6.8. Long Shadow

6.8.1. Généralités

This GEGL-based filter appeared with GIMP-2.10.6. It simplifies creating long shadows in several visual styles.

6.8.2. Ouverture du filtre

You can find this filter in the image menu menu through FiltersLight and ShadowLong Shadow….

This filter is normally disabled. You must add an Alpha channel to your image to use it.

6.8.3. Paramètres

Figure 17.122. « Long Shadow » filter options

Long Shadow filter options

Presets, Preview, Split view
[Note] Note

These options are described in Section 2, « Options communes ».

Style
Original: the text layer is Menus/layer/Layer to Image Size

You can use different styles Finite that is default, Infinite, Fading, and Fading (fixed length).

Figure 17.123. « Style » option examples

Style option examples
Finite (default)
Style option examples
Infinite
Style option examples
Fading
Style option examples
Fading (fixed length); length = 30

Angle

Shadow angle, in degrees.

Angle = 110°
Length

Shadow length, in pixels

Length = 30
Composition

Shadow plus image is default.

Figure 17.124. « Composition » option examples

Composition option examples

Shadow only

Composition option examples

Shadow minus image