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What is Krita?

Krita is a free and open source, KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters.

Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering.

Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative working by getting out of the way and with snappy response.

Windows users can download an early testing alpha version right now at this… , or you can get Krita, for free, right now on Linux (as well as all the latest news and improvements) at See what other Krita users are doing on our forums here:…
And here is our new Facebook page:……

We've merged the initial release of Krita's layerstyles implementation into the 2.9 branch, and hope to make proper windows builds soon!

For those who build: *. kra and *.psd saving of layerstyles doesn't work yet, but *.asl loading and saving does! There's also contours functionality still missing and a bit of an ugly UI.

Other than that, prepare for May 4th!
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Bonnibell-Bun Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Hello! First off, this is a really great art program- takes a bit to get used to, but I like it. However, recently, something went....wrong. And by wrong, I mean it won't let me save, and even the color wheel seems a bit more....sickly-colored looking? It doesn't have it's bright colors- instead, it seems to be much more grey. I think- it's hard to describe (I can take screenshots of it, though.) I've closed it out, opened it back up- turned off my computer, and I've even uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Nothing worked. I was wondering if there might be a specific reason to this??? Please help.
TheraHedwig Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Hm... that's strange. Well, there's one thing you can do, but it'll delete all of your settings:

Go to

and delete the .kde folder. Then open up Krita.

What I suspect happened, is that you chose a different colour profile in either file->new file or settings->configure Krita. (both are supossed to be sRGB-elle-srgbtrc.icc)
Krita has some very complex colour management in place because that is important for industry proffesionals, but it can mean everything will look odd if you acidentally toggled something :)

You can try to change it back manually, or reset Krita by deleting the .kde folder. Good luck!
Bonnibell-Bun Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
I've uninstalled Krita, but I reinstalled it after deleting a Krita folder with .kde at the end- and it's still doing it. The color is still wonky, and I still can't save as PNG (or anything else, as far as I'm aware of.) I appreciate your help, though!! I just wish I knew what exactly was going on- because I haven't gone to any of the settings, or messed around with anything on the top bar, aside from opening up a new canvas....

 This is tricky indeed.
jenny-theanimator Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyone here know how to taper the tip of a pen for line art?

... I'm new.
TheraHedwig Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
Taper the tip? You mean turn on the pressure sensitivity? You can access the brush settings by going to the top-bar and clicking the icon between the gradient/pattern on the left and the brush mode on the right.

There, check 'size'. Once you've done that, it should work with a drawing tablet.
jenny-theanimator Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, okay! Thanks man. :)
fortoware Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I am looking for krita's linux binaries with animation modules.
I know they do exist as there are video showing Krita running within:………
But I need to know... where I can download them.
obtusity Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
A note on the KDE forums indicates binary packages were briefly available by accident, but if you want them now you'll have to build the animation branch yourself if you don't want to wait - at least one of those video creators is an active Krita developer working on the animation code. 
Be warned that the animation code is under active development, so there is no guarantee it will be in a working state if you get the latest code - in the comments to one of those videos the uploader comments how animation has been deactivated for code refactoring.
Moshyee Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are 666 deviants in the group 0-0
obtusity Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
At the time of writing it was 714, the sum of 12 consecutive primes! :omg:
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