6.8. Long Shadow

6.8.1. Oversyn

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

6.8.2. Aktivering

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. Innstillingar

Figur 17.124. «Long Shadow» filter options

«Long Shadow» filter options

Presets, Preview, Split view
[Notat] Notat

These options are described in Del 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).

Figur 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

Vinkel

Shadow angle, in degrees.

Angle = 110°
Length

Shadow length, in pixels

Length = 30
Composition

Shadow plus image is default.

Figur 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.