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

Figuur 17.122. Long Shadow filter options

Long Shadow filter options

Presets, Preview, Split view
[Opmerking] Opmerking

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

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).

Figuur 17.123. Style option examples

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


Shadow angle, in degrees.

Angle = 110°

Shadow length, in pixels

Length = 30

Shadow plus image is default.

Figuur 17.124. Composition option examples

Composition option examples

Shadow only

Composition option examples

Shadow minus image