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Are all brushes that come with the software free to use commercially?

Category: QuestionsAre all brushes that come with the software free to use commercially?
Cherish asked 2 weeks ago

I plan to use this amazing software to make artwork with. I plan to use the brush presets that already exist on the software as i like them a lot. the artwork I make with these brushes and software are to be used in a game that will be a commercial project. I just want to verify if the brushes that come with the software can be used for commercial purposes. to clarify, i do not want to sell the brushes themselves but the artwork i make with them. is that okay? Can I use this software worry-free or do i have to credit the brush owners or only use their brushes non-commercially? that is all, thank you.

2 Answers
Genevieve Young answered 2 weeks ago

Yes, the brushes that come with the software can be used for commercial projects. As for brushes that come from other sources, it may depend on the maker, but they generally share these brushes to be used freely. It would be okay however to ask them if you’re not entirely sure. Best of wishes on that game project! edit: my source from this comes from the Krita FAQ: “What you create with Krita is your sole property. You own your work and can license your art however you want. Krita’s GPL license applies to Krita’s source code. Krita can be used commercially by artists for any purpose, by studios to make concept art, textures, or vfx, by game artists to work on commercial games, by scientists for research, and by students in educational institutions.” From this I assume this permission to use Krita commercially also applies to the brushes included with the program. Cheers!

Ahab Greybeard answered 2 weeks ago

https://docs.krita.org/en/KritaFAQ.html#license-rights-and-the-krita-foundation
“Can I use this software worry-free or do i have to credit the brush owners or only use their brushes non-commercially? that is all, thank you.”
I’m sure that condition (as stated in the Creative Commons license) applies to the brushes themselves and any derived brushes but not to any work produced using the brushes.
Apart from the fact that it would be difficult or impossible to detect/prove they were being used, nobody would want to use brushes if they had such a condition on them.