Draw and Paint Better with Krita

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Draw and Paint Better with Krita

Draw and Paint Better with Krita

person icon Wesley Gardner

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language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2023

architecture icon Arts & Crafts,Lifestyle,Drawing


This eBook includes

Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 426

ISBN : 9781801072526

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Master the art of digital painting with the help of this full-color guide by learning how to implement blending layers, as well as use brushes, color wheels, and techniques using the power of the free tools provided by Krita

Key Features

  • Unlock the powerful tools offered by Krita to create customizable UIs
  • Discover useful tips, tricks, and hacks to build compelling designs and speed up your digital workflow
  • Learn how to use the brush tool and manage colors to create beautiful artwork

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • Use layers, layer management, and layer blending modes to make images pop
  • Understand Krita’s default workspace and customize it
  • Understand the terminology of digital visual communication (dots per inch, resolution, and more)
  • Explore color in a digital space, such as RGB profiles and Look-Up-Tables (LUTS)
  • Discover the color wheel for painting and learn how digital color (light and alpha channels) works as opposed to traditional painting materials
  • Focus on proper layer management for easy, non-destructive manipulation of art pieces quickly

Who this book is for

If you're an artist wanting to take your artwork and portfolio to a professional level, then this book is for you. You'll need some experience using art creation software (ideally Krita, Photoshop, or Clip Studio Paint) before you jump in, but beginners willing to use external sources to keep up will find plenty of useful information. Artists looking to upgrade their skills for work in the entertainment industry will benefit the most from this digital art book.

Draw and Paint Better with Krita

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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