Krita 4.3 Released with Watercolor Effect Brush Presets

June 19, 2020 — Leave a comment

Krita

Free open-source painting software Krita 4.3 was released as the new major released a days ago.

Krita 4.3 brings over 1000 bug-fixes and many new features that include:

  • New set of brush presets that evoke watercolor painting.
  • Color mode in the gradient map filter
  • New palettize filter and high pass filter
  • Allow to adjust the opacity and lightness on colored brush tips separately.
  • The GIMP image hose format (gih) supports multiple dimensions
  • Snapshot docker allows to save certain stats of progress.
  • Brand new magnetic selection tool.
  • Gradients can now be painting as spirals.

How to Install Krita 4.3 in Ubuntu:

Krita is available as Snap and Flatpak packages, though neither are updated at the moment of writing.

Krita Lime PPA maintains .deb packages for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher (not updated at the moment of writing).

For those who can’t wait, grab the .appimage package from:

Download Krita

Then right-click on the “krita-4.3.0-x86_64.appimage” file,

  • go to Properties > Permissions
  • enable “Allow executing file as program” checkbox
  • Right-click and select run the file to launch Krita.

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