4.17. Waves

4.17.1. Overview

Figure 16.81. Example for the Waves filter

Example for the Waves filter

Original image

Example for the Waves filter

Filter Waves applied


With this filter you get the same effect as a stone thrown in a quiet pond, giving concentric waves.

4.17.2. Activating the filter

You can find this filter through FiltersDistortsWaves.

4.17.3. Options

Figure 16.82. Waves filter options

Waves filter options

Preview

All your setting changes will appear in the Preview without affecting the image until you click on OK. Don't keep Preview checked if your computer is too slow.

Mode
Smear

Because of the waves, areas are rendered empty on sides. The adjacent pixels will spread to fill them.

Blacken

The empty areas will be filled by black color.

Reflective

Waves bounce on sides and interfere with the arriving ones.

Amplitude

Varies the height of waves.

Phase

This command shifts the top of waves.

Wavelength

Varies the distance between the top of waves.