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In this post I’ll be demonstrating how to download and install the GIMP 2.10 Layer Effects plugin — a third party tool that adds neat features to GIMP, like Bevel and Emboss.
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Layer Effects Plugin
The Layer Effects plugin adds a new sub menu to the bottom of the Layers menu in GIMP.
It adds an assortment of features — many of which now come standard in newer versions of GIMP — but the one feature that I really like is the Bevel and Emboss tool. Here’s a tutorial that makes good use of it…
At some point in the past you may have come across a similar GIMP tutorial that utilizes Layer Effects, but when you followed the download link, you were probably greeted with an error page…
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I ran into this problem the other day and it was quite frustrating, so I figured I’d make a post sharing my findings after doing a bit of digging around.
As it turns out, I was able to find a Reddit post where someone shared a download link that someone had uploaded to DropBox.
The plugin can be downloaded here: Layer Effects
All credit goes to Jonathan Stipe, the creator of the plugin.
How To Install Layer Effects in GIMP 2.10
For Windows users, to install the Layer Effects plugin in GIMP 2.10, simply grab the layerfx.py file from the .zip folder and place it in the following directory…
Local Disc (C:) > Program Files > GIMP 2 > lib > gimp > 2.0 > plug-ins
Now go ahead and restart GIMP. The Layer Effects sub menu should appear at the bottom of the Layers menu in the toolbar.
For users of other operating systems: unfortunately I can’t say for sure whether or not this will work. I do know that the file needs to be placed in the plug-ins folder, but I can’t say for sure if the pathway is the same.
If you have any questions or run into any problems, please leave a comment below and I’ll see if I can help.
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Nick, I’m having the same problem with Gimp on Linux. I’ve placed the python file in ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins and nothing happens. Then I tried to start gimp with “gimp –verbose –console-messages” and there is nothing in the log regarding my home plugin directory or “layerfx”. Any ideas?
I did some more research and found this info which should help on Linux (I don’t use Windows, so I’m not sure how this would apply):
1: Place the python script into the plug-ins folder in your home directory. I haven’t done any research on putting this in the global plug-ins folder.
2: Make sure the python script is executable: “chmod +x layerfx.py” (see: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17334993/gimp-python-script-not-showing-in-menu)
3: Make sure that the gimp-python package is installed (ubuntu: “sudo apt-get install gimp-python”) (see: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gimp/issues/3314)
Nick: Thank you very much for your work!!
Instead of putting the plug-in inside the Program Files folder, I would highly recommend you rather use %APPDATA%\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins
It is rarely a good idea to put stuff inside a program’s main directory, and most programs will have a folder under %APPDATA% or %LOCALAPPDATA% (or the user’s home directory, for Linux and Mac users) specifically for that purpose. It is not without reason that Windows requires administrator privileges to modify data under the Program FIles folder.
Of course, installing a plug-in should be harmless, but messing with a program’s main directory is a bad habit to get into, so you should avoid it whenever possible.