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How to use Krita - Free Digital Software

Jennifer Lervik, Gaming and Animator Connoisseur

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4 Videos (10m)
    • Krita - Installation

    • Krita - Basics

    • Krita - Layers and Filters

    • Krita - Outro


About This Class

Krita is a fairly recent painting software that's free to use. Perfect for beginners or anyone that doesn't want to spend hundreds of dollars for Photoshop (or risk their computer with hacked versions). The thing that makes Krita stand out is that despite being freeware, it still contains most (if not all) the features that paid programs have.

In the course I am going to just be going over the bare basics of Krita's interface and a few very simple steps if this is someone's first time wanting to draw with a paint program, or first time ever using an art tablet. In later classes I would like to move on to actual/advanced drawing methods.

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Thank you for creating this class! I have experience with using Krita, however, I figured that I would check it out anyway. It is a well-planned class and would be very useful for anyone who is just starting with Krita. It provides a concise and solid understanding of the basic tools and layout. I would love to see some more videos that get into some of the more complicated tools. Videos on subjects such as: how to create your own brushes, how to upload or create templates, how to create gradient color, etc. I am really interested in the series proposed by the teacher in their last video. It would be extremely helpful to see the process of creating a work of art from beginning to end in Krita. I personally tend to get stuck in the coloring of digital art, including adding shading and texture.
Great informative video. Looking forward to seeing your step by step series. Any idea when this will be available? Thank you.





Jennifer Lervik

Gaming and Animator Connoisseur

I've had a thing for art and design for as long as I can remember. Which has somehow lead me to having games, cartoons/anime, animation, and about all things fantasy as a hobby. I never taken any professional drawing classes, instead I learned it all by watching others and picking up on their techniques. And in the end I've created a style all of my own.

Aside from that I have also a fair share of web designing and marketing experience to share too, and learning how to develop them. As...

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