Apply Shift Effect to Images in the GIMP App

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Steps

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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use.
    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" at the top left-hand side of the window.
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    Then, move the cursor to "Distorts".
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    Click "Shift..." from the menu that appears.
    A dialogue box will appear with a preview of your image.
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    You can click and drag the preview or click the scrollbars and arrows to navigate the preview.
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    If you cannot see the preview image, ensure that the "Preview" box inside the dialogue window is checked.
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    You can click either "Shift horizontally" or "Shift vertically".
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    Then, type the "Shift amount" value.
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    You can click the measurement unit drop-down menu.
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    Click a measurement unit.
    You can select pixels, for example.
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    If you are satisfied with your settings, then click "OK".
    This will apply the changes to the image. A green bar will appear to show that the changes are being applied.
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    Alternatively, click "Cancel".
    This will discard the changes.
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