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Installing Brushes for G.I.M.P in Linux (Ubuntu)

This is a guide on how to install GIMP brushes in linux.

Like everything in the world there are loads of ways to do anything. In this guide I will attempt to help you the reader to install G.I.M.P brushes in your Ubuntu Installation.

/home/username/.gimp-2.6/brushes/ method.

First up in the manual /.gimp-2.6/brushes/ method.
In the root of your user directory /home/username/, press CTRL+H to view the hidden folders.
Your user directory should be filled with loads of folders starting with a full stop ".",
Look throught the directory and see if you can find a folder called ".gimp-2.6", double click on it and look for brushes.

Optional Download/brushes folder

This stage is optional but I find it help to keep things organised.
If the folder doesn't exist create a folder called "Downloads" and inside it create a folder called "brushes" but without the full stop.

Downloading and installing brushes

Open up firefox, goto the preferances and change the download location to the folder "Downloads" that you just created.
Pay a visit to Browse his artwork and select one of his tech brushes.(should get saved to the "downloads" folder or give the option to save it to the fonts folder.
Open up the Download folder and you will find more often then not that the font is in a zip file. Double click the file and Archive tool will open showing the contents of the zip file.
Extract the contents to the brushes folder (why not direct to /.gimp-2.6/brushes/? well its personal choice because I copy the brushes to a backup drive so I don't need to re-extract every time I restore the computer).
Select the brushes and hit CTRL+C (or edit>copy) to copy the files to memory, goto /home/username/.gimp-2.6/ and click on the brushes folder (if not visible press CTRL+H to view the hidden folder), in the folder press CTRL+V or edit>paste to put them into the folder.

Installing G.I.M.P brushes for system wide access

The fonts Installed previously should now be available to use by all programs however, they will only be available to the user whose folder they were put in. To make them available to all users, you need to copy them to /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes/.

As of version 2.4 G.I.M.P is now able to use photoshop brushes of which the one used in this tutorial is of

Part 2, Creating G.I.M.P brushes Part 2

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