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Selection bevel v1.5330.14 KB
Selection bevel v2.230.91 KB
Selection bevel v2.330.9 KB

New version of selection bevel released. Bugs of the last version have been fixed, and additionally a new feature added: now you can adjust the width and height of the bevel independently, creating neat effects where the bevel is thinner on some edges, or uneven.

v2.3 - Another update, at a short interval. This update has improved shape curves and gloss algorithms. The gloss setting no longer makes the "unbeveled" parts of the bevel darker, and the shape curves should look more natural now. Note that the shape curve setting now has a smaller scale, from -64 to 64, so you'll want to find new values that work for you.

I've also removed deprecated functions for futureproofing. The sad news is, that this means the future versions of this plugin no longer works for 2.6, but I'm re-enabling the download of an older version for those who still are forced to use that ancient version of GIMP... ;)

So: v1.53 is only for legacy versions - it should work in 2.6 and possibly older versions of GIMP.
edit: I've enabled the download of v2.2 again - if v1.53 doesn't work for some reason, try v2.2 - it might work in 2.6, or it might not...

If you're on an up-to-date version (2.8 or higher), use v2.3.

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Is it working for you now?

When Python console shows in the GIMP Filters menu, that's an indicator that Python is installed. There is one overlooked issue, though. GIMP 2.6.11 requires Python (2.6.5 or 2.6.6). The newer Python 2.7 and greater will break Python plug-ins in GIMP 2.6.11.

The following reply caught my attention:

"If you have this file ( in C:\Users\username\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins. Try renaming the file to by removing the .txt at the end, then restart GIMP."

After I tried this with your file it worked just fine.

All anyone has to do when saving your file is to remove the .txt at the end and it should work.

I'm going to add a note to the main text about that .txt extension, you're not the first one to be troubled by it...

- A "gloss" function has been added. It makes the bevel "glossy".
- repeat effect (ctrl-f) now functions properly. Also, non-interactive mode (starting the script from console) works now.

The "gloss" function is a simple off/on checkbox.
Here's a little example on it (upper = without, lower = with gloss):

This update has a completely new interface, using gimpui and gtk instead of gimpfu. There's also a preview function!

Oh, and you get to choose any layer mode now.

Special thanks to the makers of and, your plugins have taught me a lot.

Great script! Thanks for creating it.

Ok, again sorry for the rapid update pace, but I have now fixed everything I wanted to fix with this plugin.

- You can now select inner or outer bevel, as you can see from the image above.
- The shape options have been replaced with a slider that lets you adjust the shape more accurately. A negative value is more dimpled, a positive value is more puffed up/round, while zero is the same as the old "angular" setting.
- Downwards bevels now appear as they are supposed to, as you can see from the image above.
- The bevel layer is now created above the current active layer as is supposed to.
- The layer name is now set to "Inner bevel" or "Outer bevel" according to the inner/outer setting.

Ok, a new update is up, which improves the rendering of the bevel a lot. Also, a new shape setting!

Only produces a grey layer.
The chisel script works ok.

Are you using the latest version, and what settings are you using when you run the script? Do you have a selection made when you run the script?

Try this: make a selection with a selection tool, then run the script with default settings, except set the layer mode to normal. You should be getting a bevel in the shape of the selection.

Also, are you using GIMP 2.6? The script may not work on other GIMP versions (I myself only have 2.6 so I can't test it on other versions).


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