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IF THE PROJECT-GIMPBC SITE BOTHERS YOU, JUST PASS ON BY....YOUR COMMENTS ARE NOT WELCOME!

Alright, people, listen up!  Evidently stupidity is starting to set in throughout the GIMP community and I think it's time to shut the ignorance down before it begins to spread like wildfire.

I've been getting messages frequently over the last several months about the need for brush conversions from PS to GIMP.....after all, GIMP SUPPORTS PS BRUSHES!  

No kidding, really?!?  You're pulling my leg...you mean I can actually download PS brushes right into GIMP and they work fine?!?  YES....I KNOW THAT ALREADY!  I DON'T NEED TO BE TOLD NOR INSULTED ABOUT THE EFFORTS DROZ AND I HAVE PUT INTO THE CONVERSIONS!!  LET ME REPEAT, I KNOW!

Obviously, the brainiacs that have so pleasantly pointed this out have not been using GIMP very long NOR do they know how to read....or maybe they know how to read, but comprehension isn't a strong point.

So, let me reiterate to those of you out there who have appointed yourself, King (or Queen) of the Insultingly Obvious......

Prior to GIMP 2.4, anytime a GIMP user wanted to work with PS brushes, they had to be converted.  But, GIMP can open them up just fine now.  WHICH IS WHY WE HAVEN'T POSTED ANY SINCE DECEMBER 2007.  Can you understand that?    If not, maybe you could take the time to check these items out:

"What is Project-GIMPBC" project-gimpbc.deviantart.com/…
"No more brushes" project-gimpbc.deviantart.com/…
"Ok, so I lied" project-gimpbc.deviantart.com/…

I know it's a LOT to wrap your brains around, but please take the time to educate yourself before discharging an unloaded brain.  Or, you shall receive a nice little nasty-gram from me.  I don't need your crap.  I'll reiterate: IF THE PROJECT-GIMPBC SITE BOTHERS YOU, JUST PASS ON BY....YOUR COMMENTS ARE NOT WELCOME!

I sincerely apologize to those who don't act this.  This is DEFINITELY not directed at everyone.  Droz and I greatly appreciate everyone who has ever commented/faved on our efforts and it's been a pleasure assisting the GIMP community.  But, I've really had it with those who don't have a clue and aren't afraid to share the cluelessness with me.

Art
  • Mood: Anger
I'll be taking a little break from brush conversions for awhile.  Nothing major, but I want to focus on some other areas of my graphics for a bit....most notably, GIMP scripting.  I probably won't be on dA much during this time, so even if you stop by my regular dA site: fence-post.deviantart.com, you won't catch me.  Even when I do stop by, I won't be taking the time to answer questions.

So, everyone behave yourself while I'm gone (no parties, keep your feet off the furniture, and clean your room! :D).

See you when I return.

Art
  • Mood: Cheerful
Hey everyone!

I just wanted to pass along something that has bothered me for some time and hope you'll understand.

If you've ever stopped by my regular dA site: fence-post.deviantart.com/ and sent me note or dropped me a comment, you know first-hand, that I'll reply to you as soon as I can.  It may take me a day or two....or even a couple of weeks (been there, done that), but I WILL get back with you.

But, when it comes to Project-GIMPBC, I rarely provide comments.....and that bugs me.  I really like to take the time and talk/get to know people, especially those who take the time to drop me a comment, but in a situation like this, it's not possible.  There just isn't enough time in the day for me to get back to everyone.  That being said, if you do send a comment our way, please don't be upset if you don't hear back from me.  I care, I really do, but my wife would kill me if I spent any more time on this place! :D

I do take brush requests, but PLEASE, send me a NOTE, don't put it in a comment....I'll do my best to help you get the brushes you want, but it may take me some time.  But, I will read notes and respond - only for brush requests and special assistance though.

Also, we get lots of comments asking for us to check out your artwork with brushes we've converted.  I do try and check out as many as possible, but again, time just doesn't permit me to get to them all and provide you with feedback.  Again, it's not that I don't care, I just don't have time.

I hope everyone understands.  But, if you've ever felt hurt that we didn't send you a follow-up reply, please accept my apology.  If I didn't care, I wouldn't continue with this project!  Remember that.

Peace out and keep on GIMP'ing!

Art
  • Mood: Cheerful
Well, I thought the brush conversion project was no longer necessary, but I've been reading at various sites that many folks (particularly us Windows users) are having problems getting the new 2.4 to run.  So, the only way those with problems are using GIMP is by hanging on to a copy of an older version of GIMP.  (I'm using a previous version in addition to the new version, but that's only so I can have GAP!  Gotta have my GAP!)

At any rate, for the time being, I'll still be adding brushes as time permits and since I really don't have anything providing inspiration for my artwork, you may be seeing quite a few new sets posted.

So....game on!

Art
  • Mood: Cheerful
Well, it's hard to believe it, but the days of PS brush conversions is over!  It's a pretty sad day, but the conversions are no longer necessary with the new GIMP 2.4 version.  You read that correct, the newest version of GIMP appears to support ALL of Photoshop brushes....even the newer ones.  Every brush that I've personally tested works fabulously!  That's great news on one hand, but kinda sad on the other.  

So, what does this mean?  Well, unless we start coming across brushes that don't work, the Project-GimpBC, is no longer necessary.

Will we be shutting down this site?  No. There's no intent to remove the brushes.  Droz and I spoke about this the other night and we think that there are some great brush sets here and rather than having to scour the web or deviantart to find the original PS versions, these will still be very useful.  Plus, it doesn't really cost us anything to have this site up, so keeping them here is fine.

Will we ever convert any more brushes?  Well, as I said it's not necessary anymore; HOWEVER, if you find any that don't work in 2.4 OR you plan on hanging on to your current version of GIMP rather than upgrading, you can always put in a request. All requests should be handled through sending us Notes. I can't speak for droz on this, but I hardly ever read the comments here.  Not because I'm mean or don't care, I just don't have the time.

Keep in mind, though, that brush conversions are no longer a big priority for me and it may be awhile before I can any sets converted. Sorry.

This won't be the final journal entry as droz and I plan on giving this project the "eulogy" it deserves.  And, I'm sure we'll want our friends' involvement in putting together a special R.I.P.  So, keep your eyes open and we'll see what our crafty little minds can come up with.

Thanks to everyone for helping this be a special place!  Feel free to add your comments to this journal....I would like to hear your thoughts! :D

Cheers and God Bless!

Art (fencepost)
  • Mood: Sadness
This is the home for the members of Project Gimp Brush Converstioions or GimpBC.

This project was orignaly created by Fencepost on Gimptalk.com. He started out with a trial membership to PhotoShop CS 2 and Gimp. He was super cool enuff to take the time to convert some really nice brush sets and post them for the rest of us to use.

Later Droz928 of GimpTalk.com came in and started converting sets.

Both of us have pretty big gallires of brush sets that are converted for all the gimppers to use. Many PhotoShop artists have been cool enuff to allow us to convert these sets. More and more are added every day.

Now we join forces and combine the gallires into one gallery  to simplfy the downloading process for all the gimp users.

Plus to teach every gimp user what it takes to convert these sets. The whole process has evolved and become qiucker and easier.

Current Project Members
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Fencepost - Da Page
Droz928 - DA Page

If you would like to join plese send a note to us.