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    Krita Digital Painting Software

    Post  Flowteau on Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:21 pm

    I've just discovered this free digital art (not just "image manipulation") program that had a major release just today! It's available for both Windows and Linux! My download just finished, and I'll report with my findings sometime soon.

    http://kritastudio.com/desktop.html


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    Re: Krita Digital Painting Software

    Post  Flowteau on Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:44 pm

    Five minute impression:

    -This is good. Get it. I don't know if it's better than Gimp, but at least the UI seems easier to use.

    -I haven't tried customizing stuff, so I don't know how limited shortcut setting is yet.

    -My only problem so far is I imported a .psd I'm working on, and it came up as just one layer. This could just be my own file's problem because a guy on the net couldn't reproduce the problem, though. I'll check my save settings.

    I'll try blending modes/transforming/placing textures soon.


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    Re: Krita Digital Painting Software

    Post  Flowteau on Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:53 pm

    It turns out importing layers for .psds only works when the file is 8bit color, which doesn't make much sense because the program itself can make stuff in 16bit. There's no issue since I couldn't even tell the difference when I turned a copy to 8bit.

    Brush strokes seem to take longer to calculate than in Photoshop on my silly high resolutions, but that shouldn't be a problem for anything other than laying out large areas of solid color (a task that doesn't need advanced effect brushes anyway).



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    Re: Krita Digital Painting Software

    Post  Bozwaldo on Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:46 am

    Flowteau wrote:It turns out importing layers for .psds only works when the file is 8bit color, which doesn't make much sense because the program itself can make stuff in 16bit.

    Just to be pedantic, but I think you mean to day "8 bit per channel". 8-bit color means 256 colors total.

    But overall it sounds good. At the very least it has to be superior to FireAlpaca.


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    Re: Krita Digital Painting Software

    Post  Flowteau on Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:00 am

    I see.


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    Re: Krita Digital Painting Software

    Post  Flowteau on Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:57 pm

    I'm thinking about memorizing color codes and typing out my color choices so I can be even more keyboard-oriented in Photoshop. I wonder which would be more efficient: regular RGB or hex notation.


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    Re: Krita Digital Painting Software

    Post  Bozwaldo on Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:24 pm

    If I understand you correctly, hex notation would just be writing RGB but with hex numerals instead of base ten, but with fewer digits -- so yes hex would be more efficient.


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