On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 07:04:39PM -0500, Patricia Mayo wrote:
> First time post =) First time I haven't been able to figure it out on my own in the
> three years I've been using The Gimp, so here goes the scenario.
> I followed the tutorial on making custom brushes, but I want it to use the color on
> the palette. I've tried saving it in .gbr and .gih and both just make the brush
> paint in black - also it creates a duplicate, creating a grass and grass#2. The way
> I'm creating them is I go to File>New, create a 40x40 image at 100x100 resolution in
> RGB with a transparent background. Then I take my pencil brush, 1x1 circle, black
> and draw the lines I want, then save in my custom directory, in which The Gimp
> already looks to seek custom brushes. So what am I doing wrong?
the non-animated brushes will always save in grayscale. brushes like
this use color from the tool box or from the gradient (which ever you
tell it to use in the brush tool options dialog).
custom brush can mean a round brush that you define the hardness for (i
just finished a tour of Gimp2 editors and i mentioned this "brush" there
custom brush can also mean a grayscale image that gets used to apply the
toolbox colors or the gradient onto the image.
custom brushes can also mean an animated brush that you use to apply
color or gradient from the toolbox.
if i read what you are doing correctly, you are trying to make the brush
do more than it ever could by saving the color as well.
did you try to open the brushes that came with the gimp to see what they
look like? if you are using linux, these files are located either at
/usr/local/share/gimp/2.0/brushes or if your distribution installed it
at /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes or perhaps some other place they (the
distribution) put things.
i was trying to make a cat footprint animated brush. this is not a
trivial project ...
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