Use a Spread Effect on Image in GIMP

Edited by Freya, VisiHow, Eng, Visihow Admin

You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to apply a "Spread" effect to an image in GIMP in Windows 7. This effect is particularly good for creating a noisy effect on your image.


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    You should have GIMP open and an image ready to use. 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". It's at the top left-hand side of the screen.
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    Then, move the cursor to "Noise".
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    Click "Spread..." in the menu that appears. 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 click and drag the preview or click the scrollbars and arrows to navigate the preview. "Spread" takes key pixels and exchanges the color with the color of the surrounding pixels. That adds noise to the image.
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    You can adjust the "Spread Amount" settings. Change "Horizontal" and "Vertical" values by typing the number in the boxes or by using the arrows next to them.
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    To change your "Horizontal" and "Vertical" spread amounts separately, you need to unlink them by clicking the chain icon.
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    If you want, you can also change the measurement units. You can do that by clicking the drop-down menu with unites on the right.
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    If you are happy with your settings, then click "OK". This will apply them to your image. A green bar will appear at the bottom to show that the changes are being applied.
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