Apply Xach Effect to Image in the GIMP Application

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to apply "Xach-Effect" to a layer in GIMP in Windows 7. "Xach-Effect" is a translucent 3D effect that can be applied to layers for some interesting effects.

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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" at the top left-hand side of the window
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    Then, move the cursor to "Light and Shadow"
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    Click "Xach-Effect..." from the menu that appears
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    A dialogue box will appear.
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    You can specify the "Highlight X offset" and "Highlight Y offset" axes values
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    You can do that by simply typing the value that you want in the box or by using the arrows on the right.
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    You can change "Highlight color" and "Drop shadow color"
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    You can do that by double-clicking the box and clicking another color from the palette.
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    Then, you can change "Highlight opacity" and "Drop shadow opacity"
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    You can do that by dragging the scrollbar or by typing the value that you want in the box on the right.
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    You can also change "Drop shadow blur radius", "Drop shadow X offset", and "Drop shadow Y offset"
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    You can do that by typing the value that you want in the box or clicking the arrows on the right.
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    You can click "Reset"
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    This will reset your settings.
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    If you are satisfied with your settings, then click "OK" to apply them to your image
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    A green bar will appear to show that the changes are being applied. The effect adds a three-dimensional effect to separate your current layer from other layers on the background. This can make a shiny layer on top of other layers.
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