Pressure Sensitivity with Krita - SOLVED

I recently bought a new laptop and reinstalled all my previous
programs. I had a bit of trouble with Photoshop and Manga Studio, but
there are a multitude of threads already dedicated to solving those. I
wanted to contribute to the open community of Krita (which is by the way
completely FREE to download and use – I’ll probably write a review

After poring through multiple forums on KDE, I was finally able to
solve my pressure sensitivity problems through the help of user
‘timotimo’ on this thread.

The problem:

  • Pressure sensitivity works everywhere else except on Krita
  • I can’t find the settings for fixing pressure sensitivity anywhere!

This solution works if you have:

  • updated drivers on your Windows computer
  • updated drivers on your tablet
  • an actual pen tablet with pressure sensitivity
  • the latest version of Krita

My solution has worked for both my Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (Windows
8) and my laptop running Windows 10. My tablet is a Wacom Intuos Pro.


1. Make sure all your drivers are updated – check your tablet desktop client and your windows updates

2. Make sure your tablet connection works. (mine was working fine on other programs)

3. Open Krita

4. On the toolbar, mouse over to ‘Settings > Configure toolbars… >

5. Make sure that mainToolBar <Krita> is selected in ‘Toolbar:’

6. Scroll down and look for ‘Pressure Usage (small button)’ in the list

7. Highlight/select it

8. Click the right arrow button

9. Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK

10. IMPORTANT! Go to ‘Settings’

11. Scroll to ‘Tool Bars Shown’ (this is below ‘configure toolbars’)

12. You will see two options: ‘File’ and ‘Brushes and Stuff’

13. Make sure there is a check mark next to “File”

14. You will have 4 new buttons show up (see attached)

15. ????


17. WOOHOO! Now draw!

For those that want to see the video of this, here is the link to my channel doing it step by step.

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