GIMP Paint Studio updated for GIMP 2.8

GIMP Paint Studio updated for GIMP 2.8

Ramón Miranda released a brand new version of GIMP Paint Studio, a project that improves painting experience for GIMP users.

G-P-S is essentially a collection of various resources such as brushes, palettes and suchlike to give painters the tools that GIMP used to be lacking by default.

This version (download ZIP file) makes a heavy use of the new tool presets system in GIMP and delivers 78 presets in 7 categories: Eraser, FX, Ink, Sketch, Smudge and two generic sets of presets that could be summarized as “miscellaneous”.

Tool presets from Sketch category

Tool presets from Sketch category

It also ships 102 brushes, as well as 64 painting dynamic presets in 6 categories to define the best way to paint with those brushes.

Painting dynamics

Painting dynamics

There are also 16 gradients, 28 patterns and 12 additional palettes in the package.


A palette from GIMP Paint Studio

Installation is as simple as unpacking contents of the archive to ~/.gimp-2.8/ on Linux, and to C:\Documents and Settings\<your_username_here>\.gimp-2.8\ on Windows. There's another archive with older converted assets that didn't make it to the official set.

Ramón also provided his custom sessionrc file which holds configuration of dockable dialogs: which ones are open, their layout etc. The layout focuses on dialogs that are most required for digital painting: color wheel, brushes, tool presets, painting dynamics etc.


Suggested user interface layout

So far documentation is only available in Spanish and covers installation and basics of using the new presets and painting dynamics. Volunteers to translate the user guide into other languages can request source files of the guide.

According to the announcement Ramón is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the project to focus on other things.

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7 Responses. Comments closed for this entry.

  1. Nice… love the brushes.

  2. Keep up the good work I am loving the updates you guys are rolling out, Photoshop lookout..

  3. Can someone please give me step by step instructions on how to install paint studio in Gimp? Because I am having difficulties trying to do so. I would really appreciated. Thank you for your time.

  4. Alexandre Prokoudine 09 June 2014 at 12:30 pm

    @Lilly D., please have a look at Do as.k, if you have any further questions :)

  5. Top demais… muito bom!

  6. Great article.
    Even though Photoshop is THE editor software (absolute nr.1) I found Gimp great, and in most aspects even better than ps; one of this and the most important is that it’s easy to use!

  7. Just wanted to say that the download link is broken…