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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.
We just released Krita 4.1.7 with 16 bugfixes of all shapes and sizes!
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pokejustine001 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Why were my drawings declined? :(
BloodyWing Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably because of that: Tagging your work with #krita
ForeverMuffin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you tag your drawing with #krita ? or did you mention krita in the description?
As the description above says:
"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."

If that's not the problem, then im afraid i can't really help, sorry.
Sinatzeek Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I found a bug in the program or something… 
I got Krita the other day and worked on it for some time, but then as I were struggling to remember what pen I used, I clicked outside the frame of the canvas, then all my work disappeared, it had open a new canvas.
I tried Ctrl+Z, but that didn't work, I closed the new canvas but didn't ask if I wanted to save my work. I then closed the program, where it asked me to save, but it only saved a blank canvas.
BloodyWing Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This normal behaviour that a Krita doesn't ask on a blank document.
Maybe you accidentally selected the first entry in the Undo history, which means an empty document. If you press ctrl+z now it won't restore your redo. You can try ctrl+shift+z if it should happen again.
NY2020 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2018   Digital Artist
happy new year (^^)
MedaGritzko Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Krita is best.
There's a new Krita Group at
Feel free to join:D
BjornKeks Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best tool out there and free. It made me leave Photoshop, because the painting works much better with krita and I don't do photomanipulations that often anymore.

I hope, they keep up the good work.
Thatdudemaan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I can accept when it freezes sometimes. But just a few minutes ago, i´ve lost more than 3 hours of wirk because ist crashed! And i did safe before!
Thank you, Krita. Thank you and good bye.
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! 
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