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How do you smooth the edges of an image

Feb 21, 2013 3:05 AM

Hi,

How do you smooth the edges of an image, like the question mark edges?

 

Regards Peter

 

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  • 99jon
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    Feb 21, 2013 3:20 AM   in reply to peterbennetts43

     

    You could duplicate the image (Ctrl+J)

    Then apply some blur (Filter >> Blur >>Gaussian Blur)

    That will blur the whole image so apply a layer mask and invert (press Ctrl+I)

     

    Set foreground color chip to white and select the brush and choose a very small diameter. Then brush gently over the edges to reveal the blur.

     

    You can switch the color chip to black to undo a mistake then back to white to continue.

     

    Alternatively simply select the blur tool from the tools pallet (keep pressing the R key to tab tool choices) and blur the edges as wanted. It’s a little more crude but will probably do the job.

     

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    Feb 21, 2013 4:01 AM   in reply to peterbennetts43

    Bottom left of tools pallet. Press the D key for the default black & white.

     
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    Feb 21, 2013 4:12 AM   in reply to peterbennetts43

     

    Can you see the layers pallet (if not use the menu: Window >> Layers)

     

    You click on the small circle symbol to add a layer mask.

     
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    Feb 21, 2013 4:31 AM   in reply to peterbennetts43

    I used the first method with the layer mask. That also means you can reduce the opacity if you wish a little of the original rough edge to show through the blur effect.

     
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