GIMP circle brushes 1.0 review

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GIMP circle brushes provides circle brushes for use as "rubber stamps" in the GIMP

License: BSD License
File size: 41K
Developer: Paul Sherman
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GIMP circle brushes provides circle brushes for use as "rubber stamps" in the GIMP.

GIMP circle brushes can be used with one click instead of creating outline circles by making a circle, filling with black, shrinking, and filling with white.

The following pixel sizes are provided: 6, 12, 15, 20, 24, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 140, 200, 300, 400, 500, and 600.

Circle brushes are my third brush collection for use in the GIMP.

It was 'brush week' for me.

Making circles is a bit of a pain with the GIMP. I know the Make a circular selection,
fill it black, shrink it, fill it white thingy -- but come on already... if I can 'rubber stamp' a
premade circle brush where I need it instead, wouldn't that be kinda nice?

These were fairly easy, in theory. I had to add a bit of extra feathering to the above technique to get nice circles in all the sizes. Also several 45-degree rotations which smoothed out a lot of upper-end noise.

I also tried exporing from Inkscape, but the paths I converted to bitmaps did not work out as well as I had hoped and wound up sticking with the GIMP to create all
of them.

Sizes I made are:

6,12,15,20,24,30,40,50,60,80,100,140,200,300,400,500 and 600.

Use them for anything you'd like. If you redistribute them, please include this file.

I post these, and perhaps make updates, at All the items will also be included (in png format) at, the Public Domain clipart site.


Stick them in the GIMP brushes folder and either "refresh brushes" or restart the GIMP. I put them in the system-wide folder, on my Slackware machine this folder is located at: /usr/share/gimp/2.0/brushes

You should also have a local brushes folder at: ~/.gimp-2.x/brushes


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