Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
MJW

View Framer

12 posts in this topic

This is a release version of a plugin I began almost exactly a year ago ago. The plugin is intended to aid in editing a region within a larger image, allowing the layers to be moved around the region without losing the areas outside the region. The View Framer is located under Effects>Render. The biggest improvement over the beta version is the addition of a scale factor to allow the image to be edited at a higher resolution than the final version.

 

The View Framer surrounds the region with a semi-transparent background and optional guidelines. The result looks like:

 

EastwoodFramed_zpszre6u34i.png

 

As the Help file describes it:

 

View Framer renders a guide to frame a rectangular region within the image. The view frame should be rendered into a separate layer above the image layers. To create a flattened version of the region, the view area can be selected uisng the Magic Wand, and then copied into the new image using Copy Merged followed by Paste into New Image.

The controls are:

Width: The width of the view frame, before scaling.

Height: The height of the view frame, before scaling.

Scale: The amount to scale the view frame. Because the scaled width and height are converted to integers, non-integer scaling factors may alter the view frame's aspect ratio. The scaling factor is clamped so that the view frame is always inside the image.

Location: The location of the view frame. Because the view frame must always fit inside the image, this is not the location of the view frame center.

Background Color: The color of the region outside the view frame. The choices are Black and White.

Background Opacity: The opacity of the region outside the view frame.

Guideline Thickness: The thickness of guidelines drawn around the view frame. Specifying zero thickness disables the guidelines.

Extend Guidelines: When checked, the guidelines will be extended to the image boundaries.

Horizontal Guideline Color: The color of the horizontal guidelines. Selecting None disables the horizontal guidelines.

Horizontal Guideline Opacity: The opacity of the horizontal guidelines.

Use Horizontal Color and Opacity for Vertical Guidelines: When checked, the color and opacity of the veritcal guidelines will be match the horizontal values.

Vertical Guideline Color: The color of the vertical guidelines. Selecting None disables the vertical guidelines.

Vertical Guideline Opacity: The opacity of the vertical guidelines.

The User interface:

ViewFramerUI_zpssacn5tjj.png

 

Because I wanted to add a few features that aren't available to CodeLab plugins, it's a Visual Studio project. I'll try to post the project to a public site soon.

Here is the plugin: ViewFramer.zip

 

 

7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As the instructions say, you need to create the view frame in a separate layer, above the image layers. Add a new layer, then run the plugin.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello MJW!

 

Thank you so much for the plugin and for your effort. :mtdew:  : Kuchen:

 

 

19-08-2016.png

Edited by Seerose
Sorry! German answers.
4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're certainly welcome, Seerose. I'm glad I finally got around to finishing it. The plugin is fairly useful, I think, but not too exciting, so I kept getting distracted with other things (I'm easily distracted). I like the fact that you used it for a more artistic purpose. I seldom fail to be surprised by the imaginative uses of my plugins.

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Thank you very much for this plugin, MJW, although you think that it's not too exciting.:)

I do like it and even made a YouTube video about it. 

 

View Framer on YouTube

 

Because it's in German, I additionally made English captions - I hope there are not that much mistakes.

Thanks again for your efforts in creating this plugin.

Edited by ingwer
6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Dear @ingwer<3

 

You are very welcome! Brilliant! Thank you for sharing. :cake: :coffee:

 

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with ingwer, it is a great tool. Sometimes we just need to think outside the box.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear seerose,

thank you so much for your warm welcome! I'm glad you liked the video. By the way, your work here in the forum is great, I'm following you for quite some time...

 

And thanks to all for the reputations :)

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your video, and for your creative use of the View Framer, ingwer! You and Seerose have come up with much more imaginative uses than the rather utilitarian purpose it was developed for.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're most welcome! We all have our talents, yours is the great ability to create plug-ins :trophy:  

I still have to explore your other plug-ins ...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12.4.2017 at 7:50 AM, MJW said:

You and Seerose have come up with much more imaginative uses than the rather utilitarian purpose it was developed for.

 

<3 MJW! Is this a compliment? If so, many many thanks. speise04.gif

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0