GIMPShop Tutorial: How to Install GIMPShop Brushes
GIMPShop is a modification of the FREE Open Source GNU Image Manipulation Program intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Like its commercial competitor, GIMPShop also features an array of custom brush resources. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install these brushes in GIMPShop.
In order to follow this tutorial, make sure you have GIMPShop installed in your machine. To get your own copy, click the “Download” tab and select the version which corresponds to your operating system. It’s available in both Windows and Mac. Plus, it’s 100% free! InstallIQTM will take care of the setup process.
1.) To start off, let’s first download a custom brush. Open your web browser and go to www.deviantart.com. On the left sidebar, click Resources & Stock Images > Application Resources > GIMP Brushes.
Now, all the filtered deviations are custom brushes for GIMP/ GIMPShop. If you’re looking for a specific type of brush, you can also use the search tool.
Click on one of the icons. On the right side of the window, click Download File. You’ll get a .zip file which you have to extract. After extracting, you’ll get a folder with .gbr files. These are the custom brushes for GIMP/GIMPShop.
2.) Open GIMPShop. Go to Windows > Dockable Dialogs > Brushes or press Shift+Ctrl+B.
This opens the Brushes Dialog Box which contains all the pre-installed brushes that came with GIMPShop.
3.) Now, let’s install the custom brush. Go to Edit > Preferences.
A new pop-up box will appear. Click Folders (At the bottom of the left side bar) > Brushes. You’ll see the folder directory where your default brushes are found. Locate that folder in your computer.
Afterwards, copy the custom brushes to the default brushes folder.
4.) Go to the Brushes Dialog Box and click the Refresh icon at the lower right corner.
You’ll notice there are more brushes in the Dialog Box. These are your custom brushes.
You can test the new brushes out on a new canvas. Here’s a preview of the cloud brushes I installed.
Congratulations! Now you know how to install custom-made brushes in GIMPShop. You can download and install more custom brushes to save time creating your own images and effects. Check out the links below for more GIMPShop tutorials!
To edit photos and add special effects, download GIMPShop now. It’s 100% free. Click the “Download” tab and select the version which corresponds to your operating system. Enjoy!