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The Gimp BrushBox v2.1 by GrindGod The Gimp BrushBox v2.1 by GrindGod
Wow... making this Set has taken more time than i expected! It's the most complete and biggest work on Brushes i made until now.

Okay - more about this Set... As usual when i create Brushes i set the Focus on Digital Painttools (Simulating Real brushes/pencils) and Texturing with "premade" Effects and special brushes like Grass/Clouds/Foliage and so on. But for nearly every Brush, i had on my mind, that it is usable in a lot of different ways and that it is not to specific.
Every Brush in the Set is fine adjusted so that you could start painting without worrying about dynamics or Brush Settings too much.

So here is what you get:

- all brushes organized by usage
- 162 different Brush Tips
- 70 Dynamics
- 251 Presets


- The Brushes are made for the use with a pressure sensitiv device (Graphic Tablet). You can use them with a mouse - but with a tablet its more fun^^
- The Brushes are made with Gimp 2.8.4; All Presets/BrushTips and Dynamics are made by me. There is nothing modified or copied from other Sets in it!
- The content is free to use commercial and non-commercial (CC-0).

Installation Instructions:

Windows
LINUX


(included in the Download)

Extension: The Gimp TextureBox

License:
CC-0 (Public Domain)
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Given 2013-07-06
A huge collection of brushes for GIMP, generously offered up for free! The Gimp BrushBox by ~GrindGod ( Suggested by Kida-neechan and Featured by PirateLotus-Stock )
:iconarcticsnowy21:
ArcticSnowy21 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019
Thank you very much!
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:iconburglelarry:
burglelarry Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noice! Thank you for sharing!Natsu and Happy (Thumbs Up) [V1] 
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JaneBlaze Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
♥♥ love ♥♥ it ◕‿◕
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:iconluvb8:
luvb8 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Just a huge thank you for taking time out of your life to post all your brushes! THANK YOU! :)
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:iconcassiefontenot98:
Cassiefontenot98 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
okay this is probably a dumb question, but I'm new to gimp. I was wondering if the presets work the same as presets for photoshop? and if not what are they? like what do they do? 
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GrindGod Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018   Digital Artist
It is not the same. Gimp uses a file, that stores the brush settings. This includes, what brushfile (.gbr) is used by the preset, as well as the paint dynamics that are applied. The dynamics are also stored in a separate file (.gdyn). In photoshop all these informations are baked into one brushfile (.abr), that could also contain many other brushes - all in one (sometimes) big file. While it is a little bit complicated with gimp it also offers more flexibility, but the photoshop format is - well - more user-friendly...
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Cassiefontenot98 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018
oh okay, thanks anyway haha and thanks so much for replying!
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:iconcassiefontenot98:
Cassiefontenot98 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
okay this is probably a dumb question, but I'm new to gimp. I was wondering if the presets work the same as presets for photoshop? and if not what are they? like what do they do? 
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springheel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Can these be used in GIMP 2.6? Sorry but my headstrong tablet refuses to work with 2.8.
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:icongrindgod:
GrindGod Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017   Digital Artist
Try it out.. i think it will work :)
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:iconspringheel:
springheel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
I'll do.
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:iconpkgam:
PkGam Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If I were betting, everything would work fine except for the presets and dynamics as they changed the way those work in 2.8 and up.
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:iconmondolion:
mondolion Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you This will give Gimp 2.9 a real boost
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:iconpinki3pie:
Pinki3pie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how to convert these to abr (photoshop)?
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:icongrindgod:
GrindGod Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017   Digital Artist
That is not easily done and you could only use the brushimages, without the settings, that define their behavior, because they are specific to gimp.
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:iconhsmane:
HSMAne Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The link said not found :(
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:iconoudiematic3000:
Oudiematic3000 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
I came here looking for an alternative to Jazza's custom photoshop brushes and it looks like your pack is the closest im going to get. It's a brilliant, extensive pack filled with more tools than I'll need but there are so many that the pack is overly complicated... If you have the time a guide to these brushes would be nice. If you don't have the time, chill, just a short one telling me which brushes are most similar to Jazza's and how i could change some to be more like his brushes because after opening the tool presets section, I'm overwhelmed...


Thx
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:icongrindgod:
GrindGod Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017   Digital Artist
Sry i am not familiar with Jazza's brushes. You have to find out for yourself what you need.., but i guess you'll find the most useful brushes under the BASIC, PENCILS and PAINT categories.
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sixcats54 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Can anyone help me? I've tried downloading brushes for my GIMP 2.8, but it never works. The "download" seems OK, and I follow the directions for unzipping and drag/dropping into the GIMP brush folder, then I bring up the program and do a "refresh", but the new brushes are nowhere to be found! Any advice???

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:icongrindgod:
GrindGod Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017   Digital Artist
In the .gimp-2.8/brushes folder should be three subfolders: BB - Basic, BB - Natural and BB - Texture. Please check if these folders are present and if they contain actually brushes. Next open gimp and be sure you have docked the brush panel. In this panel open the filter menu. There is a small down arrow on the right side to open it. BB - Basic, BB - Natural and BB - Texture should appear here as filter-tags. If this is not the case you can check if the paths to your custom resources are set correctly. Go to the Menu - Edit - Settings. In the window on the left side is a category: Folders. In this section you can set paths to any sort of custom resources. Check the path for brushes and eventually add the folder where you have stored the files.
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kipra007 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
thanks mate... thankss a lott .. :) let me save this ..
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:iconwispylicious:
WispyLicious Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
thnx 4 sharing and going to try it out
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:iconthystyn:
Thystyn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for making all these brushes and texture box freely available.  I have no idea how/when I will use them yet, but am looking forward to experimenting.
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EugeniusMaximus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I'm really curious and anxious to try them out. Many thanks!
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infinityfractals Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
thx
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:iconperidoodles:
Peridoodles Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wheres the download link? I can't seem to find it
EDIT: Nevermind, found it, thanks!
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:iconkaticakuk:
KaticaKuk Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ! :-D
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:iconcrazyraingirl:
CrazyRainGirl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Thank you so much for the brushes!!! These are so helpful!!! I appreciate this so much. You are so kind. :hug:
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:icongrindgod:
GrindGod Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015   Digital Artist
I am glad you like it :)
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CrazyRainGirl Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
I love it. I use these all the time now. This is such a blessing
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:iconpinpinax:
PinPinax Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for sharing your resources and that they are so user friendly! :)
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:icongrindgod:
GrindGod Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh, what a nice feedback, thank you :)
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Kytta-Kat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, this is the most complete brush set I've seen in forever. Thanks for sharing.
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feedbackex Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Thank you.
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Protosnow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Thanks :happybounce: 
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infinityfractals Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
thx so much
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:icongrindgod:
GrindGod Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey gothicAge,

i really enjoyed, reading your comment! Making this set was a big quest or journey..  i have spent a lot time on it -  from observing traditional media up to reviewing and comparing other brushsets, that i have used before (like Gimp Paint Studio).

A while ago i switched  to  Krita, what has become my primary application for digital Painting. Gimp is still my choice for post-processing or purely design-related stuff, but i use only a very small set of tools for that, not comparable with this big brushset... Btw if you haven´t tried out Krita yet, i would highly recommend to do it. It´s freely available for linux and windows. Just checkout the link :)

As you have written, there are some brushes and presets that need an overhaul and i have planned to do an update, but it's on a long to-do list. Good to know that the most stuff works as intended.

Digital painting offers exciting and fascinating possibilities of expression. (beyond the stuff, that is done for the cg-industry..) I have thought a lot about the question of emulating traditional media vs. finding 'new' digital styles that stand for their own. I think It's an ongoing process, and i am curious to where it will lead. But i am sure that we have to start, from where we are coming: we must try to simulate traditional media to develop and transform them to something new!
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gothicAge Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Im always on the outlook for nice plugins, they are soo helpful, inspiring, I love that.

Krita? uff…im a mac user, pity. But Gimp improved alot, and im very excited about the next big update, which comes out probably this fall.

oh…dont worry. This little tweaks are easily to solve, i wrote it only as info. Wasnt my intention to complain anything. 

yes, absolutely. Digital tools offer new possibilities and we have to discover them. Traditional media are always a good reference, however. 
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Titanic-Wyvern Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks for sharing these! They're all pretty useful for a lot of things, like I used in my banner here: 

titanic-wyvern.deviantart.com/…

Again, thank you for sharing these so everyone who uses GIMP can use them. ^ ^
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IdanCarre Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I only recently decided that I could not longer deal with the measly options of "basic paintbrush" and the freaking ridiculous "pepper" paintbrush on gimp… thank you for making this and really this goes out to anyone who makes these brushes… We appreciate your work immensely. :)
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Dreikanai Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Wow, thank you so much for these amazing GIMP brushes! :)

-draco 
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:icongrindgod:
GrindGod Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Digital Artist
np, have fun with them :)
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Fridayfelts Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many, many thanks for the hard work you have put into this resource.Bunny-Emoji-02-(Joyful)
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:icongrindgod:
GrindGod Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Done with pleasure :)
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Stormcookie797 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
thanks for the help and sharing the brushes .interesting . please could you add a tutorial with gimpies so we get an idea of how you created your texture brushes .not so much as the mechanics but the shapes and designs would be interesting for future knowledge .I know this is not the only thing you do in life so will be patient if your willing thankyou
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:icongrindgod:
GrindGod Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Digital Artist
I have used a software that is specialized on creating seamless textures. Link: www.spiralgraphics.biz/genetic…
The use of this software has to be learned for its own, but it is not very difficult. Finding the shapes and designs that could be interesting for brushes is more a question of experience and trial. The 30 Textures from my organic texture set are chosen from about 100 i have rendered before. It is more an ongoing process that is hard to be reduced into a tutorial. Just experiment with shapes and forms and let yourself be surprised :)
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Stormcookie797 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
thank you for your feed back and the links i'll get stuck in appreciate this . I do love the community on this site helps me learn some good stuff .
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leppakakaklifoth Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work
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GrindGod Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Thx!
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