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PE: DeviantART Muro

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 6:14 AM

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DeviantART Muro 


You can import a deviation into muro,(View your deviation, then look on the right and select import to deviantART Muro) or just draw. 
Muro works on wacom tablets which have pressure sensitivity. Which is awesome.
It also works on mobile devices but gets a little laggy. 
Save often! 

Muro by Astrikos

See the layers? You can import an image to a layer. You can do simple photo manipulations in Muro. 
Adjust Muro by Astrikos
Play around with curves and saturation. If you destroy your image, undo is only CNTRL+Z away. Using curves you can easily make your favorite photograph vintage.

Selectors by Astrikos
Need precise adjustments? Select first!

Muro Shortcuts

  • CNTRL + Z: Undo
  • CNTRL + Y: Redo
  • Spacebar and drag: pan around (if you are zoomed in)
  • CNTRL + A: Select All
  • CNTRl + D: Deselect All
  • ] increase brush size
  • [ decrease brush size
  • Any number will change the opacity of the brush ( ten % increments)
  • ,. will allow you to scroll through the tools/ brushes. 
  • E: Eraser
  • Holding shift while drawing will create a straight line
  • And you can discover the rest on your own! A lot of these are common shortcuts. (IE: PS, GIMP, SAI, Etc.) 


Redraw is useful if you like creating tutorials. This feature is also fun. Show people all those amazing steps you did to create your piece! 
Redraw by Astrikos
If you want to see your redraw pre submit, open the thumbnail (that means you hit view.) so you can see the options. It's under the delete bar, above details. 

Muro: Did You Know?
If you don't feel like logging in, you can access Muro via You will be able to save to your hard drive. If you are logged in, you will be able to save drawings to your Writer + Muro Integration
In writer, you can drag images into your article/journal. (From right sidebar that says Add Media)
If you hover over the image, you will be able to draw on top. 

Stash muro by Astrikos
When you hit draw:

Stash Muro 2 by Astrikos

Looks familiar right? This is useful if you want to annotate something. Perhaps you want to create a tutorial using muro, this feature can allow you to do that. Or maybe you want to create something funny. 

Look, I used it to point something out. It's useful! 

Untitled Drawing by Astrikos

DrawPLZ Forum

Go here and draw with others in the draw plz forum!
Browse the threads and try and impress people with your muro skills! :la:

Muro Art Feature

Art Friday: deviantART muro by danlev
dA Muro :: Silent Magic Night by Fanhir
Assassin's Creed Muro 5 by Slightly-Spartan
MURO llama by dA-Muro

DA - MURO test'-' by Digi-M
MURO doodle 2012-11-22 by len-yan
DA-Muro 2 by Digi-M  dA muro doodle by alicexz Muro  4-My Grandpa by johnpaulthornton  
The Ultimate Test - dA Muro by EternaLegend
Muro by psyAlera
dA muro skull study by zilla774
Kitty muro by MixedMilkChOcOlate
dA Muro: Balloon by heyfudge
bettas and flowers in muro by loish

Get sketching! I hope this article has inspired you to give Muro a try! :la: 

Learn all about deviantART Muro and how it integrates with! :la:
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Damn. I spent hours trying to make the "basic" brush work with pressure sensitivity of my tablet. And it just doesn't.
But the others do... :(
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   General Artist
That's strange! 
Screenshot for me?
OmegaDez Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Screenshot of the pen not working?
It's just what I said. ^^…

In fact... on my laptop at home, all the tools were pressure sensitive except for the basic brush.
Here (on my desktop computer) NONE of the tools are pressure sensitive. Pretty sure I'm using the same tablet with the same drivers. ^^;
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   General Artist
That's very strange. 

If the drivers are fine, I'm guessing it's a glitch within muro. Does changing browsers fix the issue?
OmegaDez Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Is there a special driver to download or something? (and yes, same problems with IE, Firefox and Chrome)
Astrikos Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   General Artist
Not any separate ones that came with your tablet. 
That's so strange. D: Maybe go to the help desk on this one 
OmegaDez Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Thank you for your time. :)
Blue-Midnight-Angel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dA muro rocks! I use it for my Kindle Fire. 
Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   General Artist
:la: That must be so fun! c:
Blue-Midnight-Angel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! It is so amusing!!! :D
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