Apply Lens to an Image in GIMP

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to use "Apply Lens" on an image in GIMP in Windows 7.

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Steps

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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use
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    For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to open GIMP and how to open existing documents in GIMP.
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    First, click "Filters"
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    It's at the top-left side of the window.
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    Move the cursor to "Disorts"
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    Then, click "Apply Lens..."
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    A dialogue box will appear where you should see a preview image.
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    If you cannot see the preview, simply check the "Preview" box
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    You can click either "Keep Original Surroundings" or "Set Surroundings to Background Color"
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    The former option will keep the image around the lens effect, and the latter option will make it transparent.
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    Next, you can adjust the "Lens refraction index" value
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    You can do it by either typing the value or by clicking the arrows to the right.
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    Then, press "Tab" to apply the "Lens refraction index" value
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    Once you're satisfied with the changes, click "OK"
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    This will apply your changes to the layer.
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