Monday, March 16, 2015

Digital Art Freeware

I found this freeware while looking around for a freebie alternative to Adobe Photoshop for a friend. The gallery of user art is pretty impressive, too:

KRITA is a "KDE program for sketching and painting, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters. Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering. Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative working by getting out of the way and with a snappy response. Note that when we say "Krita is a KDE program", that doesn´t mean you need to run the Plasma Desktop to run Krita. It means that Krita as a project is proud to be part of the wonderful KDE community and uses the great framework technology that the KDE community develops. You can run Krita on Windows, Gnome, XFCE, and if you spend some effort even on OSX. There are three versions of Krita: Krita Sketch, for touch devices, Krita Desktop desktop systems and finally Krita Studio, which is like Krita Desktop but supported by KO GmbH. You can find info and the download links for the other Krita programs as well as various Linux ditros on the developer´s download page. A 64-Bit version is also available." (OS: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)


  1. Adobe also offers the CS2 version of PhotoShop as a free download on their site (as well as their other products in the CS2 line). I think you need an Adobe account to reach the page. I've been using PS2 for about a year now. Only irritation is that you have to click on the "Don't Register" button after it loads each time.

  2. Many printers and scanners have a copy of Photoshop Elements on their installation disk. Check yours.

    It's a poor man's version of Photoshop, but it's free and most of us don't need the bells & whistles of the full program anyway.


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