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Remember brush size when switching between brushes in Krita

To save the brush size of a preset, you have to enable the "Temporarily save tweaks to presets" check box in the brush editor Assuming you are on the latest version of Krita, Press F5 and ...
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Does Krita have a hex color selector? Where do I find it?

It is in the specific color selector, but it is only available for 8 bit color spaces. To enable it, change the depth to 8 bits instead of 16: Also note that "Show Colorspace Selector" needs to be ...
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Can .jpg have transparency?

The file you linked to isn't a JPG. It's a PNG* with the wrong file extension. Maybe somebody changed it deliberately for some unknown reason, or they just saved it with the wrong file extension. JPG ...
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Does Krita have a hex color selector? Where do I find it?

In addition to the method stated in selected answer. You can also change or see the hex code in the color selector you get from double clicking on the foreground color box in the top tool bar
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How to fit canvas to the actual image?

You can do that in Image > Trim image to current Layer.
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Copying a selection without adding a new layer in Krita

This cannot be done, and quite frankly there is no need for such a feature (pasting on new layer is already a special feature). While you're at it please ignore these "use photoshop" scrubs who think ...
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How do I use the Duplicate Brush in Krita? (on a tablet)

It's called the Clone Brush in the newest version of Krita. To use it, do the following: Click on the Brush Tool, then in the tool options along the top click on the brush icon, then open the ...
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How to know the size of a particular layer in Krita?

To do so: right click on the name of your layer go to Properties check the dimensions in the properties pop up which just opened You can also: select your layer press F3 which is the shortcut for ...
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Krita PNG or JPEG not saving?

Instead of using the Save As command, try File > Export and select the desired file type. It proves to be more effective when saving as JPG or PNG.
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When I export a PNG from Krita and upload to a website, it comes out too dark

This is because those websites are processing the PNG using simplistic tools that don't understand embedded colour profiles, while Krita is using a colour profile that's not standard for PNG files. In ...
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Krita brush path

The closest thing you can do to this is convert a vector path to a pixel brush stroke. For my test, I used the calligraphy tool to make a little squiggle on the canvas. This creates a vector path on ...
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What is the Krita equivalent to copy & paste?

If you have made a selection, pressed Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V and a new layer appeared, the selected area is duplicated in the new layer. It's exactly the same as the original and in the same place, so the ...
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Krita: How to apply a stroke effect like in Photoshop

Krita has Layer Styles - so you can do it by adding a stroke effect, similar to Photoshop. The Layer Styles window is under Layer > Layer Style Here I have set a red stroke on a random black shape ...
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In Krita, using the Rectangular Selection Tool how can I delete and get transparency?

Select the Rectangular Selection Tool. In the Tool bar at the top of the canvas, enable Eraser Mode. Now when you make a selection and press delete, it will erase instead of filling the selection with ...
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Drawing lines come out jagged

I will try to point you "whys", and possible fixes in terms of Krita, that is the tool I use. Your machine is too slow to correctly process strokes, dropping information. Try playing with: distance ...
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Apply vignette in Krita

Krita is an excellent digital drawing/painting application, but it wouldn't be my first choice for editing photographs, although it does have basic photo editing tools that can be used. It can ...
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Lock the Zoom and Scroll Bars in Krita

I was having this same problem.. I'm a complete amateur, but here's what I did: Top menu - go to Settings Canvas Input Settings Click on Zoom Settings - this will open a small sub-menu of ...
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How to fit canvas to the actual image?

If you want to trim the surrounding pixels that are outside the canvas boundaries there is Trim to Image size in the image menu. This will crop out all the pixels on all layers that are outside the ...
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Krita: how to add imported image to a layer mask

You can import the file as transparency mask by doing these steps: Select the layer you want to have the mask applied and then go to Layer menu > Import/Export > Import > Import as ...
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Remove grid from PNG

In GIMP you could use the Select by Colour tool to select most of the grey coloured pixels, choose white as the foreground colour, then do Edit > Fill with FG color. Unfortunately, this will also ...
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How does Krita compare to Corel Painter?

I am more familiar with Corel Painter than with Krita, but I will give it a shot Expense This is an obvious one for a lot of people. Corel Painter Essentials costs about $40 minimum. Getting the ...
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is there a way to clone and mirror at the same time in Krita?

I'm not a regular Krita user, but if I was doing this, regardless of which raster software I was using, I'd flatten all the layers temporarily, select and copy part of the image to use as a reflection....
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Create an arrow in Krita

First, create a vector layer: Then, draw a line (you can use shift to help to obtain a true horizontal line): Then, select the mouse tool, and click on the line to select it: You have then access ...
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How to fill in a shape and not have "gaps" between the border and the fill-in colour

In the tool options for the Fill tool, set the Grow Selection and Feathering Radius settings to 1px. This should give a nice smooth result. Obviously, you can adjust these as you like, but having both ...
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How to create nice shadows in krita?

I don't think that this really has anything to do with software you are using, but rather the way that the drawing has been created. There are several problems to address. For an object to have ...
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Line quality issues in GIMP

After a bit of playing around I managed to get the quality of the circle in GIMP up to par with Krita. This does however add a few extra steps to the process. (I'd like to hear if someone knows a ...
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How do I batch import multiple images as individual layers in Krita?

To import multiple images as individual layers in Krita (4.0) you can use Layer > Import/Export > Import layer and then in the file chooser dialog box, select multiple images and then press ...
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Split CMYK channels into separate images or layers using Krita

Image menu has function "Separate Image". It creates the wanted color channels as layers. Keep only one layer visible and close the others in the layers panel. Export the image as single layer Tiff ...
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why are the colors of my JPEG drawing different on my phone then on Krita?

I strongly recommend that when you finish your work and will save a final art, you convert to sRGB. If you did everything right, used correct profiles (or default ones), it will just work fine. Some ...
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How to clear a layer in Krita? delete not working half the time

Apparently just select the layer and hit delete do not work on vector layers. The less annoying thing to do is to use select shapes tool to draw a selection area over everything and hit delete.
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