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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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The guy who have been drawing cute cyber creatures since 2000.
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:iconsketchermon:
Sketchermon Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice bunnies, love the style. Must comment! LIKE ^-^
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LowNoiSe-Me Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  New member Student General Artist
I love your art. Beautiful
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:iconnestleo:
Nestleo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student
Your art is awesome every time.I feel good every time when i watch your art.
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:icontimbomaster111:
timbomaster111 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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:icondragonblitzstudios:
DragonBlitzStudios Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Artist
I just heard that you are working on the "Furries Furever" book. congratulations! I'm going to buy one as soon as they're out.  
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tommy19996 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:D :3 Hello i'm new fans of the type of anime manga pictures you are truly great compliments your pictures are really wonderful compliments you and you tysontan six a great continues thus :D :3
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:iconcodename-turtlefairy:
Codename-Turtlefairy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! You're artworks are amazing ^^
Especially, the bunny- androids ^v^ I love them XD
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:icontkdflash:
Tkdflash Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I need to watch u drawing
do u hv a youtube channel?
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:icontigerboy29:
Tigerboy29 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So, do you like pixel?
If you like pixel, fave this. fav.me/d7kgisa
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Very interesting rendition indeed! :)
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:iconzarfentaku:
zarfentaku Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I say you do a livestream!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Someday, I will (I hope). I'm not the type of guy that enjoys showing my ugly process. XD
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:iconzarfentaku:
zarfentaku Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
than you can do a speed paint of your ugly progress XD
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:icontkdflash:
Tkdflash Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
U R A Legend !!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconadry53:
Adry53 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
waiting here for more SYNC La la la la 
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm doing some final revision on the outline. After that, it will be drawing time! :)
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:iconadry53:
Adry53 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
woahaaha awesome! :happybounce: 
can't wait for that!
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MadlieRocks-Aria Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello your profile looks epic usually
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I wish I can make it better in the future! :)
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:icontigerboy29:
Tigerboy29 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Let me ask for you, where's your "Electric Heart" comic?
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It has been cut and transformed into something that I will release soon. I don't want to put those old comic pages on my gallery because they were not good enough. Currently I'm writing the script for the new project. Please be patient. :D
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:icontigerboy29:
Tigerboy29 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I know. I must be patient.
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:icontigerboy29:
Tigerboy29 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Tyson Tan, you never quit at DeviantArt isn't?
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm still around! :D
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