Krita Krita

 -  Freeware
Latest Version: 4.1.1 LATEST
Requirements: Windows 7 x64 / Windows 8 x64 / Windows 10 x64
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Old Versions: 4.1.0

If you have been looking for a free professional graphics editor for a long time, you should definitely pay attention to Krita. It is a convenient universal tool for processing photos, creating layouts and much more. You can use Krita for free. The functionality of this program can compete with even Photoshop. The Krita graphics editor is a best choice for beginner or professional because of its intuitive interface, ease of use and great amount of professional tools. Using Krita you will you will discover your full potential without extra zeal.

Interface
The program interface is the first thing that draws attention to the user.
Krita has very understandable and predictable interface which will be convenient for any user. The graphical editor Krita is very easy to navigate. An intuitive interface can be customized to your liking. Each button can be customized for a wide range of settings and every panel can be moved by your way.

Functional
The program has a huge number of brushes and settings for layers useful to both beginners and professionals. You can customize each brush using 9 different brush engines. There is also a convenient layer manager where you can easily manage all layers. Using a special resource manager you can import any brushes and texture packs to your tool set. Also you can sort your brushes with a special tagging system.

Brush stabilizers
The main feature of the Krita is a brush stabilizers. If you have a shaky hand, you can add a stabilizer to a brush to smoothen it out. There are many different ways to stabilize your brush and make your lines smoother. There is also dedicated Dynamic Brush tool which will help you to achieve better results.

Pop-out palette
Now you can pick any color for your masterwork. You can swap out all the available brushes with a new special tagging system or you can even make your own brush and share it through the resource manager. The settings can easily be configured through the preferences to make the work more pleasant and convenient.

 

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User Interface

An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.

  • User Interface

Brush Stabilizers

Have a shaky hand? Add a stabilizer to your brush to smoothen it out. Krita includes 3 different ways to smooth and stabilize your brush strokes. There is even a dedicated Dynamic Brush tool where you can add drag and mass.

  • Brush Stabilizers

Pop-up Palette

Quickly pick your color and brush by right-clicking on the canvas. You can also use Krita’s tagging system to swap out the available brushes that are displayed. The ring outside of the color selector contains the most recently used colors. These settings can be configured through the preferences.

  • Pop-up Palette

Brush Engines

Customize your brushes with over 9 unique brush engines. Each engine has a large amount of settings to customize your brush. Each brush engine is made to satisfy a specific need such as the Color Smudge engine, Shape engine, Particle engine, and even a filter engine. Once you are done creating your brushes, you can save them and organize them with Krita’s unique tagging system.

  • Brush Engines

Wrap-around mode

It is easy to create seamless textures and patterns now. Press the ‘W’ key while painting to toggle wrap-around mode. The image will make references of itself along the x and y axis. Continue painting and watch all of the references update instantly. No more clunky offsetting to see how your image repeats itself.

  • Wrap-around mode

Resource Manager

Import brush and texture packs from other artists to expand your tool set. If you create some brushes that you love, share them with the world by creating your own bundles. Check out the brush packs that are available in the Resource area.

  • Resource Manager

What's new in this version:

Interface and Workspace
- Krita has a user-friendly interface. In the settings menu, you can choose the color theme, which toolbars and dockers you want to use, and edit keyboard shortcuts. Save a given set of dockers as a workspace and switch between them. The canvas can be easily rotated and mirrored. The OpenGL canvas supports high-bit depth monitors. There is a large set of options available to create a no-distractions canvas-only painting mode.

Wrap-Around Mode
- It is easy to create seamless textures and patterns now. Press the ‘W’ key while painting to toggle wrap-around mode. The image will make references of itself along the x and y axis. Continue painting and watch all of the references update instantly. No more clunky offsetting to see how your image repeats itself. You can even paint off the edge and it will automatically start painting on the top. It is one of those features you have to see for yourself.

Multiple Brush Engines and Blending Modes
- A brush engine is more than just a typical brush pattern with settings changed. Each brush engine has its own logic and behavior.The included engines are pixel, smudge, duplicate, filter, hairy, hatching, texture, chalk, color smudge, curve, deform, dyna, experiment (Alchemy), grid, particle, sketch, and spray brushes. Brush settings can be saved as presets and shared. There are a staggering amount of blending modes available. The blending modes are arranged by category and have your favorites stored at the top of the list.

Advanced Selection and Masking Tools
- Krita 64-bit comes with many methods of selecting parts of your canvas in order to edit them. You can select with shapes such as rectangles and circle, paint your selection, polgon selection, select by color, select by Bezier. You can add, remove, or intersect to your selection. You can also make selection by layer contents by context clicking the layer and clicking “select opaque”. You can create a transparency layer by itself, or add one to an existing layer. This is great tool for non-destructive changes.

Symmetry Tools and Drawing Aids
- Symmetry tools that go much further than basic mirroring. Take full control by being able to determine how many axis you need. Modify the origin center, angle, and smoothing parameters. Easy to toggle x and y mirror buttons in the top toolbar. Drawing aids such as perspective grids and shapes that have magnetic settings.

Filters and Effects
- Filters can be used directly on a layer, or as filter masks or layers. The effect of a filter is previewed on the image itself. There are special effects like wave, oil paint, and emboss. Adjustments such as levels, brightness/contrast, and HSV are also included. Additional tools that can be useful for making selections like color to alpha and color transfer.

Layer and Color Management
- Krita has raster, vector, filter, programmatic, group, and file-backed layers. Each layer has settings for visibility, edit lock, transparency lock, and alpha locking. Layers can be dragged and dropped to and from other applications. Vector layers support text, vector shapes and filters on vector shapes. Krita supports the following color models for creating and editing images: RGBA, Gray, CMYKA, Lab, YCbCr, XYZ in 8 bits integer, 16 bits integer, 16 bits floating point, 32 bits floating point. Krita always uses color management.

  • 4.1.0

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