New Krita Webshop

Hi to all!

We are delighted that very soon the Krita Foundation will launch a new venture: the “Krita Webshop”. We will offer a wide range of cool stuff! All the artwork will of course come from the contributions of the brilliant artists who use Krita. Kudos to all of them for showing their love for Krita!

So… Show your love for Krita, too! Get to own cool swag and help Krita. All proceeds go to the Krita Development fund. Because we want Krita to thrive and to develop a host of new features for Krita. For instance, by funding ace Krita hacker Dmitry Kazakov’s work. The Outreach Program for Women has been able to fund two interns to work on the webshop, the Krita website and more!

Chinkal and Maria are working hard to get the shop up and running as soon as possible. And you’ll often be hearing from them in the coming days.

We’re looking forward to reading your suggestions here.

And… remember, only a few days for Krita 2.7 release!

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16 days to… Krita 2.7!

Good morning to all! The day of the release is getting closer and closer. Our developers and contributors are working hard to offer new features for the users!

Here are some new features:

  • Freehand path tool (by Sven): the old Pelcil tool (that came from Karbon) could also be used on Krita for vector graphics, but the default was that it couldn’t use Krita brushes. This new feature will allow the use of the new tool on pixel and vector layer.
  • QML export. (by Sven)
  • Applying curves to the alpha channel to the curves filter. (by Sahil Nagpal, this is his first in-depth contribution!)
  • Support for creating seamless textures to Krita, image offset tool. (by Lukas Tvrdy).
    Ghevan explained on his blog how to use it: Paint a motif on the center of the canvas, Go to Image> Image offset, and use default values, yout image will be split into the four corners leaving you an empty central area, paint another motif an the centre, and finally save the image!
    You can know more about this feature with the video that mifth made for this.

 

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  • Grayscale selections
  • Improvements on the transform tool
  • Better smothing
  • Shapes can be painted with the brush
  • Composition docker : stack can be browsed with up and down arrow; visibility state can be batch exported
  • Color button on Krita toolbar open the Qt color menu, allowing color picking colors on all desktop, HSV color selecting with numeric, Hex, and system wide palette sharing.
  • / switch last preset selected with current ; useful to store a drawing tool and a eraser , or a paint tool and a smudger
  • New ‘color to apha’ filter
  • The 2.7 king feature with greyscale mask : Texture option for many brush engines + textures kit
  • Better smudge brush engine
  • Filter brush new option
  • Multiple tablet handling on multiscreen ( for Cintiqs + classic tablet both connected to dual screen)
  • Control + Alt : pick color on the active layer only, not visible color
  • Custom sliders on top toolbar (opacity/ flow / size ), layer stack style ( minimal /detailed / thumb )

 

Have a nice monday!

How to… draw “The conquest” with Ghevan!

Hi to all!

Today we are going to show yo a timelapse by Ghevan of his draw “The conquest”.

The image takes about 3 hours of work, that you can see how was here:

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Here is for you a short interview of Ghevan!

-Apart from painting in Krita, do you contribute into some open-sources project ?

Yes, but more on the side of spreading the word. Inkscape, Photivo, Blender, LibreOffice, cmus. Aside from that, no, Krita is the only community I contribute actively at the moment. In the past I’ve approached Ubuntu Artists community and Inkscape forums. but I wasn’t very constant.

– Do you work in the ambit of design, illustration…?

I’m trying to. Currently transitioning from Web Designer to Concept Artist, Illustrator and Visual Storyteller. As this is very recent, no work has emerged yet.

– What brushes did you use to do that image?

I mainly used Krita default brush presets, rounded brushes and for a quick texture the “Texture_paint_chalk” brush.

– How did you discovered Krita?

I discovered it twice. The first one was in 2007 while searching for painting apps in the buntu’s repositories, I believe it was Krita 1.6.2. The second time was after seeing David Revoy’s blog post about Krita’s challenge (http://www.davidrevoy.com/article114/kr … -very-soon), that made me very curious about the software again. So I’ve downloaded version 2.4 for Windows.

– What is your favourite feature of Krita?

There are many features I use from Krita but I definitively can’t live without the brush settings drop down dialog. All settings are laid out in a coherent way and because the dialog size does not vary because of window width, it makes finding and tweaking any option very fast and easy. Also because it incorporates a little painting area it is not necessary to close the dialog to test the new settings.

If you want to know more about him visit his blog and his deviant!

Thanks to Ghevan and have a nice weekend!

No rest for Krita

Krita is growing and ensuring its position, since the release of Krita 2.5 Krita team has being working hard.

Krita 2.5, months later Krita 2.6, Krita 2.7 will be released this summer and 2.8 at Fall. Krita is not only improving in terms of software, the team is promoting Krita, giving demonstrations, doing workshops, conferences… in events such  Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2013 and Madrid Libre Graphics Meeting 2013.

They will be this summer in the Akademy, the annual world summit of KDE, one of the largest Free Software communities in the world. This summer will take part in Bilbao, where is expected to be presented “Muses”.

Muses is the second training DVD of Krita, made by Ramon Miranda. You can pre-order it with a special price on 27.50€ that includes the shipping! Run for it!