Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Digital Art / Professional Premium Member Tyson TanMale/People's Republic of China Group :iconchinese-deviants: Chinese-Deviants
Where Chinese artists unite!
Recent Activity
Deviant for 9 Years
Premium Member 'til Hell freezes over
Statistics 201 Deviations 6,147 Comments 1,721,785 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Krita Painting App on Steam!

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 11, 2014, 7:10 AM
WHAT IS KRITA

:iconkrita-admin:
Krita is the only digital painting tool I'm using. It is a free (as in freedom), open source software. It offers a sophisticated brush system, packs in almost everything that a digital painter needs and is very easy to use.


HELP KRITA ON STEAM

:iconsteam-plz:
Krita is now available for Windows and GNU/Linux on PC, and the develop team is trying to get Greenlight on Steam as well. Please help them (and thus helps everyone): visit Krita on Steam


WHAT DO I LIKE ABOUT KRITA

Krita's page has detailed introduction of what it is capable of. I would like to cover a few things that I really like about Krita here as well:

Brush:

  • Krita's brush system is fast and smooth. It is optimized for graphics tablets with pressure support.
  • Ruler tool assistance when drawing long curves (something comparable to SAI).
  • It doesn't draw jigsaws when zoomed out (my nightmare when using Adobe Photoshop).

Command:

Krita has a friendly, highly customizable user interface. The basic operations when using a brush tool are:

  • Shift + drag = Change brush size
  • Ctrl = temporary color picker
  • Middle button + hover movement = Move canvas
  • Ctrl + Middle button + hover movement up / down = Zoom canvas
  • Shift + Middle button + hover movement around = Rotate canvas

Simply right click and you can access:

  • Color wheel
  • Recently used colors
  • Favorite tool presents

Layer:

  • Supports layer with many mixing method.
  • Supports layer group.
  • Supports layer mask.

Resize:

High quality resize with Lanczos3 filter. It doesn't produce inferior shrinking result like Adobe Photoshop does sometimes.

GPU Acceleration:

  • GPU accelerated fast & high quality canvas rotation and zooming.
  • Realtime mirrored view mode.
  • Color management support.


FREE AS IN FREEDOM

Krita is free (libre) and open source software. Its source codes are publicly available. You can study, modify, and distribute Krita without restriction. You can learn more about Free Software Movement.


THE MASCOT

And yes, I designed Krita's mascot, Kiki the Cyber Squirrel. I've also designed Krita's box art, banner art and projet avatar on Steam. Krita's next major release, Krita 2.8, scheduled on late February, will have my picture as its startup splash as well! I'm very happy to see my work becomes useful to the project!

Some pictures I did for Krita are also on DA:
Kiki's Creative Flow by TysonTan Kiki the Cyber Squirrel by TysonTan Peace!! by TysonTan The Krita Mascot by TysonTan


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:



:icondeevad: David has made many tutorials and resources for Krita, available on his website. If you are new to Krita, make sure to visit his place for some useful tips and brushes! Visit David's website


  • Reading: Textbooks

deviantID

TysonTan
Tyson Tan
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
People's Republic of China
The guy who have been drawing cute cyber creatures since 2000.
website monitoring

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:icontigerboy29:
Tigerboy29 Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Tyson Tan, you never quit at DeviantArt isn't?
Reply
:icontysontan:
TysonTan 22 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
I'm still around! :D
Reply
:icontigerboy29:
Tigerboy29 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Oh thank, God!
Reply
:iconshadow0wolf5:
Shadow0wolf5 Apr 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Love your art style!
Reply
:icontysontan:
TysonTan 22 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:icondark6caskerd:
Dark6Caskerd Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

= Fight alongside you

= Respect you
= Involve you
= Encourage you
= Never desert you
= Deserve you
= Save you

Send this to all your friends and me if I'm one.
If you get 4 back you are liked, but if you get 7 back then you are seriously loved
Reply
:iconamartely11:
Amartely11 Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love you can I draw one of your awesome costume?
Reply
:icontysontan:
TysonTan 23 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Sure. Please feel free to do so! :D
Reply
:iconamartely11:
Amartely11 21 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
Reply
:iconsaryctive:
Saryctive Mar 29, 2014  Professional Artist
hello ^ ^ my name is Fernanda, I'm from Brazil, I speak Portuguese
and admire your country china, and love the music culture and all that good!
and I love your art style, and inspires me a lot!
I'm still learning how to develop my art
the manga guy like dragons style that are different
more or less in your style = 3

I have an oriental character called Hizuka, he is a femboy
and is so cute ^ ^
and maybe one day I can try to do some of his characters as gift
all admiration I have for your beautiful work!

this is my sytle works :3
saryctive.deviantart.com/galle…
Reply
:icontysontan:
TysonTan 23 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Your artworks are great, too! :D
Reply
:iconsaryctive:
Saryctive 21 hours ago  Professional Artist
Really *U* Thank youuuuu  <3
Reply
:iconbwrose:
Passing by and say hello to you~
Reply
:icontysontan:
TysonTan Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hello to you, too XD
Reply
:iconblinded-djinn:
Blinded-Djinn Mar 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow beautiful work i really adore your characters :heart: and your style is just adorable keep up the great work ^^
Reply
:icontysontan:
TysonTan Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll try my best! :D
Reply
:iconcaguiat233:
Caguiat233 Feb 28, 2014  Student Artist
All your arts is soooooo fantastic! :happybounce: i really really like it!...

I wish i could be more like u! :D (Big Grin)

And thanks for the app. Krita and i hope it will be help to draw Meow :3.

Thanks for the watch XD
Reply
:icontysontan:
TysonTan Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and you're welcome! :)
Reply
:iconfranklansburg:
Franklansburg Feb 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
What happened to the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic mascots
Reply
:icontysontan:
TysonTan Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, didn't have time to draw those.
Reply
:iconxxtazumizengxx:
xXTazumiZengXx Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You art is fantastic! ;//u//; and your style too Cannotevenplz 
Reply
:icontysontan:
TysonTan Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
Reply
:iconpunkion:
punkion Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uwah! Your arts is so gorgeous and wonderful*3*
Reply
:icontysontan:
TysonTan Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like my work! :D
Reply
:iconpunkion:
punkion Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i luv ur works *///H///*b
lol no problemos!!
Reply
Add a Comment: