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Why won't Delete (or Cut) antialias?


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Hey guys,

 

Don't get me wrong... I love PN and use it every day, despite a few pet annoyances I've been asked not to post about here anymore.  ;?)  I have a question I haven't asked, though (and which seems innocent enough not to draw fire from administrators for seeming too critical, LOL):

 

When you make a selection on a layer and delete (or cut it, why won't PN antialias the edges to the layer below it? It'd save a tremendous amount of time blending the new edges with the colours below it (which I guess is the whole idea of antialiasing, right?).

 

I know PN could do this, because its Eraser tool does it excellently. But it'd be soooo much easier if it could occur automatically, as part of the deletion, so I wouldn't have to zoom in and manually erase. All. Around. The deletion. Each. Time.

 

I know effects plugins have been written to do this as a separate operation—and depending on the situation, sometimes they work okay. Why should they be necessary, though, when PN can already antialias so well?

 

I also don't understand why the Select tools have a setting for "Antialiased selection quality" (or "Pixelated selection quality") when it doesn't seem to affect the selection at all. Would it make any sense for that to determine the results (antialiased or not) when the selection was moved or deleted? Or could another toolbar button be added that could turn automatic antialiasing on and off? (Naturally, you'd probably want it to be off by default, as that seems to be the preferred behaviour.)

 

This seems like such basic, useful functionality, I also realize it could already be part of PN somehow, and I've just been too thick to find it.

 

Thanks, A.

 

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55 minutes ago, anderpainter said:

I also don't understand why the Select tools have a setting for "Antialiased selection quality" (or "Pixelated selection quality") when it doesn't seem to affect the selection at all.

 

It is working as expected for me. If it's not working for you, please post a video demonstrating the issue.

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2 hours ago, anderpainter said:

 

When you make a selection on a layer and delete (or cut it, why won't PN antialias the edges to the layer below it?

 

Is it that deleting isn't done with antialiasing, or that the selection, itself, isn't antialiased? Selections made with the Magic Wand are, unforgettably, not antialiased; so when a selection made with the Magic Wand is deleted, the result won't be antialiased. Perhaps that's what you're seeing.

 

If none of the selection tools antialias, are you sure you have antialiasing enabled? A silly question, perhaps, since you specifically mentioned the antialias settings, but one must always first determine that the appliance is plugged in when investigating why it's not working.

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2 hours ago, anderpainter said:

Don't get me wrong... I love PN and use it every day, despite a few pet annoyances I've been asked not to post about here anymore.  ;?)  I have a question I haven't asked, though (and which seems innocent enough not to draw fire from administrators for seeming too critical, LOL):

 

It does appear to me that you've basically asked this question previously; so perhaps the hostility you perceive is not due to asking unwelcome questions, but from repeatedly asking the same questions when you don't get a response that satisfies you.

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