Welcome to the Krita 4.1 Manual!

Welcome to Krita’s documentation page. Krita is a sketching and painting program designed for digital artists.

As you learn about Krita, keep in mind that it is not intended as a replacement for Photoshop. This means that the other programs may have more features than Krita for image manipulation tasks, such as stitching together photos, while Krita’s tools are most relevant to digital painting, concept art, illustration, and texturing. This fact accounts for a great deal of Krita’s design.

The manual as epub


User Manual

Discover Krita’s features through an online manual. Guides to help you transition from other applications.


Tutorials and Howto’s

Learn through developer and user generated tutorials to see Krita in action.


Getting Started

New to Krita and don’t know where to start?


Reference Manual

A quick run-down of all of the tools that are available


General Concepts

Learn about general art and technology concepts that are not specific to Krita.


Krita FAQ

Find answers to the most common questions about Krita and what it offers.



Textures, brush packs, and python plugins to help add variety to your artwork.


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