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

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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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Krita timeline constantly copying

I was recently made aware you can animate in Krita, and got excited about it, since I've been drawing in Krita for months now. I was doing some test animation but quickly ran into a problem. I set the ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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Drag down while sketching toggles layer?

Sorry if it seems like a simple(stupid) question, but when I'm sketching or doing anything with a brush or any tool, Drag down, Drag up, Left, and Right all toggle my layers. it is a VERY annoying ...
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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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Can you have 2 Krita windows open on 2 monitors at the same time showing the same file?

Can you have 2 Krita windows open on 2 monitors at the same time showing the same file? Basically i have a windows tablet device that is a monitor in a drawing position and an ultrawide screen ...
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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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Why isn't krita letting me select a shape?

I'm a new coder and have been trying really hard to figure everything out. I recently downloaded unity, then I found out i need design software to make my own 2d characters. I'm using krita, but for ...
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Visible Snapping Guidelines in Krita

I want to make the snapping guidelines visible like those in Photoshop for the Krita Digital Art Software. Does Krita have a settings option that I could make use of, if not how can I write an ...
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Copying a selection without adding a new layer in Krita

I want to duplicate a selection area in Krita and move it to anywhere I wish. The problem is, I can't do this simple manipulation because it creates an additional layer each time copied and pasted, ...
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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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How do I toggle non contiguous selection in Krita?

I want to select more than just the existing region, but all regions in that layer. How is it done? It is not the same as "Add" as I do not want to click multiple times for this.
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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/...
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How do i get the “starting brush size” on Krita?

I’ve seen people on YouTube who use Krita and when they open the setting for the brush they are using on the bottom they have that but when I open mine I don’t? I’m new to Krita so that might be ...
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Is there a way in Krita to import an image without losing its layers

I have two images and I want to combine them into one. With the option Layer > Import/Export > Import Layer I was able to import a Krita Image, but only as a single layer. But I'd like to preserve 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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Krita Animation, How to render only key frames?

Krita Animation How to render key frames from one or more selected layers or layers inside a group. Is there way to script this?
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Interpolate an entire layer's animation in Krita

I'm wondering if it's possible to interpolate a layer's position in the Krita graphics editing and animation tool. Let’s say I have a picture in position A at frame 1. I want this picture to move ...
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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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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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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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Putting Text on a textPath using Svg in Krita

In Krita 4.2 ,the text tool doesn't provide the feature to put text on a path,but it does give the ability to curve text using Svg scripting. On using a Svg script to create curved text (below) by ...
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Krita: How to include references in exported image file?

I'm trying out the new reference tool in Krita, but that turned out to be a big mistake. I need to export my file as a JPEG/PNG image, but I also want to include all of my reference images, since it's ...
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How do I batch import multiple images as individual layers in Krita?

I have already tried importing multiple images with File -> Import Animation Frames. I tried importing a single GIF image and it didn't extract the layers so I did it manually myself, then I went back ...
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Adding Textures/Patterns to Text [Krita 4.15]

I wanted to add textures/pattern overlays to my Thumbnail text on vector layers(similar to paint brushes on rasterlayers ) in Krita 4.15. There is an option provided under the Text_ToolOptions menu ...
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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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Krita: How to make a particular layer appear (be visible) from a particular frame onwards?

I am using Krita 4.2.6 on Linux / Ubuntu and making an animation. I have a layer, on which there is a .png image. This layer should be invisible in the first 30 frames of my animation. How can I make ...
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How to know the size of a particular layer in Krita?

I have a Krita file with a layer on it. I want to know the size of it. How can I achieve this?
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Krita3.0 - brush recognised on mouse but not on tablet

So, I was using Krita3.0 for animation, when I noticed that the brushes were perfectly recognized on using the mouse but the same brushes were just faintly recognized on my drawing tablet. I use ...
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Krita - How to Snap Assistant Tools?

Using both the Assistant Tools and Grids and Guides in tandem with one another is useful for pixel art, comic book panels and perspective. There’s a problem with setting these up and I couldn’t find ...
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Krita: How to apply a stroke effect like in Photoshop

when cleaning images from their background I always used Photoshops Stroke Effect, which applied a coloured stroke around any visible pixels. This is extremely helpful with nearly invisible pixels or ...
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Krita - How to disable the transform tool's behavior that changes the opacity/layer ordering of the layer being transformed?

One of the most frustrating features of Krita is how it brings the layer you're transforming to the top of the render/preview stack, making it render in front of everything else, including guides. ...
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How to smudge a pixelized or jagged image to a painterly effect?

I'm exporting a base model from zbrush to use as a base from a painting. I don't wish to work in high topology, so exported models show thousands of small polygons. What is the best way to smudge ...
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How do I use the Duplicate Brush in Krita? (on a tablet)

I'm getting into digital art, and I want to make a pair of twins. Because I suck at making things the same, I think the Duplicate Brush is what I need. But how do I find and use it? This was the ...
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How to use the duplicate brush in Krita

How do you use the duplicate brush in Krita. I've got an X but can't seem to get further. The manual is not very comprehensive.
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How to match perfectly the texture with the UV layout

I'm trying to match the UV layout with the texture. I tried to play with the trasformation tools (move,rotate,scale),but they are not enough to place the texture exactly inside the UV layout. What's ...
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How to do the project painting in Krita

I would like to know if I can use Krita to make the projection painting of a picture over an UV layout previously exported from blender (2.8). Below you can see how it is the UV layout of the eyebrow ...
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What is the Krita equivalent to copy & paste?

I am brand new to Krita. I opened an existing JPEG picture with Krita 4.17 and am unable to copy a door and paste it to make a second door in the picture. If I use the polygonal Selection Tool to ...
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How to convert a paint layer into a fill layer?

I have a bunch of paint layers that I have drawn on in levels of grey which are coloured by an overlaying colour layer with the "inherit alpha" option turned on. What I am trying to do is convert all ...
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Krita PNG or JPEG not saving?

I've tried a grand total of 12 times to save my Krita files (called .kra) as .png or .jpg files, but it doesn't work. Each time I try, Krita freezes for a few minutes and then shuts down without ...
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Create Color Composite in Krita

Can I create an RGB color composite in Krita? In Krita I separated a color image into RGB bands using Separate Image function (equivalent to Decompose in Gimp). Now I would like to put them back ...
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Krita: how to add imported image to a layer mask

I need to add an imported image mask to a transparency mask layer. I'm currently using Photoshop in my workflow and can import image masks created in blender and create layer masks with them, but ...