Steve, that's wonderful -- hand roll my own shadows! Seems so simple and
obvious after it's explained that I wonder why I ever thought I needed a
plug-in for this.
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 11:50 PM, Steve Kinney <ad...@pilobilus.net> wrote:
> On 06/03/2013 10:32 PM, Helen wrote:
> > I have an image with two rectangular photos, in separate layers.
> > I want each photo to have a drop shadow. No matter what I do,
> > I keep getting the drop shadow applied to the entire image, not
> > to the layers. I've tried creating the drop shadow while on the
> > individual layers, while on the background, I've tried it with
> > layers selected -- regardless of what I do, the drop shadow
> > keeps applying to the entire image.
> > I used to know how to do this!
> > Help? Suse 12.3, gimp 2.8
> Hey Helen,
> You might want to try doing Layers > Autocrop Layer against the
> layers with photos in them, before using a drop shadow plugin on
> them. That might do the trick.
> Or make the shadows yourself - this would be my approach:
> 1. Create a new transparent layer, move it below the two layers
> with photos in them.
> 2. Select one of the layers with a photo in your Layers dock, right
> click the layer thumbnail and do "Alpha to selection"
> 3. Select the new transparent layer, drag and drop to the main
> canvas to fill the selection with black.
> 4. Select the other layer with a photo, right click and do "Alpha
> to selection" again.
> 5. Select the new transparent layer, drag and drop to fill the 2nd
> selection with black.
> 6. Do Select > None (or control + alt + a) to clear the selection.
> Your transparent layer now has two black rectangles, hidden under
> the photos in the layers above. Use the tool at Filters > Blur >
> Gaussian Blur to soften the edges of the shadow rectangles, then
> turn on the Move tool in your main toolbox and use the arrow keys on
> your keyboard to tweak the location of the shadows. Adjust the
> shadow layer's transparency if required.
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