>On Fri, 2010-01-01 at 19:42 +0100, GoldStandard wrote:
>> I use a filter, say a drop shadow for example. later I think the dropped
>> shadow is too much or in the wrong position. how can I go back and edit
>> filtered layer without having to delete it and re-create it?
>Filters render to a layer or mask. The current version of GIMP has no
>equivalent of layer effects as you may have seen in Photoshop. However,
>there are some things you can do with rendered layers and masks to edit
>the effect created by the filter.
>For a drop shadow you can move the layer to reposition it. If the
>shadow has too hard of an edge you can blur it. If the shadow has too
>soft of an edge you can sharpen it. If the shadow is too dark you can
>decrease the layer opacity. If the layer is too transparent you can
>duplicate the layer and merge the two shadow layers together.
>You cannot, however, change the settings on the filter and have it apply
>to the previously rendered effect. If you need to change the settings
>in the filter than you need to rerun the filter. In the case of the
>drop shadow this is easy enough since the shadow exists on its own layer
>and that layer can be deleted without impacting the rest of the project.
Thank You all for the answers!
I use Photoshop and Fireworks and both allow me to edit a filtered layer
after the fact. I will now learn to do it the Gimp way as well.
Lowell H. (via www.gimpusers.com)
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