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Get rid of Jagged Edges?

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:01 pm
by arthurghewett
Currently using Photoimpact but have PSP_X, Photobrush, and Irfan.
My problem when I do cutouts in Photoimpact I get jagged edges. I would like to eliminate them or at least improve their appearance.
Is there a plugin that will help this issue?
Anybody have some suggestions.

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:36 pm
by HaraldHeim
If you create a selection, you can feather it with e.g. 1 pixel width. That will make the edges smooth.

Sometimes it is too smooth. In such cases I had the best results by repainting the selection edges with a brush. Of course that's much more work. I'm not sure if PSP offers such a feature, otherwise you can use a layer mask and paint on it with a brush.

Jagged Edges

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:00 am
by arthurghewett
I am not sure what tool in Photoimpact to use, so I will practice with the blur. burned, type of tools.
I will be out on commission tomorrow for probably 10 days. Have a knee replacement schedule for thursday.
See you when I get back.

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:36 am
by mrkaki
Also, if the feather is not enough for you - after you cut out the selection, you can always use blur more for nice smooth edges. I use blur more twice and I'm satisfied with it.

And please, don't signature your posts. That's what usernames are for.

Edit: I forgot to note that, it'll look blurry. Wait.. are you cut outting a selection or you're using the cut out filter? No matter, same results. Ok. It'll look blurry - so you need Photoshop CS2 to fix it: Use smart sharpen on 25% in 20 pixels rate.