Create a Ripple Effect on an 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"
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    It is at the top left-hand side of the window.
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    Then, move the cursor to "Distorts"
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    Click "Ripple..." from the menu that appears
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    A dialogue box will appear with a preview of the 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 check or uncheck "Antialiasing" and "Retain Tiles" under "Options"
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    Next, you can click "Horizontal" or "Vertical" in "Orientation"
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    Then, click "Wrapped", "Smeared", or "Blank" in "Edges"
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    You can also click "Sawtooth" or "Sine" in "Wave Type" as well
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    After that you can specify the intensity by adjusting the "Period" value
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    You can do that by clicking and dragging the scrollbar or by typing the value into the box on the right.
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    You can also change the "Amplitude" value like "Period"
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    Then, change "Phase Shift"
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    It can be done in the same way as "Period" and "Amplitude".
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    You can click on "Cancel" if you don't want to save anything
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    If you are satisfied with the settings, then click "OK"
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    This will apply the changes to the layer.
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