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Old 12-06-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Does this tool exist in the gimp?


Hi guys, i've had decent experience in photoshop and still boot up my vm to use it on occasions, but would prefer to switch to gimp for everything but i need to relearn all the stuff i learnt with photoshop. In photoshop i would select the brush tool and in the types of brushes there is a colour replacement brush. This is one tool i use very often when i'm making sprites, and at the moment i'm trying to make a different icon for clementine from the old limewire logo, and i don't know how to achieve the same result of the colour replacement brush from photoshop, in gimp; how do i do this?
 
Old 12-06-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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You may want to try going to "Colors-> Map -> Color Exchange", and see if that can work for you. I know the tool you're talking about, and agree that it is very useful.

You're probably more experienced than I am, but I've also made a new layer for an image (solid color), then put the brush into "Color Erase" mode, and picking the color from the top layer, as what I want to erase.
 
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Thanks for trying mate
wasn't quite the same though. I ended up fireing up ye ol vm
 
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that sounds like using the fuzzy select ( select continuous color) then bucket fill

however for icons gimp might not be the best tool

look into using Inkscape

http://inkscape.org/
 
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Inkscape I've heard of but never used, I'll have to give it a try, thanks
 
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isn't inkscape a vector editor, not a photoshop like program?
 
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If you're doing a logo or icon, you're presumably not using a lot of colours. If you convert to indexed colour (via Image > Mode > Indexed) you can then alter a colour in the palette (with Dialogs > Colormap).

My knowledge of Gimp is very basic, so if that's useful the credit belongs to Akkana Peck's book "Beginning Gimp: from novice to professional".
 
  


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