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.abr brushes
#1
Running 2.8.20 under Windows 10
I've gotten a couple of .abr brushes from deviant art.
I've installed them in: C:/users/ED/Gimp-2.8/brushes.
They don't show up after starting Gimp.
Do I need to put them somewhere else?


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.zip   SS_skin_textures.zip (Size: 142.57 KB / Downloads: 41)
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#2
(05-07-2017, 11:12 AM)eingram25 Wrote: Running 2.8.20 under Windows 10
I've gotten a couple of .abr brushes from deviant art.
I've installed them in: C:/users/ED/Gimp-2.8/brushes.
They don't show up after starting Gimp.
Do I need to put them somewhere else?

Are you sure that you are using your correct gimp profile C:/Users/ED/.gimp-2.8/brushes (not C:/users/ED/Gimp-2.8/brushes.)

otherwise

Should work. Make sure when you unzip the archive to dump the _MACOSX folder and just use the single file SS-skin-textures.abr

Looks like this on my installation. 

[Image: h9Lmgqk.jpg]

If you have problems they can be converted to individual gimp .gbr bruhes.
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screenshot of file system

    Don't see the brushes anywhere.
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#4
Looks to me like they are there:

[Image: d6tXi8w.jpg]
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#5
I see you have had similar problems before. If you are going to use many brushes then the best action is use a resources manager to control what is installed.

However, a simple way is use sub-folders for different classes of brush. Then the folder name will show up as a tag.

[Image: VCLxI3R.jpg]

A bit more about it here, which maybe you missed first time round.

http://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Brushes...15#pid1815
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#6
I guess I was expecting skin colored brushes.
So what I did was to delete the downloaded ones, and I created my own .gbr brushes. This is pretty simple really.
Now you have intrigued me with the mention of a resource mgr.
What do you recommend for that?
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#7
(05-08-2017, 03:56 AM)eingram25 Wrote: I guess I was expecting skin colored brushes.  

Those PS brushes are greyscale and take whatever is the foreground colour. You can mix your own skin tone or use a pre-made palette. You can often find these same place as your brushes.
example http://palettes.deviantart.com/art/10-Li...-103148090

These go in your palettes folder C:\Users\your-name\palettes and show in the palettes dialogue.
Windows -> Dockable Dialogues -> Palettes and make a Palette active

Then click on the FG swatch to bring up the Change FG dialogue and colour pick a colour.
This screen shot shows the main objects.  An active palette, the palettes tab in the Change FG dialogue and the color picker. Edit: you do not actually need the color picker, just click on the color you want.

   

For the amount of brushes you have at the moment, a resources manager is a little over-kill. Keep categories of brush in sub-folders and use tags

Quote:Now you have intrigued me with the mention of a resource mgr.  What do you recommend for that?

However.  Resource managers. There are a couple of alternatives, but Ofnuts is comprehensive and relatively easy to implement. see: http://gimp-tools.sourceforge.net/managementtools.shtml for information
and
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-too...s/scripts/ for the plugin addonCollectionManager-3.0.py about 29 down.

Using it, the short version.
Plugin goes in your plugin folder
Make resource folders in your Gimp Profile, for brushes a folder, brushes_storage (note the underscore)
Zip the category of brushes into a single file and put in the brushes_storage folder.
After starting Gimp, right click in the  brushes dialogue to bring up the resources menu.

the long version
A video, over long and slow (10 minutes) but covers the subject http://youtu.be/v0g0qv4YMks (ignore the GimpForums leader, GimpForums is deceased)
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#8
"However, a simple way is use sub-folders for different classes of brush. Then the folder name will show up as a tag".  Thanks for the tip, Rich2005.
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