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The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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I not sure what your looking for.

Do you want to crop the image so that when croped it edges are faded ?

or

Do you want to crop it so the faded edges are gone ?

Thank you

I want to crop the image so that the edges are faded like in the sample pic.

Rick

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Try putting your image on a new layer with a white layer behind it. Crop the edges to the shape you want, then use the feather plugin to make the edges transparent.

That would be the simplest way; there are other ways.

Hope this helps! :-)

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Try what david.atwell said and you may also want to look at some tutorials on fading. Thing is you can't do a crop and fade. I know that sucks but Paint.NET just does not have one at the time. I my self used to use crop and fade a lot with another editor. Used to let me pick to crop with fading and how much fading to do.

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I has the solution!

You will need two effects for this one, both written by the lovely and talented BoltBait: :wink:

Transparency Adjustment

Channel Blur

If you need instructions on how to install them, read this tutorial.

Once them's installed, restart Paint.NET so they'll show up in Paint.NET.

Open your image, and select the area you want to keep with the Ellipse Select tool.

Press [Ctrl]+ to invert the selection and use the Transparency (Adjustments -> Transparency) filter, setting the slider to 0. This will make the pixels invisible but preserve their color information.

Press [Ctrl]+[D] to deselect.

Open the Channel Blur (Effects -> Blurs -> Gaussian Blur Channel) plugin. Set the top slider to Alpha and adjust the bottom slider to taste.

And there you have it! That will mush around the opaque section of the layer, revealing fading bits of the original image.

I hope that helps! Cheers. :)

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

~ Becoming the Archetype

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Dang... I thought I had something. v_v

Wait a minute, yes I do -

I got a, bad case 'a lovin... *shot*

I honestly did not know that writeup existed. And that one even has pictures!

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

~ Becoming the Archetype

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