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What is Krita?

Krita is a free and open source, KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters.

Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering.

Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative working by getting out of the way and with snappy response.

You can download Krita for free (as well as all the latest news and improvements) at
The documentation is online at and includes introduction guides and tutorials.
See what other Krita users are doing on our forums here:…
And here is our new Facebook page:…

If you are having trouble uploading krita made images, check this link for a step-by-step for converting your image to a nice deviantart-ready png or jpg…

We only accept images that had Krita used in making them. When submitting images to this group, be sure to tag it with Krita or mention Krita in the description, so that we can verify that.
We collected 26,426 Euro during this fundraiser! Thank you for all your support!…

We also had a release with many bugfixes, over 40!:…

This amount of bugfixes was because we did a bugfixing sprint in the last week of the fundraiser, read all about it here:…

Of course, we're going to keep on bugfixing with the money we collected, so look forward to more bugfixes coming to Krita soon!
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TekSonay Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
Hi there! I have Krita 4.1.3. For some reason, my line art layer won't let me color the lines all the same color. I drew the line art with two different brushes (Ink-3 Gpen and Basic-1), which I think may have contributed to the issue, but any advice on how to rectify this? Thanks so much! 
DarkhogDarkhogini Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, currently want to have one layer alphalocked, but considering other layer's alpha instead of its own (so I can have shading separated from actual drawing and still don't go over line accidentally). Any idea how to do it?
Gianella-Baby Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I'm hoping to get some help. I have the latest Krita (from October 2018) and ever since I got it, the wraparound tool stopped working. Was it removed or placed somewhere else? Making patterns is part of how I make income.
BloodyWing Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018   Digital Artist
Just tested it with 4.1.5, it works. It's in View under Fullscreen Mode.
Gianella-Baby Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There it is! Thank you so much!
handdrawnsquare Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2018  Student General Artist
Just realised this advice I posted as a journal entry could be helpful to people here:

A quick way of extracting the full-size mergedimage.png from a Krita file (requires the "unzip" command to be already installed):

FILE=TYPEFILENAMEHERE; unzip -p $FILE.kra mergedimage.png >final/$FILE.png

I've got it set to look for a folder called "final" to extract to.
Tested on Linux Mint 17.2.
DarkhogDarkhogini Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
On windows you can open it up with Winrar (with Open With context menu) and extract mergedimage from there. Haven't even know that kra format is zip-based, by the way, though it's not too surprising as other software (even Java with its jar files) does it as well.
catafest Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I used Krita 4.1.1 with Huion Wh1409 graphic tablet. 
AngryBirdsandMixels1 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Update: I figured out how to post my artwork, but if you don't mind me asking, what's the best way to set my size for my artwork that can still be available to post?
BloodyWing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018   Digital Artist
You actually could upload the original size and set the desired size that you want to show to people on DeviantArt. I usually upload them with 3000px on one side.
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