6.8. Long Shadow

6.8.1. Overview

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

6.8.2. Activate the filter

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

This filter requires that the selected layer has an alpha channel.

6.8.3. Options

Slika 17.125. Long Shadow filter options

“Long Shadow” filter options

Presets, Input Type, Blending Options, Preview, Split view
[Bilješka] Bilješka

These options are described in Odjeljak 2, “Common Features”.

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).

Slika 17.126. 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. Only available when Style is set to Finite or Fading (fixed length).

Length = 30
Midpoint

Shadow fade midpoint. Only available when Style is set to Fading or Fading (fixed length).

Composition

The Output composition selects how the output of this filter will be determined. There are three choices:

  • Shadow plus image will output both the input image and the created shadow. This is the default.

  • Shadow only will output only the created shadow.

  • Shadow minus image will output the created shadow but subtracts the area hidden by the image.

Slika 17.127. Composition option examples

“Composition” option examples

Shadow only

“Composition” option examples

Shadow minus image


Clipping

The result of this filter can be larger than the original image. With the default Adjust option, the layer will be automatically resized as necessary when the filter is applied. With the Clip option the result will be clipped to the layer boundary.