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Gimp 2.8 Photoshop Tweaks by doctormo Gimp 2.8 Photoshop Tweaks by doctormo
To help a fellow deviant, I've put together a download that anyone with Gimp 2.8 on Linux can use to make their copy of gimp look more like Adobe Photoshop and make people more comfortable.

I've taken various bits of guides online and various tweaks. All you have to do is download the file, unzip it. Then in the file manager go to your home folder, show hidden files, delete or move your old .gimp-2.8 configuration folder out of the way, and replace with the new one. Then load gimp. Then me know if it works for you or if it fails.

Update: Icon were blurry in the original icon theme. I've patched them all up to be much clearer.
Update2: The drop here text is now gone and the default background when loading is the same dark grey.
Update3: Now on github github.com/doctormo/GimpPs
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blume666 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you for your work. I'm using it on Windows right now, but I had to scale the font a little bit bigger. The font rendering isn't very good on Windows, so with your default values it looked a little creepy for me. I'll try it in elementary OS. This must be awesome. :D
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zombiwoof Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice. I hate Gimps toolbar icons. Icons should work as traffic lights, Gimps toolbar you must "read".
Thank You thank you.
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nilarimogard Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
The Photoshop-like keyboard shortcuts don't seem to work properly, at least for me. Maybe you can incorporate this: epierce.freeshell.org/gimp/gim… ?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's the one I added, if they're not working, could you see if your local installation works? Maybe there's some config I missed or scraped out.
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nilarimogard Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
The "menurc" file in the archive downloaded from here looks nowhere like that menurc file... I think you forgot to add it. Also, your menurc has 78kb  while the one in my link has 8kb...
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
h that should fix it. All the accelerators were commented out in the old zip. Not sure what happened but I'm parked this version directly.
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nilarimogard Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Now it looks ok. Thank you!
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android272 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice theme, really good job. you should check out my theme GIMP Icon Theme: Flat by android272 maybe you could incorporate some more icons. though be warned its kinda buggy right now. I am trying to get the kinks worked out.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Looks nice, let me know if you figure out how to remove the "drop tools here" text, it's rather annoying.
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android272 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
never thought about removing that text... not sure if you can. but it would be nice. I don't understand why anyone would want to add a panel there.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I just managed to do it; now linked in the above download. Hackers away!
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android272 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh sweet. how did you do it? I will have to add it to my themes :)
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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android272 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already looked at your theme and figured it out. I don't like how you took Wilber away in the empty image but I guess you are tyring to go for a PS look. did you know that you can take him away in the gimprc file by setting (toolbox-wilber no)? I don't like taking GIMP out of GIMP but thats what your going for.  Right now Im trying to mess with my colors. if you look at my gtkrc files you will notice that they are two completely different files. I want to make a gtkrc file that is spisificly for GIMP, and each them would have the same file but with different colors.
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android272 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then again Photoshop has their feather so I guess it might not be such a big deal to some.
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android272 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I was talking about Wilber over the tool box. if you edit the gimprc file and change (toolbox-wilber yes) to (toolbox-wilber no) then Wilber will be gone. the space is takin away. take a look at this guys theme.New GIMP layout (downloadable theme) by ZZDas 
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I actually made wilber very faint, the two colours aren't the same ;-) But I do see your point about taking wilber out. I wish I could change that image tbh.

You caught me, I was just looking through your theme and mixing and matching bits. You've done a really professional job on it and it's probably a testimony to your hacking skills. Pravo.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The version that I liked the most of GIMP was 2.7 because the bars had scrolls. Now I am forced to have 2.6 that don't have a lot of features but that have the scrolls. And there is also gegls transformations that 2.8 dropped.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting; perhaps you could have a patched version? Or maybe 2.10 which I hear has backtracked on a few things. Let me know, maybe I can help.
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it is not a problem now, it will be when I go to 2.8...
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Keep my username somewhere and give me a message if you need to. Happy to help.
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LannaD Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it even loads faster now. Cool:)!
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doctormo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great to hear that it works! :-)
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LannaD Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch.
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LannaD Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just might give it a go, since the current multi window version bugs me. Thanks:).
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