Create and manipulate images with Krita

Krita is the KDE version of GIMP or Photoshop. Actually, it is more than that. For the past ten years it has focused on cartoonists, illustrators, and concept artists in addition to image manipulation until today it is a painting tool designed for concept artists, illustrators, matte and texture artists, and the VFX industry.

You can still use it to easily manipulate images though with most of the simple options such as crop, color and shape selector are on the left hand side. Other more complex tools and filters such as Raindrops are in the top menus.

Installation

To install Krita on Kubuntu 20.04 open up Konsole and type,

sudo apt install krita

After installation Krita can get started either by searching in the Applications menu or by navigating to Applications/Graphis/Krita.

Further information

  • by Boudewijn Rempt
    Today, we’re releasing Krita 4.4.0 beta 2: we found a number of regressions and release blocking bugs. This beta has Android builds too, since we fixed many issues with accessing files on Android: however, because we now add translations the APK files are too big for the Play Store, and you will have to download […]
  • by Wolthera van Hövell
    The summer has come and gone since the 4.3 release, but we have not been sitting still. We had four Summer of Code Students this year, each of which completed their project. One of these projects has already made it into 4.4: The SeExpr fill layers! And that’s not the only new fill layer type… […]
  • by Boudewijn Rempt
    The final evaluations of the Google Summer of Code projects are open now; it’s pencils down time for the students. In 2020, four students have worked really hard on four really exciting projects, of course, so let’s take a look at their achievements! Dynamic Fill Layers in Krita using SeExpr Amy Spark implemented a new […]
  • by Boudewijn Rempt
    In 2018, we reintroducted scripting to Krita. Unlike our previous attempts to provide scripting, this time it took off! People are making all kinds of useful and fun extensions for Krita. Like a new color picker and mixer, a plugin to modify the way Krita’s subwindows are handled, new toolboxes, integration with other applications like […]
  • by Boudewijn Rempt
    Three months after the release of Krita 4.2.9, we’ve got a major new feature release for you: Krita 4.3.0! We’ve spent the past year not just fixing bugs, even though we fixed over a thousand issues, but have also been busy adding cool new stuff to play with. There’s a whole new set of brush […]
  • by Irina Rempt
    Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m an illustrator from Panama. I use Krita to create digital art, but I also work with traditional tools. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? It started as a hobby. Many of my illustrations are created as personal projects. However, I do accept commissions […]
  • by Boudewijn Rempt
    This is the second beta release for Krita 4.3.0. It’s later than expected because our system for making release builds was temporarily unavailable. Since the first beta, the following issues have been addressed: Fix Color picking in freehand path and bezier curve tool (BUG:373037). Fix zooming after changing the image resolution (BUG:421797) Switch the stabilizer […]
  • by Irina Rempt
    Could you tell us something about yourself? Hello, I am a 36-year-old freelance illustrator and concept artist based in Brittany, France. I have worked in the industry since 2007 and am now a freelancer. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? I paint professionally but it is important to me to also […]
  • by Boudewijn Rempt
    Thanks to the hard work of Sharaf Zaman, Krita is now available in the Google Play Store for Android tablets and Chromebooks (not for Android phones). This beta, based on Krita 4.2.9, is the full desktop version of Krita, so it doesn’t have a special touch user interface. But it’s there, and you can play […]
  • by Irina Rempt
    Could you tell us something about yourself? I’m Jeff, a brazilian animator and character designer (sometimes illustrator). I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and cinema, the latter one being completed in 2019, specialized in animation. Do you paint professionally, as a hobby artist, or both? Both, it’s a bit odd, you know, your profession […]

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