Apply a Wind Effect to an Image in the GIMP App

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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use.
    Check our tutorials on how to open GIMP and how to open existing documents in GIMP.
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    First, click "Filters".
    It's at the top left-hand side of the window.
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    Then move the cursor to "Distorts".
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    Click "Wind..." 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 use the scrollbars and arrows to navigate your image here.
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    If you cannot see the preview image, ensure that the "Preview" box inside the dialogue window is checked.
    Now, you can begin experimenting with your settings.
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    You can change "Style".
    Click either "Wind" or "Blast".
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    You can change "Direction".
    Click either "Left" or Right".
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    You can also change "Edge Affected".
    Click "Leading", "Trailing", or "Both".
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    Next you can change the "Threshold" and "Strength" values.
    You can do that by using the scrollbars or by typing the numbers on the right.
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    You can click "Cancel" if you want to step back and not apply anything.
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    If you are satisfied with your settings, then click "OK".
    This will apply the effect to your image. A green bar will appear to show that the changes are being applied. A "Wind" effect works a lot like motion blur and looks a bit more abstract than the blur.
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