Rakurri Shortcut and Navigation Set for Krita

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This comes with two sets with different purposes!

The Shortcut Set is the primary feature with shortcuts, whereas the Navigation Set is only recommended for Blender users that want to navigate their painting application in the same way as their 3D application.

Shortcut Set

The optional Shortcut Set might make more sense for new users to Krita as the shortcuts are closer to other programs where it makes sense for them to be, and use letters associated with what the shortcut does. It might also make more sense to current users that want some easier shortcuts or shortcuts for more tools!

Two examples of this are:

  • Shift + D for Duplicate instead of Ctrl + J for... Juplicate?

  • Eliminating some hard or impossible shortcuts like the ones for brush size, "[" and "]". These are far away from the left side of the keyboard, or is simply missing on a lot of keyboards, like my nordic one! These are swapped with a more easy to reach and universal "A" and "S" in my shortcut pack.

Here is the list of changes I have done to the default shortcuts, and explanations on why I made them:
"_" means there is no shortcut assigned


Decrease Brush Size
[ -> A


Increase Brush Size
] -> S


Reasoning: Nordic and other keyboards does not have dedicated "[" and "]" buttons.  "A" and "S" are also much easier to reach. 

Contiguous Selection Tool
_ -> W


Similar Selection Tool
_ -> Ctrl + W


Reasoning: I use these from time to time, so I want them accessible. "W" for "Wand"


Freehand Selection Tool

_ -> Q


Polygonal Selection Tool
_ -> Ctrl + Q


Magnetic Selection Tool

_ -> Shift + Q


Reasoning: I use these a lot. "Q" looks like a lasso, so it is easy to remember and easy to reach!


Reference Image Tool

_ -> Shift + R

Show Reference Images
_ -> Ctrl + Alt + Shift + R


Assistant Tool
_ -> Shift + A


Show Painting Assistants
_ -> Ctrl + Alt + Shift + A


Reasoning: These deserve their own shortcuts, "R" for "Reference" and "A" for "Assistant". The slightly advanced shortcut modifiers are because I don't use it all the time.


Multibrush Tool
Q -> Shift + B


Reasoning: I want brush tools to all be assigned to "B" for "Brush". I rarely use the Multibrush so I want the easy to reach "Q" button for something else. Also, it is easy to press "Q" by mistake and draw for 10 minutes not knowing you are destroying a part of your image. This change solves this problem.


Ctrl + T -> T


T -> Ctrl + T


Reasoning: I always use Transform and almost never use Move, so "T" should be used for the most useful! Also "T" is easier to remember for Transform.


Show Rulers
_ -> Alt + R




Invert Selection
Ctrl + Shift + I -> Ctrl + I


Reasoning: I use this from time to time, so I want it to be an easier shortcut than less used features. Also making it the same as Blender


Ctrl + Shift + A -> Ctrl + D


Reasoning: I Deselect often, and Ctrl + D is much easier to press. Also D for "Deselect"

Duplicate Layer or Mask
Ctrl + J -> Shift + D


Reasoning: I think "D" for "Duplicate" makes more sense, and is easier to reach! Also it's the same shortcut as in Blender so it fits my muscle memory.

Quitting, Closing and Export

Ctrl + Q -> _

Ctrl + W -> _

Close All
Ctrl + Shift + W -> _

Reasoning: I want closing my documents to be as intentional as possible. I don't want to close on accident or do it out of habit. Dialogue boxes are scary!

_ -> Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E 

Reasoning: I want a shortcut for exporting, for some reason my mind wants to use an "E" for "Export" instead of using an "S" like the other save options. It is also rare for me to export, so I mapped a less used key  


Ctrl + I -> Ctrl + Shift + I


Reasoning: I very rarely use Invert and want Ctrl + I to be Invert Selection instead


Navigation Set

The optional Navigation Set is based on Blender's navigation so that users of both programs do not need to rewire their brain when changing between the software! If you do not care about this or do not use Blender much, I don't really recommend installing the navigation set part of the product.

Canvas Input Settings can be finicky, so please send me a message on twitter/instagram/other if the Navigation Set (Canvas Input Settings) does not work for you

Pan: Middle click or Shift + Middle Click

Zoom: Ctrl + Middle Click

Rotate: Ctrl + Alt + Middle Click

Pick Colour: Alt + Left Click (This makes it harder to accidentally pick colour when trying to undo and vice versa)

Pick Colour from selected layer: Ctrl + Alt + Left Click

How to install:

Installing the Shortcut set:

  1. Go to “Settings”

  2. Press “Configure Krita”

  3. Go to "Keyboard Shortcuts"

  4. Press “Save/Load", then "Import Scheme..."

  5. Choose "Rakurri Shortcut Scheme.shortcuts"

  6. Press “OK” when you are done!

Installing the Navigation Set:

  1. Navigate to the "input" folder in your Krita resources location (On Windows it's here by default: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\krita\input"

  2. Put the "rakurrinavigation" file in the input folder

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Rakurri Shortcut and Navigation Set for Krita

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