GIMP 3-D, 3 Ways

When you add text to a photo in GIMP, sometimes it comes out looking flat and boring. Today, let’s explore three ways of adding an extra dimensions to your images and text.
Drop-Shadow Tricks

You’re probably familiar with the basic Filters/Light and Shadow/Drop Shadow…. But you can use Drop Shadow to round your text and make it more three-dimensional as well. The trick is to make a drop shadow of the inverse of the text.

First, make sure your Layers dialog is visible — Control-L or Windows/Dockable dialogs/Layers will bring it up if it isn’t showing already — and that your text layer is the active layer (Figure 1).

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