12. Rendering filters

12.1. Render filters introduction

Most Gimp filters act on a layer by transforming its contents, but the filters in the "Render" group are a bit different. They create patterns from scratch, in most cases obliterating anything that was previously in the layer. Some create random or noisy patterns, others regular of fractal patterns, and one (Gfig) is a general-purpose (but rather limited) vector graphics tool.