1000+ FREE High Resolution GIMP Brushes

October 26th, 2008

Last week we published our first GIMP post “30+ Exceptional GIMP Tutorials and Resources” and saw a great appreciation from our readers. So this week, i would like to share with you 1000+ high-Resolution GIMP brushes that will be perfect for any project you may happen to be working on. Also you will find some useful tutorial to teach you how to create your first GIMP brush-set and how to convert Photoshop brushes into GIMP brushes and more.

Please note that Photoshop Brushes are now Fully Compatible with Gimp 2.4 and up. So you can now use any PS brush in your GIMP software. For another huge collection of Photoshop brushes, you might find some really stunning brushes over here.

Important: Licenses of every brush set varies, so be sure to check that information before using them.

1. Grunge Brush set

1.1 GIMP Grunge Brush Pack 2

gimp brushes

10 grunge GIMP brushes.

Download Brush Set here

1.2 GIMP Scratchies

gimp brushes

Containing all six brushes in this set for the GIMP

Download Brush Set here

1.3 Grunge brush set 3

gimp brushes

Includes an imagepack and brushes for Gimp.

Download Brush Set here

1.4 More grunge brushes

gimp brushes

13 grunge brushes; includes .gbrs for Gimp and an imagepack.

Download Brush Set here

2. Floral and Plant Brushes

2.1 Floral I

gimp brushes

There are 9 big brushes – at lest 1300 px each, so you can use them also in printed stuff.

Download Brush Set here

2.2 Floral Part 2

gimp brushes

There are 6 big brushes of flower brushes.

Download Brush Set here

2.3 Floral Brushes

gimp brushes

10 greyscale floral .gbr brushes for GIMP. They are about 400x400px and have blended edges.

Download Brush Set here

2.4 Pine – MEGA PACK

gimp brushes

There are 16 full branches and 33 smaller parts, so you can design you own branches yourself.

Download Brush Set here

2.5 Vector Foliage-Plants

gimp brushes
Download Brush Set here

3. Nature GIMP Brushes

3.1 Cloudy Brushes

gimp brushes

Realistic cloudy brushes for your skyscaping needs.

Download Brush Set here

3.2 GIMP Brushes: Moon

gimp brushes

There are 9 big brushes in this set.

Download Brush Set here

3.2 Lightning Brushes

gimp brushes

A nice set of lightning brushes.

Download Brush Set here

4. Glitter, Splatter and Snowflakes

4.1 GIMP Glitter Brushes

gimp brushes

Realistic cloudy brushes for your skyscaping needs.

Download Brush Set here

4.2 Splatter Brushes

gimp brushes

These brushes were originally created for Photoshop then converted to GIMP brushes.

Download Brush Set here

4.3 Snowflakes

gimp brushes

There are 20 snowflakes in this pack. They were created in CorelDraw 11 and then converted with GIMP 2.2.

Download Brush Set here

5. Water and Bubbles Brush sets

4.4 GIMP Water Brushes

gimp brushes

This set contains 36 brushes created in Photoshop 7.0 and converted with GIMP 2.2.6

Download Brush Set here

4.5 Bubbles

gimp brushes

This set contains 9 brushes created in Photoshop 7.0 and converted with GIMP 2.2.

Download Brush Set here

5. Miscilnea GIMP Brushes

5.1 Mask Brushes

gimp brushes

5 mask brushes. GBRs for Gimp and an imagepack.

Download Brush Set here

5.2 Butterflies Part I

gimp brushes

There are 9 brushes in this pack. They were created in CorelDraw 11 and then converted with GIMP 2.2.

Download Brush Set here

5.3 1100 Gimp Brushes

gimp brushes

This set contains 1100 brushes for GIMP

Download Brush Set here

5.4 Doodles Part 2

gimp brushes

This set contains 41 ! brushes created for GIMP

Download Brush Set here

5.5 Blood Brushes

gimp brushes

Looking for splattery blood brushes, here you go.

Download Brush Set here

5.6 Inner Universe Brushes

gimp brushes
Download Brush Set here

5.7 GIMP Odysee Brushes

gimp brushes
Download Brush Set here

5.8 GIMP Galactic Brushes

gimp brushes
Download Brush Set here

5.9 GIMP Rise Brushes

gimp brushes
Download Brush Set here

5.10 GIMP Edge Brushes

gimp brushes
Download Brush Set here

5.11 15 Vector Brushes

gimp brushes

15 vector .gbr brushes for GIMP.

Download Brush Set here

GIMP Brush Tutorials

1. Creating Spikey Brushes

gimp brushes

Learn how to create spike-looking brushes.

2. Make a .GBR Brush

gimp brushes

Learn how to create .GBR brushes from pre-existing files


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Jani
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Wow! This many! And for free, thanks! Screw Photoshop! :D

Raine
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6 years 6 months ago

I agree! I love GIMP and these brushes! :D

gorgiette
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gorgiette
5 years 9 months ago

i love gimp!! <3

lexi
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lexi
6 years 4 months ago

i agree these r amazing!! ^^

dan r
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dan r
5 years 3 months ago

lol seriously. was thinking the same thing.

Simon from Otooo
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Sweet, although I’m still a photoshop guy :)

Danno
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Impressive list as usual. I’ll spend hours just working the header image on my site and although I love the GIMP project — and think it’s a fantastic alternative to Photoshop — I personally found it quite unintuitive to use as a beginner. Maybe it’s because my brain space already well populated with the way Adobe does things.

Mariah|NC|
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Mariah|NC|
6 years 5 months ago

Why don’t you go back to using Photoshop then?

FBrushes
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

I think GIMP will rock in the near future! :D

chollenbeck
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chollenbeck
6 years 6 months ago

what do you mean in the future? Gimp rocks now…..

nomnomnomnom
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

I know and with this many brushes ittl be better like love this site now

Freddywang
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Wow, nice collection. Some are available in Photoshop as well. The nice thing of GIMP is that it reads Photoshop Brushes as well, but not the other way around ;-)

Raul
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

nice

insicdesigns
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

wow i like the this collection of gimp brushes.

phipphin
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Great Collection. Thanks

crowd
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7 years 9 months ago
liam
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Sweet. I don’t use Gimp, but didn’t know there was such great stuff available for gimp.

Naldz Graphics
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

these are really cool list of brushes.downloading some of them:)thanks a lot

Ronald

ericb
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

thanks for sharing this one! great collection!

John thomas
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John thomas
7 years 9 months ago

Wow, you truly delivered! very nice indeed.

Jiff
http://www.anonymity.cz.tc

Gimper
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

GIMP 2.4 and above fully support PS .abr brushes so there the days of GIMP specific are over.

stelt
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

I see “vector”, but not “SVG” ?!
What’s this other format?

Ouipas
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Ouipas
7 years 9 months ago

Great collection. Can’t wait to try them out.

cheers !

Mr. Little
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Wow, nice list. This is definitely bookmark worthy, thanks.

Mitternacht
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Very useful resource, thank you very much. Gimp has some usability problems as compared to Photoshop, but can do a great job once you get used to it.
Please note that Photoshop brushes (*.abr) work perfectly with Gimp, though. I use tons of them.

fav8r
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

thanks,its helpful.

Shea
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Thanks for these! Can’t wait to play with them.

Rishi Luchun
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

Nice collection
Thanks!

Ken
Guest
7 years 9 months ago

This is awesome. Don’t use GIMP, but will give it a try to check out these brushes. Thanks for the post!

Da brush
Guest
7 years 8 months ago

Nice list

@Ken: Try it, GIMP is free ;)

Hillbilly
Guest
7 years 8 months ago

FANNNTASTIC!!!

Noupe Rocks!

Thanks,

Jeromy

^^paupau^^
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^^paupau^^
7 years 8 months ago

>>gawd! I so love this collection… will use ’em.. Thanks much!

greg
Guest
7 years 8 months ago

I like new GIMP verion! Great program.

jaider
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jaider
7 years 8 months ago

Por fin te encontre: Brushes GIMPs.
Que gran coleccion. Tiene todos y mas de lo que habia imaginado encontrar.

gracias, muchas gracias.
Bendiciones.

web design
Guest
7 years 8 months ago

Get PS and you won’t need any of these brushes anymore. Now bury me :)

Esmeralda Kerr
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Esmeralda Kerr
7 years 8 months ago

igivfpjchubpoek0

Jon Williams
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7 years 7 months ago

Great roundup, thankyou.

Asmaa
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Asmaa
7 years 7 months ago

Amazing Effort.. can’t comment .. just a very big THANX :)

itsuts
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itsuts
6 years 8 months ago

Pweety nice

anonymous
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anonymous
6 years 2 months ago

i totally agree!
thanks for these brushes!!!!

quaza12
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6 years 8 months ago

i want to know how to use this broches

anonymous
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anonymous
6 years 2 months ago

there are some links that tell us how to use the brushes, i think.

pati
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pati
6 years 8 months ago

Greate! :D thanks :*

theo
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theo
6 years 7 months ago

I dled them but i cant make any of them look cool like that because there always 1 solid color HELP PLS!

emo-crazy
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emo-crazy
6 years 6 months ago

where it says normal click the down arrow and click soft light and then go on brushes and click a size of the faded brush and then it wont be a solid colour

sam
Guest
6 years 7 months ago

nice thank u !!

kenisha
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kenisha
6 years 7 months ago

how do i change the colour of the brus and take out white background/ or how do i include it in my set of brushes

foshoelpy
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foshoelpy
6 years 7 months ago

awesome lol haha im so high (on weed) =)

J.
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J.
6 years 7 months ago

I like it because opens the opportunity for me to make stuff where ever I am @ good job thanks man.

ruth
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ruth
6 years 7 months ago

i have a question… i.e: GIMP Edge Brushes or the galactic one.. it seems to be a glow effect.. how can i obtain that effect…using gimp??

Sparkles
Guest
6 years 7 months ago

Wow, this is a very nice collection of gimp brushes!

xoxo Sparkles

Beni
Guest
6 years 6 months ago

hey, wie kann man die benutzen?

pheerry
Guest
6 years 6 months ago

nice post, thanx for share..

hammygirl
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

Thank you so much! I just started on GIMP so this helps cover up bad earasing! lol! Thanks!

Serkan
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

Thanks for the brush sets, great collection. Gimp Rocks :)

Storme'
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Storme'
6 years 5 months ago

i have no idea how to download brushes

Andrew
Guest
6 years 5 months ago

Thanks for the collection.
Very nice brushes!!!

baz
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baz
6 years 5 months ago

hi – love the grundge brushes, really excellent. however there is no licence file in any of the zips, would be nice to know terms of use.

Spring Sulouff
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6 years 4 months ago

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Shoshooo
Guest
6 years 4 months ago

Hey could someone help me by explaining how to put them on GIMP so that I can use them, would have been really nice:D

löniboy
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löniboy
6 years 1 month ago

great!! love it.
hope gimp will cope with the loong loading time when starting it with all the brushes someday ._.

and it’s fine that you didnt just upload the brushes but wrote the links, because a giant lot of deviantart members are hating it to find their brushes in another one’s brush pack ;)

so @ all: please consult the wishes of all the uploaders ;) they all deserve a thank you ^o^

Crispin
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Crispin
6 years 1 month ago

I just downloaded the Gimp brushes and have extracted the file but how do you install the new brushes ? If i open the file it lanches the Gimp Graphic program and displays an image (Ex: a picture of a lightning bolt) is this all there is to it ? Just photostocked images of paints ?I must be doing something wrong ? Can you please let me know how to install the brushes and how to select which brush for it’s use .Thank you

Josh
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Josh
6 years 19 days ago
In Windows XP Install GIMP brushes GIMP Brushes and gradients are installed similarly – extract and drop the brushes into C:\Document and Settings\\.gimp-\brushes\ and gradients into C:\Document and Settings\\.gimp-\gradients\ In Mac OS X Brushes can be installed by dropping them (.gbr files) into the brush search path that is specified in GIMP’s preferences. If you have not tweaked anything, this is usually /Users/username/.gimp-2.x/brushes/ where 2.x denotes the version number of GIMP you are using (version number is visible in the GIMP startup splash page). Note that you should replace ‘username’ with your short username (not the full name). Install GIMP… Read more »
iMadalin
Guest
6 years 21 days ago

Thank you for such a great resource to us developers and designers, lovers of open source community.

I have been using Linux since 1998 and had been running sometimes Windows for Photoshop, only small things done, but with this :D Windows and PS is long gone from my computer.

Only GIMP and Inkscape on my Ubuntu 64bit laptop with my beloved Eclipse (PDT, JDT and CDT) :P, focusing only on programming.

Hanna
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Hanna
6 years 4 days ago

How to use them?

Bye bye photoshop
Guest
Bye bye photoshop
5 years 11 months ago

Woah these brushes are sooooo amazing!

Amambe
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Amambe
5 years 11 months ago

it’s pretty easy in windows vista, just open the file location for gimp, find the brushes file, and drag and drop them from where they are to the brushes file. when you open gimp, the brushes are there.

celebzluvergarl
Guest
5 years 10 months ago

I love these brushes! Photoshop is so expensive but the functions are almost the same as GIMP but i think GIMP ROCKS TO THE MAXX!!!
i’d rather use up my comp space to download this software and not waste any money or time on photoshop…..

thanks for sharing these brushes!! ?

Fears
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Fears
5 years 10 months ago

I am new to this and am trying to create a watermark for photos. This all seems “greek” to me. The links to help me understand how it all works are not working. Can someone help me and put this all into “dummy terms”? Ive dled gimp and some brushes. So..now what?

AlleyJack
Guest
5 years 10 months ago

The 1100 Gimp Brushes package appears to be a corrupted archive! I can’t extract anything from it. (Using Windows XP.)

Hey Fears, see if this article helps you at all.

1antares1
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1antares1
5 years 10 months ago

Thanks! I love gimp and you :P

sav
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sav
5 years 9 months ago

Thank you very much! this is so cool!

Arkam
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Arkam
5 years 9 months ago

i like this,,,

Manisha
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Manisha
5 years 8 months ago

Thanks…these are superb!

Lakeesha Besemer
Guest
5 years 8 months ago

Wow! Image browsing yahoo and google all day for this and that i eventually found it right here!

$aRa
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$aRa
5 years 8 months ago

i really love the blood one! thx alot :D

Westminstere
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Westminstere
5 years 8 months ago

Is there any way to download these files so they aren’t “read only”? Because of the read only I am unable to change the brush size and many come through larger than my original image. I’m pretty new to Gimp, so maybe I’m just being dumb.

JSDK
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Its Fantastic my Friend Very Good Brushes

silvia
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

i may not be professional yet but sure i m able to recognize goooood stuff!!!

in this over populated e-world, i can’t help thinking there are some people who like good things..
and there is no need to translate the word “good”in the right way

it sounds like that for me:
when i feel a line,a perfect straight line with its points all inside aligned..aligned so well ..

and that’s all for watching your web-site..
aahahahhaha!!!!!

Suzie Dokuchitz
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

Excellent publish. Very refreshing provided all the duplicate material available. Thanks for performing some thing original.

Connor
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Connor
5 years 7 months ago

I have a little problem. The 1100 brush set link is broken.

dian
Guest
5 years 7 months ago

I am just learning GIMP and found that there are just few brushes available in GIMP and I think I need some more…I found this collection and WOW…thank for the brushes.

adia
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adia
5 years 6 months ago

thanks a lot

Shoaib
Guest
5 years 5 months ago

it is very use full blog . i take benefits here in my designs.

me, duh!
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me, duh!
5 years 4 months ago

i downloaded a lot of these, but they haven’t shown up in my gimp program, i have closed it down and brought it up several times, what is wrong. some work and some don’t – i have done this before, so i know what i’m doing, what it wrong?

Hamid
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Hamid
5 years 4 months ago

Great! Thank you for sharing

Haley
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Haley
5 years 3 months ago

Thank you so much! I totally needed new brushes for my artwork and these are just perfect! THANK YOU! :D

Cutey0ugha
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Cutey0ugha
5 years 3 months ago

Very Nice!thx 4 sharing i neEd these…thax u very much!G0D BleEs U <3 hugz

amar
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amar
5 years 3 months ago

very nice noupe this may helps me lot

ICY
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ICY
5 years 2 months ago

THANK YOU THANK YOU. SO FAR NO VIRUS!

Kaede
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Kaede
5 years 1 month ago

Thanks for the brushes, their good for backgrounds and the likes! :)

muheet
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muheet
5 years 1 month ago

collection is simly da best!!!!!

Jetilond
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Jetilond
5 years 4 days ago

I LOVE THOSE BRUSHES

AWESOME

THANKS TO THE CREATORS

tori
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tori
5 years 2 hours ago

Thank you so much! These are awesome and I look forward to using them. Very appreciated. :)

Adry
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Adry
4 years 11 months ago

Hi!
Thank you for your brushes!
These are really free?

gmbelART
Guest
4 years 10 months ago

thanks for sharing .. :)

Mckenzie
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Mckenzie
4 years 10 months ago

I <3 gimp! Can't wait to use my new brushes! :DDD

Josh
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Josh
4 years 9 months ago

5.3 needs to be removed…i stumbled accross this trying to enhance my gimp install with some better brushes….pretty nice just i think some of them don’t work in the way of downloading them o.O

matchima
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matchima
4 years 9 months ago

THANK YOU THANK YOU.

Nisa
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Nisa
4 years 7 months ago

hi thanks for the information that you share :) it’s really useful :) btw could you share to us how to edit photo by GIMP? thank you so much :)

Biscuit
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Biscuit
4 years 6 months ago

These all look so amazing, but when I tried downloading them they wouldn’t save to my computer and what not. How do I download these (if I’m not doing so right)? Thanks.

mochazina
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mochazina
4 years 5 months ago

WOW!! Just downloaded every last one of them! :-) Even went over to hawksmont’s site and got all of those! My gimp is very happy right now! :-D

^^Download by opening the zip files, then extracting the .gbr files to your gimp brushes folder. Mine is C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\brushes\

SangatIngin
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SangatIngin
4 years 5 months ago

thank’s for usefull more brush for free

Dali
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Dali
4 years 5 months ago

GIMP default download does not have all that much. After you modify then extend it, you would be surprised how powerful an editor it can be. Some psd plugins can be used with it too. The UI can be changed. All the brushes used in photoshop that I am aware of work in GIMP. Steep learning curve for those new to it, but once you get passed that it is all golden.

Dali
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Dali
4 years 5 months ago

Thank you sir for putting this on your blog! : )

dexterities
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dexterities
4 years 5 months ago

i really love gimp its very easy to use and it has easy tutorials…thanks a lot gimp..

Christelle
Guest
4 years 4 months ago

I got both, PS and GIMP, I like GIMP better xD

Miguel
Guest
4 years 3 months ago

Super Cool.
Thanks for sharing so complete collection of brushes for Gimp.

ladaysha
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ladaysha
4 years 2 months ago

whoever spends 600 dollars on photoshop is an idiot…gimp is awesome!

Kundan Singh
Guest
4 years 2 months ago

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Countjoe
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Countjoe
4 years 1 month ago

The GIMP Odysee brush set just put over 200 Hentai pictures on my computer

samia
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samia
4 years 16 days ago

thanks a bunch<3

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