2014-07-25: Source file has been made available. Please feel free to translate this tutorial into your native language!
2014-07-23: Shortcut chapter update, Typography improvement.
As requested, I'm sharing my Krita experience here as a
comprehensive, 24 pages tutorial. This tutorial shows how I created a
new picture of Kiki (the mascot) for Krita 2.9 startup splash, covering
many Krita related know-how such as:
- Brushes of choice
- Ruler assisted drawing
- My 2 drawing strategies
- and more!
I hope this tutorial helps. Good luck and happy drawing with Krita!
High resolution versions:
- Krita 2.9 splash full
- Krita 2.9 splash cropped
- Krita 2.9 splash cut out
- Multuply example Kiki
- Multuply example Kiki (source)
So, all the fellow artists who don't want to spend hundreds on good graphic software but need something more than Microsoft Paint, dig through this tutorial and check out the links! And show love and support! Donations are welcome by the team ^^
My system is on drive D:
My drive C: have about 500MB free space, my drive D: have 260MB..
I want to install it on C:
I picked installation place on C:
While installing it says that I can't install because drive D: has too small memory..
What can I do? I can't free more space, because my PC is a bit old..
I mean My C: size is 29.3GB and D: is 8GB... And whatever I do to free space on D: isn't working, only thing I'm able do is to remove Windows Installer Baseline Cache, but I don't want to mess my PC...
You can use a portable HDD to store your documents, pictures and videos, free space on your internal drive.
There is no undo button by default. You can use Ctrl+Z to undo and Ctrl+Shift+Z to redo. You can add undo/redo buttons to toolbars by right-click > Configure toolbar.
is there like a step by step thing you can show me please?
Hope it makes some sence :]
also what resolution is good to use with this program
I just wish Krita would let me save files other than .kra, it sucks to printscreen my pictures. D:
Did you created a 16-bit or CMYK document? JPG and PNG only support 8-bit RGB color space by their specifications. If you did use 16-bit or CMYK, make sure to use Menu-Image-Convert Image Color Space to convert it back to RGB 8-bit before you export to any portable format.
Other apps never ever showed such message to me, I guess their default settings were correct already. I'll keep it in mind from now on!
FYI: Krita's default document setting is actually RGB / sRGB / 8-bit (which is "correct"). Krita will remember the last settings you used, so you must have changed it before so things "went wrong" after that.
As for using what brush for what, this depends on so many things. There is no set answer. I suggest you do some experiment yourself.
I got some questions for this. When I open up two files, I select a colour from the reference sheet and when I go to the other page the colour won't be on my eyedropper. How do I select the colour from another picture and take it to the picture I want to place it onto?
Is Ink_Brush_25 ideal for outlining?
You use any brush for whatever purpose if you see fit. Whether a brush should be used for outlining depends on how you want the outline to be and how well you can control it. Ink_Brush_25 is a somewhat fuzzy brush. It does not blend, and has a fuzzy edge. I expect the result to be "digital" but not very clean and definitive. I would use that for sketching, not actual outlining.
If you want a digital, detailed, and clean result, I recommend you to use Ink_circle series and Ink_gpen series for outlining.
If you want a more "natural" feeling, Ink_ballpen has some noise around the edge to make it look natural.
If you want to paint like oil or water color, Basic_tip series is the way to go.