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How to transform the GIMP interface in Photoshop

September 23rd, 2018
We'll show you HOW to TRANSFORM the GIMP interface in Photoshop. If you want to use GIMP, but are attracted to the Photoshop interface, then... ENTER!

In this post we will show you how to transform the interface of GIMP in Photoshop. If you want to keep using GIMP, but are attracted to the Photoshop interface, then... ENTER!



Today, there are many reasons to transform the GIMP in Photoshop, which can be for profit or just for fun.

However, the interface of such a program for accessible photo-editing scares away some interested parties.

Although, luckily for the users, there is now a new theme which allows it to look just like Photoshop.

This theme allows you to make this transformation in an easy, fast and simple way just by having your computer at hand.

Steps for transforming the GIMP interface into Photoshop

If you want to transform the GIMP interface into Photoshop, you can do this by using a free program at DevianArt.

This program not only gives GIMP the same facade as Photoshop, but also brings together the Adobe program's keyboard shortcuts.

The advantages of Photoshop, with the working tools on the right and left, are already quite similar to those of GIMP.

With this theme, they will now be even more so.

In order to use a program in which you can perform this transformation, you must follow the following step-by-step instructions:

Download the Photoshop theme for GIMP

This program or theme for GIMP is available and totally free at DevianArt, whose user (DoctorMo) has developed and perfected it.

On this website you can find many more topics or programs for Ubuntu and other established Linux operating systems.

You can also find brushes for Photoshop and other tools that have to do with graphic design.

Decompress the downloaded file

You will have to unzip the theme file to transform the GIMP interface into Photoshop.

From the graphical interface of any type of operating procedure you can access the compressed file which brings the Photoshop program.

For this, you need a program like WinRAR o 7zip with which you can decompress the file and run it.

Once you have done this, have the folder in which the program is located well placed.

Open the created folder, which will be called GimpPs-master.

In it there will be loose configuration files, as well as a subfolder named Theams.

Move the files to the GIMP folder

This folder is located in your HOME directory, that is, in the same place where the image, download, or file folders are located.

However, when you open it, you won't see the GIMP folder anywhere; it's hidden.

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To make these hidden files appear press Control + H and you will instantly see them on your screen.

Once you have located the .gimp-2.8 folder, open it and paste the files that you previously got loose into the unzipped file.

If you wish, you can create a backup, to prevent.

The configuration files that were inside the GIMP customization folder will be overwritten by the existing ones.

This action will require your confirmation to continue.

After they have been overwritten, you should copy the content that is in the Theams folder you downloaded and unzip it into the folder of the same name that already exists in GIMP.

Open GIMP and start enjoying your new interface

You've transformed the GIMP interface into Photoshop!

If you have followed all the steps above to the letter, when you open GIMP you will see that its interface will look like Photoshop's, at least as far as possible.

You will notice that when you open an image, a window with the set size of the image no longer opens with it.

At GIMP this is a genuine nuisance because the windows are placed one on top of the other. For Photoshop lovers, this is a major drawback.

Now, the image you are editing will be displayed on a gray background in the style of Photoshop itself.

At the top you will find thumbnails of the image that are currently open.

This will make it easier to navigate between them than was previously the case with GIMP's default interface.

Shortcuts will also be much more familiar from now on.

Previously, to resize an image, the GIMP key combination was Shift + T.

From now on, the classic control is Photoshop's Control + T.

Thanks to this, we can understand how important the transforming the GIMP interface into Photoshop:

It will be based on the needs of the person who has decided to make this transformation.

However, one of the most resulting points would be the change or combination of keys that may be present from now on.

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