Gimp Brushes HELP!

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by goodknight411, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2004
    MiddlaNowhere, Arkansas
    Alright, I downloaded some brushes for Gimp. How the heck do I get them in??? I've tried everything I can think of (not alot I'll grant you) and haven't figured it out. Did a google search and the only instructions I can find are for Windows.

    So all you smart people, how do i do this? :confused:
  2. macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2004
    Well I have no idea what the hell Gimp is but I have put brushes into photoshop so maybe this can apply.

    Try to locate the Gimps brushes folder if it has one, if it does than drag those into that folder and start Gimp or restart Gimp if its already open.

    I hope that helps. If not w/e I tried.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2004
    MiddlaNowhere, Arkansas
    Tried that but I don't see any folders, just the application in Finder. I know it has a brushes folder, because all the instructions for windows users say drag and drop into it.

    Anyone know how I can see the folder??
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2004
    MiddlaNowhere, Arkansas
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2007
    But where do you find the brush file?????

    Ive been searching for like two weeks. plz plz plz help me!
  6. macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    There are several different builds of gimp for the Mac. Would you care to share which one you have? It's tough to offer possible solutions without a good description of what you want to know.

    If you have the application version, ctrl-click on the application icon, pick show contents, and you will find a tree of folders with a typical gimp directory structure.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2007

    thanks so much for the help. (ctrl-click)

    I never knew that.

    Thanks alot.:D
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008

    Ok do you know were i can get good GIMP brushes for the Mac? And how do i insert them!?!?!? Please help!

  9. macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    Las Vegas
    I have Gimp 2.6 and the cntrl+click App didn't work for me. Any suggestions?
  10. macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2009
    Me neither.
  11. macrumors member


    Apr 16, 2009
    srry if this is off but does anyone know why gimp shows in middle of screen when opened on macbook?
  12. macrumors newbie


    Dec 23, 2009
    Installing abr brushes in GIMP

    You can use .abr brushes in GIMP.

    You need to have at least GIMP version 2.4 or higher at your computer.

    Here is a step by step tutorial how to install abr brushes in GIMP here.

    In this totorial I was using MAC (Snow Leopard) in this tutorial to show you installation of abr brushes.

    I used MAC version GIMP 2.6 in this tutorial.

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