Do you know Medibang? Help us describe differences between Medibang and Krita

There is one very important and useful section of the Krita Manual: https://docs.krita.org/en/user_manual/introduction_from_other_software.html - it presents differences between Krita and other programs (SAI and Photoshop) so their users can quickly adjust to Krita and start working with their full performance.

There are things like different layer stack philosophy, different shortcuts to navigate through the program, features that are in one program and are missing in the other one.

We would love to have more pages like that, for other software. Problem is, we (well, at least I) know Krita very well, but other programs, not so much. If there is any art program you know quite well (yes, even if it’s MS Paint :wink: ) and you are willing to take part in writing the manual, please respond under this post. We will help you in this process, you won’t be left alone, especially if you never used Gitlab or similar software.

This post is about specifically Medibang, because I wanted to make it focused. But if you’re reading this and you want to write about a different software, you can respond under this post too. If you know Photoshop or SAI, please write, too, those pages are in a dire need of an update. If someone already responded about a software you want to write about, don’t hesitate to write about it anyway - it’s even better if the work is divided.

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I know Medibang, but not Krita! I don’t know whether my knowing Medibang and not knowing Krita would help you, but I’d like to help if I can (and help myself learn Krita in the process).

You know medibang and we know Krita so we can collaborate :+1:t4:

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@Snarkclaw you could try reproducing your workflow in Krita and when you face problems you can just ask here, about how to the specific things in Krita, :smile:

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Sure! I guess I can come up with some easy template which areas to check, like transformation tools, layer types etc. I guess it would be good for the future too…

you can also just ask question about how to do things in krita that you do in medibang here, so that we can tell the answer and document it. and then you can try those things and check if results are same in medibang and krita.

I have Medibang Paint Pro but I barely use it since I mainly use Krita for everything.

I don’t know if the Select Pen and Eraser tool counts as something.

  • Select Pen and Eraser: A bit more convenient than using the lasso or the shape selections, especially if it’s an area that’s a bit more complicated. It’s more precise and you can draw/erase directly with it. Clip Studio Paint also has this feature but they’re called ‘Selection Pen’ and ‘Erase Selection’.

I use them but I stick to the select tool and use [shift] to add a part of the selection or [alt] to remove form the selection. So I don’t know if it counts?

  • Medibang has a cloud storage. When saving artwork it asks whether you want to save on the cloud or pc.

  • A few extra filters.

  • Snap tools (vanishing point, parallel, radial, circle)…

  • And for the comic template, there is a [operation tool] that allows you to edit the panels that are there by default. You can scale the panels, rotate, etc, and and there is a [divide tool] that allows you to divide the panels.

{p.s. I probably missed it if it’s there, I don’t see anything in the manual on the comics manager in Krita. It’s probably something basic but would you mind explaining it for me. Thanks in advance.}

These are the few things I know about the software. I don’t know what else is different really, other than the overall layout. If it’s technically, I don’t know. I don’t use the pressure settings in software, etc…

{edit: I know you had the reference docker before but can I ask for it back? The one Medibang has is quite useful and [Open Canvas] as well}

Clip Studio Paint on the other hand I’m trying to get used to.
It has a lot of features.

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@artrecluse Krita does have that snap Tool. It’s called Assistant Tool and allows you to create different kinds of vanishing points and perspective grids (its the tool with the set-square icon).
It also has something similar to the Select Pen, the selection Layer. It’s similar to the selection mask in Photoshop. You can paint your selection on the selection layer with any brush. However it is kinda tricky to find (in my opinion) in (Krita 4.2.7.1 at least) and should therefore be totally mentioned.

In case anyone is wondering how to get the selection layer: Open the drop down of the Add Layer Button in the layer docker and chose Local Selection. The lection layer will be new child layer (you maybe have to expand the parent to see it). Or if you have already selected something, go to the Select menu and click on Edit selection, now you have a Layer you can paint on with red and white to create a selection.

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@takiro Thanks. I’m aware of both. It’s funny that I used the assistant tool before I wrote that and didn’t even realize. :laughing:

I know that software (only through screenshots), but it is my girlfriend who is using it (she paints on mobile phones). Maybe I will get her try Krita on Android, if her phone is capable of running it… But that depends on her lol.

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“Select Pen and Eraser” – In Krita they are implemented as Selection Masks.
Try “Select -> Show Global Selection Mask,” then you paint on it, with any brush preset you want. Yay!

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