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Image won't save as .gbr after changing mode to greyscale?

Oct 3, 2011, 03:04
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Image won't save as .gbr after changing mode to greyscale?
i'm using gimp 2.6.11 on a windows 7 enterprise machine. I made some brushes in rbg mode and saved as gbr, and also converted some ps brushes by exporting an abr as a png in rbg mode then saving as gbr. my goal is to get a gbr brush that i can change the color to the foreground color. I tried changing the mode from rgb to greyscale but when i try to re-save as gbr i get an error message that brushes can only be saved in greyscale or rgba (!).

i've tried saving the gbr as a png, changing the mode to greyscale and then saving as gbr but i get the same error message.

If no one knows how to fix this does anyone have any good skin texture brushes for gimp that can be used with foreground color? It's for a digital portrait of a male so I need an orangepeel texture and some other skin textures that aren't too airbrushed.
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Oct 3, 2011, 06:44
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RE: Image won't save as .gbr after changing mode to greyscale?
(Oct 3, 2011 03:04)laine_lolauc Wrote:  i'm using gimp 2.6.11 on a windows 7 enterprise machine. I made some brushes in rbg mode and saved as gbr, and also converted some ps brushes by exporting an abr as a png in rbg mode then saving as gbr. my goal is to get a gbr brush that i can change the color to the foreground color. I tried changing the mode from rgb to greyscale but when i try to re-save as gbr i get an error message that brushes can only be saved in greyscale or rgba (!).

i've tried saving the gbr as a png, changing the mode to greyscale and then saving as gbr but i get the same error message.

If no one knows how to fix this does anyone have any good skin texture brushes for gimp that can be used with foreground color? It's for a digital portrait of a male so I need an orangepeel texture and some other skin textures that aren't too airbrushed.
Read the fine print in the message, it says "GRAYSCALE" and "RGBA".

"RGBA" is an RGB image with an alpha channel, so GRAYSCALE is grayscale *without* alpha channel (there is indeed a "GRAYSCALEA" type used in scripts).

So remove the alpha channel from your image and all should be fine.

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Oct 8, 2011, 17:15
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RE: Image won't save as .gbr after changing mode to greyscale?
Yay, now it works! Thanks!
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