Krita Desktop 3.0

A free graphic design application that puts powerful virtual design tools found in premium products in your hands

  • Category:

    Graphics Editors

  • Version:

    3.0

  • Works under:

    Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.0 (10)

Krita is an open-source graphics editor that has thousands of features and tools to choose from. According to the developers, this software was created for hobbyist designers who aren’t ready to spend huge sums of money on professional programs. Even though Krita is completely free, you can produce stunning images as long as you are willing to spend some time honing your skills. This software also has a thriving community that can answer any questions you might have.

Anyone who has ever taken a look at paid design apps knows just how expensive those programs can be. A commercial app could easily cost you thousands of dollars, and the learning curve is often incredibly steep. With Krita, you are going to have access to a long list of design tools as well as a helpful community. This program has all of the features that you will ever need to produce high-quality digital images. Learning how to use this piece of software is going to take some time, but the results will be worth it.

When you first install Krita, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of buttons and menus. Luckily, there are dozens of online tutorials and guides for this program. After you open a new project, you will be able to import an image from your computer or start a new design from scratch. Krita has countless tools to choose from including a customizable paintbrush with an auto-stabilizer. As you are applying a new color or shape, this program stabilizes your lines so that they are smooth and consistent.

For more complex images, you can use multiple layers to create dazzling effects. If you ever run into any problems, then you might want to take a look at some of the community packs, extensions, and add-ons. There are multiple Krita communities all over the internet, and many users have created custom tools for this program. Some of those individuals will even create personalized tools if you make requests on their forums or message boards.

Another feature that sets Krita apart from most other programs is its open-source code. As you become more familiar with Krita, you might want to take a look at the source code and make some changes. The developers are also very responsive to feedback, and they constantly update the app based on user reviews. Krita is currently a free piece of software, but the developers do accept donations.

Pros:

  • Completely free software
  • Thousands of tools and features
  • Helpful community
  • Active developers

Cons:

  • User-made features can be buggy
  • Limited official documentation
  • Poor touch controls

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