Example for the “Basic II” filter
This filter adds a gradient effect to active layer alpha and adds a
highlight, a shadow, and a background layer.
The image will always be resized to the active layer's size.
The filter is derived from the “Basic II” logo script
( → → → in the image window),
which draws a specified text over a background with a drop shadow and a
You can reproduce the gradient effect manually using the Blend tool with the following