BoltBait

Feather Plugin (Now with Source)

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for some reason i just can't get a good feather on a sphere. can do the laso style as in the plug in info but a sphere well I'm totally lost.

any tips

thanks

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Did you make the background Transparent? (just in case)

Then use feather.

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No, just use magic wand outside of the orb and hit delete button.

Only you boject should remain on the screen with no background.

and use feather. You don't need to select the object that you are going to use feather on.

Hope this helps. :)

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This is a GREAT plug-in, but sometimes the blur is a little too much, I don't know if this has been suggested or not but if its possible, maybe you could just anti-alias the hard edges instead of accually bluring them. This would be even better!

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This is a GREAT plug-in, but sometimes the blur is a little too much, I don't know if this has been suggested or not but if its possible, maybe you could just anti-alias the hard edges instead of accually bluring them. This would be even better!

Try changing the second slider to the "shrink" position.

"Shrink" does not blur the colors at all, only the Alpha channel.

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Isn't there a way of feathering not only the alpha channel, but the normal picture as well?

You see, as I love painting drawings on PDN (http://takemangaka.deviantart.com/) one of the greatest problemas is making everythin look smooth. I've been using a combination of Resizes to do it, but there might be a cleverer way...

Oh, and by the way, BoltBait, I've watched ya on DeviantArt ok?

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Isn't there a way of feathering not only the alpha channel, but the normal picture as well?

You see, as I love painting drawings on PDN (http://takemangaka.deviantart.com/) one of the greatest problemas is making everythin look smooth. I've been using a combination of Resizes to do it, but there might be a cleverer way...

Try "Surface Blur" from Ed Harvey's plugin pack:

http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=4367

That should smooth even areas while preserving sharp edges.

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I downloaded it but it wont work :(

What do you mean by "won't work"?

Are you seeing it in the Effects > Blurs submenu?

Or, are you not seeing any results when you run it?

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BoltBait, a tutorial remembered me on your Halo effect and now I wanted to ask you if you can move it to "Blur" (as you list it in this category on your googlepage).

An more interesting option would be to merge Halo with Feather by enhancing Feather with the option to use the primary color instead of transparency (maybe by a checkbox).

I have no knowledge about coding and don't know how much work this would be or if this is possible anyway.

Regardless, thanks in advance.

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I like this plug-in. It helps to smooth edges if I have to remove a shadow effect. Especially since I can do it on the entire image simultaneously. If the image is square, that is. If the image is rectangular, then trying to feather anything other than a small selected area causes PDN to crash.

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Yes, I do,

Only from the last attempt, though. Since they mostly said the same thing, only differing on the size of the image I attempted to feather.

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Sorry, I was not sure that that was acceptable. Here it is:

Application version: Paint.NET v3.08 (Final Release build 3.08.2708.22795)

Time of crash: 7/23/2007 9:37:46 PM

Application uptime: 00:04:38.4843750

OS Version: 5.1.2600.131072 Service Pack 2 Workstation x86

.NET Framework version: 2.0.50727.832 x86

Processor: 1x "Intel® Celeron® M CPU 410 @ 1.46GHz" @ ~1463MHz

Physical memory: 446 MB

Tablet PC: no

Locale: pdnr.c: en-US, hklm: en-US, hkcu: n/a, cc: en-US, cuic: en-US

Exception details:

PaintDotNet.WorkerThreadException: Worker thread threw an exception ---> System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Coordinates out of range, max={Width=1278, Height=721}

Parameter name: (x,y)

Actual value was {X=1279,Y=1}.

at PaintDotNet.Surface.get_Item(Int32 x, Int32 y)

at PaintDotNet.Effects.UserScript.Render(Surface dst, Surface src, Rectangle rect)

at PaintDotNet.Effects.UserScript.Render(EffectConfigToken parameters, RenderArgs dstArgs, RenderArgs srcArgs, Rectangle[] rois, Int32 startIndex, Int32 length)

at PaintDotNet.Effects.BackgroundEffectRenderer.RendererContext.RenderImpl()

--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

at PaintDotNet.Effects.BackgroundEffectRenderer.Join()

at PaintDotNet.Effects.BackgroundEffectRenderer.Start()

at PaintDotNet.Menus.EffectMenuBase.EffectConfigTokenChangedHandler(Object sender, EventArgs e)

at PaintDotNet.Effects.EffectConfigDialog.OnEffectTokenChanged()

at PaintDotNet.Effects.TwoAmountsConfigDialogBase.amount1UpDown_ValueChanged(Object sender, EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown.OnValueChanged(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown.set_Value(Decimal value)

at System.Windows.Forms.NumericUpDown.DownButton()

at System.Windows.Forms.UpDownBase.OnUpDown(Object source, UpDownEventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.UpDownBase.UpDownButtons.OnUpDown(UpDownEventArgs upevent)

at System.Windows.Forms.UpDownBase.UpDownButtons.BeginButtonPress(MouseEventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.UpDownBase.UpDownButtons.OnMouseDown(MouseEventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseDown(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This text file was created because Paint.NET crashed.

Please e-mail this file to paint.net@hotmail.com so we can diagnose and fix the problem.

Application version: Paint.NET v3.08 (Final Release build 3.08.2708.22795)

Time of crash: 7/23/2007 9:46:56 PM

Application uptime: 00:05:04.3281250

OS Version: 5.1.2600.131072 Service Pack 2 Workstation x86

.NET Framework version: 2.0.50727.832 x86

Processor: 1x "Intel® Celeron® M CPU 410 @ 1.46GHz" @ ~1463MHz

Physical memory: 446 MB

Tablet PC: no

Locale: pdnr.c: en-US, hklm: en-US, hkcu: n/a, cc: en-US, cuic: en-US

Exception details:

PaintDotNet.WorkerThreadException: Worker thread threw an exception ---> System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Coordinates out of range, max={Width=2374, Height=1342}

Parameter name: (x,y)

Actual value was {X=2375,Y=3}.

at PaintDotNet.Surface.get_Item(Int32 x, Int32 y)

at PaintDotNet.Effects.UserScript.Render(Surface dst, Surface src, Rectangle rect)

at PaintDotNet.Effects.UserScript.Render(EffectConfigToken parameters, RenderArgs dstArgs, RenderArgs srcArgs, Rectangle[] rois, Int32 startIndex, Int32 length)

at PaintDotNet.Effects.BackgroundEffectRenderer.RendererContext.RenderImpl()

--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

at PaintDotNet.Effects.BackgroundEffectRenderer.Join()

at PaintDotNet.Effects.BackgroundEffectRenderer.Abort()

at PaintDotNet.Menus.EffectMenuBase.RunEffect(Type effectType)

at PaintDotNet.Menus.EffectMenuBase.EffectMenuItem_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)

at PaintDotNet.PdnMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)

at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

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i don't know C# and the best one to talk about this is the creator but, (also @Boltbait) did the feather blur got out of the image range and the plugin crashed? or using the grow option it grew out of bondaries?

welll anyway this is agood one to look at (i think anyway :) )

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