The Gimp Brushbox is a huge box of tools for gimp with brushes for nearly any purpose. Although the work has received the “Daily Deviation” award on Deviantart, it is not created for professional digital painting. The set fits best for people, who occasionally use gimp, to unleash their creativity and like to have a large choice of tools at their fingertips. Every preset has been fine adjusted with dynamics and tool settings, but you will need a graphic tablet, to get the most out of it.


  • all brushes organized in categories
  • 162 different Brush Tips
  • 70 Dynamics
  • 251 Presets


  • Unzip the downloaded archive file
  • Locate the folder where custom resources for gimp are stored on your harddrive: If you are not sure where it is, you can see the path to the resource folders in the preferences window of gimp (menu - edit - preferences) under the section “folders”
  • From the unzipped files copy the content of the following folders to the identically named resource folders of gimp: “brushes”, “dynamics”, “gradients” and “tool-presets”

Access the tools included in this set from the Tool Presets Tab. This tab isn’t visible by default. You can activate it from the Gimp Menu (Windows » Dockable Dialogs » Tool Presets).

File Structure/Subfolders

All files are organized in subfolders (eg “BB - Basic”, “BB - Texture”, “01_Basic” and so on..). This is done, because Gimp automatically generates tags with corresponding names. The folderstructure is not needed in Gimp to find the matching files, but to be on the save side, you should keep everything in the given structure.


To the extent possible under law, Vasco Basque´ has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Gimp Brushbox. This work is published from: Germany.