16.6. Basic II

16.6.1. Overview

Figure 16.351. Example for the Basic II filter

Example for the Basic II filter

Basic II applied


This filter adds a gradient effect to active layer alpha and adds a highlight, a shadow, and a background layer.

[Warning] Warning

The image will always be resized to the active layer's size.

The filter is derived from the Basic II logo script (FileCreateLogosBasic II in the image window), which draws a specified text over a background with a drop shadow and a highlight:

The Basic II logo script.

You can reproduce the gradient effect manually using the Blend tool with the following options:

  • Mode: Multiply,

  • Gradient: FG to BG (RGB), where FG is white and BG is black,

  • Offset: 20,

  • Shape: Radial,

  • Dithering: checked.

16.6.2. Activate the filter

This filter is found in the image window menu under FiltersAlpha to LogoBasic II.

16.6.3. Options

Figure 16.352. Basic II options

Basic II options

Background color

This color is used to fill the background layer created by the filter. It defaults to white. When you click on the color button a color selector pops up where you can select any other color.

Text color

The name of this options refers to the text color of the logo script described above. Here this color - by default red (206,6,50) - sets the basic color of the gradient effect: it is the color the alpha channel will be filled with before the gradient effect will be applied.