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    Question Pens and brushes in Gimp

    Hi everybody,

    i've been using my Wacom Bamboo tablet to do cartoons and stuff but i'm having troubles with the drawing tools. Currently i am trying to combine the facilities of 3 different programs: Gimp, MyPaint and Inkscape Vector. Each one has certain advantages and disadvantages, but it's a cumbersome process to combine the 3 for a drawing.
    Gimp is a very good tool, but i find its pens and brushes very restrictive or limited. MyPaint, on the other hand, has got a very good selection of traces, pens, brushes, etc. but otherwise is a very limited program. And none of them works with vectorized shapes (triangles, circles, squares, etc.) which forces me to work with Inkscape vector, that is gain very limited otherwise.
    I am currently using Ubuntu 11.10, Inkscape 0.48, Gimp 2.6.11 and MyPaint 0.9.1.
    Can anyboby help?

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    Re: Pens and brushes in Gimp

    I don't have any clever ideas, but have you considered adding new brushes to GIMP?

    • You can upgrade to GIMP 2.8. I recommend this, especially if you prefer the Single Window Mode.




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    Re: Pens and brushes in Gimp

    Quote Originally Posted by R-otrebor View Post
    Hi everybody,

    i've been using my Wacom Bamboo tablet to do cartoons and stuff but i'm having troubles with the drawing tools. Currently i am trying to combine the facilities of 3 different programs: Gimp, MyPaint and Inkscape Vector. Each one has certain advantages and disadvantages, but it's a cumbersome process to combine the 3 for a drawing.
    Gimp is a very good tool, but i find its pens and brushes very restrictive or limited. MyPaint, on the other hand, has got a very good selection of traces, pens, brushes, etc. but otherwise is a very limited program. And none of them works with vectorized shapes (triangles, circles, squares, etc.) which forces me to work with Inkscape vector, that is gain very limited otherwise.
    I am currently using Ubuntu 11.10, Inkscape 0.48, Gimp 2.6.11 and MyPaint 0.9.1.
    Can anyboby help?
    There is some support for vectors in Gimp (see Paths). There is a script to generate all kind of geometric shapes. I also have a collection of path-related scripts.

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