Reply to topic

Tutorials that can be done in Krita

valerievk
Registered Member
Posts
170
Karma
1
OS
User avatar Deevad
Registered Member
Posts
289
Karma
0
OS


Mega epic win on making this !

I already spammed everywhere with this links.
Awesome. Really :)
Superbly explained, and in details.


valerievk
Registered Member
Posts
170
Karma
1
OS
... you read everything in 7 minutes? :S

Whoo, now I only have what... 10 more brushes to cover? Aww. x'D
User avatar Deevad
Registered Member
Posts
289
Karma
0
OS
valerievk wrote:... you read everything in 7 minutes? :S

Whoo, now I only have what... 10 more brushes to cover? Aww. x'D

Hehe, not in 7 minutes , I saw them popping on deviantArt 30 minutes ago :D I was doing cleaning of message notification , so I saw them appearing 'real time' while you posted them.


valerievk
Registered Member
Posts
170
Karma
1
OS
Claus confirmed that he's been busy lately, but that he should be able to start updating the wiki again. :)
Still, if any of you want to help him out, here are the files for the pixel brush tutorial:

https://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJa ... WUJMWE5Vag
https://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJa ... TGhvZE1UQw
claus_chr
Registered Member
Posts
39
Karma
1
OS
The third tutorial is up and running here: http://userbase.kde.org/Krita/Tutorial%203A - sorry about the delay.

Valerievk: One image was missing from the uploaded material (the image showing the brush folders). I haven't done anything about it yet. I could crop it from the image of the whole page, but if you have the image lying around anyway, perhaps you could upload it :)

Anyway, I'll try to be a bit faster with the next two installements.
User avatar jensreuterberg
Registered Member
Posts
462
Karma
3
OS
Claus - you taught me something really cool right there... lock transperancy. I did not have a clue about that - so cheers.

I've been thinking allot about Krita tutorials lately and one thing that I've always liked are books and texts that come in different skill sets. My favorite for Photoshop for example was Creative Photoshop CS4 by Derek Lea. Where the writer assumes everyone knows the basics and then goes on to delve into details but surrounding one specific project. Like a classic tutorial: this is what I did, this is whats so specific about it (a way to do some specific style usually (like Low-brow art and posters, specific montages and so on)) and this is how to recreate it without going too much into the technical aspects but instead teaching you the techniques involved.

Kinda like "an artists guide".

Combined that with a "General guide" (that points out the specifics of Krita) a "Quick Tips Guide" (Which gives little pointers (like the "Lock Transperancy" thing) and how they can be used to speed up stuff) and everything should be covered.

The trick is to have time to sit down to do it though :)


KDE Visual Design Group - "prefers to see Plasma Next smash the competition to pieces in the war for the user’s favor, and stand victorious on the battlefield of design!"
valerievk
Registered Member
Posts
170
Karma
1
OS
Whoops! You're right, I forgot an image, here:
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/xw43r

Take your time, I know how annoying all the formatting can be. :D

@jensreuterberg: do you mean alpha locking? Lock transparency is pretty basic, I kind of doubt a Photoshop user doesn't know about transparency locking. xD I've also noticed recently that in other programs, alpha locking is called "clipping," though I don't know if they work the same way as in Krita.

Anyway, I did plan to make step-by-step tutorials, but only once I've finished covering the basics, otherwise it'd be too confusing because of the lack of documentation. It's not a too-high high priority for me either because while such tutorials are part interface tutorials, they're also more drawing tutorials, and there are Much better artists using Krita than me for those (like Deevad, and Anitim has such tutorials on Youtube).

I did upload a small demo pic recently on my DA account: http://white-heron.deviantart.com/#/d5kn48g
It demonstrates some of the stuff covered in my tutorials, so it basically does the opposite of what you're asking: instead of a step-by-step with tips along the way, it's a finished picture pointing to tutorials on basics.

On an unrelated note, I found a really fun trick on Youtube! Try it out, it's pretty fun.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Stx4x41WtU
User avatar jensreuterberg
Registered Member
Posts
462
Karma
3
OS
Heeey... I used Photoshop for years its just that I simply went for a ctrl+click on the layer thumbnail to select it instead. In Krita i used the "Select opaque" to the same effekt - but alphalocking was brilliant.


KDE Visual Design Group - "prefers to see Plasma Next smash the competition to pieces in the war for the user’s favor, and stand victorious on the battlefield of design!"
claus_chr
Registered Member
Posts
39
Karma
1
OS
The Pixel Brush tutorial are both up now here: http://userbase.kde.org/Krita/Tutorial_4A and here: http://userbase.kde.org/Krita/Tutorial_4B. The last tutorial is missing an image: IV.3-6.png, the last but one. I still need to go through the last tutorials to tweak formatting, image size and such things, though.

@jensreuterberg: So the tutorial magic is working already - cool. But I don't want to take credit from the author of these great tutorials: valerievk is the real teacher here; I'm just feeding the stuff into UserBase.
valerievk
Registered Member
Posts
170
Karma
1
OS
That was fast! Weird, all the images seem to be there. Ah! There's a text section just before that got repeated twice ("Some options include: Scale" etc.), so the images numbers were displaced after that. I probably copy/pasted the same text twice by mistake. Because of that it looks as though an image is missing. Whoops?

jensreuterberg, just to clear up any confusion, for me "transparency locking" is just when you lock a layer's transparency value (so you can only draw on area with things already on them). Alpha-locking is when you constrain the visible areas to whatever areas are visible below (to easily add texturing layers and such). :) Though, come to think of it, that's just how I differentiate the features, I never checked the official terms...
User avatar jensreuterberg
Registered Member
Posts
462
Karma
3
OS
@claus and @valerievk: great work both of you!

@valerievk: well either way I had no idea about them. So brilliant, cheers and all.
When I get some more time later this month I've been thinking of testing features in Krita and write them down (to assist, if possible, with the tutorial) - if only there where more hours in the day :)


KDE Visual Design Group - "prefers to see Plasma Next smash the competition to pieces in the war for the user’s favor, and stand victorious on the battlefield of design!"
User avatar Artmessiah
Registered Member
Posts
56
Karma
0
OS
Excellent, Excellent tutorials!!!! Much appreciation for the hard work. Krita needs better exposure and this stuff I'm sure will help a lot of people. Still waiting on the windows version that will bring me home ;) If or when never ending canvas gets added (like mypaint) and a bit more windows friendliness it'll be over for me haha.


valerievk
Registered Member
Posts
170
Karma
1
OS
Infinite canvas mode was one of the successful projects of Google Summer of Code. It may take some time to integrate, but it's definitely planned.

Just out of curiosity, what are the main issues you have on Windows that you think are preventing you from using Krita productively? It also helps the developers to know these things. There are some known issues with windows resizing, for example, but for me that hasn't been a problem for drawing. As a mouse user, the fact that the "speed" input isn't as smooth as on Linux is a bigger problem because I use it to emulate tablet effects ( https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=309619 ) . Some tablet users complain that strokes leave a dot at the beginning because the tablet is sending both a mouse signal and a tablet signal. This is a known bug being worked on I think.

Personally, I was still able to complete drawings with Krita on Windows though. What are the main issues you are having problems with?
valerievk
Registered Member
Posts
170
Karma
1
OS
I am finally, finally done with the Color Smudge Brush tutorial. I decided to tackle it right after the Pixel Brush tutorial because it is possibly the most complicated brush in Krita, and indeed, figuring out how it works was... rather hard. I'm glad I did start with the hard brush though, the rest should be easy in comparison, whee!
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/#/d5p06cn

I don't know if Claus is still around though. Anyway, the files:
https://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJZ ... YUNFQk1UQw

 
Reply to topic

Bookmarks



Who is online

Registered users: alake, Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], boudewijn, brandy_000, bshah, cristian.onet, Exabot [Bot], garthecho, Google [Bot], GreatEmerald, Horus, ken300, koriun, Majestic-12 [Bot], mgraesslin, parzt, peje, Tuukka, vomus, Yahoo [Bot]