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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 Krita.org
The documentation is online at docs.krita.org 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 ask.krita.org.

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 have been super busy with the resource rewrite past few months, to the point we almost had no time to make a stable release. But 4.2.9 comes with a ton of bugfixes and some small enhancements to the color smudge brush and layer split dialog.
We hope you'll have fun painting!
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OmegaQuadrant Featured By Owner May 15, 2020
Hello! If I may ask a question: what configurations do you use that result to a crisp, clean image when exporting? Like, is there a standard image size or is there more appropriate file extension used, options that you usually tick before exporting, tricks, something like that. I'm still fumbling around Krita so any help would be much appreciated ^^
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Omega--Zero Featured By Owner May 4, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stupid question for any Krita animators out there, but I was wondering how do I make a layer disapear mid animation? Like if I want one object to vanish and be replaced by another. Know what I mean?
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EddieMann Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2020
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Does anyone know how to hide the white dot while drawing? I have Cursor Shape set as "No Cursor", and yet it still appears.
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GeoKorf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2020   Digital Artist
Great soft you guys!
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EDIT: Nevermind I figured it out.

Hey there. I recently switched to Linux mint. When I use Krita with my tablet and then lift the pen and use the mouse the cursor won't move.

Except when I do movement dramatic enough to get the mouse cursor out of the canvas.

It didn't happen in win 7. In mint it only happens in krita. How od I fix this ?
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BlackFurya Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2020
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Arsgenesis Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2019
Thanks a lot
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Quicksnap Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
any tips for a xp-pen new user?
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glacerdragon Featured By Owner Edited Nov 18, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I need help when i save a artwork the background turns white how do i save so the background is always transparent?
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undeadcrabstick Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Select the PNG format when typing in the file name, then in the pop-up window where you can select the compression levels make sure "store alpha channel(transparency)" is ticked.
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