Install Krita 4.0.0 on Ubuntu 17.10 / 16.04 LTS / LinuxMint

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Install Krita 4.0.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 / LinuxMint

Krita team announced a new version 4.0.0, A major release with major new features and improvements: improved vector tools, SVG support, a new text tool, Python scripting and more.

Krita is a free and open source painting tool for artists, illustrators, matte and texture artists, Krita has been in development for 10 years and recently it came to live and having a good response now.

Its interface is similar to those who worked in Photoshop or the open source tool GIMP software and recently they have added this application in the Steam gaming platform and the steamOS Linux OS also.

What's new in Krita 4.0.0

  • New splash screen. 
  • New Colorize Mask Tool 
  • Masked brushes 
  • Overhauled the entire brush set for Krita 4.

So how to install this application in Linux?

It can be installed on Linux using 2 ways
  • Via Official PPA
  • Via AppimaApp image
Method 1: Official PPA

Krita official PPA supports Ubuntu version from 16.10 or newer

Step 1: Add the official repo to your system
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa
Step 2: Update the repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install krita 4.0.0
sudo apt-get install krita krita-l10n

Method 2: Install krita from App image

This method suits for all versions

Step 1: Download the appimage from their official download page or use the below command

Step 2: Give executable permissions to the file as root
chmod 755 krita-4.0.0-x86_64.appimage
Step 3: Execute the file
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