[photodesk] Re: fuzzing an edge

  • From: Richard Ashbery <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: photodesk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:10:09 +0000 (GMT)

In article <3d9ef43852.jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jim Nagel (lists)
<jimfree@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Richard Ashbery  wrote on Nov27 in Photodesk list: ...
> > 2. Click Grow a few times. 3. Click Smooth a few times.
> ...
> > 6. Click Whole image button on the Magic wand tool window and
> > click anywhere in the image to colour the map edges with a soft
> > edge effect. 7. Press CTRL-Shift-E to erase the mask.

> Ahhh, thanks, Richard.  Those were the clues I needed in my
> floundering around.  I experimented.

> In the end, I made a mask freehand with the drawing tool:  an
> oval-ish filled shape covering the area I wanted to keep. Then
> clicked Shrink a few times and Smooth a few times. Then with magic
> wand I made all the unmasked area go white.

> I'm sure I could refine my technique a lot, but the result will
> serve the purpose:  www.abbeypress.net/00temp/fuzzedge.zip  (76K)

> Thanks again.

Photodesk is all about lateral thinking and experimentation neither of
which I'm particularly skilled at. However when I saw your example I
just had to see what I could come up with. 



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