Krita alternate themes

Seven years ago I distributed a set of theme for Krita that became the defaults. You can switch between a dark, a darker, a bright and a neutral already by just going into the top menu of your Krita, Settings → Themes.

But today, I share a new set of alternates themes I created for various reasons. I kept them so far on my install but today I made cleanup and kept five that merit to be shared. You'll find them under along with a description and a screenshot. The install and download instruction are at the bottom of this post.

Krita bright neutral

A theme a bit brighter than the Krita bright default and with a neutral gray selection color.
That's a color theme I use system wide on my Plasma desktop, but more rarely with Krita itself.



Krita midgray bright ice

This is a derivation over the default "Krita bright" theme. Slightly darker, this theme blend the background of the preset icons into the background of the user interface. I find this theme very convenient to draw my sketches or to do line-art, when working over white or bright gray backgrounds.



Krita midgray focus teal

A theme I created for a friend who liked a lot the default dark theme with teal highlight of the software "Clip Paint Studio" (eg: clip paint screenshot ). The colors differs a bit, because the user interface elements of Krita are really different but I think I did a correct work "eye-balling" the general mood.


Krita midgray focus blue

A derivation of the previous theme I did for myself but this time using blue as a color for highlight. I finally adopted it on long term. You probably saw this one since monthes on the screenshot I share on social network. The value is slightly darker than a pure midgray and it gives a "dark room ambiant" to create shiny color effect. Perfect for the colors I work on Pepper&Carrot.



Krita dark high contrast gold

This one was a request I get two weeks ago on the Krita IRC channel: a dark theme with strong gold color highlight on the selected elements to help in case of visual impairment with a strong contrast while keeping a dark user interface. After discussions with the requester of the theme to get an idea of what type of theme was efficient; we found an example and I took inspiration to the Yellow theme made by Mrtz found on this wonderfull thread the Blender Community made with many theme.



Install

1. Download the zip containing the five themes here: 2019-01-04_krita4-alternate-color-schemes.zip, 4KB
2. Open Krita, go to the top menu: Settings → Manage Resources and click the Open Resource Folder button.
3. Your file explorer now should open at the location of where Krita store your preferences
    (eg. Dolphin opens /home/deevad/.local/share/krita for me, deevad on GNU/Linux).
4. In this folder create a new folder named: color-schemes
5. Extract the five *.colors files you found on the zip inside the color-schemes directory. Like that:



That's all. When you are done, close Krita and re-open it. Now you can switch to the new theme going to the top menu Settings → Themes (tested on GNU/Linux and a Krita 4.1.x,  I can't test on Windows or Mac).

I hope you'll like them!

Licence: the zip and *.color files are CC-0 ressources, public domain.

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  victorhck

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> (tested on GNU/Linux and a Krita 4.1.x, I can't test on Windows or Mac).
and a Plasma screenshot!

Please marry me!! :)

've phun!! and thanks for that!!

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  Deevad

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Haha! Thank you :)

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  victorhck

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BTW, translated to spanish and shared this tutorial in my little blog:

https://victorhckinthefreeworld.com/201 … vid-revoy/

Thanks for your work! :)

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  Tim Jones

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Thank you for sharing. I opted for the "Dark High Contrast Gold", it's absolutely beautiful.

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  Vasile Guta-Ciucur

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Thank you, the last one is the best!

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  Mu*Tant

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I'm Windows user. I used it with Windows 10 (Krita 4.1.7).
I chose "Krita dark high contrast gold".
It is a very nice theme.
Thank you!!!

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  David REVOY

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Thank you for the feedback!

I was affraid this install trick wasn't compatible with other platform, but now I feel better about my instructions :)

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  JackTheVulture

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Oh man that dark theme with the gold. I can't resist. Black and Gold is such a nice aesthetic.

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  Fabian

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All themes tested on Krita 4.1.7 on Windows 10, and every one works fine.

I suppose that being only a file with the specification of colors, the risk of problems is minimal.

Thanks David, I chose to use the Krita midgray focus blue, it seemed very nice, and I feel that it does not exhaust the eyes so much.

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  David REVOY

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Many thanks for the feedback!

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