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TheArmedReaper
01-04-2009, 08:11 PM
Hey there guys!
This thread is for GIMP users to discuss their techniques ect. as the same topic is on many artwork threads and it's just getting annoying...
:/
So lets discuss GIMP!

Creative
01-04-2009, 08:11 PM
Jamie, shut up.

TheArmedReaper
01-04-2009, 08:14 PM
Jamie, shut up.

I feel like a mod...
:)
Lol.

Alex™
01-04-2009, 08:14 PM
Is GIMP any different to Photoshop?

Sage
01-04-2009, 08:15 PM
After you download brushes where do you copy them to?

moleynator
01-04-2009, 08:18 PM
After you download brushes where do you copy them to?

You should have a GIMP folder that contains a folder called brushes. Make sure you extract all of the brushes first.

TheArmedReaper
01-04-2009, 08:19 PM
After you download brushes where do you copy them to?

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

:)

Boomy
01-04-2009, 08:20 PM
Wouldnt it be 2.6 now?

TheArmedReaper
01-04-2009, 08:21 PM
Wouldnt it be 2.6 now?
Oh yes... My bad.
>.<

Boomy
01-04-2009, 08:37 PM
It's really annoying, with 2.6.3 with a mac you can't add brushes, I found the folders, they where all empty, added in the brushes, nothing. :(

Alex™
01-04-2009, 08:39 PM
macs rule the world!! but yeah, that sucks, photoshop ftw!!

Sage
01-04-2009, 08:39 PM
Is there a way to merge layers?

BassDeluxe
01-04-2009, 08:40 PM
You can set another path for brushes. I forgot how but it's in there somewhere >.>

Whalio Cappuccino
01-04-2009, 08:45 PM
I was going to use Gimp. But it's so **** confusing... Everything looks so complicated, photoshop is so clean and simple.

Creative
01-04-2009, 08:59 PM
I was going to use Gimp. But it's so **** confusing... Everything looks so complicated, photoshop is so clean and simple.
And also costs £2,000.

In other news, I just downloaded GIMP :) I'm just fooling around with it for now, seeing what I come up with...

Boomy
01-04-2009, 09:03 PM
Everyone will join GIMP...everyone! Night Night Gimpers... heh

Creative
01-04-2009, 09:04 PM
Noooo! You go to bed so early :(

Boomy
01-04-2009, 09:06 PM
Noooo! You go to bed so early :(

:( sowwi *sniff* done so much Gimp these past days, I go to bed early so I can get up early :)

Sage
01-04-2009, 09:10 PM
Where I am it's only 4:10 PM. :cool:

Creative
01-04-2009, 09:15 PM
:( sowwi *sniff* done so much Gimp these past days, I go to bed early so I can get up early :)
Fair enough :( Good night ^_^

Code1337
01-04-2009, 09:18 PM
Let's keep this on-topic, say your goodbyes in the Spam Can. :)

I stopped using GIMP a few months ago. Pretty much every signature in my album here was made in GIMP.

Sage
01-04-2009, 09:21 PM
I need some good LoZ renders.

Creative
01-04-2009, 09:37 PM
Let's keep this on-topic, say your goodbyes in the Spam Can. :)

I stopped using GIMP a few months ago. Pretty much every signature in my album here was made in GIMP.
Fixed :hero:

Anyway, how do you drag out an image? eg. Image is too small, I want to make it wider... How? Excuse my noobiness :rolleyes:

Code1337
01-04-2009, 09:38 PM
I need some good LoZ renders.

http://planetrenders.net/

Alex™
01-04-2009, 10:03 PM
Is GIMP better than photoshop for making sigs?

TheArmedReaper
01-04-2009, 10:17 PM
Is GIMP better than photoshop for making sigs?

No....
That is why I have decided to get Photoshop CS4 tommorrow.
:)

Alex™
01-04-2009, 10:21 PM
Cool, i have as i said, all the adobe programs, but they are CS2...

Code1337
01-05-2009, 05:35 AM
No....
That is why I have decided to get Photoshop CS4 tommorrow.
:)
Good luck with that mate. I use CS3 myself, but that's because I am already familiar with it.

DrunkMiffy
01-05-2009, 05:42 AM
CS4's etu :)

I got the basic hang of it in a few minutes.. The very basics though :P

Yarbone
01-05-2009, 05:59 AM
Is there a way to merge layers?

Yes right click the top layer of the 2 you want to merge and then press "merge down"

Creative
01-05-2009, 08:48 AM
Fixed :hero:

Anyway, how do you drag out an image? eg. Image is too small, I want to make it wider... How? Excuse my noobiness :rolleyes:
I guess I'll just repost this...

Boomy
01-05-2009, 08:50 AM
I guess I'll just repost this...

Scale button, its the little square with a diagonal arrow going right towards a bigger square :o

Creative
01-05-2009, 09:07 AM
Thanks :)

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Yarbone
01-05-2009, 09:28 AM
Thanks :)

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That, sir, is always funnY!!!

lol :D

Creative
01-05-2009, 09:34 AM
^_^

Prepare for another nooby question... This question is so nooby that I will have to put it in spoiler tags, otherwise you'll become infected by the noobiness!

How do you change the colour of a brush?

Boomy
01-05-2009, 09:36 AM
Click the box under the buttons, should be directly under the burn tool (black magnifying glass)

Yarbone
01-05-2009, 09:37 AM
Choose another color on the color pad... (you know how to do that?)

Anyway if that doesn't work (wich can happen if the default color of the brush is black) then Just brush on the layer you want, and then go to colors>colorize

Let's hope i helped :)

EDIT: Boomy was first :p

TheArmedReaper
01-05-2009, 09:47 AM
^_^

Prepare for another nooby question... This question is so nooby that I will have to put it in spoiler tags, otherwise you'll become infected by the noobiness!

How do you change the colour of a brush?

^_^
Why? Why must you suffer the most easiest things?
*sigh*

Creative
01-05-2009, 11:09 AM
Thanks ya Boomy and Yarbone :)

*edit* My very first avatar!

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/image.php?u=237&dateline=1231157238

What do you guys think? :hero:

Boomy
01-05-2009, 11:11 AM
Thanks ya Boomy and Yarbone :)

*edit* My very first avatar!

http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/image.php?u=237&dateline=1231157238

What do you guys think? :hero:
Coolness :)

Creative
01-05-2009, 11:12 AM
Thank you <3

Alex™
01-05-2009, 11:13 AM
that is pretty cool :D

Creative
01-05-2009, 11:14 AM
=D

Thank you guys :blush: Now I just need a matching signature...

Alex™
01-05-2009, 11:16 AM
Ya better get started then ;)

Boomy
01-05-2009, 11:18 AM
I might try an avatar :o

Creative
01-05-2009, 11:18 AM
^_^

I don't think my sig will be as good as my avatar... But a man can try :)

TheArmedReaper
01-05-2009, 11:32 AM
I maded an ava for my new sig.
^^

Thee-Flash
01-05-2009, 11:41 AM
Thank you <3

abit dark.... and i only see 3 dots and ur psn...

Boomy
01-05-2009, 11:41 AM
My first avatar too :o its also very dark :\
http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/rr295/Boomworthy/avatar.png

TheArmedReaper
01-05-2009, 11:43 AM
abit dark.... and i only see 3 dots and ur psn...

It's two eyes, and a sun!
Jees! Didn't you know?! What sorta friend are you?..
<_>
Lol.

Thee-Flash
01-05-2009, 11:48 AM
It's two eyes, and a sun!
Jees! Didn't you know?! What sorta friend are you?..
<_>
Lol.

i'm on my ps3 ok.....

TheArmedReaper
01-05-2009, 11:54 AM
i'm on my ps3 ok.....

-_-
It was a small joke.
You need to laugh out loud.

Creative
01-05-2009, 11:54 AM
Yeah, it's two eyes and a sun. It's dark because of my PSN, SilentPredator. It's easier to be silent in the dark. It's my first effort with GIMP anyway, it's not going to be a masterpiece :(

Thee-Flash
01-05-2009, 12:00 PM
-_-
It was a small joke.
You need to laugh out loud.

why so serious,,,?


lol i jk reaper i love you both

Boomy
01-05-2009, 12:01 PM
My new siggy :)

TheArmedReaper
01-05-2009, 12:04 PM
My new siggy :)

Awesome! How did you do the text?

Boomy
01-05-2009, 12:06 PM
I downloaded it, theres two fonts in there ones called bloody (Joker says) the other is, bad day to be a crocodile (Why so serious).

TheArmedReaper
01-05-2009, 12:07 PM
Nice... Where did you get them from?..

Boomy
01-05-2009, 12:09 PM
www.dafont.com

Sorry its called cold night for the alligators :p

TheArmedReaper
01-05-2009, 12:10 PM
www.dafont.com

Sorry its called cold night for the alligators :p

Does it do fonts for paintshop?..

Boomy
01-05-2009, 12:11 PM
Does it do fonts for paintshop?..

I'm sorry I don't know what paintshop is :o

TheArmedReaper
01-05-2009, 12:13 PM
Corel Paintshop Pro X2.
It's a neater version of photoshop...

Boomy
01-05-2009, 12:13 PM
I'm not sure, I only use GIMP :L sorry :)

TheArmedReaper
01-05-2009, 12:15 PM
I'm not sure, I only use GIMP :L sorry :)

It's Ok...
:)

Creative
01-05-2009, 01:58 PM
Hey, anyone know where I can dowload a "blood splatter" brush?

Yarbone
01-05-2009, 02:01 PM
Yeah I don't really know but you should just search for "Gimp brushes splatter" on google.
I always do this when i need brushes. I don't know a good site for Gimp brushes though :(

Sage
01-05-2009, 04:19 PM
Hey, anyone know where I can dowload a "blood splatter" brush?

Why? Are you gonna make something that's going to make me fear your sig?

Yarbone
01-05-2009, 04:28 PM
Why? Are you gonna make something that's going to make me fear your sig?

I got splatters too in my sig and if it's red it would be blood...

Are you afraid now? :arg:

Boomy
01-05-2009, 04:29 PM
I want splatters but I can't :( stupid mac :l

Yarbone
01-05-2009, 04:31 PM
why? It should be possible :/

Boomy
01-05-2009, 04:35 PM
Its not, I tried :l

Sage
01-05-2009, 04:38 PM
I'm done a new one! 1 sec...

Yarbone
01-05-2009, 04:56 PM
Its not, I tried :l

Ok even if you tried, i'm gonna explain it step by step
(I just want you to be able to use brushes because they're cool :arg:)

- Download a Gimp brush ( Although i think gimp brushes should work too)

-Open the file and look for .gbr, .vbr or .gih file

-Grab the file(s) and put them/it in C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\brushes

Then:

If you're already in Gimp
If you're already in Gimp your list of brushes needs to be refreshed:
-Get the brush tool
-Click the square which shows your current brush ( a small sub menu will appear)
-Then click the bottom right button "open brush dialogue"
- Now click the bottom right button with the 2 bleu arrows. Now this could take a while... just be patient.

Or... You could just restart Gimp <_>

If you're not in Gimp
And if you're not in Gimp, just start Gimp, And your brushes will be (if you done right) there, and ready to use. (duh...!!!)

Sage
01-05-2009, 04:58 PM
I got splatters too in my sig and if it's red it would be blood...

Are you afraid now? :arg:

Terrified >_<

Creative
01-05-2009, 05:03 PM
Why? Are you gonna make something that's going to make me fear your sig?
Sig? No. Avatar? Maybe... :kz:

Sage
01-05-2009, 05:04 PM
:eek::confused:

TheArmedReaper
01-07-2009, 03:43 PM
2 days since last post...
:kz:

moleynator
01-07-2009, 04:36 PM
Gimp brushes are on deviant art.

TheArmedReaper
01-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Gimp brushes are on deviant art.

Thanks.
o_O

Boomy
01-09-2009, 08:53 AM
Loosing my imagination now >.<

TheArmedReaper
01-09-2009, 09:06 AM
Loosing my imagination now >.<

It's the hardest life...
:'(

Boomy
01-09-2009, 09:11 AM
Done so much the past week that my imagination is dieng... my new ones aren't very creative >.<

TheArmedReaper
01-09-2009, 09:25 AM
Done so much the past week that my imagination is dieng... my new ones aren't very creative >.<

It's what happens...
;_;

Thee-Flash
01-09-2009, 09:35 AM
i suck at gimp lol o_0

Creative
01-09-2009, 09:37 AM
I'm a retired GIMP trainee :\

TheArmedReaper
01-09-2009, 09:39 AM
I'm a retired GIMP trainee :\

You tried Ali... You tried!
:')

Thee-Flash
01-09-2009, 09:39 AM
So your a retired GIMP trainee and a teacher and an x lawyer ...?

Creative
01-09-2009, 09:41 AM
You tried Ali... You tried!
:')
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o111/shungokugouki/snake1.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g12/Mantis-A/FU/060512.jpg

TheArmedReaper
01-09-2009, 09:42 AM
So your a retired GIMP trainee and a teacher and an x lawyer ...?

He's a teacher and an ex-lawyer?!
Tough life Creative. Tough life...
-_o

Code1337
01-09-2009, 07:59 PM
Meh... your imagination will come back with a good render and some new brushes. Mine always does.

Boomy
01-09-2009, 08:17 PM
Meh... your imagination will come back with a good render and some new brushes. Mine always does.

@Code - Pssst look at the SRA social group, or my thread :p

TheArmedReaper
01-10-2009, 01:41 PM
@Code - Pssst look at the SRA social group, or my thread :p

Hurtful examples...
;_;

Creative
01-10-2009, 01:42 PM
Ooooooo...!

Snrm
01-11-2009, 08:41 PM
Ok well i used to have photoshop and i just never tryed Gimp. when my photoshop died i stopped practcing making sigs. but now you all tided me to try Gimp and it is not bad thanks! :D

TheArmedReaper
01-12-2009, 05:33 PM
No problamo Srmn!
:hero:

Snrm
01-12-2009, 08:50 PM
yeah and now i know how to get brushes
do i have to search Gimp brushes or just brushes. and will photoshop brushes be compatible! :P

Entity
01-13-2009, 12:38 AM
At the moment, I'm using paint.net, it's not quite as powerful as the GIMP or Photoshop, but it's quick and easy, and great for pixel art.

LittleBigMe
01-13-2009, 02:25 AM
yeah and now i know how to get brushes
do i have to search Gimp brushes or just brushes. and will photoshop brushes be compatible! :P

Sorry man, no lol. I have tried! Well I tried a long time ago. Oh, also guys, when you add a brush to GIMP, make sure you refresh the brush set (In gimp). A lot of people dont realise that.

I have been using GIMP for about a year. Well I was, then I switched to photoshop. Now my photoshop has died and well, I'm fine with gimp right now. My sig (Current) is made in gimp. When you transfer from either it usually looks complicated, but you just need time to get used to it. Even though I prefer photoshop, I have NO PROBLEM using gimp for the time being.

BassDeluxe
01-13-2009, 03:06 AM
yeah and now i know how to get brushes
do i have to search Gimp brushes or just brushes. and will photoshop brushes be compatible! :P

Photoshop brushes are not compatible, however you can convert them. It's more complicated then it's worth though really. You can find all sorts of GIMP brushes on deviantart.

Morrinn3
01-20-2009, 04:49 AM
I was going to use Gimp. But it's so **** confusing... Everything looks so complicated, photoshop is so clean and simple.

I use GIMP, My sister uses Photoshop. Some times I need to jump on her computer and fix something up, and every time I open up PS I express the exact same sentiments as you did regarding GIMP ; )

I guess it just depends on which one you get your hands on first...

TheArmedReaper
01-20-2009, 06:07 AM
I see PaintShop Pro as the cleanest...
:)

Yarbone
01-20-2009, 06:16 AM
Could anyone pls tell what the latest version of Photoshop is?

TheArmedReaper
01-20-2009, 06:27 AM
CS4 Yarbone...
:)

Yarbone
01-20-2009, 07:07 AM
k, thanks! i think i'm gonna switch to photoshop...

Dynashock
01-20-2009, 07:59 AM
:o will take some time to get used to it though, but good luck anyway, I'm sure you'll pump out some impressive things. I use it myself too and sometimes I still forget how some things work..

I'd recommend downloading and installing the Luce filter, btw. It's great for some (easy) lightning effects. You can find it here. (http://amicoperry.altervista.org/luce/index.html)

Yarbone
01-20-2009, 12:12 PM
K thanks although is still need to get photoshop...

mrjoeyman
01-21-2009, 01:29 AM
I use GIMP, My sister uses Photoshop. Some times I need to jump on her computer and fix something up, and every time I open up PS I express the exact same sentiments as you did regarding GIMP ; )

I guess it just depends on which one you get your hands on first...

Paint Shop Pro and Gimp. Photoshop takes over my puter.