Apply Lighting Effects to Images in GIMP
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to apply "Lighting Effects" to an image in GIMP in Windows 7.
First, click "Filters" at the top left-hand side of the window
Then, move the cursor to "Light and Shadow"
Click on "Lighting Effects..." from the menu that appears
A dialogue box will appear with a preview of the image.
Make sure that "Interactive" is checked
It means that each changed setting will be automatically shown on the preview.
You can click and drag the blue dot on the preview
This is the effect source.
In the "Options" tab, you can check or uncheck "Transparent Background", "New Image", or "High Quality Preview"
Next, you can change the "Distance" value by clicking and dragging the scrollbar
Alternatively, type the value that you want in the box on the right.
After that you can click the "Light" tab on the top of the dialogue box
Now, you can click the drop-down menu under "Light Settings"
Click the light effect you want
You can click the "Type" drop-down menu
You can click the type then
It can be "None", "Directional", and "Point".
You can change "Color", "Intensity", and "Position" and "Direction" at different axes
Check or uncheck "Isolate"
You can click "Save" and save the preset
You can click "Open" and existing preset
After that, click the "Material" tab
Now, you can adjust the "Glowing", "Bright", "Shiny", and "Polished" options by typing in the value that you want in the box
Alternatively, click the arrows on the right. This effect might be very good for dark images if you want to add a stage-light effect. The spheres on each side of the options represent the effect.
Then, click the "Bump Map" and "Environment Map" tabs
It is recommended to avoid using these tabs if you're only just starting to use lighting effects. It can get too complicated.
If you are satisfied with the settings, then click "OK" to apply them to the image
A green bar will appear to show that the changes are being applied.
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