Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program designed primarily for digital painting and animation purposes. It features a low-distract UI, high-quality OpenGL accelerated canvas, color management support, advanced brush engine, non-destructive layers and masks, group-based layer management, vector artwork support and switchable customization profiles.
It is for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte and texture painters and in the digital VFX industry.
Krita runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux and macOS.
Some of Krita features:
In addition to painting, Krita comes with vector, filter, group, and file layers. Combine, order, and flatten layers to help your artwork stay organized.
Use a drawing aid to assist you with vanishing points and straight lines. The Assistant Tool comes with 9 unique assistants to help you make that perfect shape.
Do quick vertical and horizontal mirroring with the tools on the toolbar. If you need a more advanced mirroring tool, check out the Multibrush Tool. This allows you to rotate the mirroring, along with adding more axis for a kaleidoscope effect.
Highlight a portion of your drawing to work on. There are additional features that allow you to add and remove from the selection.
Open PSD files that even Photoshop cannot open. Load and save to PSD when you need to take your artwork across different programs.
Full Color Management
Krita supports full color management through LCMS for ICC and OpenColor IO for EXR, allowing you to incorporate Krita into your existing color management pipeline.
Krita is the only dedicated painting application that lets you open, save, edit and author HDR and scene-deffered images.
Bend, distort, move, or liquefy your selections. You can do these operations directly, or nondestructively through transformation masks.
Choose and manage your colors. Mix colors with the Digital Colors Mixer. Select your colors in a compact fashion with the Small Color Selector.
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