The ScriptFu Layer Effects

Adobe has special effects in Photoshop, the so-called layer styles or layer effects. This collection includes effects like Drop Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, Outer and Inner Glow, and so on.

Jon Stipe developed an equivalent script-fu for GIMP called layerfx.scm. You can download it from http://registry.gimp.org/node/186. You can also find it on the DVD in the folder GIMPScript-Fus. Installing script-fus and filters is described in section 1.5.2. After the installation in GIMP, you must select Filter > Script Fu > Refresh Scripts. A new entry, Script-Fu, then appears in the menu bar. Under Layer Effects, you can find a dozen different layer styles with a multitude of settings. Unfortunately there isn't a preview function. You will have to experiment with the various settings and choices. But it is worthwhile.

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.

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