I built a small tool for Krita to create comic pages with cutting marks and layouts to start with, similar to what Clip Studio Paint EX gives you. It allows you to set the paper size that's printed on, the bind (finish) size, the bleed width, the resolution and the orientation. It then generates a Krita image with nicely structured frames to quickly get started. Simply select the "Box" layer inside the frame and then add your layers in alpha inheritance mode on top of it. All frames are set up as rectangles on vector layers, which makes it easy to adjust them to your liking. And when you're done and ready to give it into printing, you can simply hide the layer that indicates the finished size.

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Support & Contribution

If this tool is useful to you and/or if you want to support its further development, please consider a (small) donation. Additionally being able to generate OpenRaster files for MyPaint would be quite cool for example. Or laying down a whole comic strip and then generate all files at once. :-)

Another great way to contribute would be by creating additional layouts (see the in-application help for details) or by providing translations. Please leave a comment if you are interested in this. Of course sharing this tool and spreading the word helps as well.

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ComicCreator ComicCreator3 ComicCreatorLayers

4 Responses to “A Comicpage creator for Krita”

  1. Dave
    October 4th, 2016 at 16:26
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    Hi:
    I was wondering if there is a readme on how to install this on Linux. It shows up as an executable but I am not sure what to do with it… :(

    Thanks,
    Dave :)

  2. Moritz
    October 4th, 2016 at 16:44
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    There is no install. You set the executable flag on the downloaded file an then run it either by double clicking it in your file manager or through a terminal.

    E.g. this page lists some ways to set the executable flag:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/229589/how-to-make-a-file-e-g-a-sh-script-executable-so-it-can-be-ran-from-termina#229592

    Hope this helps and kind regards,
    Moritz

  3. paddywwoof
    January 13th, 2017 at 18:17
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    This seems very handy. On ubuntu 16.04 download, copy to working krita directory, change to executable

  4. Fredconv
    February 16th, 2017 at 23:09
    4

    HI

    thanks for the tool

    I m trying to add an extra 2nd layout into the json file.
    i ve check the json example you provide, but i can find the right syntax to add a second one. (should it be inside the array ? or outside ?

    Could you give a json example with 2 layouts inside please ?

    thanks

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