How to install GIMP brushes: As I’ve got to tell you on more than one occasion, GIMP is probably the best free Photoshop alternative. This means that almost everything you can do with Photoshop can also be done with this program, including using custom brushes.
Custom brushes allow you to “draw” on photos and create images using shapes different from those of the standard brushes included in photo editing programs. Interesting, right? And then find out with me how to install brushes on gimp by downloading them for free from the Internet.
Before you see how to install brushes on gimp, you need to get custom brushes to add to your GIMP by downloading them from the Internet. Then connect to the deviantART websitebrowse the list of available brushes (they are all free) and click on the preview of the one you want to download.
On the page that opens, you will find a larger preview of the selected brush and a description of it. To download the brush on your PC, all you have to do is click on the item Download File placed in the right side column.
GIMP brushes can be composed of one or more files in gbr and be distributed directly as such or in a zip archive. In the first case, for install brushes on GIMP all you have to do is copy the gbr file downloaded from the Internet and paste it in the folder C: Program FilesGIMP-2.0sharegimp2.0brushes if you are using Windows 7 or Vista (C: Program Files (x86) GIMP-2.0sharegimp2.0brushes if you have a 64-bit operating system) or in the folder C: Programs GIMP-2.0sharegimp2.0brushes if you use Windows XP.
In the second case, you have to open the zip archive with the brushes downloaded from the Internet, locate the files with the .gbr extension contained in it and copy the latter to the folder C: Program FilesGIMP-2.0sharegimp2.0brushes if you are using Windows 7 or Vista (C: Program Files (x86) GIMP-2.0sharegimp2.0brushes if you have a 64-bit operating system) or in the folder C: Programs GIMP-2.0sharegimp2.0brushes if you use Windows XP.
Mission accomplished! Now open GIMP via its shortcut on the desktop or in the Windows Start menu, select it brush tool from the toolbar located on the left of the screen and click on the button next to the item Brush (below) to select your new brush and start using it freely on any image or photo.