downloaded bundle into the new folder/tag.

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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
Appreciate the fave  - thank you :)
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Seridan Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!
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Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for watching!:happybounce: Added to my devWatch! 
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warpspeed-argonaut Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Thanks for watching! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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P7-J5 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Thanks for the watch!
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Enchanted-April Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you David for your :+fav:s for the "Tertius Twins" and "Try this, honey..." :D
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JensDD Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the +fav !!
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Kajm Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! If you have come to read, I have more chapters coming!
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JieF-R Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the watch ! :) (Smile) 
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Thanks for :+fav:
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