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I prepared a square and a triangle in Gimp but I am unable to get a shadow around it. I want it exactly like the image below.

I tried with filter --> lights and shadow --> Drop shadow but it casts a shadow on one side only. In addition on one side there is too much shadow. I was unable to make a shadow on all sides (i.e. completely around the square).

I saw a similar question here, but it is for Photoshop. I don't have Photoshop.

I checked whether the same procedures exist in Gimp, but couldn't find them. I only started Gimp a few days back. Can someone please tell me how to achieve this in Gimp?

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  • Probably the closest thing to Photoshop's "Distance=0" is Gimp's "offsetx=0,offsety=0"
    – horatio
    Jul 17, 2013 at 20:09

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The setting for the Filter - Lights and Shadow - Drop Shadow tool to achieve a shadow around a selected object are as follows:

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  • Offset X: how much the shadow moves to the right
  • Offset Y: how much the shadow moves down
  • Blur radius: how "thick" the shadow will be
  • Color: Pick a color to be used for the shadow
  • Opacity: Transparency ("darkness") of the shadow (100: full opaque / 0: invisible)

With the settings above I made a grey shadow around the blue box:

enter image description here

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  • This is a good answer, but I believe it requires the installation of script-fu plugins, correct?
    – DA01
    Jul 17, 2013 at 20:18
  • After some research: there is a built in Drop Shadow in Gimp 2.8. and an additional FX-Foundry Drop Shadow filter (no idea how they are different).
    – Takkat
    Jul 17, 2013 at 20:50
  • I need to upgrade my GIMP! Thanks for the info!
    – DA01
    Jul 17, 2013 at 20:52
  • This answer is still very useful. Thanks. May 27, 2021 at 15:21

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