[ubuntu-art] "GIMP for Painters" (instructions inside)

Cory K. coryisatm at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 19:10:01 GMT 2009

(http://sourceforge.jp/projects/gimp-painter/releases) is a patch that 
adds two more tools that help in making images that feel more like using 
a paint brush.

Here's another link about it. 

It's actually pretty easy to apply the .diff to the ubuntu package.

In a terminal and with your source repos open it should be something like:

sudo apt-get install cdbs -y && sudo apt-get build-dep gimp -y && 
apt-get source gimp && wget 
-P ~/gimp-2.6.7/debian/patches && cd gimp-2.6.7 && debuild binary && cd 
&& sudo dpkg -i gimp-data_2.6.7-1ubuntu1_all.deb 

(you only need the resulting "gimp" and "gimp-data" packages)

The above command should then give 2 new tools in your toolbox. (will 
look like another paintbrush and ink tool) This is all best used with a 
pressure tablet.

These instructions also work for Karmic and Lucid but can be applied to 
earlier versions like gimp-2.6.6 and such. Also remember to pin gimp and 
gimp-data in Synaptic if you don't want an update to overwrite your version.

I would imagine that the GIMP devs are looking at a sane way to 
integrate this. Anyone with solid info please post.

-Cory K.

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