The other day I was following an YouTube video on how to create your own logo. During the video they used a
Bevel and Emboss layer function I didn’t seem to have. Looks like you should simple go to:
Layer --> Layer Effects
Turns out you need to install it as a plugin. You can find out more about the effect and how to use them here but they include:
- Bevel and Emboss
- Color Overlay
- Drop Shadow
- Gradient Overlay
- Inner Glow
- Inner Shadow
- Outer Glow
- Pattern Overlay
- Reapply Effects
Being an Arch Linux user I prefer to use Pacman/Yaourt whenever I can. I found a package called gimp-plugin-layerfx from the AUR which seemed to do exactly what I wanted. However the package is out-of-date and the download site is no longer available.
I managed to get a copy of the files from GitHub. So now I just needed to copy them to the Gimp plugin directory and restart Gimp. On Arch Linux this is
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/layerfxsudo mkdir /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/layerfx sudo cp -v ~/Downloads/Gimp\ Plugins/gimp-plugin-registry-master/layer-effects/layerfx.* sudo cp -v ~/Downloads/Gimp\ Plugins/gimp-plugin-registry-master/layer-effects/layerfx.* /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/layerfx/ sudo chmod -v u+x /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/layerfx/layerfx.*
Now restart Gimp and you should have the layer effects.
You can also find a copy of the original file here and a copy of the original site below:
I have not tested the above file from pixlsus but it should also work.
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