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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 krita.org/component/content/ar… , or you can get Krita, for free, right now on Linux (as well as all the latest news and improvements) at Krita.org krita.org See what other Krita users are doing on our forums here: forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=…
And here is our new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Krita-F…
Hey hey, I was asked to start updating you guys too ;)

We have an update on development here(detailing lastest developments):
krita.org/item/last-week-in-kr…

And if you didn't know already, we have unstable versions here:
krita.org/item/new-development…

This particular one is very unstable, but at the least there's a portable version availeble for windows, so you don't have to install it. Just download the zip, unpack it, double click the krita icon and have fun!
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RafalLegatus Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Happy to be part of this group^_^ I also use Gimp and Mypaint. Starting to like Krita. Guys does anyone of you know how to compile the latest version of Krita to work on Ubuntu 10.04 or how to have pressure sensitivity in krita 2.2?
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RebekahKroeplin Featured By Owner 3 days ago
This program sounds AMAZING!  I will definitely try it, thank you so much!  I've been searching for something new for a very long time it seems.
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bremstone Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
This is quite literally the best free to use Paint tool out there. I come from a photo shop and corel back ground, and I can honestly say that this program has never crashed on me, and the amount of freedom you have with it is amazing. I know professional concept artist that have made the switch to krita from photo shop. Freaking love this program. 
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TheOnlyHorse Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just stumbled across this Krita group, awesome :D
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reidhb Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
only thing about Krita I don't care for is its name. However Krita being swedish, norwegian, danish, scandanavian for krayon thats cool
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Orbmiser Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2014  New member
Happy to find this. As a photographer and recently wanted to get into learning Digital drawing & painting. Picked up a Huion H610 Graphics Tablet & Installed Krita on my Win7 side as already have it installed on my Linux side tho not working with my tablet yet.

Don't know if it will fly but started a Flickr group for others of like mind to meet and share.

www.flickr.com/groups/2756228@…
As has discussion groups and have started a couple with links to tutorials,etc... It may not take off. But thought to give it a go and see what happens.

As liking how I can do more artistic endeavors on my Images. As well as start learning to draw and paint my way to new ways of seeing and expressing myself.

As other Krita Artist I see here quite talented and gifted in their artistic talents. And gives me something to strive for.

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mokitodoki Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Colouring under the sketch--> www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UPbGg…
Can this be done on krita???
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LuranRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just a random person that was checking on the group to submit something, but yes, there are many ways to do this with Krita. Here's a tutorial on one of those ways.

www.davidrevoy.com/article239/…

Although personally, I filter the noise out, turn the white to Alpha, and color underneath in a new layer. Most ways to turn sketches to inks require a little post cleaning. Krita has nice brushes to make those touch-ups only take minutes, instead of an afternoon.
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mokitodoki Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
AHHH Oh my gosh, thank you!!!
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LuranRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :hug: I hope it's useful to you, whether you draw in Krita or another app.
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