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Old 03-22-2006, 06:42 PM
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Bonehead Urgent Request

I have a series of B&W images that I need to add a feathered effect. I would like them all to have the same degree of feathering. I am using PS 7 on a Mac G4 desktop.

I used the marquee select tool and picked the area I wanted saved, selected the amount of pixels I wanted (15-this might change with the amount of feathering

I got the marching ants but then nothing happens.

I have been desperately looking at the Adobe support site, but so far have not found what I need.

Can anyone guide me on this quickly? I need it by the a.m.

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Old 03-22-2006, 07:12 PM
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If you simply make a feathered selection you won't see the effect until you copy and paste the selection onto a new layer (short cut is Ctrl J), or pasting it onto another background. If you paste it to a new layer be sure to turn off the underlying layer or you won't see the feathered effect.
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:16 PM
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If you would like a technique to preview the effect of your feathering, try the following.
Make an unfeathered seelection. Click the Quick Mask button which you will find near the bottom of the tool bar. Then go to the filter menu and select Filter>Other> Maximum (or Minimum). As you enter the number of pixels you will preview the effect of feathering either outside the selection (Maximum) or inside (Minimum).
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:25 AM
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Are you looking for a border effect? I sense you are, but are unsure.

You can't really 'see' the effect of the feathering until you do something which will give a visual representation of the impact the feather amount will have for the value of feathering you chose. The marching ants will change their behaviour, but won't give anything accurate until you use the selection.

If you're going for a border, or for a collage-type thing, let us know and someone will walk you through it.

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Old 03-23-2006, 08:41 AM
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If all the photos are the same size, try this for quick job:

Open one photo

Command+Shift+N to create a new layer

Choose the rectangular or circular mask tool, what you want

Choose feather from the tool dialog menu to the pixels you wish to be feathered.

Make the mask inside the photo to have allow the feather work

Inverse selection

Fill with White or the color you want to use, in Mac it's quite simple, use Command+Delete key (the one on Return key) to paint with the background color

Now select all with Command+A


And paste that on all your images

You need to flatten the image to save it in the original JPG format, of Tif, or any other.
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:40 PM
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He could record an action to do this a little quicker maybe

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Old 03-23-2006, 07:22 PM
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I agree

studioj and Peter S - following both suggestions would be the way I'd do it. Fairly simple maneuver.
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