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Tutorials that can be done in Krita

claus_chr
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Oh, I'm here :-)

Right now I'm busy translating interface strings - we don't have too much time to finish before it's showtime, so I won't be able to do anything about the new tutorial until after new year. I'll download the files right away, though.

Btw. it looks awsome - as always!
valerievk
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That's completely fine, take your time! I was just hoping you'd notice before the link expires.
I was pretty slow finishing the tutorial this time, and it Is the Holidays season after all, so take as long as you need.

Happy Holidays to all of you! :)
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Hello Valerievk,

THANKS a lot indeed for your last tutorial, for sure it is a magnificent Christmas' present ;)

With your tutorials you have greatly contributed to Krita!
In addition, their quality is outstanding: No doubt about this....

Best regards and happy new year to all
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You're welcome! Happy New Year to all of you too! Actually, I'm pretty sure they're too technical for most users, who'll be content with all the great presets available. And most users probably want step-by-step drawing processes. Still, I think at least one technical-ish tutorial should be available as reference to what the different settings do.

Oh by the way, for the tablet users out there, there's something I need to ask:
- I use the "draw dynamically" mode to make smooth dynamics transitions. For example, if I set size to speed, draw dynamically makes the size transitions quite smooth.
- I need to know if this "smoothing" function also works with tablets.

If you set size to pressure, does "draw dynamically" also make your size transitions smoother, or will it still remain as irregular as your hand stability? I got a question by a tablet user on how to draw smooth lines. Since my next tutorial is on a few line brushes, I want to add in whether the trick I use can be used by tablet users or not.
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Another one for now: Curve, Particle and Dyna brushes.
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/#/d5qluts

Files: https://www.yousendit.com/download/UW16 ... VlVsYzlVag

Even with all three together, they're still simpler than the Pixel and Color Smudge Brushes individually. xD

By the way, question: would it be possible to enable assistants in the Drawing Dynamically mode? Right now you can only use assistants in normal brush mode. By using both together, it'd be possible to more smoothly place dynamics along a path.
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Hm... I'm not sure how to implement that. I guess Lukas Tvrdy would know, though.
valerievk
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Thanks for the quick answer!

Ack, I had to fix something in the tutorial I just posted. For the wiki, please use this updated version:
https://www.yousendit.com/download/UW16 ... UmtpR01UQw
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Sorry to add to your workload, but by now I've decided that I want to finish these brush tutorials before the next release. :P Take your time for the wiki updates:
https://www.yousendit.com/download/UW16 ... MUJqQTlVag

So anyway, next tutorial out: Sketch, Hairy and Chalk brushes
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/#/d5ro6g7

D'aww, I used the wrong shortcut in one of the pictures. Please replace the picture file A.II-1.png with this one:
http://i46.tinypic.com/10rjlzp.png
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Hey Boud, as I promised, here's a list of tutorials and resources for Krita:

Krita Documentation and Resources


Userbase Wiki: This is currently under heavy development. Volunteers are always welcome to add content!
http://userbase.kde.org/Krita

Comics with Krita: This series of Youtube tutorials will show you how to create comics with Krita from start to finish:
- Intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBfv8t9r4dQ
- Interface: Document creation, overview of general interface, tools, dockers and preferences
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiOvekdqC9Q
- Frames: Grids, vector frames and shapes, alternatives
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7fPGrpwtWg
- Sketch: Disable alpha to restrict painting to frame, brush settings and presets, sketching, transform tools, assistants for radial lines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg74sKO8uz0
- Ink: Inking with the sketch brush, bucket tool, patterns, gradients on erase mode, hatching tool,assistants
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lslR6jlU4zE
- Color: Solid colors, shading with Modes, brush settings (Sketch brush, Airbrush etc.),
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecPfsjbtgEw
- Export: Export options, file type conversion, import into Scribus, options and adjustments in Scribus, pdf conversion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmm747kSqNA
Support Krita by buying the DVD here:
http://krita.org/component/content/arti ... with-krita

Start to finish:
- Pencil to Digital: Start to finish with pencil, Gimp, Krita and MyPaint
http://www.davidrevoy.com/?article129/p ... l-painting
- Painting hangout: Long video explaining both the painting process and the interface
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfJLz5C1SRg

Krita interface tutorials: This series of tutorials explain Krita's interface and brush mechanisms.
- Basics: Some of Krita's most useful interface features
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d5e2iij
( Wiki version: http://userbase.kde.org/Krita/Tutorial_1 )
- Layers and editing: Layer management and features, masks, selections and transformations
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/galle ... 6#/d5i9t3c
( Wiki version: http://userbase.kde.org/Krita/Tutorial_2 )
- Brushes - General: Common "issues", brush management, drawing modes and assistants
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/galle ... 6#/d5k5xrn
( Wiki version: http://userbase.kde.org/Krita/Tutorial_3A )
- Pixel Brushes - Part 1: Brush tips, paint built-up behaviors and blending modes
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/galle ... 6#/d5k5y49
( Wiki version: http://userbase.kde.org/Krita/Tutorial_4A )
- Pixel Brushes - Part 2: Shape and color dynamics
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/galle ... 6#/d5k5yj4
( Wiki version: http://userbase.kde.org/Krita/Tutorial_4B )
- Color Smudge Brush
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/galle ... 6#/d5p06cn
- Curve, Particle and Dyna brushes
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/galle ... 6#/d5qluts
- Sketch, Hairy and Chalk brushes
http://white-heron.deviantart.com/galle ... 6#/d5ro6g7
- Hatching, Grid, Spray and Experiment brushes
(work in progress, I'll give you the link in a few days)

Video tutorials
- Tablet setup in Ubuntu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=738kyim12G0
- Composition docker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngov6Xh8Zew
- Brush creation tips: Brush engines and dynamics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnol3izUXvA
- Brush engines, presets and preset management:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yoNCVkkSR0
- Brush resizing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IneodMMWdZg
- Gear effects:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Stx4x41WtU

Timelapse Videos:
- Owl Princess: Made with MyPaint and Krita
http://www.davidrevoy.com/?article134/o ... -timelapse
- Princess Krahe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFrpRStWklM
- Robot sketching:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u_rIn5ihLU
- Character design:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U120OLj7Nw
- Animal sketching:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2T29daZPdU
- Girl with puppet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0M1PttwT54
- Quick sketch and inking of a girl:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0qNo4uBI1w

Resources:
- Brush set by Deevad:
http://www.davidrevoy.com/?article123/krita-brushkit-v2
- Brush set by Ramon Miranda:
http://www.ramonmiranda.com/2012/09/new ... later.html
- Brush set by Al-dy:
http://al-dy.deviantart.com/art/Aldys-B ... -196128561

Does that seem too detailed? Since Krita is a complicated program though, I think it's useful for users to be able to locate specific content at a glance. Also, it shouldn't look that messy once it's been properly formatted, like:
- Basics ( Wiki version ) : Some of Krita's most useful interface features
(I can help with the code for the formatting if you want. The blog uses html right?)

Does anybody have anything else to add? :) Animtim, I tried to give more descriptive texts to your various video tutorials, but feel free to propose your own version. Same for everyone else: feel free to propose your own descriptions for the tutorials and resources. Anyway, I'm going to check the links now, please tell me if you find any mistakes. Edit: I checked all the links, they Should be correct now, but feel free to double-check.
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Wow,this is Fantastic Tutorial.Brilliant effort! :)

Just few days back I have updated my first thread on Car designing tutorial with a written set of instructions as a tutorial with a topic "What do you need in car designing and what are few basic things you should keep in mind while designing cars?"
So please check this out too,Incase if you are a car designer (Made keeping Krita in mind but a must for even those designers not using Krita).
viewtopic.php?f=137&t=109376#p256107

And yes,just was about to forget to mention about using Textures in Vector Layers.
Please include this in next tutorials.I have started a thread regarding this too,but yet not got any response.
viewtopic.php?f=137&t=109638

Last edited by Aman Shah on Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Hello Valerievk,

First of all, THANKS a lot indeed (really!) for your tutorials.
They look quite professional and shed a lot of light about the different brush engines. :)

In my view, the documentation is already good and the Wiki is a great way to learn many tricks by way of all its links.

IMHO, it would be useful to have a list of all shortcuts available with Krita 2.6.
Once in a while, in this same forum, there are some users asking about the right shortcut to use for a tool.
For instance, for Gimp there is this list:
http://www.gimpusers.com/gimp/hotkeys

Needless to say, you can take a look at every shortcut by simply opening the different Menu (File, Help etc) on Krita :)
Nonetheless, having a list with all shortcuts would be faster (not to mention you might print this list in order to learn them by heart).

Today, I have noticed many shortcuts have been modified and this might be documented as well:
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=313217

Best regards,

Silvio Grosso
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Hi everyone,

Just in case they are missing, another resource for Krita to add in the new wiki web-page might be a link directing to this web-page:
viewtopic.php?f=137&t=95557

In this old post, the artist ALeXeY(akaNord3D) explained how to use the blend mode in Krita.

Since Krita appears as the open source software with the most impressive set of blend modes I am sure it would be nice to give them some credit ;)
Besides, the images created by Alexey to try to explain these options are really cool and surely deserve to get a great exposure ;D
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Thank you! Added the blend modes! :D
I really don't have time to make a list of shortcuts. I've already put off way too many other things to do my series of tutorials (four months guys, I've been at it for four months! Wait, my first tutorial was in September. 5 months guys! :'( ), and after this I'm planning to take a break. If someone else makes a list of Krita shortcuts though, I'll gladly add it. :)

Aman Shah: Unfortunately, "Watch as many tutorials made for Other programs on car design" doesn't qualify as a Krita tutorial. Sorry. :( In fact, please look at those tutorials, and reproduce them in -Krita-, complete with screenshots of the work in progress and a picture of the final product (it must be something you do yourself by the way, not pictures of cars made by other people with other programs). Then we'll happily add it. :)

Also, feature requests are not tutorials, please don't mention them here, it derails the thread and is rather impolite. :( Please be aware that all the developers are very, very busy stabilizing features and fixing bugs for the upcoming release, so they don't necessarily have time to respond to everything.

(also, adding a feature or improving features takes time. I remember waiting 5 years for Gimp to add basic brush resize! In terms of improving features, ask yourself: if it were that easy, wouldn't the devs have done it already?)
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I've started the shortcut list yesterday.
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Awesome! Thanks! :D

 
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