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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.
A release for those who love patterns and gradients, Krita 4.4.0 has a ton of new fill layer goodness like screen-tones, scriptable fill layers with seexpr, and pattern transformation, as well as a lot of gradient goodness in the form of gradients that dynamically change with the fore or background color changing as well as gradient maps for brushes and textures. The latter set allows for creating brushes that do the following in a single stroke:
Flowers Gradients Lightness
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Pikamon12 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know! ^u^
twomoons9 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Forest Dryad by twomoons9   Fat Birbs by twomoons9   I didn't realize I was submitting these to 'Featured'. Could anyone help me move them to Gallery 2 where they belong?
uatech Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2020
Thank you for digital painting. we also provide
move out painting
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 ^^
LoBoASK Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I think crisp and clean range is not entirely dependent on settings.
But to get most of it just from settings, personally I export image to jpg, the important options tab there are:
basic: quality 100%
advance quality: smooth 0%; subsampling 1x1 (best quality)
Also I try to avoid using blender brushes, especially near edges.
Hope that'll help a bit, good luck and have fun!
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?
LoBoASK Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2020  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, the option you're probably looking is called 'tweening'.
On layer you want to vanish, set keyframe, next go to frame you want to start layer to disappear and (rmb) choose Tweening>'add opacity keyframe', set the other point in place you want for layer to dissapear entirely and do the same.
Now go to Settings>Dockers>and check 'Animation curves'
Here you look for 2nd point that you set opacity keyframe and pull the dot way down to the bottome (0).
If you follow the instruction you should be fine, if not there are prolly some videos with 'Tweening in Krita' that will explain it better.
Good luck, have fun!
EddieMann Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2020
L0ZEMzC by EddieMann  
Does anyone know how to hide the white dot while drawing? I have Cursor Shape set as "No Cursor", and yet it still appears.
GeoKorf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2020   Digital Artist
Great soft you guys!
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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