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Deform

The Deform Brush is a brush that allows you to pull and push pixels around. It's quite similar to the liquefy transform mode, but where liquefy has higher quality, the deform brush has the speed.

Reference

Parameters

Deform Options

1: undeformed, 2: Move, 3: Grow, 4: Shrink, 5: Swirl Counter Clock Wise, 6: Swirl Clockwise, 7: Lens Zoom In, 8: Lens Zoom Out

These decide what strangeness may happen underneath your brush cursor.

Grow
This bubbles up the area underneath the brush-cursor.
Shrink
This pinches the Area underneath the brush-cursor.
Swirl Counter Clock Wise
Swirls the area counter clock wise.
Swirl Clock Wise
Swirls the area clockwise.
Move
Nudges the area to the painting direction.
Color Deformation
This seems to randomly rearrange the pixels underneath the brush,
Lens Zoom In
Literally paints a enlarged version of the area.
Lens Zoom Out
Paints a minimized version of the area.

Krita deform brush colordeform.png

Deform Amount
Defines the strength of the deformation.

Krita deform brush bilinear.png

Bilinear Interpolation
Smoothens the result. This causes calculation errors in 16bit.
Use Counter
Slows down the deformation subtlety.

Without 'use undeformed' to the left and with to the right

Use Undeformed Image
Samples from the previous version of the image instead of the current. This works better with some deform options than others. Move for example seems to almost stop working, but it works really well with Grow.