So, in last post we talked about Paint.NET and how to get Photoshop brushes into it.
Now, it’s only fair that we say a word or two about GIMP. Just like Paint.NET, GIMP is also free Image Manipulation Program. It was interesting to notice how Paint.NET had only 1.6Mb. That’s, like, really really small. GIMP seems to be a bit heavier – 17Mb.
So, let’s see what’s GIMP‘s functionality when it comes to brushes and how could we use existing Photoshop brushes in GIMP.
So, here is the procedure:
1. Convert Photoshop brush to .png
- Start abrViewer– abrViewer is one beautiful and free application for viewing and converting Photoshop brushes (from .abr file format). Of course I made a donation to programmer as a sign of appreciation for what he did. (He happens to be an Italian guy living in Palermo 🙂
- In abrViewer, click on load brushes and select the folder that contains .abr files (Photoshop Brushes)
- Double-Click on the brush set that you would like to convert
- Go to Export -> Thumbnails and select the location for .png files
2. Import that .png brush to GIMP
3. Go to File-> Save As -> <somename>.gbr
4. Make sure to save it into <GIMP installation folder>sharegimp2.0<version No.>brushes
And Voila! You now have Photoshop brushes in GIMP!
OK. I made one GIMP brushes set for you. For free of course:
– download free version of Swirled Floral Edges GIMP brushes set (4 brushes) ->
There are four brushes here in this LITE version. If you are after creating your own designs or scrapbooking, or if you are a photographer looking to enrich your photos or photobooks you will surely want to get more of these. So for full PREMIUM version of (including commercial license) click here and be amazed on how cheap they come and how useful they are ->
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Anyways, that’s all for now, I hope you learned something new and I’m looking forward to see your works, so please, keep’ em coming! I’ll feature them on this blog.