davidf Posted November 17, 2012 Share Posted November 17, 2012 (edited) Just wondering if anything like the following plugins already exist (or are in development) ... 1) Watercolor fill Shading that is kind of "splodgy", like watercolor painting. 2) Object fill Given a set of objects (surrounded by transparency) -- either from a file or the clipboard -- fill the current selection with non-overlapping (or overlapping if a box is checked) copies of randomly selected objects, possibly with random scaling or rotation. Not the same thing as "pattern fill"! (Couldn't find a perfect image to fit this -- close enough!) 3) Crystal growth (Diffusion limited aggregation). Grow a fractal-looking structure outwards from a point (or adjacent to a particular color). 4) Skeleton Find the skeleton (medial axes) of a shape: http://www.voronoi.c...st_and_Skeleton (Which could lead to other interesting effects, like shading the different regions in particular ways, or even warping based on adjustments to the skeleton -- just dreaming! I have no idea how to do that). 5) Texture synthesis Photoshop CS6 has a "content aware fill" ... the following does something like it, but might take too long to run: http://graphics.cs.c...EfrosLeung.html 6) Stippling Edit: Done now ... http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/25637-stipple-plugin-21st-nov-2012 Weighted Voronoi stippling, described here: http://mrl.nyu.edu/~...ples-node1.html 7) Search and replace I know it might sound weird, but it could be handy to be able to erase or modify repeating patterns in an image -- for example, artifacts in a scanned image, or an unwanted background pattern. Coming up with an interface could be tricky. I am imagining a small grid (16x16?) where each pixel in the target pattern can either be "this color" (with a tolerance?), "anything but this color" or "ignore". It would also be handy to be able to fill the pattern from the clipboard or a file. There would also be an operation for each pixel: "change to this other color", "leave unchanged" and maybe some other unary operation (invert, brighten / darken ...) Not sure what to do about overlapping matches in the image. Maybe the top / left has priority, and pixels involved in a previous match cannot be involved in second one. Edit: Maybe not such a weird idea after all - Andrew Glassner designed a (very!) advanced "image search and replace" in 2003 that could change the first image below into the second one: Edited November 21, 2012 by davidf Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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