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Tutorial:Converting PhotShop Brush Sets to Gimp Brush Sets
Author: Droz928
Authors deviantART Page: [link]

A PDF tutorial describing how to convert PS Abr brush sets to Gimp GBR brush

format. Hope you all enjoy it!

If you convert a set and would like it posted here at Project GimpBC please

Droz928 [link] or
Fence-Post [link]

Happy gimpping!!
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BlissfulCalamity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This should definitely come in handy. c: Thank you~
MacSpeedRacer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm...will this method still work in GIMP 2.8.6?
ILoveULZZANGandSNSD Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya, will it? I'm using 2.8.6 as well but I'm about to download 2.8.8 so would it still work there? :/
MacSpeedRacer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, no reply yet, so, I'm assuming they're either working on making it work, or it just doesn't/
ILoveULZZANGandSNSD Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well, there'd be no harm in trying.
MacSpeedRacer Featured By Owner Edited May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry it took me so long to reply...I've tried using the brush-batch script in 2.8.14 now, and in 2.8.6, and every version in between...unfortunately, the script is still least, I can't get it to work.  I don't know all that much about, I wouldn't even hazard a guess as to how to make it work...I mean, you can still do it -manually-, after you get the pngs from ABRviewer, so, the method does still work, just not the automation part of it.
farnea Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
cutegirl4875 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where can i get file extension downloads like (save as png,jpeg, or gbr) i have gimp 2.8
Nena902NJ Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
No need to convert brushes anymore. Gimp vers. 2.6.10 and forward just load the PS brushes into the Gimp brushes folder like you would a regular Gimp brush and it will recognize it. Don't forget to refresh or restart Gimp so they will appear in the brushes toolbox!
Lissi44 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow thnx!
Soulflare3 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I've always just copied the photoshop brushes into the gimp brushes folder, restarted gimp, and used them as if I were using photoshop...
MsSweetP Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I've tried everything I know and am still unable to convert a brush pack... I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong. Could someone help?? I'm trying to convert this pack: [link]
antichange Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Digital Artist
This appears to need an update. :/
MoonLilyLoverX Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student General Artist
are your gimp brushes in need of converting?
shadowwolf9 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
I'm gonna have to give this a try!
Flannery411 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
I got the same problem as!
Flannery411 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
How Do I see The tutorial
monicagranger Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good idea! :clap:
AnimalsRule950 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
ok, I did everything and I can do it all up to the converting by using the script-Fu, it says "Error while executing brush-batch:

Error: set!: unbound variable: a" What the heck does that mean and what am I doing wrong?
ShilohSilohette Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009   Digital Artist
even if they are photoshop brushes cant you still use them ??
kai-shi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I have this same problem? Anyone have solutions?
tigerpanda13 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Heyo. Your and kward's brilliance astounds me, and i bow down in humility at your graciousness. however, I am using gimp 2.0, as you have suggested in your very descriptive tutorial, and it is having some sort of problem. I do EXACTLY what your tutorial tells me to, and then on the last step when i tell it "ok" to convert the pngs, it says...
"Gimp Message

Brush-batch message

Error while executing brush-batch:

Error: set!: unbound variable: a"
Does anyone know how to fix this?
Leedlpuff Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
Gives me this messsage:
Safari can’t open the file “abrViewer.NET_1.0.1.rar” because no available application can open it.
EarlyBlake Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
RAR is a compressed file. You need to extract (decompress) it using some thing like 7-zip. You can get that at file hippo. RAR are one of the most common files to have viruses in them. You need to scan a rar or exc file before open them.
Leedlepuff Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
I clicked on it but it won't get bigger~
rayne-water Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
im getting that same error message every time i use the brush batch
nana8924 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Baaa >.<

Could you convert these? I'm too... stupid to read all of that. xD



Thanks you:)
jackierats Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
when i go to script-fu i dont have the gimp talk option and i dont see it anywere plz some1 jelp me out...msg me plz
Fiery007 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Aaah! Fantastic! :blowkiss:
eaglesgal54 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
So I download this, and do WHAT with it?
Pretty-as-Sin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
1.)Thanks for the tutorial, I've been looking for a way to do this for a while now, but...

2.)I keep getting an error message when using the brush batch converter script-what should I do?

Error while executing
(brush-batch "C:\\convertedbrushsets\\kumiko-asuka\\PNG dump" 3 "8snap" "8snap" 25 "C:\\convertedbrushsets\\kumiko-asuka\\8snap")

Error: set!: unbound variable: a
crystaltail Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
I have that problem too. And I know you can convert each brush one by one, but I'd rather use the script. How do we fix this?
El-Jarado Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I'm having that same problem as you.
Just keeps saying as I click OK to convert on GIMP,
Error: set!: unbound variable: a

SOME ONE HELP US...please...
Inner-Kunoichi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Same problem here. DDDx
hatemeallyouwant Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
I just open each brush, flatten and greyscale them, then convert them. It takes longer though
LeoFLN Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, i had to look on gimptalk to get this tut, but anyway.

everytime i download abrVeiw, it doesn't work. i think i have the .Net frameworks, cuz when i download them it said i already had them.

so, do u have and advice?
koolasapixels Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008   Interface Designer
finally..! i've been searching for this in teh net and I never (actually it was my first choice) thought I would find them in DA..!
forgetclosure Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
The link to the Brush Batch Script isn't working :/
click on this [link] to find the Brush Batch Script that you export to the folder
C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\brushes
Flausch-Katzerl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honey, this tutorial just totally MADE MY DAY. To be honest, it saved my life - as far as it concerns digital drawing. If I could, I would totall glomp you! THANKS!!
CoctoRy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
I LOVE YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!! >w< Thank you so much!!!!!
misguided0death Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007   Digital Artist
To those wondering "How to see it" I assume you mean viewing the pdf?

You have to click the download link next to the picture. That will link you to the PDF that you download, then view with your native viewer.

Also, nekomukuro, thanks for the info about Mono. Could be helpful, as I'm a linux user too. Thanks for making the tutorial, also! I'll have to give it a try sometime.
Astragalos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
great :D been looking for osmething like this :D
Reogun Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Zyriax-Darkhelm Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007   Writer
Dittzeh Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007   Photographer
Great tutorial! :D
RowanMikaio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Nope.. I can' see it either
kurieitivu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007 do i see it ;-;?
Kila-Arose Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
so how do i look at it??
im a complete noob
just get me on aim:Kila Arose
or just send a messege to meh
diva667 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Wonderful! I can have photoshop brushes at my fingertips anytime!!:deviation:
Thairosebud Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Ahhh thankyou so much for this tutorial! :)
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