Krita tutorials: Learn the basics of the digital art software

Welcome to our Krita tutorials. Krita is one of the best free painting programs available and includes a great variety of tools and features. While Photoshop has features that can be useful from painting to photo retouching to photo manipulation, too many options create a tough learning curve for a digital painter.

Krita keeps its interface painter friendly with a clean style and minimal distractions. Tools are accessibly placed, and most of the window is dedicated to the canvas. Since Krita has such a gentle learning curve, it's easy – and important – to familiarise yourself with its features before diving into the painting process. So we've put together a series of tips to get your started. It's definitely worth it as the program is so good it made it into our pick of the best software for digital artists.

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Sara is an illustrator who works with both digital and traditional mediums, and enjoys making YouTube videos teaching on various art topics.