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This filter allows you to create a curve that will be used to distort
the active layer or selection. The distortion is applied gradually
from an image or selection border to the other
The preview displays changes to image or selection without
modifying the image until you press OK.
This button allows you to update the preview each time you
With this option, preview is changed in real time. This
needs much calculation and may lengthen work. It is
particularly evident when using "Rotation".
There, you can set the application angle of filter (0-360 counter-
clockwise). 0 is default setting: The curve will be applied from
the upper border and/or from the lower. Set to 90, it will be
applied from left border and/or from the right one.
Smoothing and Antialiasing
The distort process may create hard and stepped borders.
These two options improve this aspect.
Work on Copy
This option creates a new layer called "Curve_bend_dummy_layer_b"
which becomes the active layer, allowing you to see changes to your
image in normal size without modifying the original image until you
press the "OK" key.
In this grid, you have a marked horizontal line, with a node at
both ends, which represents by default the upper border of image.
If you click on this curve, a new node appears, that you can drag
to modify the curve as you want. You can create several nodes on
You can have only two curves on the grid, one for the so named
"upper" border and the other for the so named "lower" border. You
can activate one of them by checking the
Upper or Lower radio
If you use the Curve Type Free option, the
curve you draw will replace the active curve.
Curve for Border
There you can select whether the active curve must be applied to
the Superior (or left) or the
Inferior (or right) border, according to the
With the Smooth, you get automatically a well
rounded curve when you drag a node.
The Free option allows you to draw a curve
freely. It will replace the active curve.
Copy: Copy the active curve to the
Mirror: Mirror the active curve to the