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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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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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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Random hug since I see you online!  :glomp:
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I return your hug with a tackle-glomp! :glomp:
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MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
XD
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your resources and tutorials on Krita are awesome, instant watch !
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
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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