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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!
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Aliciane Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Your resources and tutorials on Krita are awesome, instant watch !
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White-Heron Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
Glad they were helpful! Ask me if there's anything else you need to know.
Thanks for the watch! :)
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Scarlet-Wings-Kaili Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student
:llama: unite! 
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Ico-dY Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :iconcakeplz: :icongrin--plz:
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Wah! Thank you! :heart: :D :heart:
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Ico-dY Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconblush--plz:
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MistressOfHorror Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted to thank you for your amazing Krita tutorials. 
I started using it a few days ago and I was a little bit lost with the layer management, but they were a great help :)
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
You're welcome! :) Krita has a lot of features, but it takes a while to figure out. :D
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Chukkz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey there, your tutorials are cool (I thought instead of leaving individual comments I just leave you one here ^^; )
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Hey, thank you very much! I'm glad you found them helpful! :D Thanks for the watch!
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