I am using GIMP version 2.10.06. I am trying to blur text in the color 36ffaa (RGB: 54, 255, 170) on a transparent background and for this, I am following this tutorial. When I try to make the large background blur in Step 3, I get a ring-like effect:
This may not be very visible on some monitors, so here is the above image with every other ring bucket-filled with pink:
Now, I can make this hard edge go away if I blur the green bit on the black background.
However, I need my design to be on a transparent background, so this isn't an option. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to prevent and/or get rid of these hard edges?