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 ^^
If you are using properly installed system, then:
To install missing Krita runtime components on, open terminal:
sudo apt-get install kdelibs5-dev kdelibs5-plugins kde-runtime oxygen-icon-theme konqueror
This works for most Debian/Ubuntu derivatives. Linux Mint is one of them.
If you are using Ubuntu, you can install the newest Krita from PPA:
It might also work for Linux Mint. But there could be problem. Use Ubuntu is the way to go.
I wouldn't suggest you use Linux Mint and Krita on a external drive, though. Linux has a swap partition and Krita does autosave every 5 minutes. Disk I/O over USB is too slow for those tasks. When Krita autosaves you will experience huge slowdown. You may turn off its autosave from Menu>>Settings>>General>>Miscellaneous
I really appreciate you taking the time to help me~♡ Krita is such a beautifully powerful program^^
where should I find it?
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.