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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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:iconmaizuddin35:
maizuddin35 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  New Deviant
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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:icondoctormo:
doctormo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome.
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:icontrollworkout:
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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:icontony-caffe:
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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:iconbilderfritze:
BilderFritze Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Photographer
Great work!
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:iconskv1991:
skv1991 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Niiiiiiiice! Awesome work man!!
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:iconblackbird2193:
blackbird2193 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Awesome ... Thanks!
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:iconsnarkycoder:
snarkyCoder Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2015
Great Stuff Thanks!
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:iconnikachalo:
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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:iconmichaelcrichlow:
MichaelCrichlow Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
I just downloaded this. Thank so much! This is so cool! :D
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:icondoctormo:
doctormo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome! Thanks for commenting.
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:iconolmar77:
olmar77 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Thanks
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:iconpuffcupcake:
PuffCupcake Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks
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:icondonssword:
DonsSword Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Thank you for sharing this!!!!!
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:iconkf4dao:
kf4dao Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
Very nice work. Downloaded the tweak about a year ago, and have never looked back. I will say this was one of the biggest contributors to my being able to go Linux 100% and escape the Windows-Apple-Adobe trap. Well done, and THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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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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:iconthegroon:
thegroon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
A lifesaver! Thank you!!
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:icondoctormo:
doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome, glad it's helpful.
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:iconprins063:
prins063 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
Thanks! And when i say Thanks! I mean, really really THANKS!
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:icondoctormo:
doctormo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome. :-)
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:iconsarampo:
sarampo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Very god!
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:iconllautumnllx:
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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:iconsangimed:
Sangimed Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
don't think so it's for 2.8 and 2.9
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:iconeinsiol:
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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:icondoctormo:
doctormo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh ok, here you go: github.com/doctormo/GimpPs
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:icondoctormo:
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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:iconstif-allem:
Stif-Allem Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, great work man! Congratsss!
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:iconbsbillow:
bsbillow Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is legal to use, isnt it?
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:icondoctormo:
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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:iconbsbillow:
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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:icondiogooliveira:
DiogoOliveira Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Nice work dude! Congratulations :)
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:iconnizeguy:
NizeGuy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student General Artist
How do you get the dark theme?
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:icondoctormo:
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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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You should post a screenshot, I'd like to see it.
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:icona11ryanc:
a11ryanc Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sure. Mentioned your mod here: fav.me/d8l4rnz
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:icondoctormo:
doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You don't have the drag-here hiding fix. But that's because it's done via colour so you can fix that by changing that colour too.
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:icona11ryanc:
a11ryanc Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah. I did notice that as well. Doesn't really matter. Only reason I applied a custom theme to start was, because I felt stock looked pretty poor on Windows. On Linux, it seems to blend in pretty well due to native GTK theming. Really love that.
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KupiecKorzenny Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student General Artist
This is exactly what I needed, thank you very much!
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:iconaygezgini:
aygezgini Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Wow. Been looking for this for quite a while. Huge thanks are in order :)
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:iconpsymole-prime:
psymole-prime Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Great changes man, icons might need a bit of extra work but other wise this makes gimp a lot better. Keep it up
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:iconproceduralism:
I literally couldn't use GIMP without these tweaks. Thank you for sharing it.
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electricprism Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Thanks, so far so good on U 14.04

If I could remove that ugly dog logo on the tool box that'd be great. Someone elsewhere recommended installing G`MIC plugin for GIMP so I'm gonna give that a shot too.
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doctormo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, poor Wilber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIMP#Mas… I don't think he's that ugly (or a dog)
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septuplet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Great configs. My toolbox have terribly small icons though. How did you manage to make'em bigger and add padding?
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doctormo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You need to look into .gimp-2.8/themes/PsIcons/gtkrc file, it has the size of icons as well as their padding. the sizes aren't defined as pixels though, but as /type/ so menu vs button icon. Then the actual size is set by your Gnome Theme, where the icons sizes are adjustable for everything (all apps)
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septuplet Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Thanks!
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