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Krita

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Krita is a free and open source painting program which is exclusively designed for both amateur and professional artists. Based on most of its users’ feedback, the sketching and painting tool is described as an alternative to Photoshop due to its fully-featured interface and fast painting functionality.

Category

Drawing Tools Free

Features

• Brush stabilizers - Add a stabilizer to the brush to smoothen it out
• Pop-up Palette: Quickly pick colors and brushes by right-clicking on the canvas
• 9 unique brush engines made to satisfy specific needs
• Resource Manager: Import brush and texture packs from other artists
• Mirroring tools
• Drawing assistants range from drawing ellipses to creating curvilinear perspective with the Fisheye Point tool
• Layer Managment

License

Proprietary

Price

• Free

Pricing

Subscription

Free Trial

Available

Users Size

Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 Enterprise (>1001 employees)

Company

Krita

What is best?

• Brush stabilizers - Add a stabilizer to the brush to smoothen it out
• Pop-up Palette: Quickly pick colors and brushes by right-clicking on the canvas
• 9 unique brush engines made to satisfy specific needs
• Resource Manager: Import brush and texture packs from other artists
• Mirroring tools

What are the benefits?

• HDR Support: Open, save, edit and author HDR and scene-referred images
• OpenGL Enhanced: Increased canvas rotation and zooming speed
• Wrap-around mode: Continue painting and watch all of the references update instantly
• Intuitive UI: Create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools

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Ease of use
9.0
8.0
Features & Functionality
9.2
8.7
Advanced Features
9.1
9.4
Integration
9.0
8.4
Performance
9.1
8.4
Customer Support
9.2
9.4
Implementation
9.9
Renew & Recommend
7.6
Bottom Line

Krita is a free and open source painting tool designed for concept artists, illustrators, matte and texture artists, and the VFX industry.

9.1
Editor Rating
8.7
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Krita is a free and open source painting program which is exclusively designed for both amateur and professional artists. Based on most of its users’ feedback, the sketching and painting tool is described as an alternative to Photoshop due to its fully-featured interface and fast painting functionality.

As an artist tool, it has been providing an innovative solution for concept and texture artists, illustrators, and VFX (Visual Effects) artists in the filmmaking industry. In addition, the program is ideal for 2D or 3D artists in the games industry.

Krita is using traditional painting techniques; but, regarded also as having the capability to replace Corel Painter, it innovates them by offering creative tools that work smoothly with any graphic tablets. The painting program offers sets of tools; namely, smoothing, mirroring, pressuring, transforming, layering, and color mixing or blending.

Krita also supports the usage and manipulation of HDR or high dynamic range images, which are realistic looking photos. Built with more than 9 brush engines, Krita provides many types of brushes that artists can use. These brushes are designed to perform unique and special functions, and they are used to satisfy specific needs. Moreover, users will be able to create their own brushes and tag them through a unique tagging system.

To help users organize their drawings, Krita is offering a tool that allows them to manage layers. Through this functionality, users will be able to combine and group drawings. Krita comes with a wide variety of icc working space profiles for every need, with a color space browser to visualize and explore them. In addition to training and educational material found on the Internet, Krita produces its own training material to help you learn all of the tools fast.

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