The IWarp Filter a Closing Comment

As compensation for all the hard work, I would like introduce you to something more cheerful. Take a look at the IWarp filter (Filters > Distorts > IWarp).

The filter allows you deform an image interactively by using the Settings options. This procedure is also known as morphing. It is not only used for fun, it lets you make lips fuller, breasts more shapely and eyes brighter. This is really used for "beauty enhancement" in magazines and advertising.

You could animate an image you've modified with the IWarp filter. Therefore, you should save the finished image with the created individual layers in the XCF format. Once the GIMP animation package is installed, you can create a video. I will admit that I failed to play back my animation under Windows Vista due to codec problems.

The use of the filter is rather easy though. Select the desired deformation attributes and settings in the filter's dialog. By clicking on the preview image and dragging with the cursor, you can interactively deform the image. Enjoy!

Figure 5.1

The author, warped

Figure 5.1

The author, warped

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