16.3. Alien Glow

16.3.1. Overview

Figura 16.345. Example for the Alien Glow filter

Example for the “Alien Glow” filter

Alien Glow applied

This filter adds an eerie glow around the active layer's alpha.

[Aviso] Aviso

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The filter is derived from the Alien Glow script (FileCreateLogosAlien Glow in the image window), which creates the following text effect:

The Alien Glow Script-Fu script.

Reproducing this glow is easy:

  • If necessary, create a selection from the alpha channel of the active layer.

  • Fill the selection with the following Gradient Blend: Shape = Shaped (spherical); Gradient = FG to BG (RGB), with FG = dark gray (79,79,79), BG = black.

  • Create a new layer (Alien Glow) below. Extend the selection slightly, feather it, and fill it with the Glow color.

  • Create a new background layer filled with black.

16.3.2. Activate the filter

You can find this filter in the image window menu under FiltersAlpha to LogoAlien Glow.

16.3.3. Options

Figura 16.346. Alien Glow options

“Alien Glow” options