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cant add drop-shadow to text on gif image.

Postby davidm.me » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:49 pm

Hi,
I want to add text with a drop-shadow to a gif image. The text is inserted correctly but when I select filters > light and shadow the drop-shadow (and all the other options apart from apply lenses) is greyed out. If I try filters > script-fu > refresh scripts and then select drop-shadow I get error messages about:
Error while executing script-fu-drop-shadow:
and
Plug-In 'Drop Shadow' left image undo in inconsistent state, closing open undo groups.

If I open a new file drop-shadow works perfectly but I cant copy it.
How do I add text with a drop-shadow to a gif image?
Thanks for any help.

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Re: cant add drop-shadow to text on gif image.

Postby Maffe811 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:34 am

You can't
Gif does not support trasparency other then on or off.
So drop shadow won't work.
Even if it did you would only have a totaly solid shadow.

You say you can open a new image, well save it as gif and then try ;)

If you want to blur you can copy whatever you are making a drop shadow of.
Then lock alpha channel --> Fill with black --> Blur until desired effect appears :P

Is there a special reason you use .gif ?
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Re: cant add drop-shadow to text on gif image.

Postby davidm.me » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:09 pm

Hi Thanks for the reply, no there's no reason for using gif format.
Is there a format i can use where i can apply a drop-shadow to my text (and save it).
Thanjks

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Re: cant add drop-shadow to text on gif image.

Postby Willy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:34 pm

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Re: cant add drop-shadow to text on gif image.

Postby David Wood » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:04 pm

It might be because the gif's colors are indexed. Image, Mode, RGB should help you out.
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Re: cant add drop-shadow to text on gif image.

Postby Maffe811 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:43 pm

Then save as
Willy wrote:png

or jpeg, but png has the best quality so go with that! :)
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