Episode 030: Brushes

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Last week I covered the painting tools, today I tackle the brushes that are needed for the paint tools.

There are different types of brushes and I’ll show how to use them and how to create some of them. There are a lot of different brushes on the net for downloading, you’ll find out how to make them available in your GIMP brush collection.

In the time since I recorded this show I found out how to make an “Image Hose” or animated brush. It’s not as complicated as the manual promises. Since it’s nothing a photographer would use a lot, I am not sure if it fits into the show. If you want to see it, drop me a mail.

And a warning: I recorded this with “recordmydesktop” – there are some parts where the audio and video is badly out of sync. It doesn’t happen in a predictable way and I could not make it better during editing. The future shows will be again recorded with demorecorder – without that problem.

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6 thoughts on “Episode 030: Brushes

  1. And again I learned one of those little, nifty tricks: select an area, copy it to the clip board, et voilà, a new brush is at your disposal.

    By the way, it is possible to use Adobe Photoshop brushes (extension abr) in GIMP. So, if you find such a brush which is just what you need, try it in GIMP. Fair chance that you won’t be disappointed.

    Thanks Rolf for the show.

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  3. You indicated a bias towards using GIMP for photographic work yet I do not get that impression from the show title “Meet the GIMP!” I can understand wanting to focus the show but it could cause a misconception in what the show is really about. Perhaps you should not limit the show to using GIMP for photographic work. This is just an observation and maybe an idea but it is not intended as a criticism. : )

  4. There is a simple answer: I am a (more passionate than talented) photographer and my skills as an graphics artist are good enough for doodles while using the phone. ;-)

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