SLOS-GIMPainter Brush Package Can Make GIMP A Better Painting Tool
A Chinese comic book artist going by the name SenlinOS has released a brush package for the GNU Image Manipulation Program for those who use GIMP to do more than just image manipulation. SLOS-GIMPainter provides a rich set of brushes as well as easy to use brush presets. It is a great add-on for GIMP users who love to draw.
GIMP with SLOS-GIMPainter brush presets docked on the left side of the window.
The SenlinOS SLOS-GIMPainter brush and preset package can easily be added to GIMP by following some simple steps.
First, clone the GitHub repository
https://github.com/SenlinOS/SLOS-GIMPainter.git into a folder like
$HOME/.local. Next, start GIMP and go to ▸ and add the
tool-presets/SLOS/ folders you get in the cloned
SLOS-GIMPainter folder under ▸ , ▸ and ▸ respectively. Restart GIMP and go to and where should be available if you followed these steps.
You will, of course, not magically become a talented artists when you install these brushes. They will simply make it easier to unlock the artist within you. You will have to learn to use and take advantage of these new brushes in order to get anything out of them. SenlinOS has setup a YouTube channel with four video tutorials. The five to ten minute long videos can help you get started with these GIMP brushes and give you some tips on drawing with GIMP in general. There is a thread about SLOS-GIMPainter on the gimp-forum where you can ask for help. The project page is at github.com/SenlinOS/SLOS-GIMPainter.