Apply a Supernova Effect to Image in the GIMP Application

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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 on "Supernova..." in the menu that appears
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    A dialogue box will appear with a preview of your image.
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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 zoom in and out of the preview by using the magnifying glass icons
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    You can click and drag the image or click the scrollbars and arrows to navigate the image
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    There's a cross within our image that you can click and move
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    This is where your "Supernova" effect point will be.
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    You can also manually type the coordinates into "X" and "Y" input boxes
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    If you want, you can click the measurement drop-down menu
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    Then, click the measurement unit for the coordinate system. However, it is easier to click the preview box point.
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    You can double-click the "Color" pallet
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    Then, click a color.
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    Next, you can change the "Radius" value
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    You can do that by clicking and dragging the scrollbar or by simply typing the value that you want in the box on the right.
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    You can then choose the number of "Spokes" your supernova effect will have
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    Then, you can change the "Random hue" value
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    If you are satisfied with your settings, then click "OK" to apply them to the image
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    A green bar will appear to show that the changes are being applied.
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