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Feather effect changed for 2.8?

May 15, 2012, 13:48
Post: #16
RE: Feather effect changed for 2.8?
Thank you for the suggestion, but this doesn't do any good because it doesn't apply any gradual opacity/blur to the Selection.

But, yes, I know how to save a Selection itself.
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May 15, 2012, 14:35
Post: #17
RE: Feather effect changed for 2.8?
(May 15, 2012 13:48)DavidBrennan Wrote:  Thank you for the suggestion, but this doesn't do any good because it doesn't apply any gradual opacity/blur to the Selection.

So now I'm completely confused about what you're asking for.

Just to clarify things have a look at this diagram:
   

I understand that you want the fade across the horizontal and vertical edges, but at the corner I don't understand what you expect to happen.

To me, I would expect the effect of the blend from both sides to combine and therefore fade from a greater distance inside the selection - leading to the appearance that the selection has been rounded.

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May 15, 2012, 14:54 (This post was last modified: May 15, 2012 15:37 by DavidBrennan.)
Post: #18
RE: Feather effect changed for 2.8?
(May 15, 2012 14:35)paynekj Wrote:  So now I'm completely confused about what you're asking for.

Just to clarify things have a look at this diagram:


I understand that you want the fade across the horizontal and vertical edges, but at the corner I don't understand what you expect to happen.

To me, I would expect the effect of the blend from both sides to combine and therefore fade from a greater distance inside the selection - leading to the appearance that the selection has been rounded.

Kevin
In that case, the end result would basically just look as though you had the square and then applied a Gaussian Blur to the whole thing. (Of course, this is assuming it were a simple monochromatic box. If the box were a photo, then the designated distance in from the Selected Edges would obviously not get blurred.)

So, yeah, the corners of the final selection do appear a little bit rounded (all of the crooks and nannies of a given shape do), but (1) at a consistently symmetrical distance from the Selection, and (2) obviously not to the gross extent that occurs in the current Feathering.

From the user's standpoint, such an option would probably be best employed with a checkbox in the Feathering dialogue: "Deform Selection". If the user checks that box then the Feathering does what it's now doing in 2.8. If not, then the Feathering just applies the Gaussian Blur and/or Opacity (however it works....I guess in a perfect world, the user could choose either one) with no distortion of the Selection.
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May 15, 2012, 15:15
Post: #19
RE: Feather effect changed for 2.8?
One final question before I give up...

You haven't got the "Feather edges" tool option selected when doing the selection have you?
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May 15, 2012, 15:24
Post: #20
RE: Feather effect changed for 2.8?
(May 15, 2012 15:15)paynekj Wrote:  One final question before I give up...

You haven't got the "Feather edges" tool option selected when doing the selection have you?
I'm not sure what you mean by "give up" since it doesn't appear you did anything.

I've tried it with the tool selected and unselected.
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May 19, 2012, 05:57 (This post was last modified: May 19, 2012 05:58 by DavidBrennan.)
Post: #21
RE: Feather effect changed for 2.8?
I just want to again firmly request any assistance in this regard. Essentially, just be able to apply Feathering without any deformation to the shape of the Selection. I believe that that is all that would be required.

Does anybody have any suggestions about where I could go to either (a) get alternate techniques or (b) speak with people capable of generating any sort of add-on or script for this?

Once other users would see how perfectly this blends edges of images, creating a perfect border, I believe it would become a hugely popular feature with many, many, many users. (As noted before, I believe that giving the user the option to either deform or not deform at the time of the Feathering through a simple checkbox would be totally perfect.)
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