I am a new user of Ubuntu, and to be honest completly new to the whole linux scene. I'm looking to add more brushes to my GIMP program, but I don't know how.

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    This is borderline, but you will probably have more success in the Graphic Design SE. We generally only deal with software questions as they directly relate to photographic editing.
    – ElendilTheTall
    Feb 16, 2012 at 19:45
  • Are you looking for sources of brushes, or how to install them?
    – MikeW
    Feb 16, 2012 at 19:53
  • Or askubuntu.com (another stackexchange network site despite the separate name).
    – mattdm
    Feb 16, 2012 at 20:02
  • @MikeW I'm not sure either one of those would be on topic for us though.
    – rfusca
    Feb 16, 2012 at 20:11

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To add brushes to Gimp after you have downloaded them and/or opened your Zip file you need to move them to your brush folder(usually found here: C:\Documents and Settings\myusername.gimp-2.6\brushes). After you have done that you simply need to hit refresh in your brush dialog box.

You could read this which also tutorial on installing brushes in Gimp.

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