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11.9.  Stencil Carve

11.9.1.  Overview

Figure 16.231.  Example for the “Stencil Carve” filter

Example for the Stencil Carve filter

Original image

Example for the Stencil Carve filter

Stencil Carve” applied

This filter works on grayscale images containing a single layer. The layer is used as selection mask and will work as stencil for the carving effect. The image to be carved (the target image) must be an RGB color or grayscale image, also with a single layer. This image should have the same size as the source image.

11.9.2.  Activate the filter

This filter is found in the image window menu under FiltersDecorStencil Carve.

11.9.3.  Options

Figure 16.232.  Stencil Carve” options

Stencil Carve options

Image to carve

Here you may select the target image, i.e. the image the carving effect is applied to. The drop-down list will show you a list of opened images which may be carved.

Carve white areas

If checked (default), the source image is used as stencil as described above. If unchecked, the inverted source image is used as stencil, e.g.:

Figure 16.233.  Engraving Masks

Engraving Masks

Normal mask

Engraving Masks

Inverted mask

In the example below, the target is a plain light yellow image. Note that, when Carve white areas is enabled (left image), the rectangular area is not carved, since it corresponds to a black area of the stencil. If this option is disabled (right image), the elliptical area, corresponding to the black area of the inverted stencil, is unchanged.

Figure 16.234.  Example for “Carve white areas

Example for Carve white areas

White areas carved

Example for Carve white areas


Example for Carve white areas

Black areas carved

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