16.19. Particle Trace

16.19.1. Overview

Figura 16.386. Examples for the Particle Trace filter

Examples for the “Particle Trace” filter

Particle Trace applied

Examples for the “Particle Trace” filter

Applied with Edge only option

To get such images, open a new image with a transparent background, create selections, fill them with any color, and apply filter.

This filter adds an effect, reminding of particle traces in a bubble chamber of nuclear physics, to the active layer alpha.

[Aviso] Aviso

Activar el filtro

The filter is derived from the Particle Trace script (FileCreateLogosParticle Trace in image window), which creates the following text effect:

The Particle Trace Script-Fu script.

The filter adds noise to the alpha and then turns the spots into sparkles. Then it adds a feathered white shadow.

16.19.2. Activate the filter

You can find this filter in the image window menu under FiltersAlpha to LogoParticle Trace.

16.19.3. Options

Figura 16.387. Particle Trace options

“Particle Trace” options

Border size (pixels)


Hit rate


Figura 16.388. Hit rate examples

“Hit rate” examples

Hit rate 0.10

“Hit rate” examples

Hit rate 0.25

“Hit rate” examples

Hit rate 0.40

Edge width


Edge only


Base color


The color of the background layer added by the filter. When you click on the color button, a color select dialog pops up.


The active layer (top) and the filter layers below