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How do I feather a selection? I want to select part of an image which may need levels adjustment, but I want to be able to blend the change into the rest of the image as you can do in Photoshop. Thanks in advance for any solutions.

I am using Paint.Net to teach children about image manipulation in my school. If anyone has any advice / resources on what I could / should include when teaching with Paint.Net I would be very happy to look at them; thanks.

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Thanks for the suggestions . .

I have downloaded Boltbaits plugins, and tried to follow this advice in the posting. However under my effects menu I can only find Artistic, Distort, Blurs, Noise, Photo, Render and Stylise. I cannot find Effects - Object - Feather ??

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Sorry guys to repeat my request. I have downloaded v3.36 and Boltbaits plug in (saved to Programs, Paint.NET, Effects and extracted: do I have to do anything else?).

I have opened the program and I cannot see Feathering. I do not have it on my Effects menu, and I do not have a selections menu.

I am really struggling; any help much appreciated.

Thanks

I cannot see any reference to feathering in the help section either

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Where did you extract it to? Is the DLL in your effects folder, or only the ZIP?

 

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I have just worked it out and it was as David suggested; I had extracted all of the dlls into a folder inside the Effects folder. I now have full acess to all plug ins, having moved the dlls back into the Effects folder. Thanks for your patience and help.

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I am using the feathering effect, but cannot use it to the same effect as in PhotoShop. I cannot get the subtlety in the feathering that I need: the transition across the feathering is very harsh and there is no soft, progressive change.

Any help appreciated.

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I am using the feathering effect, but cannot use it to the same effect as in PhotoShop. I cannot get the subtlety in the feathering that I need: the transition across the feathering is very harsh and there is no soft, progressive change.

Any help appreciated.

I've downloaded the 3.36 and boltbaits new plug-ins and am having the same problems with the harsh edges,having said that I'm still quite the half-tard with all this and i'm probably just using it incorrectly. If I have a photo where the sky is washed out and I want to add more contrast whats steps should I be using ? TIA

I've tried both feathering options.

Edit : O.k I gave it another try...

opened my file

made a duplcate background (renamed sky )

on the sky background I drew a circle with the lasso tool

effects-selection-feather selection set at 10

adjustments-levels slid the input slider up a little to darken sky,pressed o.k

ctrl D select

with the new background toggled on and original background toggled off, I can see the checkerboard area around the darkened sky.

when I toggle on the original background as well I see how it shows thru from underneath and is in fact not as harsh a division as 1st thought but is not really a seamless blend.

I'm not complaining, just trying to figure whether I am in fact using the plug-in properly?

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