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Grab your shiny Krita 2.6 release! :D Linux users probably know what to do. For you Windows users out there, you can grab either Krita 2.6, or Krita 2.6.8.3. : www.kogmbh.com/download.html

Krita 2.6.8.3 is, in fact, the work-in-progress version of Krita 2.7. So, it's possibly less stable, but also has shiny new features, such as:
- Textures can now be used for Color Smudge (and Hatching brushes) too! Is it cool? Yes it is! :D
- Textures are now more dynamic with a "Strength" option, which allows you to control the intensity of textures. Read more about it here: www.davidrevoy.com/?article107…
- The normal freehand drawing mode now comes with better smoothing options. Just choose "Weighted Smoothing" in tool options, adjust the settings (increase the weight), and that's it!
- Vector drawing in Krita seems to work a lot better now. Just make a vector layer, use any of the vector tools, and draw away. There's even a new freehand path tool where you can adjust settings. It seems that it will come with start and end markers options, so you'll be able to easily make arrowed lines! It doesn't seem to work yet, but it's definitely a great idea!

Well, I'm telling all this to Windows users, but it won't do you any good if it doesn't work, would it? Well, Krita 2.6.8.3 is running just fine on my Windows XP machine! So uninstall all previous versions of Krita and go grab it now! A few things:
- It takes a while to install. Don't worry, that's normal.
- It takes a while to start up, as with previous versions. Don't worry, that's normal too.
- The default setting was a bit too dark for me, you can change it in Settings -> Theme.
That's it, really. Have fun!
  • Mood: Cheerful

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ei9 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
fantastic stuff that you got here. Hope that you don't faving a few of your masterpieces! keep doing what you been doing and Season's greetings to you and yours!
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White-Heron Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you, and Season's greetings to you too! :D
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AwezomeSam Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your for creating all of these Krita tutorials. Great help for me who's just getting started with that software and has a hard time figuring out all these settings. Cheers!
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
I'm glad they were helpful! Cheers to you too! :D
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artelizdesouza Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'd like to thank you for your Krita tutorials. I've been switching between GIMP, MyPaint and Krita to work on each drawing of mine, because I don't know how to use all of these programs advanced mode, so, I use what I know in each one... and it makes my work take longer to finish. I'll study your Krita tutorials carefully, because I really want to work on Krita quite exclusively. Thanks a lot, God bless you!
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Thanks for the feedback! :) Krita's interface seems complicated at first, but once you've taken the time to learn it and set it up, the interface is pretty neat. Good luck! :D
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artelizdesouza Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! Just wanna tell ya that after reading your brushes tutorial for Krita, I finally set up a preset to lineart comfortable to me. I no longer need to lineart on Mypaint and then finish on Krita. I do everything on Krita. And when I want to do something more sketchy, I use MyPaint. Thanks a lot, God bless you.
See here three drawings 100% Krita-made: 
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Wow! The linearts in your art are really clean! And your drawings are really nice! I'm glad I was able to help! :D
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GerritJordaan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its good to see someone that creates tutorials for open Source art software. Its so hard to find any good in depth tutorials on Krita or Incscape. Commercial software like Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter get too much credit. When I came across your page it were an instant watch. Would love to see more. :D Keep up the good work.
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
You're welcome! I'm glad I could help. :)
Krita is a relatively new program, in the sense that development really accelerated a few years ago, so it hasn't grown a big userbase familiar with all its features (enough to start making in-depth tutorials on their own) yet. But it's getting better. :)
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