Make GIMP look like Photoshop

Configure GIMP 2.8 or 2.9 to resemble Photoshop in Linux

Image credit: Noobs Lab

The GIMP is a great image editor, but so is Photoshop. Here's how you can make the GIMP look like Photoshop in Linux.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

For GIMP 2.8, use these commands:

mv ~/.gimp-2.8 ~/.gimp-2.8.orig-backup

wget -O gimp-2.8.zip http://goo.gl/hwXdsJ

unzip gimp-2.8.zip -d ~/ && rm gimp-2.8.zip

For GIMP 2.9, use these commands:

mv ~/.config/GIMP/2.9 ~/.config/GIMP/2.9.orig-backup

wget -O gimp-2.9.zip http://goo.gl/CM0gL9

unzip gimp-2.9.zip -d ~/.config/GIMP/ && rm gimp-2.9.zip

3. To undo the changes, use these commands.

For GIMP 2.8:

rm -r ~/.gimp-2.8

mv ~/.gimp-2.8.orig-backup ~/.gimp-2.8

For GIMP 2.9:

rm -r ~/.config/GIMP/2.9

mv ~/.config/GIMP/2.9.orig-backup ~/.config/GIMP/2.9

So the guy doctormo from deviantart configured gimp to act just like Photoshop, he worked on tweaks for Gimp which includes: keyboard shortcuts, icons, look and dialogs. It is also in active development, so if you encounter any problem then report to creator.

More at Noobs Lab

Additional resources for GIMP

GIMP Site

GIMP Features

GIMP Documentation

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