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How to create a Brush in gimp

Note the file must eventually have a mode of grayscale. This can either be set at the creation of the file or via the image > mode > grayscale option when you have finished working on an image.

  • Once you have the brush ready and the file has been converted to grayscale simply choose file > export or Shift + Ctrl + E
  • Then give your brush a name and make sure you have .gbr selected from the select File Type (By Extension) section of the export menu. You should see that the file type is automatically been changed to xxxxxx.gbr extension
  • Gimp Extension Menu
  • This should open up the Export Image as Brush menu. Here you can give the brush a name which will showin your brushes palette and you can also set the spacing for the new brush.
  • Gimp Export Brush Menu

If you want the brush to appear in your brushes palette make sure you save it to the default brush folder within gimp. This can be found under Edit > Preferences then choose/expand the Folders option from the left hand menu and you will see an option for Brushes in it. Click on this and it will show you where you should save the to.

Gimp Preferences Menu
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