Apply a Gradient Flare to Images in the GIMP Application
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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to apply a "Gradient Flare" effect to an image in GIMP in Windows 7.
First, click "Filters" in the horizontal menu along the top of the window.
Next, move the cursor to "Light and Shadow" in the menu.
Then, click "Gradient Flare..." in the expanded menu that appears. A dialogue box will appear with a preview of your image.
Ensure that "Auto update preview" is checked. When the box is checked, the image will be updated as you make changes to the settings.
If you are looking at the "Selection" tab, click the "Settings" tab next to it.
You can change the location of the flare. To do this, click on the image or simply type the location into the "X" and "Y" text boxes. In this video, the flare is located in the upper left-hand corner of the preview image.
In the drop-down menu next to the "X" and "Y" axes, you can change the measurement units.
Next, you can adjust "Radius" and "Rotation" in the "Parameters" section. You can set the parameters by clicking and dragging the scrollers. You can also change the parameters by typing a value in each text box.
Other parameters that you can change in the same way are "Hue rotation", "Vector angle", and "Vector length".
You can also check "Adaptive supersampling". This will enable the options below it. In this section, you can change the "Max depth" and "Threshold" values in the same way as the other parameters.
If you are satisfied with your settings, click "OK" to apply them to the image. A green bar will appear at the bottom of the window to show that the changes are being applied. The gradient flare may give something romantic to a portrait photograph.
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