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#1 Jexter

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:10 PM

I have looked all over the tutorials for something that I'm sure is super basic. Maybe that's why I can't find it. Either it's too basic for all of you folks or I'm too much of a novice to know what to look for.

I just need to know a) how to have the images of a photo fade off on all four sides and B) how to create borders for photos, e.g. a round border for a rectangular image.

I'll keep looking AND trying, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'd very much appreciate them.[/img][/list][/code]
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#2 PineappleQc

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:30 PM

wrong forum to post that, but to answer you: you will need the feather plugin, look for it in the plugin section, it's stickied (I think...). BTW, read the instruction otherwise you'll have trouble using it and will come back here asking for more.

Mods, please move this thread :)
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 08:43 PM

http://paintdotnet.1...opic.php?t=2756
Bang! just select the border, use a diamond gradient instead of starting from the left, start in the middle of the picture strecthing toward the outside.
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#4 Tanel

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:38 PM

I just need to know a) how to have the images of a photo fade off on all four sides

I can introduce a quite simple workflow for that.
First you need to install two plugins designed by BoltBait:
Transparency Adjustment: http://paintdotnet.1...opic.php?t=3285 and
Gaussian Blur Channel: http://paintdotnet.1...opic.php?t=5652

Workflow:
1. Open your image on a single layer
2. Add a new empty layer and move it to bottom
3. Fill the bottom layer with a color you want to "fade into"
4. Select the image layer and make a rectangular selection inside it
5. Invert selection
6. Open "Transparency..." from Adjustments menu and turn the edge of your image transparent
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7. Press Esc to deselect
8. Open "Gaussian Blur Channel" from Effects>Blurs menu and dial in Alpha blur until desired effect
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That's it!
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You can easily use this blending method on all kind of shapes.
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#5 mzblueaquagrl

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:28 AM

4. Select the image layer and make a rectangular selection inside it
5. Invert selection
6. Open "Transparency..." from Adjustments menu and turn the edge of your image transparent

could you possibly point out where is the rectangular selection or how to make it and invert ?
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#6 Crazy Man Dan

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:49 AM

Moved to Questions & General Discussion

The Tutorials forum is for tutorial publishing only.
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#7 mzblueaquagrl

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:06 AM

i was talking to tanel
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#8 Tanel

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:17 AM

could you possibly point out where is the rectangular selection or how to make it and invert ?

Just play around with Paint.NET to learn the essentials; use Help (F1) before asking in forum.
This way we can avoid questions like "how to press any key?" :wink:

Anyway, Rectangle Select is the first tool in the toolbox. Edit menu gives further options to handle selections. Browse Help for much more.
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#9 mzblueaquagrl

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:20 AM

hmm i did use the select tool in the toolbox
maybe i did another step wrong... =X
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#10 barkbark00

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 03:17 PM

Fade Edge to Transparent
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#11 johnsunny

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:19 AM

4. Select the image layer and make a rectangular selection inside it
5. Invert selection
6. Open "Transparency..." from Adjustments menu and turn the edge of your image transparent

could you possibly point out where is the rectangular selection or how to make it and invert ?

i think it is clear from above description. try to practice it....
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#12 Curmudgeon

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:44 PM

4. Select the image layer and make a rectangular selection inside it
5. Invert selection
6. Open "Transparency..." from Adjustments menu and turn the edge of your image transparent

could you possibly point out where is the rectangular selection or how to make it and invert ?

i think it is clear from above description. try to practice it....


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