Check out the new cool merchandise!

Hi to all!

Here we are again with new products in the webshop. Now we have for you pillows, t-shirts, laptop sleeves… and more!
This time we had the collaboration of Tago Franceschi, Coyau and Nayobe Millis (our youngest artist), thanks to all of them to allow us to make great stuff with their artworks! You can see all the products on the Kritashop.

Here are some photos of the new products, enjoy it and share your love for Krita!

Cute tote bag by Nayobe Millis!
Cute tote bag by Nayobe Millis!

Suonatrice Pillow
Suonatrice Pillow by Tago Franceschi

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!

New mug!

Hi to all!

We have the pleasure to show you our new mug with the collaboration of David Revoy.

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We have made to him some questions for you!

Q-A part from painting in Krita, do you contribute into some open-sources project ?

A-Yes, I contribute also to Gimp, Mypaint, Wikipedia and test Linux distributions. I also worked on two open-movie productions : Sintel ( art-direction ) and Tears of Steel ( concept-art , storyboard ) , and released two open workshop DVD’s : Chaos&Evolutions and Blend&Paint.

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

A- Yes, I’m a freelance illustrator since 2002 living in the south of France. I work remotely from my home studio for various pubishers and studios.

Q- What brushes did you use to do that image?

A- I used the ‘particle brush’ engine , with various settings changed on the fly. It was just a test, a speed-painting to test this particular and very ‘digital’ looking brush.

Q- How did you discover Krita?

A- I discovered Krita back in 2006 or 2007 while following generalist news on a CG forum. It was talking mainly about the CMYK support. I first tested it on old Ubuntu package around 2008. Then I joined the team as a tester on 2010 after my work on the art-direction of the open-movie Sintel.

Q- What is your favourite feature of Krita?

A- Too much to list them all : Dulling smudge, Textured stroke, a lot of shortcut available, incremental saving, transformation tool, stabilisation, PSD support, CMYK … But above all, I like the general performance and smoothness of the brush; a lot of work of optimisation was made about it thanks to the dedicated work of the developpers Lukas Tvrdy and Dmitry Kazakov.

You can know more about Dave visiting his portfolio.

Thanks to Dave and hoping you like it!

You can buy our mug on Zazzle. Enjoy it!

Welcome to the Krita Webshop Blog!

Hi to all!

Krita is a digital painting and illustration open-source program based on KDE Platform and Calligra Suite libraries. It was released for the first time as a part of KOffice on June 21, 2005.

Now, we are improving our web shop and offering more merchandise, the money will be used for the livelihood of Krita and its growth.

The question is, why are we creating a blog? The images used in Krita’s merchandise are created by our users. Krita’s design emphasizes creating artwork, for this reason we will show you in this blog how the artists create the image, what brushes did they use to do the image… We will bring you closer to the artists and show you all the possibilities that Krita has for you!

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Welcome to the artists place!