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Feather Plugin (Now with Source)

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You didn't use my icon :cry:

Sorry, I didn't have access to the internet when I made the latest build. But, I did have my old icon.

I still like yours better, but its too late now. :(

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Bolt,

at first I was a bit disappointed in this because I assumed it was something else. Like feathered edges that look like when you scratch the edges of a photo.

Then I realized what it does. It's pretty good, and I see many issues with images that are not antialiased, or whatever, and having too much pixelation. This is great for smoothing them out.

Keep up the good work.

I would still like to find an effect that makes that sort of scratch look that I am looking for though.

Thanks

Sage

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Mmm... this isn't exactly what I'd call a feather. Feathering isn't blurring the edges, it's fading the edges to transparent, which is actually doable with the new gradient tool, to an extent.

Not saying this isn't useful, but calling it a feather isn't very accurate. :/

But, if you think about it, that's EXACTLY what its doing.

If you Gaussian blur a pixel that is sitting next to a totally transparent pixel, it becomes slightly transparent. Then, if you blur that transparent pixel, it takes on some of the color of the previous pixel and becomes slightly less transparent. Isn't that exactly what you describe?

That would be what I'm describing, if the feathered object were a solid color and nothing more.

featherpt9.png

I made this with the gradient tool, rect to polar, and alpha mask. This is a true feather. On the faded edges, not a single pixel has had an RGB value changed, only the alpha transparency. This is what the feather tool in Fireworks does, and I'm pretty sure that applies to other image editing programs.

Kaiser Yoshi, check out the latest update. I think you'll like it. 8)

FeatherUI.gif

Try the "shrink" method... :D

Go get it here: http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2498

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This has already come in very handy for me. This picture was actually taken outside and I put it on this self-made background for ***** and giggles. Thanks for the feather plug-in Bolt!

BoomShakalakaka.jpg

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With the new settings is even better :)

But I have found some bugs with the latest plug-in.

When zoomed in, and Use Feather@10.

Move slider from grow to shrink then Grow again.

In the zoomed area will have an effect that will look like users apply Grow-feather then apply Shrink-feather.

And "this" feather effect will only show up in the zoomed in area when feather is applied...and the rest of the area will look different like only grow-feather has been applied..

Hope this make sense :P

I can post some screen caps if you don't understand.

BTW, from this bug I found out that Apply Grow-feather then 2nd time apply Shrink-feather will make it look very nice and smooth. can there be a setting that will allow users to do this 2 steps in 1. :)

Thanks!!

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Thanks, yes, I've noticed that when moving the second slider back and forth, it gets confused.

I'll look into that.

But, no, I won't combine both effects into one.

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With the new settings is even better :)

But I have found some bugs with the latest plug-in.

When zoomed in, and Use Feather@10.

Move slider from grow to shrink then Grow again.

In the zoomed area will have an effect that will look like users apply Grow-feather then apply Shrink-feather.

And "this" feather effect will only show up in the zoomed in area when feather is applied...and the rest of the area will look different like only grow-feather has been applied..

Hope this make sense :P

I can post some screen caps if you don't understand.

This bug has been fixed. Go get the latest version: http://boltbait.googlepages.com/feather

(Looking at the source code, I'm surprised this thing ever worked!)

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With the new settings is even better :)

But I have found some bugs with the latest plug-in.

When zoomed in, and Use Feather@10.

Move slider from grow to shrink then Grow again.

In the zoomed area will have an effect that will look like users apply Grow-feather then apply Shrink-feather.

And "this" feather effect will only show up in the zoomed in area when feather is applied...and the rest of the area will look different like only grow-feather has been applied..

Hope this make sense :P

I can post some screen caps if you don't understand.

This bug has been fixed. Go get the latest version: http://boltbait.googlepages.com/feather

(Looking at the source code, I'm surprised this thing ever worked!)

WOO HOO :D Thank you!!

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Bolt, can you change the name, it says feather2 in my blur menu.

Hehe. Oops!

Yeah, I'll fix that this afternoon.

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Bolt, can you change the name, it says feather2 in my blur menu.

Hehe. Oops!

Yeah, I'll fix that this afternoon.

I kinda like it :lol:

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