Thursday, 12 April 2012 07:29

Krita 2.4 Released

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Krita 2.4 is dedicated to the memory of Jean Giraud/ Mœbius


 

The Krita team is proud to announce the release of Krita 2.4. Krita 2.4 is the second release of Krita that is ready for end users, and the first that is ready for professional digital artists. With many powerful brush engines and unique features as multi-hand and mirrored painting, Krita supports creating concept art, storyboards, textures, matte paintings and illustrations. Krita is already used by artists around the world.

(David Revoy, snoupfilou, Boudewijn Rempt, Enrico Guarnieri, Alexey Guranov, Timothee Giet, Ramon Miranda, Kargall Lefou, Fernando Michelotti. See the Krita Gallery forum for more artwork.)

Krita 2.4 adds new brush engines, many improvements to the existing brush engines and new productivity features like mirrored painting, plus important improvements in performance and compatibility with other applications. Ramon Miranda and Timothee Giet have assembled a brand new pack of patterns, gradients, brush tips and brush presets. Artists can exchange all these resources through the Get Hot New Stuff sharing server. Your strokes now can not just be influenced by tablet pressure, but by many more options, ranging from perspective guides to time and distance.

For an in-depth look at Krita 2.4 and more exampes of art created with Krita, you can download the About Krita 2.4 PDF. For reviewers, the Krita press kit contains the pdf plus high-res screenshots featuring artwork and new features.

Krita 2.4 is already packaged for many Linux distributions, and there is an experimental installer available for Windows as well. Check the Download page for more information.

 (Krita 2.4 splash screen by Enrico Guarnieri)

With this release, we are also releasing the contents of the Comics with Krita DVD. You can watch the tutorial videos on Timothee's Youtube channel, or download the entire contents using bittorrent (or grab the torrent directly). You can also support Krita and order the physical copy!

17 comments

  • Comment Link n-pigeon Thursday, 12 April 2012 10:53 posted by n-pigeon

    Congratulations to the whole team! Good Job!

  • Comment Link daniel r Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:19 posted by daniel r

    Awesome !!! Thank you for this gem.

  • Comment Link ALeXeY Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:15 posted by ALeXeY

    Congratulations on the release! :)
    Thanks to the whole team for such a wonderful tool!

  • Comment Link Robert Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:29 posted by Robert

    Nice job! I was testing and reporting bugs with the project neon. The software works gorgeous and the performance on KDE is impressive.

    I have one question:
    I can install this new version on ubuntu 11.10 with the kubuntu-desktop, or I have to use the project-neon instead?

  • Comment Link Ico-dY Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:33 posted by Ico-dY

    Congrats, guys! -__^

  • Comment Link Anonymous Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:15 posted by Anonymous

    Very very well!
    Wait for Krita 2.4 in arch repos.

  • Comment Link Boudewijn Rempt Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:45 posted by Boudewijn Rempt

    Robert,

    You can use the backport ppa now to install on kubuntu, but before you that, you need to remove the neon stuff.

    Afaik, neon will continue to package git master... Which has its advantages, like textured painting :-)

  • Comment Link André VAZ Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:15 posted by André VAZ

    EXTRA !!!
    Is it safe on Ubuntu 10.10 ?

  • Comment Link Silvio Grosso Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:46 posted by Silvio Grosso

    Congratulations for this new, amazing release! :-)

  • Comment Link Silvio Grosso Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:47 posted by Silvio Grosso

    Congratulations for this new, amazing release! :-)

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