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Gimp 2.8 Photoshop Tweaks by doctormo Gimp 2.8 Photoshop Tweaks by doctormo
To help a fellow deviant, I've put together a download that anyone with Gimp 2.8 on Linux can use to make their copy of gimp look more like Adobe Photoshop and make people more comfortable.

I've taken various bits of guides online and various tweaks. All you have to do is download the file, unzip it. Then in the file manager go to your home folder, show hidden files, delete or move your old .gimp-2.8 configuration folder out of the way, and replace with the new one. Then load gimp. Then me know if it works for you or if it fails.

Update: Icon were blurry in the original icon theme. I've patched them all up to be much clearer.
Update2: The drop here text is now gone and the default background when loading is the same dark grey.
Update3: Now on github github.com/doctormo/GimpPs
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MarieWalkerJournal Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student Interface Designer
How do I install it on windows? I have heard that you can but not as
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doctormo Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's a bit harder on windows, you need to go into your User folder and look for the gimp settings folder and replace it in place. It's there somewhere and it might be hidden, but I know it not for I am exiled for too long.
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ilnanny Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!! Thanks :D
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ellencarlander Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Empty zip file download? I'll try github...
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doctormo Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Not empty, but the folder inside it does start with a dot, so it might be hidden by your zip program (depending on what you use). I just reconfirmed the file hasn't changed.
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boywondercreative Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
this is beautiful. danke!
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BlueKosh Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
Fantastic, thanks a lot for making this available.
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nyd7 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  New Deviant
Thanks a ton, brother. I (am a web UI-X designer and developer bdw)  am a photoshop user for last 9 years but for sometime now, have shifted to open-source and trying out Gimp. I was having a hard time trying to learn it but u made it look familiar...saved months of work and patience...thanks mate...
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doctormo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You registered an account just to say thanks. :-) you're a star.
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Aemi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will this work if youre not running linux? its bad enough that i cant use photoshop anymore, i would hate to have to delete windows as well just to do my commissions T_T
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BlueKosh Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
Instructions for Windows can be found at www.pcsteps.com/1566-make-gimp…
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
There have been people who use it on windows and mac (some of them commented on it) but I wouldn't know where to put the files as they go in a different place. But it's the same files for both.

If you ever need linux (for some reason) you can install VirtualBox in windows or mac and then install Linux "inside" that. So you have both.
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firmepixels Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, exactly what I was looking for.
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maizuddin35 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
This is such a wonderful thing you've done, many thanks from me. 
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evilwonders Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Works like a charm. Your work is highly appreciated. Thanks you very much!
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doctormo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome.
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trollworkout Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
could you make a dark version of this theme?
regardless , thank you very much for this :)
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tony-caffe Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2015
Thank you! I just ran this simple command from command line on Mac OS X after I downloaded the zip and unzipped it in my Downloads directory:

cd ~/
cp -R Downloads/GimpPs-master/* Library/Application\ Support/GIMP/2.8/

Thanks!
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BilderFritze Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
Great work!
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skv1991 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Niiiiiiiice! Awesome work man!!
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blackbird2193 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Awesome ... Thanks!
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snarkyCoder Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2015
Great Stuff Thanks!
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nikachalo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Sometimes I draw some pic on my laptop, with Debian.  Photoshop does not have in stock, just Gimp only.
  Thanks for your work )
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MichaelCrichlow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
I just downloaded this. Thank so much! This is so cool! :D
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doctormo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome! Thanks for commenting.
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olmar77 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Thanks
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PuffCupcake Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks
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DonsSword Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Thank you for sharing this!!!!!
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doctormo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's really great to hear. As a Free Software advocate, getting people to use Linux desktops and understand the social/political sides to Free Software is important to me. So thank you for coming back after a year with this message :-)
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thegroon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
A lifesaver! Thank you!!
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doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome, glad it's helpful.
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prins063 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Thanks! And when i say Thanks! I mean, really really THANKS!
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doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome. :-)
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sarampo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very god!
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llAutumnllx Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this work with 2.6??
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Sangimed Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
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Sangimed Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
don't think so it's for 2.8 and 2.9
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einsiol Featured By Owner Edited Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you host the code on github or any other git platform? I would love being able to easily update the theme via git if possible and even contributed changes if you like outside help :)
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doctormo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh ok, here you go: github.com/doctormo/GimpPs
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doctormo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It's not in a git repository. It feels a bit weird to put a bunch of config files into a repository instead of code.
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Stif-Allem Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, great work man! Congratsss!
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bsbillow Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is legal to use, isnt it?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes. I've had no legal issues from anyone and since it's based on open source work by others and myself. It's unlikely to be an issue.

If there ever was an issue, I'd change this piece in a heartbeat.
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bsbillow Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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danielwanelle Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Good Work man!
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DiogoOliveira Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Nice work dude! Congratulations :)
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NizeGuy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student General Artist
How do you get the dark theme?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Do you mean the dark toolbars etc? You'll have to download a dark theme from onewhere else and install it. This one only comes in one colours.
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a11ryanc Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Really well done. I've been using Fireworks 8 for the longest time, always found it the simplest to work with. Was curious to give GIMP another spin as it's more updated, but I really found the design scheme quite droggy. This does a great job of emulating an Adobe suite-like feel, just without all the DRM and bloat ;) GIMP upholds a lot of potential.
Looks good applied with a custom black theme on my Windows 2008 setup.
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