Getting Started With Digital Painting Using Krita
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Getting Started With Digital Painting Using Krita

The complete beginners guide to the open-source digital painting software Krita.
3.2 (22 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 35 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to start painting in Krita
  • You will become familiar with most of the powerful tools that Krita has to offer
  • You will know some useful shortcut keys to speed up your workflow
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Requirements
  • Some passion or interest in digital painting might be beneficial
  • A PC or laptop.
  • A Pen and Touch Tablet will be advantageous, although not essential.
Description

Are you interested in dabbling with digital painting but don't know where to begin? Why not try Krita?

Krita is a free open-source digital painting software made for both professionals and newer users. It allows you to paint comics, illustrations, concept art and textures to name a few. Just a simple Google search on Krita will show you some amazing artworks created by people using the free painting software. Thus, mastering this tool can really help you get a headstart on your digital painting career.

In this course, you will get a complete overview of Krita. The course is designed to be concise and easy to understand so that you will be able to master most of its functions in a very short amount of time.

What's in this course?

The course provides a complete overview of Krita.

Specifically,

  • You will start by downloading and installing Krita.
  • You will learn about all the tools in the user interface that you can use at your disposal as a digital painter.
  • You will learn some important shortcut keys that can help speed up your workflow.
  • Finally, you will learn some tips and tricks on how to make your digital painting experience more satisfying through using pen and touch tablets.

By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of the complete interface of Krita and the basics of how to approach digital painting.

Who is this course for?

This will be perfect for the absolute beginner of Krita and the world of digital painting in general. The course is designed so that all concepts and tools are explained in a simple and easy-to-understand manner.

There are no prerequisites, however, having some passion/interest for digital painting might be beneficial.

What is the expected outcome after the course?

By the end of the course, you can expect to go away and start painting whatever you like in Krita. You will have an understanding of the complete interface and functionality of Krita.

The next steps after completing this course will be to go to the next step and learn the concepts of digital painting in general.

This course will continue to expand as new features get added in or if you feel that I haven't covered an aspect that you would like to learn.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in getting started with digital painting
  • Anyone wanting to migrate to Krita for digital painting
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Curriculum For This Course
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The Basics
3 Lectures 09:01

In this video, we will provide an introduction to the course.

Preview 01:03

In this video, we will download and install the open-source digital painting software Krita to our computer so that we can get started with digital painting.

Preview 03:00

In this video, we will open up Krita and setup our canvas. We will look at some important parameters that can define how your final image is rendered.

Preview 04:58
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The Interface
5 Lectures 16:02

In this video, we will briefly look at all the painting tools available on the left-hand side of Krita. We will also briefly discuss the most important tools that you will need to be comfortable with as a digital painter.

Preview 03:39

In this video, we will look at the various color selectors available within Krita. Since color is an integral part of any digital painting software, it is important to know how you can work with the different color selectors in Krita.

The Color Selector
02:17

In this video, we will look at the layer system in Krita. Similar to other digital photo editing software such as Photoshop or GIMP, the layer system allows you to easily organize and plan your digital paintings.

The Layer System
03:33

In this video, we will look at a number of brush presets that are available to you in Krita as well as some of the settings that you can tweak. The brush preset tools are one of the most powerful tools available in Krita and it allows you to really push your digital paintings to a level of awesome!

Brush Settings and Presets
03:54

In this video, we will briefly discuss some of the functionality of the header toolbar in Krita and how it can make the process of digital painting much more efficient as a digital artist.

The Header Toolbar
02:39
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Tips and Tricks
2 Lectures 09:34

In this video, we will discuss some of the most important shortcut keys that can help speed up your workflow as a digital painter and make digital painting more enjoyable. We will also look at how you can define your own shortcut keys.

Shortcut Keys
04:10

In this video, we will learn about the benefits of using a pen and touch tablet for digital painting in comparison to a mouse. We will also recommend some useful pen and touch tablets that are available in the market today.

Using a Pen and Touch Tablet
05:24
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Summary
1 Lecture 01:14

In this lecture, we will conclude the course and provide final words of advice.

Summary
01:14
About the Instructor
Danan Thilakanathan
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12,641 Students
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Self-taught Filmmaker, 3D Animator and Educator

Hi, my name is Danan. I am a Software Engineer by day and a Filmmaker/Animator/Educator by night.

I started out making an animated short film for fun using Blender a few years ago. It was during this time did I realize I had a huge passion for 3D filmmaking. I have spent the past 5 years making animated short films and have learnt a great deal about the entire process of filmmaking and animation.

This is something that I do as a hobby. Animation and filmmaking is something I'm quite passionate about and I spent a few years trying to learn and master this skill. Through heaps of trial and error and researching on my own, I feel I have come a long way. I would now like to impart this knowledge towards others who feel a similar way. 

I know very well, animated filmmaking is hard. Very hard in fact. One of my main goals, is to make the learning process easier for other people. Feel free to check out any of my courses and I hope I have helped you in your quest to achieve your dream! :)