Example for the “Alien Glow” filter
This filter adds an eerie glow around the active layer's alpha.
The image will always be resized to the active layer's size.
The filter is derived from the “Alien Glow” script
( → → → in the image window),
which creates the following text effect:
Reproducing this glow is easy:
If necessary, create a
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
and fill it with the Glow color.
Create a new background layer filled with black.
Activate the filter
You can find this filter in the image window menu under
→ → .
“Alien Glow” options
Glow size (pixels * 4)
This is actually the font size option of the
“Alien Glow” Script-Fu script. However, two values
will be set in relation to this size: the glow will be enlarged by
“Glow size” / 30, and feather radius is
“Glow size” / 4. You should probably choose the
height of your objects for this option (ignore
“pixels * 4”).
This is the color of the “eerie” glowing. Of course
it defaults to green (63,252,0), but a click on the swatch
button brings up the color selector where you can choose any