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GIMP 2.6 Cookbook by Juan Manuel Ferreyra

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Using Light and Shadow

These filters are separated in three main groups; the first group is for creating illumination effects, the second holds scripts to render shadows, and the third is used to make the image look as if seen through a lens or a glass tile.

How to do it...

The basic steps for applying any Light and Shadow filters are the same:

  1. Open any existing image.
  2. If you want to apply the effect to an area of it, use any Selection Tool (Optional).
  3. Choose any of the Light and Shadow filters, modify parameters, and apply.

The Gradient Flare filter has lots of options. It consists of three separate pieces: the center glow, rays, and flares. Each one has its own properties and options:

The Gradient Flare configuration window looks like the following: ...

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