| Gimp Tips Part 3: Fading Photography Edges
Posted: 16 Feb 2005
This tutorial will explain how to get edges off an image using The
your image loaded, you want to select the entire image by pressing CTRL-A. That
should add a running dotted-line around the edges of your image.
that, we'll want to round the corners. This can easily be done by using a
pre-written script-fu script called "Round".
are many ways to get there. The easiest way for me, is to go to the top menu and
follow Script-Fu -> Selection -> Round.
After that's done, you'll
want to enter the rounding value. For this image, 0.2 worked just
you press OK, you'll see the corners on your selection round themselves out.
It's kind of hard to see, so I put a red circle around the rounded part of the
selection in the upper left-hand corner of the image. All four corners of the
selection will show rounding.
it's time to shrink the selection a bit. To do this, right click anywhere on
your image and follow the menu to Select -> Shrink.
this image, I chose 10.0 as the value. Yours may vary, depending on how you want
it to look.
you click OK, you'll see the selection shrink from the borders of your
we've got the rounded corners, but we want all the edges to have a nice faded
look to them. To accomplish this, we simply feather the selection by right
clicking on the image and following the menu to Select ->
this case, it's probably a good idea to choose the same value you did to shrink
your image. I chose 10.0 to shrink, so I chose 10.0 to feather.
you click OK, you won't notice any difference on your image. This is normal.
What you'll want to do now is invert the selection by right clicking on the
image and following the menu to Select -> Invert.
that is done, you'll notice the selection on your image has inverted itself.
What was previously selected, is now not selected, and vice-versa.
you'll want to delete what is selected, so navigate to Edit -> Clear after
right-clicking on your image. (you can also press CTRL-K to do the same
soon as that is done, you'll have a nice image!
free to play with the different settings in the feather and round settings, to
come up with the perfect image.