This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to apply a Drop Shadow Frame to a Photograph. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image I am working with Here. Unzip the file and open the image onto GIMP’s workspace.
You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu, choose View then select a Zoom Tool from the subsequent drop-down list.
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes
Open your Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).
Now, from the top menu, choose Filters and then choose Light and Shadow and then choose Drop Shadow. And from the subsequent Script-Fu: Drop Shadow dialogue box, enter the following settings, or experiment, and then click OK.
After clicking OK, GIMP will apply its Drop Shadow Script to your image.
Congratulations, your image is complete and is ready to optimise and save.
Fill Layer Tip
You can now fill the Transparent with your choice of either, Solid Colour, Pattern or Gradient, as fully demonstrated in my Fill Layer Tutorial Here.
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