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Draw and Paint Better with Krita

By : Wesley Gardner
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Draw and Paint Better with Krita

By: Wesley Gardner

Overview of this book

Krita is a free, open-source digital painting program with industry-leading functionality and a creative suite of tools able to bring any visual idea to life. It allows for a fast, clean approach to creating digital art, without the hassle of pay-to-play or subscription license fees, but just like all other art software, it takes time and effort to learn it. This book provides a comprehensive look into functional tools, visual problem-solving, and leading painting techniques using Krita to unleash your inner artist. You’ll learn the functionality and tools of Krita for creating digital and print-quality work as well as explore manipulation toolsets, custom brush creation, overviews of color spaces, and layer management. As you progress, you’ll get to grips with ‘key styles’ needed to make professional-grade digital art, through techniques such as photobashing, 3D paint-overs, and more traditional painting methods, along with covering how Krita handles these workflows. Next, you’ll work through a few step-by-step art pieces using the skills and tools learned throughout the book. By the end of this Krita book, you’ll have a solid understanding of the Krita work environment and be able to bring your artistic visions to life with a myriad of leading industry-standard techniques.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Intro to Krita and Digital Art Terminology Review
Part 2: Methods of Visual Communication within Krita
Part 3: Projects Unleashing Your Inner Artist with Krita


In this chapter, we discussed how Krita can grow alongside your artistic growth, some key exercises to always level up your skills, some amazing books from Packt to further your learning, and a few rules and motivational ideas to take with you far beyond these pages.

I want to take this final moment to personally thank you. Thank you not only for taking a chance on this book but also for adding your artistic voice to the world. As I said previously, I think creation always defeats destruction, and your creative voice has made an impact on the world for the better. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your artistic journey – I'm honored.

I'm rooting for you – know that you always have an art guardian angel in me, and know that you have what it takes to make your dreams come true, too.

With great power comes great responsibility, and I can't wait to see the art you create that changes the world.