6.8. Long Shadow

6.8.1. Overview

This GEGL-based filter appeared with 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 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. Options

Afbeelding 17.124. Long Shadow filter options

“Long Shadow” filter options

Presets, Preview, Split view
[Opmerking] Opmerking

These options are described in Paragraaf 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).

Afbeelding 17.125. 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.

Afbeelding 17.126. 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.