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Brushes and color

Feb 10, 2011, 17:30
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Brushes and color
Hey all, been using gimp for about 6 months and have a question. I have a few brushes that I want to use but.... I want to colorize them similar to how photoshop will. I am not refering to a single color, but to take the standard b+w brush and make it realistic in color. maybe a fractal brush. any help, any tutorial would be awesome. I have played with alpha channels, layers etc. cant figure it out.
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Feb 10, 2011, 21:21 (This post was last modified: Feb 10, 2011 21:21 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Brushes and color
Explain us what you mean by "realistic in color". For instance by posting some examples as attachments, or URLs to images elsewhere...

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Feb 11, 2011, 04:28
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the fractal behind the knight was made from a brush and layers. I cannot figure out how to colorize a brush (such as fractal, or idk a bottle lets say) to make it look pretty and realistic. such as not one color etc...

example made from photoshop.
[Image: Knight_sig2.jpg]


let me know if that made sense. Dodgy
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Feb 11, 2011, 08:19
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RE: Brushes and color
The "fractal" in the back looks more like the "Plasma' rendering in Gimp.

For simple brushes most of the 'realism' comes from using adequate settings in "Brush dynamics", but the most important (pressure) requires a tablet. The next Gimp version will have more things to control (rotation...) as well as more control inputs (stylus tilt...) when the input device supports it.

Otherwise you can design your own brushes or find them on the net. The effects of the brushes can be surprising, I've seen fur emulated using a brush originally designed to produce a spider.

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Feb 15, 2011, 06:00
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ok would you know where i can find info on doing something like that or a tutorial? I am new to this and have no clue. I did google brushes tutorials and such just no luck
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Feb 15, 2011, 07:49
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RE: Brushes and color
Creating a Gimp brush is just a a matter of saving an image with extension .gbr or .gih and putting it in the brushes directory in your Gimp profile. It's fairly well described here;

http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Custom_Brushes/

You can also create very simple brushes in the brushes dialog (

This said your image seems to be using some very basic brushes, but with dynamics applied.

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