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Tutorials and documentation

This section is intended for the new users of Krita with the intention to give them a push to get started. The first thing to remember is that Krita is a 2D paint application while other programs such as Photoshop (PS) is an image manipulation program. This means that the other programs may have more features than Krita in general but Krita has the tools that are relevant to digital painting, to be more specific - concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering.

You can download the "Basic Usage" guidelines in the form of pdf here to give boost to your Krita skills in a short period of time.


The most awesome way of getting started with Krita is to get the Muses training DVD by Ramon Miranda! Nearly five hours of instruction by a professional artist, all for just € 32,50. Get your copy today and support the Krita Foundation:

Or check out the awesome trailer.

Read all about this DVD!

This series of Youtube tutorials will show you how to create comics with Krita from start to finish and is a good general introduction to the concepts in Krita:

  • Interface: Document creation, overview of general interface, tools, dockers and preferences
  • Frames: Grids, vector frames and shapes, alternatives
  • Sketch: Disable alpha to restrict painting to frame, brush settings and presets, sketching, transform tools, assistants for radial lines
  • Ink: Inking with the sketch brush, bucket tool, patterns, gradients on erase mode, hatching tool,assistants
  • Color: Solid colors, shading with Modes, brush settings (Sketch brush, Airbrush etc.)
  • Export: Export options, file type conversion, import into Scribus, options and adjustments in Scribus, pdf conversion

Support Krita by buying the DVD here!

  • Painting hangout: Long video explaining both the painting process and the interface

This series of tutorials explain Krita's interface and brush mechanisms.

  • Basics ( Original ) : Some of Krita's most useful interface features

These tutorials were originally uploaded on Deviantart. The wiki version was created on KDE Userbase for the community to easily submit improvements, updates and translations. For this reason, the wiki version may be more up to date.



Commercial support

KO GmbH offers commercial support for the 3 versions of Krita:

  • Krita Sketch: touch-based painting for ultrabooks and tablets
  • Krita Desktop: the main Krita desktop build, on Linux and Windows
  • Krita Studio: HDR painting for the movie and VFX industry

Support offers

  • Packages for CentOs and Ubuntu
  • Access to priority support
  • Priority bug fixing
  • Feature request implementation
  • Bridges to other programs
  • On-site training

KO GmbH was co-founded by Krita maintainer Boudewijn Rempt.

Please contact the sales representative for terms and possibilities.

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