Alpha to Logo Scripts resize the image
Submitted by Doug Beaton
Please describe the problem: Two issues, really:
When text is modified using any of the Alpha to Logo functions, the function moves the text to the center of the image (this is the first issue -- don't think that this is supposed to happen), creates the proper layers, for example, a glow and background layer of the same size as the text layer for the "Alien Glow" function, and then crops all the other layers to the size of the text layer, regardless of whether they are above or below the text layer. One or two, such as the "3D Outline" function, deletes the background layer entirely.
Steps to reproduce:
- Open any picture as an image.
- Create a text layer above it.
- Select the text layer and go to Filters->Alpha to Logo->Alien Glow (or any other filter on the Alpha to Logo list).
- Accept defaults in the function box and press the "OK" button.
Actual results: Exactly as described in the problem box above.
Expected results: I would have expected that the function be applied to the text layer wherever the text layer was rather than (as it is now) moving it to the center. The functions work with the appropriate background and modification layer(s) being applied directly under it, but I would not expect that all other layers would be cropped to the same size and place, or worse, deleted.
Does this happen every time? Yes.
Other information: I'm running a Windows x64 XP Pro dual P with 3G ram. I regard this as "Minor" because the workaround is obvious: Create a duplicate image, use the Alpha to Logo function in the duplicate, then drag the new layers over to the original image. They snap right into place in the center and can be easily linked and moved from there.