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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.
And here is our new Facebook page

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

If you have any other questions, the best place to ask them is

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.
For several years, our community has been spread over all social media, sometimes never overlapping. Being free (libre) software, Krita is fundamentally a community project, so we wanted to strengthen the community, by having a place where people can share their experiences, art, resources, tips and just generally chat.
Raghukamath, a longtime Krita user and manual contributor has decided to set up, a discourse forum to fit exactly this specific need. We hope that it will thrive and generally ensure that members of the Krita community can find one another without the burdens of having to sign up for a huge social media website.
A lot of people have signed up already, showing off their art, and maybe you want to join us too!
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glacerdragon Featured By Owner Edited 4 hours ago  Student Artist
I need help when i save a artwork the background turns white how do i save so the background is always transparent?
1iketoDraw Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2019
Hi to all!
Thanks for adding me :)
VilmaMonster Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2019
Today i went to Krita Forum to check my topic. It was in the morning and the Forum was working - i could get useful answers. But some time later i faced the fact that i can't access the Forum - only Developers blog and Bug Report work.

What's the matter?
HiroKimura Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2019
Heyyyy #kritachallenge theme is inversion, but what do you mean, by inversion? Sorry i'm not a native english speaker
Littlelizzyfuzzy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2019  New Deviant
Hola! ............... soy nuevo, quiero descargar el manual de krita 4.2 para leerlo sin conexión, pero cuando presiono el enlace para descargar el .epub me envía a un extraña página llena de letras que no entiendo y la descarga no comienza. Por favor, ¿alguien puede ayudarme a resolver esto? (Lo siento por mi ingles)
Deevie4302 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having a hard time doing human hair.  Can anyone direct me to a good tutorial they've found or suggest a particular Krita brush they use?
Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I´m not sure if you remember my last comment here, but last year, i told you that i will never use Krita again.
Guess who´s working with it again...Sweating a little... 
catafest Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I tested with Fedora 30 linux distro and works good. Good software. Thank's for share.
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