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Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8

Nov 29, 2012, 05:42
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Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8
Hi,
I watched a video on youtube using the brushes but he was able to select Gradients color instead of foreground colour. This made a very nice effect. I'm using gimp 2.8 and I cant find in the Tool Options the same ability to select a Gradient for the colurs used by a brush. Is this gone from the new 2.8 version ?

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Nov 29, 2012, 08:13
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RE: Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8
It's in the brush dynamics... one of the presets is "Gradient".

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Nov 29, 2012, 08:26
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RE: Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8
ofnuts[u' Wrote:  948' dateline='1354176798']
It's in the brush dynamics... one of the presets is "Gradient".
Thank you ![/u]
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Nov 29, 2012, 08:36
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RE: Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8
(Nov 29, 2012 08:26)carlyn Wrote:  
ofnuts[u' Wrote:  948' dateline='1354176798']
It's in the brush dynamics... one of the presets is "Gradient".
Thank you ![/u]


Sorry, Im still having trouble even after finding the Gradients under Brush Dynamics, I can't seem to find the option to choose to use the gradient, I keep having to use the foreground colour ????

Help ??


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Nov 29, 2012, 09:44
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RE: Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8
Your dynamics are set to 'Pressure opacity" not "Gradient". If you haven't got one available in the preset choices you can make one up:
- Click on the "Dynamics" icon int the Tool options dialog to get the preset list
- Click on the "Dynamics" icon at bottom right of list to get the "Dynamics" dialog
- Click "New" (2nd from left at bottom)
- In the mapping matrix, tick the box in "Fade" column and "Color" line

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Nov 29, 2012, 10:35
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RE: Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8
ofnuts beat me to it, but it can be confusing, I know it confused me.

A little video showing how you might set this up

http://youtu.be/O0arKrRu4DU 2 1/2 mins

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Nov 29, 2012, 10:38
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RE: Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8
thanks because despite the detailed answer I am still struggling, so hopefully this link will add something for me, taa Smile
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Nov 29, 2012, 11:35
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RE: Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8
could you share what is the screen recorder you used because its better than what I have richgug1 ???
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Nov 29, 2012, 11:54
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(Nov 29, 2012 11:35)carlyn Wrote:  could you share what is the screen recorder you used because its better than what I have richgug1 ???

lol - Providing you are using linux and don't mind command line.

ffmpeg -f x11grab -xerror -r 15 -s 1280x720 -i :0.0+144,144 -vcodec mpeg4 -b 1000 -qscale 5 -f alsa -i hw:0,0 -ar 44100 -bt 256k -y `date +%s`.avi

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Jan 19, 2013, 13:32
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RE: Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8
This is like thread " Beginners / new gimp 8.2.0" but I think it is so basic that I am adding the same post to both threads.
I too wrestled long with this problem, and only found how to cope from these forums. Accepting that you *can* workaround it, the solution proposed is extremely obscure. A definite regression of usability that one hopes will be put right. 2.6 was fine: the familiar 'paint using gradient' drawing tools option, *and* the brush dynamics drop-down list. This would work equally with the new complicated 2.8 brush dynamics, would it not?
How do we ask for the 2.6 scenario next time around?

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Jan 31, 2013, 19:09
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RE: Using the Gradients with a Brush in 2.8
We have not halucinated. Section 2.7.10 of the *current* Gimp Help - reflecting the previous situation - says
"Painting with a gradient
Each of GIMP's basic painting tools allows you the option of using colors from a gradient. This enables you to create brushstrokes that change color from one end to the other."
and
"Use a gradient with a drawing tool:

You can also use a gradient with pencil, brush or airbrush tools if you check Use color from gradient. In the example below the option is checked for a pencil tool. You see in the drawing in the right side the succession of the colors of the gradient (to infinity...).

Figure 7.25. How to use rapidly a gradient with a drawing tool"

This option has simply disappeared - unnecessarily - from 2.8 with its complicated brush dynamics.
I have formally filed a Bugzilla report.
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