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Giving color to paint brushes

Dec 16, 2013, 17:37
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Giving color to paint brushes
I am usining the paintbrushes and all I can get is black. How to you change the colors on the Paintbrushes? I have clicked on the "Color Options" in the Paintbrush toolbox but nothing happens. What could I be doing wrong?

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Dec 16, 2013, 20:34
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
(Dec 16, 2013 17:37)JasonG Wrote:  I am usining the paintbrushes and all I can get is black. How to you change the colors on the Paintbrushes? I have clicked on the "Color Options" in the Paintbrush toolbox but nothing happens. What could I be doing wrong?

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This youtube is very basic as it was designed for seniors new to computers, but it should help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMvF4MTThz8
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Dec 17, 2013, 13:03
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
(Dec 16, 2013 21:43)ofnuts Wrote:  Your paint brush must be grayscale (Image/Mode/Grayscale) in which case it really behaves like a mask for the color you set.

Ok, the video was really slow and not really helpful, neither was the "grayscale" comment. What I am asking is when you click on the paintbrush tool, a box comes up with your paintbrushes. Below that, there is a color selector, apart from the color selector in the main tool box. When I click on this color selector, it comes up with many different gradients. None of which work in the paint brush. Why put a color selector tool in the paintbrush if it does not work with the paintbrush? What am I missing here? Yes, the main toolbox selector works, but I want a gradient with the tool brush, not a solid color. Hmmmm..Confused
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Dec 17, 2013, 13:30
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
The brush (grayscale) takes its colour from the current foreground color.
The x key swaps foreground and background colours
You can have a premade or clipboard coloured brush but that is non-changable.

You want to paint a gradient, you need to change the brush dynamic settings
screenshot is a comparison, left side is a regular brush stroke, right side is using a gradient.

[Image: FiMK7Qk.jpg]

click on the various options to get drop down selections
play around with the fade and repeat options depending on what you want to do.

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Dec 17, 2013, 14:37
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
(Dec 17, 2013 13:30)rich2005 Wrote:  The brush (grayscale) takes its colour from the current foreground color.
The x key swaps foreground and background colours
You can have a premade or clipboard coloured brush but that is non-changable.

You want to paint a gradient, you need to change the brush dynamic settings
screenshot is a comparison, left side is a regular brush stroke, right side is using a gradient.

[Image: FiMK7Qk.jpg]

click on the various options to get drop down selections
play around with the fade and repeat options depending on what you want to do.

Ok, I got that. However, I do not have a "Color from Gradient" in the Dynamics Options. But playing with it, I did find some cool patterns, but still no gradient. :-(.. Thanks though, that was helpful in other ways..
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Dec 17, 2013, 14:58
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
(Dec 17, 2013 13:48)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Dec 17, 2013 13:03)JasonG Wrote:  What I am asking is when you click on the paintbrush tool, a box comes up with your paintbrushes. Below that, there is a color selector, apart from the color selector in the main tool box. When I click on this color selector, it comes up with many different gradients.
Can you make a screenshot of that? I don't see this in my version... are you using Gimp or some derivative like GimpShop?

Im using GIMP 2.8
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Dec 17, 2013, 15:10
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
Ok. it seems I have this working. I still do not see the "Color from Gradients" in the dynamics options, but with the Triangular wave, I am getting a gradient. Looks like the brush spins giving the gradient. Which playing with I can get some cool effects. Thanks. This was helpful Rich.
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Dec 17, 2013, 15:44
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
(Dec 17, 2013 15:10)JasonG Wrote:  Ok. it seems I have this working. I still do not see the "Color from Gradients" in the dynamics options, but with the Triangular wave, I am getting a gradient. Looks like the brush spins giving the gradient. Which playing with I can get some cool effects. Thanks. This was helpful Rich.

Hey Rich, it seems the "Color to Gradeint" dynamics was taken out of 2.8. But I found a tutorial on using the dynamics editor for creating a gradient dynamics. I posted it in another thread but if your interested in it, here it is,

http://gimpedtutorials.com/how-to-use-co...-gimp-2-8/

Your replys were very helpful and helped me find this. Thanks alot..!!

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Dec 17, 2013, 16:17
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
(Dec 17, 2013 16:13)rich2005 Wrote:  
Quote:..Hey Rich, it seems the "Color to Gradeint" dynamics was taken out of 2.8. But I found a tutorial on using the dynamics editor for creating a gradient dynamics. I posted it in another thread but if your interested in it, here it is,

http://gimpedtutorials.com/how-to-use-co...-gimp-2-8/

Just had a quick check and the brush dynamic, color-from-gradient is still there, Win7 / Gimp 2.8.10

Looking at that reference posted, it comes from Gimp Paint Studio, a Gimp add-on.

[Image: tIReMfu.jpg]

If you want more about GPS then it is here: http://code.google.com/p/gps-gimp-paint-studio/

IMHO learn to use the basic gimp tools before adding that.
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Dec 17, 2013, 16:20
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
(Dec 17, 2013 16:17)JasonG Wrote:  
(Dec 17, 2013 16:13)rich2005 Wrote:  
Quote:..Hey Rich, it seems the "Color to Gradeint" dynamics was taken out of 2.8. But I found a tutorial on using the dynamics editor for creating a gradient dynamics. I posted it in another thread but if your interested in it, here it is,

http://gimpedtutorials.com/how-to-use-co...-gimp-2-8/

Just had a quick check and the brush dynamic, color-from-gradient is still there, Win7 / Gimp 2.8.10

Looking at that reference posted, it comes from Gimp Paint Studio, a Gimp add-on.

[Image: tIReMfu.jpg]

If you want more about GPS then it is here: http://code.google.com/p/gps-gimp-paint-studio/

IMHO learn to use the basic gimp tools before adding that.

Hmmm.. I saw that too. But it worked in th editor. I have 2.8 and the "color grom gradient" was not there. I tried reloading the program and it still didnt come up. So I just used the editor. Thanks again.

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Dec 17, 2013, 16:40
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
(Dec 17, 2013 16:20)JasonG Wrote:  
(Dec 17, 2013 16:17)JasonG Wrote:  
(Dec 17, 2013 16:13)rich2005 Wrote:  
Quote:..Hey Rich, it seems the "Color to Gradeint" dynamics was taken out of 2.8. But I found a tutorial on using the dynamics editor for creating a gradient dynamics. I posted it in another thread but if your interested in it, here it is,

http://gimpedtutorials.com/how-to-use-co...-gimp-2-8/

Just had a quick check and the brush dynamic, color-from-gradient is still there, Win7 / Gimp 2.8.10

Looking at that reference posted, it comes from Gimp Paint Studio, a Gimp add-on.

[Image: tIReMfu.jpg]

If you want more about GPS then it is here: http://code.google.com/p/gps-gimp-paint-studio/

IMHO learn to use the basic gimp tools before adding that.

Hmmm.. I saw that too. But it worked in th editor. I have 2.8 and the "color grom gradient" was not there. I tried reloading the program and it still didnt come up. So I just used the editor. Thanks again.

J.

Here is a screens shot. The Color from Gradient is the one I created through the editor. As you can see, in the alphbetical list, there isn't one. Just a heads up..


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Dec 17, 2013, 17:09
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
Just realized the drop down menu on the dynamics did not stay up when I did the screen shot, but as you can see it is GIMP 2.8.

This gradient pattern gives really cool effects..
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Dec 17, 2013, 17:18
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
Not a bad idea to use your own brush dynamic and edit it as necessary.

I think I see the problem, which is Gimp 2.8.0 Maybe an update to the latest version 2.8.10?

ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/windows...-setup.exe

there it is, third one down.

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Dec 17, 2013, 17:30
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RE: Giving color to paint brushes
Ok, Im stupid. Or just not a geek. LOL.. Updated GIMP, turned off the computer and closed all programs, (of course not in that order) and the update is now there. Along with the gradient addition I did earlier. Duh!!! So Yes!! Rich is right. 2.8.10 does have the "color from gradient" there. Not 2.8.0.

Once again Rich, thank you. As a note, always check your addition.. !! J.
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