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16.8.  Bovination

16.8.1.  Overview

Figure 16.346.  Example for the “Bovination” filter

Example for the Bovination filter

Bovination” applied

This filter adds “cow spots” to the active layer alpha channel.

[Warning] Warning

The image will always be resized to the active layer's size.

The filter fills the alpha channel with Solid Noise:

... and maximizes the Contrast:

Besides, the filter adds a Blur layer as a light gray shadow and uses this layer as a Bump Map. Finally a (by default) white “Background” layer is added below.

So the filter will end up with these layers:[12]

16.8.2.  Activate the filter

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

16.8.3.  Options

Figure 16.347.  Bovination” options

Bovination options

Spots density X; Spots density Y

The horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) spots density will be used by the Solid Noise filter as X Size and Y Size options. So these values range from 1 to 16, with high values resulting in many spots in the respective dimension, low values resulting in few spots.

Figure 16.348.  Spots density” examples

Spots density examples

Maximum X density, minimum Y density

Spots density examples

Maximum Y density, minimum X density

Background Color

This is the color used to fill the “Background” layer; it defaults to white. When you click on the color button, you may choose any other color in the color selector dialog.

[12] If the active layer is not the top layer, it might happen that the filter messes up the layers. Then you will have to raise the active layer.

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