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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.
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ILoveWindows7 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks dude, you saved my life!
I change from 2 months ago and me to Linux I was going crazy with Gimp!
doctormo Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
No problem ILoveWindows7, interesting nickname :-)
BluPaper Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You saved my life, thank you !
Khudher Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  New member
Is that legal? It is very very very excellent ... But . Is it legal to use? Please reply very soon...
doctormo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I see no reason why not, I pulled in icons which were created by other people licensed appropriately and copying ideas isn't a problem. But of course IANAL and can't be definitive.
htomelody Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Artist
so great~ Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
I very miss to photoshop for long time since I use linux as my main os. *Free Icon/Emote* Nutella Pusheen (OMG) 
Thanks~ Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] 
doctormo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome. Do let me know if it's as useful as you think it will be. I like to know how users are doing with this modification and if it's serving them well.

It's all about comfort in freedom :-D
chill0r1988 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Works fine on windows too by the way
muscarda Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Hi doctormo,

I'm just trying to download your tweak, but i can't unzip it. Well, i can, but it seems to be empty...

Also, you say "anyone with Gimp 2.8 on Linux can use"... Can't i use it if i am on a Mac?

doctormo Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you can use it on your mac. Inside the zip file is a hidden directory called '.gimp2.8' one can see the directory normally but sometimes programs hide the directory because it starts with a dot. See if your zip program has a show hidden files option.

One day we will have an installer which can put all the right things in place.
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