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Clearlooks Flat Icons Gimp 2.8 Themes v.1.0.1 by migf1 Clearlooks Flat Icons Gimp 2.8 Themes v.1.0.1 by migf1
NOTE: Greek readers may want to read the description that follows in their native language, by visiting the relative threads either at ubuntu-gr.org or at insomnia.gr (follow either of those links).

Update (2-Feb-2015)

I'm very sorry, but due to some nasty stuff happening in my life since the last few moths, I have no longer the time or the mood to finish the announced 1.0.3 release of the themes. I really hope things will go better soon. In that case I'll finish up the next release and publish it.

Update (9-Oct-2014, 5-Oct-2014)


When I tried the themes on Ubuntu 12.04LTS 32-bit, installed via wubi, both Gimp 2.8.2 (default on Ubuntu 12.04) and Gimp 2.8.14 (custom installation) were crashing before even showing the splash-screen (running them from a terminal, I saw that they were "core dumping"). This problem seems to occur only on my wubi installed Ubuntu, since other users have reported no problem with normal installations of Ubuntu 14.10, Debian and Arch Linux. The problem is the relative paths that I'm using for including the base-themes into the "gtkrc" file of each theme. So, I made a bash-script that changes the relative paths to absolute ones in all the "gtkrc" files, automatically: Fix for wubi installations of Ubuntu.

Extract it into the directory: ~/.gimp-2.8/themes, open a terminal window and type the following 3 commands:
cd ~/.gimp-2.8/themes
chmod u+x _fix_for_nix.sh
./_fix_for_nix.sh
(alternatively, you may run it form the GUI, but you may have to give it execute permissions first: right-click -> Properties [Permissions])

Upcoming version (1.0.3)
I'm currently working on the next version of the themes. Here's a sneak-peak of the Dark & Darker variants (3200x2280): imgur.com/zaVn65w



Clearlooks Flat Icons Gimp Themes v.1.0.1, by migf1


More representative 1920x1080 screen-shots are available both in the zip-file of the distribution and on-line:
    Dark  preview:           imgur.com/a3cAwH8
    Light preview:            imgur.com/j71mlMo
    Dark  Blue in action:   imgur.com/496quiO
    Light Blue in action:   imgur.com/c9SOxdC

These themes are modified versions of Andrew Pullins' brilliant collection of Gimp 2.8 themes: "Flat Gimp Icon Theme v1.0.0". Those original themes are available at: android272.deviantart.com/art/…

The original themes use orange as their main highlighting-color, including 8 variants, depending on the colorization of the remaining UI elements: Darker, Darker small, Dark, Dark small, Light, Light small, Lighter and Lighter small. The "small" variants use smaller icons and font.

I have modified the 4 middle ones, namely: Dark, Dark small, Light and Light small. Moreover, each one of them comes in 5 highlighting-color versions: Blue, Orange, Pink, Red and Teal. This makes a total of 20 variations.

Besides the additional highlighting-colors, other modifications include a bit wider scroll-bars & dragging-handles, along with slightly altered colorization of menus, tools, panels, tabs, radio buttons, checkboxes, tool-tips, etc. I have also changed the folder structure, so common resources are shared across similar themes (no more duplicated icons in each theme's folder). There is a separate "_further_modding.txt" file explaining it in more details, along with step by step instructions for adding new themes.

I plan to modify the original "Lighter" themes too, but not the "Darker" ones. However, it may take a while.

Installation

The themes come packed in a zip-file. Copy all the folders it contains into Gimp 2.8's "themes/" folder. Depending on your OS this folder will be one of the following (assuming you have already installed Gimp 2.8 to the default path of its installer):

    MS Windows:  C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\themes\
                   or:  C:\Program Files (x86)\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\themes\

    GNU/Linux :  home/.gimp-2.8/themes

    Mac OSX   :  www.youtube.com/watch?v=R82JfN…

If you are using a different OS, you may need to do some googling.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
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The folder: "_flat_gimp_icons/" MUST be extracted along with the other folders into Gimp's "themes/" directory, but it is NOT a theme. Rather, it contains all the data needed by all other themes in this collection. Put it otherwise, extract it but do NOT select it from within Gimp.

GTK2 Clearlooks Theming Engine


The themes use the GTK2 Cleralooks theming engine, which is NOT available by default on Windows installations of Gimp 2.8. I have bundled it from Partha's Gimp 2.8.14 builds ( www.partha.com ) in both 32-bit & 64-bit versions. It comes with its own "Readme.txt" file, with short instructions on how to install it in your current installation of Gimp 2.8 on Windows OSes.

You may download the engine by following this link: app.box.com/s/ffwaj04z26fv2vs7…

There's is also a small section inside the main "Readme.txt" file of the themes, dedicated to the Cleralooks engine. It contains hints for other OSes as well.

Alternative Dowload Link

app.box.com/s/ugz9wkzdr03kznh3…

For some reason, DA was not happy with the Clearlooks engine zipped inside the main zip-file of the themes. So, by following the above link you may download a .7z file that contains everything.

PS. Many thanks to Andrew Pullins (aka android272) for the beautiful original themes. This is my very first submission to DA, I hope you find it useful.
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:iconch0mb0r:
ch0mb0r Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome skins, but we need update to 2.9.5 mate, it's work, but a very strange way
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:iconjamesmcbright:
jamesmcbright Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Please make theme for libreoffice. It really need something beautiful like this.
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DaliLamaX Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, got it to work!! TY TY TY
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awar85 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic! Now my gimp is like a professional software. Thank for your owrk.
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migf1 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Thank you for your kind words!
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MechanicOrga Featured By Owner Edited Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I copied all the folders inside the ZIP into C:\Program Files (x86)\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\themes\ and went to my preferences, went to Themes and clicked the Dark Blue option. Reloaded GIMP but my theme just resets to default. Am I doing something wrong?

EDIT: Okay it's working now, but I have a problem: I'm running this on windows 10 so some of the borders of the windows are automatically white, resulting in the light grey text being difficult to see.
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migf1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Can you please show a screen-shot of the problem? Also make sure you have also copied the clearlooks gtk engine to the proper folder.
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:iconmechanicorga:
MechanicOrga Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Here it is: orig00.deviantart.net/f0f0/f/2…

I don't think I did.
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migf1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Yeap, you need to put the clearlooks-engine file into the proper Gimp folder. The link to download it is in the description above.
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buddynio Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Thanks! I know it's not reasonable, but Gimp's default look was a real problem for me - it didn't look like a "real" tool, and the bright backgrounds were distracting, especially when working at night. The developers should adopt a variant of these themes as defaults for future releases.
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migf1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Thank you!
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jamesmcbright Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
I'm using Ubuntu with Arc-darker theme. It seems your theme using the same background color as the system theme. How can i tweak it?

 imgur.com/a/1cmn2
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migf1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Form the screen-shot, it seems like the gtk2 clearlooks engine is not installed on your system. The themes need it.
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doomiest Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
Does anyone knows if this is working with Ubuntu 16.04 + Gimp 2.8.16 ? Thanks
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:iconjamesmcbright:
jamesmcbright Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Yes. It works!
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:iconmdperry:
MDPerry Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this! Hope things get better for you. :)
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:iconhawkenfox:
hawkenfox Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2016
Hope all things turn out well for you.

Just wanna know how I can achieve those very nice looking tab.
I have gimp install on the windows 7 system. Are those rounded
tab only available in ubuntu?
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migf1 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2016
Thank you!

Gtk2 which is responsible for the visuals is a cross-platform library. Perhaps you haven't copied the provided cleralooks engine files into the proper Gimp folder?
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A7med7amdy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
great job

Thanks Clap 
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migf1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Thank you!
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n1ghtm4r Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Thank you for sharing this excellent work Clap 
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:iconmigf1:
migf1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
I'm glad you like it, thank you for your comment!
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RiZo666 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
AWESOME work. Thank you very much.

Sorry to hear you are going through bad times right now. I hope everything works out well for you.

Again thanks for sharing this :)
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migf1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Thank you!
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:iconactuallyziggy:
ActuallyZiggy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
These are well made and look great. Thanks!
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migf1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Thank you!
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:iconpapayeah:
PapaYeah Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm recently installed Gimp 2.9, theme works fine, but the icons are lost appearing the default Gimp icons.
What can be?
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migf1 Featured By Owner Edited May 27, 2015
AFAIK, all gimp 2.9.x are marked as unstable versions, so this may have something to do with the problem you describe. Personally I only have tested the theme with the 2.8.x versions of Gimp, which are officially the stable versions. On a side note, I do know that the devs have announced that they will change completely the theming mechanism in Gimp 3, so perhaps the 2.9 versions are in a transitional state towards that direction. Most certainly, the theme will NOT work in Gimp 3 anyway.
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PapaYeah Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks anyway!
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:icon2lazy4art:
2lazy4art Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome and detailed work! great job man!
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:iconmigf1:
migf1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Thank you!
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Pichou42 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
This is emeyzing...
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:iconmigf1:
migf1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Thank you!
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:iconpapayeah:
PapaYeah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
simply awesome! with this theme GIMP looks great and sophisticated.
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migf1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Thank you, I'm really glad you find them useful.
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:iconcerealkillerway:
Great work! Can't use gimp anymore without this theme...
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:iconmigf1:
migf1 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2015
Thank you, I'm glad you like them!
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:iconpkgam:
PkGam Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These are phenomenal! Having all combinations of color, light, dark, regular and small themes, everyone should be able to find a theme that works for their needs. Also, the icon and tab changes further add to the beauty of these. Nice work!
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migf1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words! There are a few things that need to be sorted out (for example, the spacing of/in panels are too big on small monitors, even when "small themes" are selected). However, on big monitors (19" or larger) the current spacing is not a problem. Unfortunately, I don't know when I'll be able to finish the next release, due to some nasty turns in my life recently.
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:iconpkgam:
PkGam Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Ah I see. Well, I hope things turn around for you.
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migf1 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2014
I'm working on version 1.0.3 of the themes. Hopefully I'll have them ready by the end of this week (or sometime during the next week).
For the moment, I've added a screen-shot at the start of the description, showing samples of the improved "Dark" variants and the new "Darker" variants.
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melroy89 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Some updates about the new release??
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migf1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
I'm very sorry to say that my life has been changed dramatically during the recent months (being worse, that is),  so the next version of these themes fell way low to my priority list. Honestly, I don't know when I'll be fiddling with them again.
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
will you and android  do a similar job for Inkscape and other open source software with outdated look?

Alos pls join my metro group
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migf1 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2014
TBH, I'm pretty new to this GTK theming thing, although I've done a fare bit of GTK2 C programming in the past (but theming was not my field). AFAIK, Inkscape does not implement a decent theming-switch mechanism yet. I think there's only one theme that we can change, but it will stay as the default (if true, it doesn't sound like a good idea). Anyone, please correct me if I'm wrong.

For the moment though, I have no intentions to deal with Inkscape. I'm still struggling to get around Gimp and GTK2 theming for now :)
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its the same as this one? i.imgur.com/vScDqUs.png?1

can you feature this one to here on deviant art?

whn youll be releasing it?
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migf1 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2014
The one shown in that screen-shot is my very first tweak of android272's dark theme (I've provided a download link for it, in a relative comment at android272's page) . On the other hand, the one included in the pack of this page (called Dark Blue) is slightly different: it uses a bit darker menubar and menus, a bit whiter foreground fonts and it fixes some background/foreground inconsistencies... but not that many.

Actually I'm currently re-writing the code from scratch, fixing along the way some more background/foreground inconsistencies (for example, in the tags/filters popup menu) and making it a bit more close to the Photoshop CS6 interface. Eventually I'll probably modify android272's Darker theme too... the idea is that the Dark family of themes should remind a bit of Photoshop CS6 and the Darker family should remind a bit of Corel Paintshop Pro X7.

I estimate that I'll have the whole pack ready by the end of this week. Here is a preview of the currently work-in-progress Dark Blue theme: imgur.com/lHpSem0

PS. Thanks for the comment!
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