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Can't copy and paste drop shadow

rich404

Hi all
I have an image on a transparent background that I am able to create a drop
shadow for (however quality of the shadow color is very poor). When I draw a box
round it and copy and past the subject onto my other piture/ layer the shadow
dose not come with it!

Any ideas on a fix please

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Re: Can't copy and paste drop shadow

Liam R E Quin
On Thu, 2019-06-20 at 02:03 +0200, robot wrote:
> Hi all
> I have an image on a transparent background that I am able to create
> a drop shadow for [...] When I draw a box round it and copy and past
> the subject onto my other piture/ layer
> the shadow dose not come with it!
>
> Any ideas on a fix please

Try (in the image with the shadow) image->flatten image, first.
Or, use Edit->Copy Visible instead of Copy

The shadow is probably on a separate layer.

Liam (slave ankh)

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Can't copy and paste drop shadow

rich404
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>Hi all
>I have an image on a transparent background that I am able to create a
>drop shadow for (however quality of the shadow color is very poor).
>When I draw a box round it and copy and past the subject onto my other
>piture/ layer the shadow dose not come with it!
>
>Any ideas on a fix please

Could have done with more info, version of Gimp, type of image..

Nothing I can do about your perception of quality. The displacement and opacity
all depends on the values entered in the tool.

Then the quote "When I draw a box around it and copy paste ....."  There are two
options once the selection is made.

Edit -> Copy  shortcut ctrl-c which copies whatever is on the layer

Edit -> Copy Visible shortcut shift-ctrl -c  which does what it says.

If you have the subject on a transparent layer, no real need to make a
selection, just copy(or copy -visible) and paste the active layer.

Without more info, best guess, using Gimp 2.10 (although could be Gimp 2.8 for
the second case)

Gimp 2.10 has two drop shadow plugins.

The GEGL plugin applies the effect directly on the canvas. see screenshot 1 One
layer copy / paste it

The legacy (Gimp 2.8) plugin makes 2 layers see: screenshot 2 Either Layer ->
Merge down the two layers into one and  copy/paste or use Copy Visible.

That gets you a 'floating  selection' screenshot 3. Two options, anchor the
layer, which merges down or better, promote to a new layer Layer -> New Layer,
which will allow a bit of tweaking.

Attachments:
* https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1191/original/01-shadow.jpg
* https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1192/original/02-shadow.jpg
* https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1193/original/03-shadow.jpg

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