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Easy Edge Masks - rich2005 - 08-11-2018

Some old resources from an earlier date, about 2008. A collection of grayscale edge masks, 120 of them, mostly rectangular but some oval. Originally on a site, graphicssoft.about.com, but now long gone.

You can get them from https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZJBrW7Zge4YFbzDwfJ4ook7x5o7B5yKsnTV  zipped about 8 MB
which also contains two scripts to ease using them sg-copy-mask-from-above.scm & sg-scale-to-selection.scm 
Those come from Saul Goodes site http://chiselapp.com/user/saulgoode/repository/script-fu/home Put both in your Gimp profile scripts folder.

Works like this:

Open your image then File -> Open as Layers one of the edge masks. They are all quite small 600 x 800 pix and in portrait mode. If your image is in landscape mode, please rotate 90 deg after importing, it helps when scaling.

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Now go and scale that mask, to the canvas size using the script sg-scale-to-selection.scm No need to make a selection, just use Layer -> Scale to Selection

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That gets the mask covering the original image. Now use the second script sg-copy-mask-from-above.scm Layer -> Mask -> Copy Mask from Above to add a layer mask to the original image.

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The Edge mask layer, no longer needed, turn the visibility off and export as a PNG to keep the transparency.

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What/where would you use such an image, always room on your blog or web page or maybe send it off to print it on a T-Shirt or a coffee cup.  

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RE: Easy Edge Masks - victor gonzalez - 12-05-2018

That's cool ,thanks


RE: Easy Edge Masks - FlutteringBy - 12-06-2018

Many thanks Rich....they look very similar to ones that I used to have for PaintShop Pro.... Smile ....I snagged!!...

FlutteringBy