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Larger Brush

Jul 28, 2011, 16:26 (This post was last modified: Jul 28, 2011 16:27 by fmueller.)
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Larger Brush
I am coming new to Gimp 2.6 from PS CS2. I mainly do photo enhancement. Especially for dodge and burn, it is sometimes useful to have a large brush that covers for example a quarter of a 1366x768px image. In PS I could enter the brush size in px. In Gimp I could only find scale. Even if I crank that up to the maximum of 10.00, the brush is still tiny. Grateful for any suggestions!
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Jul 28, 2011, 17:00
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RE: Larger Brush
You can make your own larger brush

Click on the brush editor at the bottom of the brushes dialogue, choose a square shape and set to 100, set hardness to 1. This will scale up to 2000x2000 square if required.

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Jul 28, 2011, 17:03 (This post was last modified: Jul 28, 2011 17:04 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Larger Brush
If you want a standard square, diamond or round brush, you can easily create your own with a much bigger base size: start the Brush selector dialog (Windows/Dockable dialogs/Brushes, or Ctrl-Shift-B'), and click on the "New brush" icon (2nd on left at bottom). You can then define a brush which is 2000px wide (1000px radius)(before scaling).

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Jul 28, 2011, 17:17
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RE: Larger Brush
OK, thank for the quick response. I'll give that a try. I get a feeling GIMP can do anything I need, but quite a few things are done in a very different way from PS. Not really better or worse, but different. I'll have a bit of a steep learning curve, since I have used PS CS2 for many years.
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