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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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:iconwinornera:
Winornera Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Hey Tyson dearie, do you happen to have a character that represents you? Like a personal OC~? c:
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Ryusuta Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Oh, and I've also downloaded Krita. I'm currently using Paint Tool SAI (and Photoshop for finishing touches and text), but I'm very interested in trying something even more comprehensive. I'll drop you a line and let you know what I feel about it, if you'd like.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
OK, good luck! :)
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:iconryusuta:
Ryusuta Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thanks. That truly means a lot to me. =)
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Ryusuta Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
I just wanted to tell you that I was shown your work by :iconerakir: and I have to state the obvious, that it is absolutely stunning. I can absolutely see where your 1.7 million pageviews come from. As someone working on building my own artwork every single day, it is always wonderful to take inspiration from such a creative force as yourself. The SYNC Prologue from 6 years back was incredibly inspiring and such a great concept of a utopian rather than distopian robotic future; which is something I feel should be done more. Just reading it gave me several ideas of small little comics or pictures based on that concept, or something similar. If I end up doing that, I would be very happy to credit you as the original inspiration, if you would like.

Anyway, I'm now watching you. I consider it a great honor to support someone with the immeasurable talent you have. I don't need to even tell you to keep up the incredible work.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm doing a deep rework on my SYNC's concept right now. It's not really a utopian future, though. Because, if it is a utopian universe, there would be no significant conflict and thus no strong story to tell! The universe I'm designing is a normal one, neither too bright nor too dark. But my story has a optimistic tone, so you may feel free to interpret it as a bright future. I will open up all information of that universe, so I suggest you wait for a while.
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Ryusuta Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Sorry, you're right. I might have exaggerated. I really did have that balance in mind, but I used the wrong word to describe it. Basically when I said "utopian," I basically meant "Not Terminator 2," heh.

I really have been thinking a lot about doing something like the android creation series. It's such an amazingly wonderful idea that so many talented artists are seeming to take to. And yet, I have to admit I'm starting to feel a little torn now, since so many people seem to be doing this concept. I'm wondering if it would make my contribution a lot less special. With even Mao Otter doing an entry in it, what more could someone like me offer?

Well, you know what? Either way, your work truly is wonderful, and I will continue to try my very best to reach your level of talent.
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
If you look up my older works, you may probably learn I wasn't a very capable artist back then. I learn slow and improve slow as well. I don't think I'm particularly gifted on art. Seeing other artists going far ahead can sometimes be discouraging, but I never gave up. Just stay focus on what you love and learn everything about it to improve, get inspired but do not copy. Someday, you will be doing something only you can do and be proud of it. More people doing this category only means the cake is getting bigger and more reader is going to be interested about it. It's a good thing. So good luck! :)
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exile-invader-Jetta Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
wow! your are is amazing!!! and when i saw that you are Chinese, idky, but i just got really happy! see, i speak a bit of Mandarin, 'cuz i'm taking it as my language in school!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Good luck on learning Chinese, too! :)
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exile-invader-Jetta Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
thanks!
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Audio-Vector Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Digital Artist
I wanted to say that I see you as one of the top five artists that have had an immense inspiration on me and my work. Please continue to create fantastic pieces so that many more artists will be inspired!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I will try my best! :)
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Horgers Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Tyson, i have sent you a message :) please do read it and reply if you can :) Thank you :) LOVE YOUR ART!
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I got your note, I might do something about your idea in one my future characters, but not as mascot as there is no real world project to support it.
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Sketchermon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice bunnies, love the style. Must comment! LIKE ^-^
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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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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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:icontysontan:
TysonTan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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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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TysonTan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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timbomaster111 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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TysonTan Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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timbomaster111 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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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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