Apply the Emboss Effect on 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
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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"
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    It's in the horizontal menu at the top of the window.
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    Move the cursor to "Distorts" in the menu
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    In the expanded menu that appears, click "Emboss..."
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    "Emboss" should be near the top of the list, because the list is in alphabetical order. A dialogue box will open with a preview at the top.
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    If there is no preview, ensure that you have the "Preview" box checked
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    You can click and drag the preview or click the arrows to move around to different areas of the preview
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    Next, you can click either "Bumpmap" or "Emboss" under "Function"
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    For this tutorial, let's leave it at "Emboss".
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    At the bottom of the dialogue box, you can change the "Azimuth", "Elevation", and "Depth" values
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    Adjust these settings using the scrollers next to each option. You can also type numbers in the text boxes or click the up and down arrows.
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    Click "Cancel" if you do not wish to make any changes
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    Once you're satisfied with your changes, click "OK" to apply them to your image
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    A green bar will appear at the bottom of the screen, letting us know that the changes are being applied.
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