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... and you're all invited to the party!

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  • get to know other MyPaint users
  • showcase your art
  • participate in challenges
  • read or offer tutorials
  • ask questions / ask for help
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Group Info

This is a group that promotes the free and open-source painting software "MyPaint": Open Membership.

Note: MyPaint is a software!
Founded 6 Years ago
Feb 17, 2010


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Links 'n' stuff..

MyPaint is at On the front page, there's links to download the program for both Linux and Windows, as well as links to related projects.

There's a bunch of MyPaint Tutorials on the MyPaint Resources page, and there might be even more on the Wiki or in the Forum.

Also, be sure to checkout Deevad's very cool time-lapse video showing his use of MyPaint.

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RDA2016 Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  New Deviant
Hi guys.Thank´s for accepting me.
I´m a begginer on Devianart and i would like share my work to you and if possibel,get encouragement to produce more and more paintings.
hexadecimal-rainbow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, I just realized why my submission wasn't accepted: I submitted to the wrong folder :iconfacepalmplz:
CamaroLp Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's not so big problem really. I usually send request to add the work to the right folder, some others accept and move works to the right folders. But here are only few of us still active
OdysseyWestra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just letting you guys know that you need to update your links since we had to switch to Github pages. MyPaint is now at
nikola-kovac Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Trying out MyPaint. What a great tool! Love the original concepts like picking the layer/brush settings. Infinite canvas and such.. But I am missing couple of features, which I either didn't found are lacking but would make a huge difference.

1. Some sort of layer thumbnails. (Can it be turned on? couldn't find it) Without some kind of visual reminder,  keeping track what is in which layer becomes a hard task.

2. As far as I get it there is no way to set up a keyboard shortcut for Layer Blend Mode menu. Neither Krita, nor ArtRage (not sure about Photoshop) have this but this would mean a world to me, and every one of us who paint with light and shadow, using Multiply and Add modes (or what ever it is called) Coming from video Compositing and 3d Layer blending modes are very important to my workflow. Any chance we could at least get this so it can be accessed via shortcut?

3. Did I miss it, or the cursor does not follow the increase of brush size pass a certain size?, also some kind of visual cue about the brush orientation, and correct visual representation of brush size on the cursor, would be really important. Krita does this really well.

4. Some simple transformation tool would be reeaaaaaly useful, for quick fixing the proportions and scales, as one user already said.

5. on windows 7 64bit GUI has some quirks which turn up quite often, like, buttons stop reacting to tablet/mouse, Keyboard works , and Esc brings everything back to normal. In full-screen panel-less mode side panels return to being hidden rather irregularly

These five things would make MyPaint the best and fastest drawing software at least for me.
Any hope these are planned features, or even better did I miss some of those actually already existing?
tedil Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :) We're glad you like it. Here's some info to some of your questions:
1. I don't think there is a layer thumbnail feature at the moment; might've been discussed on the mailinglist, though (but not sure)
3. This is a known issue; MyPaint uses hardware rendering for the cursor (due to performance issues) and this only supports cursors up to a certain size. Some ideas for software rendering (which'd allow bigger also [possibly] dynamically changing cursors) have been discussed already.
4. Well, it's a painting tool, not an editing tool. That's an ongoing discussion ^^
5. Good old windows support issues :/ Can't say anything about that, but release 1.2.0 is neigh, you might want to give that a try and see if that solves your issues.
Leeleechanlee Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Is there a possibility for MyPaint becoming a mobile app as well? :? It be great to have it on the go. :) All my drawings start on Mypaint usually, before I finish them somewhere else, plus if I get a sudden idea, I'd like to have it on the go. lol. ^^;
SilverMoonWolf1998 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi!! I know you guys probably get a lot of questions like this, but I seem to be having a problem with the MyPaint program. I have a finished piece under ORA(OpenRanster Image) and when I tried to upload it to Deviantart, it just rejected it and said that could not find the file. Has this ever happened before? If so could you please tell me on how to solve it?? I would be very grateful if you find the time to help me!! I really want to start uploading ditigal art!!

Thank youDepressed 
tedil Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deviantArt does not accept files in ORA file format; you have to export your image to either jpg or png
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