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Install New Brushes to GIMP

Discussion in 'Gimp Tips & Tutorials' started by Attiyar12, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Attiyar12

    Attiyar12 New Member

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    :question: I've downloaded a PS Brush for GIMP 2.6 however i don't know how to use it on GIMP. I have extracted all the files to MyDocuments > brushes folder
    Could anyone please tell me how?

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    C:\Users\*username\.gimp-2.6\brushes
    there^ ?
    then close and reopen gimp! works for me!
    Or if you already have gimp open, refresh your brushes dialog!
     
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    I'vetried that it doesnt work
     
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    Open Gimp and go to the Preferences menu, it's in the Edit dropdown. Choose Folder and click on Brushes. Make sure the box next to the C:\Users\*username\.gimp-2.6\brushes option is checked. :)
     
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    yes, i didnt think about that, since i didnt have to do it, but then again i put my brushes in:

    C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\brushes

    i didnt watch any youtube video or read anything, i fiugred it out on my own... bad idea i gues... gimp may start/load up faster if you put it in

    C:\Users\*username\.gimp-2.6\brushes

    i got 560brushes (including the gimp originals) and some scripts and stuff, and gimp uses 10minutes +/- to start! :eek: ???
     
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    Wow that is longer than mine takes to open (about 2min) ...lol =P
    Attiyar12 it is best to place them in your my docs/GIMP/ folder in the appropriate sub folder because of possible conflicts.
    Also you know exactly which files you downloaded and which are original that way too.

    If it does not work that way (adding path), for you.Try and open the brush in abr viewer (which is free to dl)
    http://abrviewer.sourceforge.net/
    then convert it (the brush) to an image using abr viewer.., open it (the new image) in GIMP, desaturate it (colors/desaturate) then select all/edit copy ... edit/ paste as new brush
    Now a dialog will pop up to name your new brush.
    Name the brush the same in both fields ie thisnewbrush and thisnewbrush to avoid conflicts.

    GIMP will now save it as a brush in your my documents/GIMP/brushes folder. =).
    Now just delete the original image unless you want to keep it.

    I have to do this every time for some reason when i dl a ps brush and want to convert it to gbr.
    It works no other way for me. =(

    Good luck , and hope this helps ya a little more. =)
    If nothing else you will end up with an awesome FREE Photo-Shop brush viewer!
     
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    totaly downloading this ^
     
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    I downloaded that one too from Deviant, but its so much easier to use ABR viewer.
    Anyways i just installed a new plugin that converts any image into a gbr. =)
    It creates the brush in the same folder as your image though, so you have to move it yourself or point your GIMP path to it.

    download it here.
    http://registry.gimp.org/node/24606

    Batch Brushes
    July 23, 2010 - 13:09 — Syndaryl

    This little bit of Script-Fu converts all images of a specified extension in a single folder to greyscale .gbr files. script-fu popup prompts you for the folder containing the images, and which extension to filter on.

    Brushes are created in the same folder as the images, using the original filenames (but with .gbr as the extension instead of frex. .jpg).

    Tested in Windows XP with GIMP 2.6 - not tested in other environments or versions, but as this script is very bare bones, it should work on any GIMP version from at least 2.2 up (not sure about earlier).
     

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