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TR's Edge Fader Extreme V 5.3.5 (June 15th 2014)

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TechnoRobbo's Edge Fader Extreme v 5.3.5

(Now called TR's EFX in the menu)

 

 

I set out to write the fastest, most accurate edge fader out there.

 

It is not a selection tool - it feathers the alpha inwards from the edges.

(do not use with a selection)

 

Check out the code! Learn how to increase the speed of your plugins.

 

 

5.3.5 Address Small Image Bug

5.1.0 Fade Curves - Plugin Browser Compatible

Hidden Content:

5.07 Fixes aspect ratio on preview
5.0.6 diminishes border
5.0.5 Works on very large images
5.0.4 reduced memory usage by 4X
5.0.3 - unbelieveably fast
5.0.1 - 4 Times Faster
5.0.0 Same Algorithm - New Interface with Preview Thumbnail.
4.52 Updated for Paint.net 4.0 
4.51 Finer Edges
4.4 Speed, Real Speed
4.3 Edges refined preview turned back 
4.2 Enhancement - Adjusts for pre-existing alpha.
4.1 Bug Fix - Large Pictures Selections with no Alpha cause crash. - fixed.
4.0 Re-write - The Need for Speed forced me to write new code to work around the ROI.
3.0 Bug Fix - New Menu  -Faster - Adapts to existing Alpha Channel - Resolution Control for Higher Rezimages
2.1 Bug Fix - Streamlined Code More
2.0 Bug Fix - Faster Code
1.4 Bug Fix - Small artifact left at Bottom of selection eliminated.
1.3 Bug Fix - Small artifact left at Top of selection eliminated.
 



 

 

Menu: Effects -> Object ->TR's EFX

 
 

EdgeFaderMenu.PNG?raw=1

Fade Curves

EFXtest.png?raw=1

 
 

YouTube Tutorial

 

 
 
cow_pasture.png?raw=1
 

 

EdgeXtreme4.png?raw=1

 
 

C2ShiningC

C2shiningC.png?raw=1

 
 

The VS Source Code

https://www.dropbox.com/s/23kwfqretm0fx31/TRsEdgFaderXtremeSrc.zip?dl=0

 

 

 

The Plugin

EdgeFader.zip

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I'm not getting results like your example. I've placed an object on a layer and tried running the effect on the entire layer and selection(s). Can you please explain some more?

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It is working here as described exactly.

In my opinion it is a great idea to have this effect as a plugin, this will be used a lot, especially for irregular selections. Thanks for sharing.

 

EER, it is under Effect main menu.

 

EDIT: I believe the right place for it is the Selection submenu.?

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Yellowman, I took your advice and moved it to the selection menu. Good Suggestion - I wasn't sure I could put it there but obviously I can.I replaced the download in the original post.

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Ego Here's a YouTube video I made to explain better

 

 

Edit : see original Post

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I've got the latest version, which is working as anticipated. The previous version did the same as running the effect twice - perhaps I did (run it twice). Oops :(

I'm not convinced this should be under the Selection submenu - as you don't run it on a selection. You run it on an object, so I would argue that the Effects > Object menu is the place for it.

It's a bit like AA's Assistant on steroids! :lol:

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Ooops,maybe,lol,I downloaded this yesterday right after yellowman's post. Should I have waited? I tried it out and it works great once I found it in Selections,heh,heh. This is something I have been looking for a long time,Thank you TechnoRobbo 

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Yes, this Plug-in actually fades the Alpha inwards from the edges up to 255 Pixels . (Version 1.3 fixes an artifact left at top if selection. Available now.)

 

BoltBaits Feather uses a GaussianBlur on the edges, Here's how he explained it in his tutorial. 

 

Here is the source code to my Object Feather plugin. In this effect, I use Gaussian Blur to soften the edges of objects. This is often used when combining cutouts.

Difference.png?raw=1

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Looks like my Gaussian Blur Plus selecting Alpha channel.

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Gaussian Blur + Compared to Edge Fader


I think I classify Edge Fader as a vignetting tool.


(Note to self: enough with the horses)


 


 


GvsE.png?raw=1


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I have only recently installed this one, but Both have merits. I use BoltBaits for a lot of things. This I hope will be of use too. :)

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I set out to write the fastest, most accurate edge fader out there,and think I've done it.

Completely new code.

 

Edge Fader Turbo v 2.1

Version 2.1 7:39 PM Sunday, June 16, 2013 (UTC)

 

2.1 came very soon after 2.0 so check your version. 

 

2.1 involves trig to replace "if" statements. this makes it faster and more accurate than v 2.0, much faster.

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Post Edited - V 4 now current

 

 

Designed to work better with my new Cloud Control Plugin

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Speed - lots of speed - version 4 new post!!!!

 

TR's Edge Fader Extreme V 4.0 ( Defeating the ROI for speed!!) 

 

How??? - Using an invisible boolean in the UI as  a semaphore -I am able to process the code once and not once per scanline. This allows me to organically shrink the edge and fade it out.

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Skullbonz - it overwrites previous but I found a bug and I withdrawing it

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