Install Krita digital painting program for Linux Ubuntu. Krita 3.2.0 is released with new G’MIC qt plugin for Linux. It also brings smart patch tool to clean up and remove elements you don’t want and Hard Overlay blending mode. Apart from these there are numerous bug fixes and new features since Krita 3.1.4.
Krita is an open source painting program. Made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone, Krita is the full-featured free digital painting studio for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte and texture painters and in the digital VFX industry.Krita is free software, licensed under the GNU Public License, version 2 or later.
- G’MIC Plugin – Krita 3.2 uses the gmic-qt plugin created and maintained by the authors of G’Mic. This plugin replaces completely the older gmic plugin. On Windows and Linux, the plugin is bundled with Krita and should work out of the box. It’s still rather experimental, though it’s considerably more up to date and stable than the previous gmic integration.
- New Brush Presets – Added Radian’s brush set to Krita’s default brushes. These brushes are good for create a strong painterly look.
- Touch Painting – You can now paint with your fingers. This was in Krita 2.8, but was lost when we did our Qt5 port. It’s back! If you don’t want this, you can disable touch painting support in the settings dialog.
- Smart Patch Tool – Clean up and remove elements you don’t want. This was previously going to be in Krita 4.0, but we managed to get it in this release! Check out the demo below. The tool is in the toolbox with its own set of tool options.
- There are now shortcuts for changing layer states like visibility and lock.
- There is a new dialog from where you can copy and paste relevant information about your system for bug reports.
- The Gaussian Blur filter now can use kernels up to 1000 pixels in diameter
- There is a new blending mode: Hard Overlay
- There have been many fixes to the clone brush
- If previously you suffered from the “green brush outline” syndrome, that should be fixed now, too. Though we cannot guarantee the fix works on all OpenGL systems.
- There have been a number of performancei mprovements as well
- The interaction with the file dialog has been improved: it should be better at guessing which folder you want to open, which filename to suggest and which file type to use.
- Some cleanups when handling OpenGL
- Show a clearer error when loading the wintab32.dll file fails on Windows
- Fix a regression where bezier tools couldn’t close the curve and couldn’t create a second curve
- Fixes for working with multiple windows in subwindow mode where one of the documents is set to “stays on top”
- Fix resetting the Level of Detail cache when changing the visibility of a layer: this fixes an issue where after changing the visibility of a layer, the color picker would pick from an older version of the layer.
- Save the last used folder in the Reference Images Docker
- Don’t create nested autosave documents.
- Add recognizing uc-logic tablets on Linux
- Improve the stabilizer
- Fix loading a custom brush preset that uses the text brush
- Fixes to saving jpg or png images without a transparency channel
Install Krita 3.2.0
Ubuntu users can install Krita 3.2.0 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and other Ubuntu Derivatives by running the following commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install krita
Once installed, open Krita from Ubuntu Dash.