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