Creating Spikey Brushes
Posted 14 July 2005 - 02:44 PM
[*]Open up a new RGB image - transparent
[*]Set your colors back to black and white. (If black is the forefround, more black will appear and vise versa for white)
[*]Now, Filters | Render | Nature | Flame
[*]Under Render tab, select "Custom Gradient" For now, don`t change anything else, but you can experiment later.
[*]Under Camera tab, adjust the zoom of the flame to fit the screen as desired (may have to adjust again after the next step)
[*]Click the Edit tab at the top of the window
[*]Under Variation, click linear
[*]Play with the speed, randomize and direction buttons.
I don`t understand the direction button entirely, but the middle one is the one that will be rendered. Those that are around it are variations of it. If you like one of the variations better than that middle one, click on it, and now it becomes the middle. Keep playing with the settings until you get one you like.
[*]Click Ok and readjust the zoom and x/y settings to fit the render where you want it to be positioned on the screen.
[*]You can also save your settings for later use within the flame window.
[*]Exit out of the Flames tool.
[*]Convert image to grayscale (Image | Mode | Grayscale)
[*]Flatten your image .... Image | Flatten Image
[*]Save it as a .gbr brush in your gimp brush folder.
[*]Save your xcf file if you want to edit it later.
[*]Refresh you brushes and start brushing!
Here`s a pic of my brush!
The background is actually transparent. I don`t know how it`s showing up for you, but it should be clear.
Y'all owe me for sharing this secret! I was going to keep it to myself. :w:
Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:35 AM
Are you using Windows? I'm familiar with windows. If so, your brushes folder should be located here: C:\\Program Files\\GIMP-2.0\\share\\gimp\\2.0\\brushes or something very similar. That's where you want to save it to. Then hit the refresh button in the brushes toolbar.
Does that help?
Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:40 AM
Posted 15 July 2005 - 03:03 AM
When you select "save as", a new window will open up and their will be a "Browse for other folders" item with a little "+" symbol next to it. Click the "+" symbol and this window will appear:
Then double-click your "C" drive (or whatever drive GIMP is installed on) and then double-click programs, then GIMP, etc. etc.
Posted 15 July 2005 - 03:28 PM
Yeah I have had that happen a couple of times. Make sure your brush is either grayscale (image->mode->grayscale) or RGBA (layer-> transparency->Add Alpha Channel).
Art yeah I was wondering. Thanks cause I have been trying to figure out why I have this extra drive too.
Posted 15 July 2005 - 07:47 PM
Mine mine will do that sometimes just close and restart gimp and if you saved them right they should show up.Keep in mind the gimp brushes folder will get full sooner or later so you should learn to make new folders for your brushes same goes for the fonts :h:
Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:51 PM
Because the brushes so easy to make in GIMP, unless you find one that you absolutely have to have, I'd just make them instead of downloading them. The nice thing is that the flame plugin allows you to save your settings for recall later. I've been saving my settings, but I'm only using a couple of brushes right now. If other users are saving the settings, maybe you can request their file to import into GIMP.
Just a thought.