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Krita Painting App on Steam!

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

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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

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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

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Tyson Tan
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shadydragon1011 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your candies armour tutorial!!! Could you also do a general character drawing tutorial or time-lapse thing? That'd be amazing!!!
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DracoDavid Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
well. picked up a certain furry book today. skimmed it since didnt fully have time to read wile out. say some of your art. isntant fall in love. guess who is going to now stalk you~ (by that i mean watch) XD
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AffinityPony Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
I love your artwork! Color, value, shape, structure - it's all so well done! ^^
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DuanCongLin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
中秋快乐!XD
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
中秋快乐! :D
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Unexus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
This must be...The most AWESOME place...I have ever stumbled upon ...EPIC!!! *hugs*
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Unexus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Your welcome~~
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CIC-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I really adore your gallery! You character designs are so wonderful!~:heart:
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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ReubenMelachi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
You were the first artist I ever fell in love with.
I was completely engrossed and infatuated with your art about four years ago until I lost you completely, and now I have finally found you back and your art is just as perfect as I remembered.
Thank you so much for creating such art!
I am absolutely in love with it. Spread the love
Please do keep drawing. Your creativity captivates me and your art makes me so happy!
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'll try my best!
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kinGabe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Artist
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Zoltan86 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  New member
I just stumbled upon you gallery. Oh my, I look at your art every time I fire up Krita! This is crazy! :D I always loved the mascot you created. Great job! I`m gonna watch ya! ;)
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you liked Kiki. Good luck drawing with Krita! :)
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artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Spotlight:happybounce:Happy birthday!! Glomp!AirborneHigh-five! i hope you're having a really awesome day! Party:iconcakeplz:Dance!:happybounce:Spotlight
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Happy birthday.
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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KSapphire8989 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconbummy1: Happy Birthday!!! :iconbummy2: 
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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KSapphire8989 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's what friends are for. ^^
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TheHappyEmoKat Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ^~^
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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