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FREE - openCanvas6 Resource Pack by FontesMakua FREE - openCanvas6 Resource Pack by FontesMakua
Since openCanvas6 has been released, I've been tinkering with it's brush engine and so far this is the result. If you have no idea of how to customize your brushes and are getting tired of OC's defaults, check those out!

Just click up there (to the right) to download and follow the instructions included in the Readme. Easy stuff. Brushes are for OC6-only, but the swatches outta be compatible with any version of OC that supports the feature (along with a Photoshop version being provided).

Dunno what openCanvas is to begin with? Check it: www.portalgraphics.net/en/oc/

UPDATE 22/July/2015:
- NEW ICONS! More compact and lightweight for a more fluid workflow, and with the brush names (or shorter versions of such) straight on them for faster recognition.
- Added more brushes and tweaked already-existant ones.
- Removed "Bats" brush due to extremely low useability.
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toxxic-blue Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I have been looking for something like this for a while! Thank you so much!
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No prob!... reminds me I outta update these eventually. :V
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D00pcakes Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
You are seriously my hero, I've been dying for custom brushes in oC and couldn't for the life of me figure out how to make any for myself or find any online, these are awesome. Thanks for making these!
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ahou Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016   Digital Artist
Your brushes are amazing! Thank you so much for these~
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JepMZ Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016
Great stuff! had a lot of fun toying around. I looked at your layout, and realize I never really ever utilize the pen nib window (I suppose its something important)

I'm colorblind myself, may I ask how does your swatches work? (or in general?) I'm studying it right now. If I look at the the colors vertically, it kinda looks like it matches the rainbow spectrum with the weird white streak in the middle of yellow and blue colors. Should i assume the second row are all derivatives of red? and the last row are derivatives of purple? What is the top row about?

and i see some kind of brown color on the right most column, is there other brown colors in the swatch I'm not seeing?

Sorry about the bombardment of questions, heh. I want to try sticking with a swatch this time instead of eye dropping from photographs or other people's work :P
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, it's ok. You see, some of what's in there is put for my own personal use (I did make this for myself at first, haha).

The top row consists of a teal-like color I typically use for rudimentary framing during the sketch phase. The colors right next to it are the basic CMYK and RGB tones, which come in handy every now and then. The grayscale after that is one I use for shading purposes. If you notice, it's Luminosity values are kind of irregular, as with the other grayscale on the last column, their luminosity changes 10 by 10, making those more useful for more general purposes. The browns after that are for lineart coloring. As for the rest, rows are for different Hue values, while the 3 different columns for each Hue group has a change in saturation.

Hope all of that helped!
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JepMZ Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Thank you! I love the commentary

It's weird but it feels like I'm seeing a da Vinci code unraveling before my eyes after reading that
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Lemme know when you find out where the Illuminatti play poker every tuesday.
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Cerebro-IV Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for these! I just recently started using OpenCanvas6 and these will help so much! :)  
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No prob, have fun!
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KidKraz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Thank you so much!
I just bought Open Canvas 6 and i couldn't really get used to the settings they have for the pencils and brushes!

Because i always used DA for all of my Drawings, and their sketch styled pencils / brushes etc is more useful there..
But thank you for this! i really wanted to get used to Open Canvas 6 since i'm a Mouse user, *I'm too poor for a Tablet*

But i just couldn't get the settings down to make the pencils style into sketch mode, they don't have actual lines which pissed me off a little,
Thank you in every way! <3
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Too poor for a tablet? Check Huion: www.huiontablet.com/

It's not exactly high-end, but you can get a H420 on ebay for next to nothing: www.ebay.com/itm/282049823215

Again, not their best by a long shot, but it's certainly better than a mouse (I own one as a backup).
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Autumn-Star-Dreamer Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for uploading <3
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No prob. Reminds me I should update it. :V
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Voodooreign Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot! ♥
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Zazoreal Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks man
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kiddodraw Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow, this is great! Thank you!
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MiloCylium Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
thx for your effort to make this..u really helpfull for someone doesnt know much about this thing like me : ) , thank you.
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JJdan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible. Thank you so much.
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CreepJJ Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fuck yeah!
Bootyful job.
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GrimmBeaRr Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
works great :D thank you ^^
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daifuno Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Might I ask how you make your own brushes?
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I just fumble around with the brush settings. Like, create a new brush, double-click it to open the brush properties, then tweak the crap out of it till it looks fine to me. :P
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TriArtAwzmness Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
I didn't get all of the brushes on my brush window, and when I had to "extract the "FontesBrushes001.pmt"" it said 002? O.o The brushes I got though are great, but I really want all of those on the pic.
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I recently changed the download file from a rar to a zip to make it more accessible, I probably uploaded an older version of the brushes by mistake.

Took the chance to upload a new version of the pack, so check it again!
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TriArtAwzmness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
It works now! Thanks, they're great! :D
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Loki-Megabyte Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh thanks I just got it today and look forward to doing much with it.
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glitcher Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
After much procrastinating, I've finally decided to give this brush set a whirl. You've created a wonderful set here, Fontes! I especially love the Swirly001 brush, which I think is the first one I asked you about when I saw your "BattleCON - Seth ALT" pic. (I'm glad you recreated the brush after oC crashed.) The chain brush is also really clever, and the dirt brush feels very natural. This is the sort of thing that tempts me to convert to oC6, but I'm still resistant to its slow Event playback and oversized brush palette among other things. Still, I do have a favour to ask: If it's possible, could you make the brush shapes available as individual BMP files? I could probably load a few in oC5.5 and see how well they fare without stroke options.

BTW, why on Earth did you request a critique on this submission? What are we supposed to critique?
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, the critique thing is pretty much standard procedure, I always leave the thing on. XD

And sure, I can note you with the BMPs. You'll at least be able to replicate Paintbrush001, but I'm afraid most will look too repetitive, like the swirly one.

As with the oversized brush window, eh, I eventually got used to it. Here's how I got my workspace organized, might give some ideas: prntscr.com/78l1s3

As with the event playback, what really annoys me is that we still can't upload oc6 events. Though, I probably would've crashed their servers by now if we could. XD
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glitcher Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Huh?! Judging by that screenshot, it looks like you managed to dock your palettes like in Photoshop. I've been using openCanvas for seven years and I've never seen that feature before - I still can't! How do you dock palettes, Fontes?
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Simple: the main window isn't maximized, and everything else is placed on the outside of it. I'm also using a customized High Contrast theme rather than Windows Aero, so that's why the window's frame may look unfamiliar.

So not so much a feature, but a bit of portuguese "desenrascanço". XD
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glitcher Featured By Owner Edited May 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know what "desenrascanço" means, but I'm going to take it as an insult. Stare

That's an interesting layout and it does appear quite spacious at first glance, but I can see a number of drawbacks in the setup:

- By using a high contrast theme instead of Windows Aero, you lose some of Aero's features like being able to glance at different windows by hovering over an icon on the taskbar.
- Since you have the brush palette at the bottom, you lose vertical space when viewing images in portrait. Since the main window is restored down, hiding the palettes with the tab key doesn't increase vertical space.
- The overall arrangement of the palettes takes up more space than the default workspace, which cramps the canvas and requires lower zooms to see the the full image.

I don't think I'll be using this, but one thing I have to give you credit for is using custom thumbnails for the brushes. I never thought about doing that since I prefer to rely on pen nibs instead, but I guess this way works better for oC6. Anyway, I thought you might like to take a look at my layout:

Oclayout by glitcher

It's very compact since I'm using the old brush window (something I've been begging Portalgraphics to restore). I normally paint with the main window maximized. But if I restore it down, I can leave a gap on the right hand side where I can display reference pics in my image viewer while still retaining enough canvas space. It's an easy alternative in the absence of a second screen. Speaking of which, I love my Irfanview image viewer over the default Windows Photo Viewer because of its high customisation. I recommend it to you if you don't have it already.

I also want to share some of my brushes for you to try out. This isn't the whole set, just some select favourites. The grunge and leaves brushes are from the artist Dome, who used them very effectively in his illustrations. I therefore wouldn't underestimate oC5's ability to use custom brushes, because I've seen artists like まつなか paint this background using nothing but a low-res star brush!

BTW, how the hell did you pay $15 for Clip Studio Paint, a program that normally costs $300? Was it a fire sale or did you have incriminating photos of the developer?
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Desenrascanço: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/desenra…

As with the issues you've found:
- Maybe it's because I'm using Windows 8.1, but I can see taskbar previews just fine.
- Oh, right, you can hide the layout! XD I personally prefer to use the "Reset Display" function to see the whole thing.
- Yes, it does. It's kind of a bad habit that I have of wanting to see all of my brushes displayed at once, rather than having to scroll. I dunno what I'll do once I have 50+ brushes, but this'll do for now. XD

I also got 3 monitors plugged into my machine, so space for references isn't an issue. But that's the thing with customization, what works for me might not work for you, and vice-versa. Heck, we even seem to use different color palette displays! Again, the beauty of customization at work. I mostly made this layout as a compromize between having as many tools readily available while not sacrificing too much workspace, and this is what I ended up with so far. Maybe I should stop putting all my brushes on the Pencil tool and start branching out to the other tool types. Yeah, outta do that. XD

For the image viewer, yeah... I've been using the default viewer up until this point. XD As with your suggestion, I ended up not liking it all that much, since I seemingly can't use the mouse wheel to zoom (maybe it's in the settings somewhere, though). I ended up installing XnView, which allows for mousewheel zoom and tabs (GREAT for multiple references at once). As long as I ain't using Windows' default any longer! XD

As with the pen nibs, I did think of trying to rely more on them. One issue I found, though, is that spacing (among other stroke options) may need to be tweaked to make the most out of every individual nib, so might as well make a dedicated brush for it instead. So I ended up using nibs only for instant size changing. I wish they allowed us to select what settings we'd like the nibs to change on the brush so I could use that size-changing tactic for ALL brushes, but oh well... gotta pester them some more! It'd also be wonderful if they allowed us to resize windows smaller than the current minimum, at least for height.

Took a gander at your nibs, and they do look nice. I'm afraid they won't fit my style all that well... and I have this nasty habit of wanting to make EVERYTHING myself, even brush nibs. It gets to the point that for my Marker001 brush, the bitmap's a photo of a dab I made with an IKEA marker. Hey, those work better than they look! Also, I dunno what resolution you and Dome work with, but I usually work with 3000px, which is why I prefer to work with 128px images. I may shift some to 64px for optimization's sake, though.

Regarding Clip Studio Paint, yeah, it was a sale, and for the Pro version, which normally costs $50. The EX was also on sale, I believe, but still outta my budget.
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spookyfoxmulder Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for linking this to me on my steam review! I can't wait to trying these out when I get home from work!
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
No prob. And of course, any feedback is always welcome!
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Furedo Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Hi! Thanks for these great brushes!
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Toonman509 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Cool. :)
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Redrosesforever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I wasn't very pleased with what they gave us to start off but this certainly adds to it! Thank you!
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Reminds me that an update on this thing is kinda overdue. XD
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Phantassel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you make a backup of old resources? Also, where do you find OC in your computer? I just bought this! Thanks~
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You can make a backup by selecting "Save" on the respective resource's window. As for OC, the program itself should be in the Programs folder, under the name "portalgraphics". There's also a folder for their presets on the Documents folder, called "PGN".
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trickydeuce Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for these! Not a fan of the default ones that come with open canvas but there's so much to the program that I really like so yeah thanks for taking the time to post these
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Centawen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
I have really liked the brushes. Thank you for sharing.
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Good to know. I may update this further as I see fit.
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tjcooper666 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Instructions not clear, burnt down house.  Jokes, thanks for this :P
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
And this is why you should have insurance, kids!
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verigupi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Thanks so much !! I don't really have much use for the last 7 brushes displayed here, but the other ones are really fun to play around with, especially the the spray brushes. 
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Sininhu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Thank you so much, they look great :D
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xReName39x Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for these, Fontes :) A curious question though, what brush do you use in case of doing line art?
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FontesMakua Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
In most cases, the very first one, "Basic".
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