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Questions about Krita, an open-source raster graphics editor from KDE. Comparable to Photoshop or GIMP.

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How to paint wave shapes in a digital medium?

If you watch this video at 7:50: https://youtu.be/VjCGJb5ltZM?t=470 You can see that the artist uses a flat brush, which she tilts to create a shape that is narrow at the beginning, then it widens, ...
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Plain and simple 2D rotation in Krita?

I just gave Krita a go after a few major versions of not using it, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do a SIMPLE, NORMAL, kindergarten level 2D rotation of a layer. When I use the ...
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How to use/show multiple layers in Krita at the same time?

I am used to Photoshop, moving to Krita since it is free to give it a try. When I try to add a new "layer" in the "Layers" panel, the other layers disappear! It is as if a layer in ...
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How to create nice shadows in krita?

How would I go about creating a nice shadow in Krita https://krita.org/en/ so I have an image I drew in Krita with a shadow. I was wondering how to make the shadow nicer maybe even softer in Krita. I ...
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Color adjustment of too bright and dark parts in Krita

I have an image of wood where I'd like to make some small adjustments: There are spots in the image which are almost white: I'd like to adjust them so that they don't stick out as much. If they could ...
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Is there a feature in Krita that allows you to take a picture of your drawing?

I would like to get a full picture of the image. (Including the transparent background and ice cream.) Is there a feature in Krita that allows you to do this? Thank you!
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Move layer only on a specific axis

How would I move a layer on a specific axis? I would like to move a triangle on the y axis, so it will be properly centered. Thank you!
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Colouring in a circle perfectly without using the fill-bucket

Video As you can see in the video, I made a circle, then coloured it in manually - and then, it went over the outline. How do you avoid this? I would like to colour an object without having to go ...
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How to cut a piece of a drawing and then making a new layer, paste that piece into it

Let's say I have a flower. I want to cut one petal, make a new layer, and then paste that part in there, without that petal looking choppy or anything. How would I do this? Thank you! Note: I am using ...
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How to change colour of outline in Krita

How would I change the colour of an outline? For example, this: I would like to change the colour of the outline (which, the colour is currently brown) to black. Would this be possible in Krita? ...
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How to fill in a shape and not have "gaps" between the border and the fill-in colour

Say I was to make a flower, and fill in a petal - a gap between the border and the filled-in colour would appear, and it doesn't look nice. How do I avoid that problem without having to manually fill ...
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Create an arrow in Krita

I would like to create an arrow in Krita. How could I create an arrow (if possible vectorized) in Krita?
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Unable to access Python manager in Krita

I am new to Krita, and would like to start writing scripts for it. I am using Krita 4.4.3 with Ubuntu 18.04, and can't seem to even access the Python manager in Krita to begin with. In “Tools → ...
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How to set source for Krita clone brush on tablet? (no keyboard)

Trying to use the Clone Brush tool in Krita, but am unable to set the source for pasting from. The answer here specifies the default keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+click for changing the source. Not ...
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Why does my Photoshop brush have weird tapering compared to other apps like Krita

In this image, the left-hand side is me doing standard strokes in Krita with a Wacom CTH-690, compared to doing strokes with the standard brush in Photoshop. Why are the ends of my strokes in Ps not ...
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How to change Color-label of ONLY Group-Layer (📁) without changing its children's?

If I right-click the 'Group3', and select Color Label = red, all of the children's Color label will become red. How to change 'Color Label' of group only? Workaround A workaround (below) is to go to '...
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Krita, undo shift+middle drag rotation?

In Blender, shift+middle drag is for moving the view. In Krita, just middle drag is doing that thing and shift+middle drag does image rotation. The thing is, I am accustomed to Blender that I keep ...
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Krita - Drawing a gradient along a path

How would you draw a curve/path and make a gradient face the direction of the path? Let me show you what I mean: https://prnt.sc/1036pgl If that isn't clear, I want that path to have a gradient moving ...
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is there a way to clone and mirror at the same time in Krita?

Suppose you have painted a landscape with mountains and villages in the background, and you decide to put (lake) water at the bottom. Now you need to reflect the landscape into the water. The only ...
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Krita brush size on canvas depends on ppi setting

I don't know if this is specific to Krita, I'd just like to understand how to handle it, as I cannot find any specific posts or info addressing it. [Please note that I am a beginner and I am not doing ...
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How do I quickly replace all transparent pixels with background color?

Some of my software tools generate images with transparent backgrounds. Using Krita, how can I quickly replace transparency with a background color? Notes: Of course it would be easiest if the image ...
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How do you change the Krita Line Tool's line size (weight/thickness)

Krita (v2.9.7) and graphics arts newbie. How do you change the "Line Tools" line size (weight/thickness)? I've right-clicked my drawn line to "pop up" a seemingly useful set of ...
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How to copy, move, and delete shapes in Krita

I want to make a "drawing" of ellipses. Doing it by hand is far beyond my ability so I'll use a program. I chose Krita at random. I've spent an hour reading manuals and watching tutorials ...
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How to select the underneath object hidden under another one in Krita?

I have a “sandwich” of objects in a vector layer in Krita, one over the other. I am not able to select the desired object with the “Select Shapes Tool” neither by clicking on it, nor by dragging a ...
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How to copy Krita brushes?

I found several good brushes in Krita default pack, so how can i copy them, because I want to use them on other computer and dont find them every time, and just use from flash-card or something ...
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Can .jpg have transparency?

I have read everywhere that .jpg can't have transparency and you can't save it as transparent. But I have a .jpg picture with transparency. Link to the picture Can anyone explain how the picture I ...
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Krita export image create white lines D:

I am new to krita and im running in a weird problem that I don't know how to fix. I just finished and drawing and wanted to export it to post it, but whenever I post my drawing, the exported drawing ...
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Convert multi-layer Paint.NET (pdn) files to Krit (kra)

I am moving to a Mac from Windows and thus moving away from Paint.NET. I have several multi-layer Paint.NET (.pdn) files that I would like to continue using. How can I move these easily to Krita? I ...
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How to get rid of weird black borders in Krita?

Can you provide steps to get rid of those ugly borders while painting in Krita. Here's what I am talking about: Here's how to prevent it in Photoshop but that's not available in Krita. https://www....
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How can I draw shapes with a pen tool and colour them in without white artifacts?

In this (zoomed) picture you can see white artifacts at the edges of the coloured sides. This is caused by me selecting the white area of each face, and using that selection to limit the colouring-in....
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Ctrl+Z not working in Krita

So, I'm currently using Krita to draw, however Ctrl+Z is not working. The button on the screen works fine, but the hotkey doesn't. I tried a bit of research, but the only fix I found was using Ctrl+Y, ...
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Krita: Selection line automatically surrounding the object shape on a layer

I'm a total Krita noob here. I'd like to know, in Krita, what's the way to select an object that is on a transparent layer, so that the selection line automatically follows the shape of the object? ...
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Krita mysterious lines not on any layers

I was drawing in Krita and noticed a bunch of random lines near the top of the page, I tried to remove them however they don't seem to on any of the layers. As you can see on the image below all ...
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how to add custom keybinds in krita?

I am trying to add a keybinding that converts my current selection as a transparency mask for the current layer, Krita can already do this by right-clicking the layer> add> transparency mask. I ...
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Krita auto-save as PNG

Photoshop has the feauture "Generate Image Assets" that can automatically save PNG files upon every action (brush stroke etc.). Can Krita save the image as PNG automatically after each ...
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"File layers" for Photoshop

Does Photoshop have "file layers" like Krita does, i.e. layers whose content automatically updates from a file when that file changes? If not natively, maybe a Photoshop script can get ...
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Automatically apply external script whenever image changes

While editing an image (i.e. while there's a new version of it every few seconds), I would like to continuously see what the newest version would look like after running an external script on it (for ...
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When brushing with a translucent colour, is there any way to make multiple strokes into one?

The example below is using Krita, but since this kind of operation is common in almost all graphics software, I would like to know if there is a general method for this. When brushing with a ...
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How does Krita compare to Corel Painter?

I am new to painting and in the process of learning. I would like to know what advantages and disadvantages Krita and Corel Painter have. If you have used both of these Software and finished a ...
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How can I see object from a layer in Krita?

How can I see object in layers inside Krita? I need this feature (that I loved in Fireworks) to move up or down some objects.
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Best canvas resolution when drawing in Krita (not for printing)

Introduction to the problem I just started graphic design and the first program I used was Inkscape for vector graphics. In Inkscape, when you are working within a project, you can zoom all you want ...
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Pasting Inkscape vectors on Krita

I have some projects on Inkscape that I would like to transport to Krita as there are more tools there. However, when I copy them and then paste them on Krita, nothing is pasted. I tried both with the ...
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Is it possible to paste at the top-left corner in Krita?

I have been porting images over to Krita from other places on occasion, or copying a layer, editing in another program, and pasting it back into Krita. Every pasted image is placed at the cursor ...
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Remove grid from PNG

I have several images like the one below. I need to remove the background grid using a Linux based tool (and I know nothing about graphic design!) Maybe this can be done with Gimp or Krita? I could ...
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Inset a closed vector shape or path in any graphics application

I used a text vector only because I was too lazy to draw a vector shape on my own. But this is NOT about text; I want a general way that can be applied to any closed vector shape. If I have a closed ...
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Krita - any color space settings/profiles that allow me to have this as Chunk data in the output PNG file?

I analysed the chunk data of a PNG image(unknown source): In Krita, is there the possibility to export a PNG with these types of chunk information directly in the export process? (gAMA, file gamma ...
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Why is "colorize" not working on fully opaque parts in Krita?

I'm trying to colorize a layer with the HSV/HSL Adjustment filter shown below: However, I noticed that the colorization would likely work only on fully opaque parts. I tried to colorize a tree, but ...
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In Krita, How to Create Graphite/Pencil Smudge Effect

I'm trying to emulate the following in Krita: I take a graphite stick and rub it on a piece of paper. I then rub off the loose pieces of graphite onto a cloth. I then rub this cloth onto a piece of ...
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With Krita, How to Create 'Pressure Sensitive' Circles and Curves With Brush Tool?

I'm using Krita 4.2.7.1 on Windows 10 x64. With the brush tool selected and using the keyboard shortcut 'v', I'm able to create straight lines whose fill takes into account both the pressure applied ...
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Editing channels as separate grayscale images in Krita

I'd like to break down my image into separate channels, modify them and then recombine them back into a full image. It does work to a degree following this tutorial: https://docs.krita.org/en/...