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Dithering Brushes

This page compiles dithering brushes I made for Clip Studio Paint and Krita.

Example dither patterns are displayed at the top including a flower, dot, cross, half tone, and spaced dot pattern. Beneath are example pixel art gradients from dark purple to light blue, and an example pixel art beneath of a city. The gradient was extracted from the sky.

Clip Studio Paint

I made a pixel art brush set for Clip Studio Paint (CSP). Get the brushes from Ko-fi or find the brush set from the Clip Studio Assets store.

As of April 2022 it has over 7k downloads. The useful feature is it shows previews of what dithering pattern you have selected, and includes a broad range of patterns used in PC-98 games. It contains x22 .sut files which are a CSP format.

Download Link

Download CSP-Pixel-Art-Dithering-Brushes-pixelglade.zip (1.63MB, ZIP).

Krita

A pixel art brush set for Krita based on the CSP one. Get the brush set on Ko-fi or this website.

The x25 brushes in this set are formatted as a .bundle file which can be loaded using the Resources Manager in Setting and selecting Import. Here is a preview of the 25 patterns:

A preview of the 25 dithering patterns in the Krita brush set. It includes a half tone, flower and cross patterns, lines, zigzags, and variable dot patterns.

Download Link

Download Krita-Pixel-Art-Dithering-Brushes-pixelglade.zip (735KB, ZIP).

Examples of dithering patterns

Examples of dithering patterns on pixel art of a woman's face from the game Clone Doll Kagai Jugyo for the PC-98. Dithering has been applied to the hair, skin, and irises.

In this example, the gradient varies from a half tone, to a four dot and cross or flower pattern.

Examples of dithering patterns on pixel art of the sky from the game Custom Mate 3 for the PC-98. Dithering has been applied to the clouds and the blue sky behind them.

In this example, the gradient varies from a half tone, to a four dot and cross or flower pattern. The pattern is applied to convey varying lightness and darkness in the image. The pixel density varies in sparseness.

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