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11.5.  Fuzzy Border

11.5.1.  Overview

Figure 16.215.  Example for the “Fuzzy Border” filter

Example for the Fuzzy Border filter

Original image

Example for the Fuzzy Border filter

Fuzzy Border” applied

This filter adds a cool fading border to an image. The border will look jagged and fuzzy, and you can specify color and thickness of the fading border. Optionally you may add a shadow to the image.

11.5.2.  Activate the filter

You can find this filter in the image window menu through FiltersDecorFuzzy Border.

11.5.3.  Options

Figure 16.216.  Fuzzy Border” options

Fuzzy Border options


Clicking on this button brings up the color selector dialog that allows you to choose the border color.

Border size

Here you can set the thickness of the fuzzy border, in pixels. Maximum is 300 pixels, regardless of the image width or height.

Blur border

If checked, the border will be blurred. The example below shows the effect of blurring:

Figure 16.217.  Blur border” example

Blur border example

Blur” checked

Blur border example

Blur” unchecked

Figure 16.218.  Blur border” zoomed (1600%)

Blur border zoomed (1600%)

Blur” checked

Blur border zoomed (1600%)

Blur” unchecked


The border's granularity is almost the size of pixel blocks spread to create the effect of a jagged and fuzzy border.

Figure 16.219.  Granularity example (without blurring)

Granularity example (without blurring)

Granularity 1 (min)

Granularity example (without blurring)

Granularity 4 (default)

Granularity example (without blurring)

Granularity 16 (max)

Add shadow

If checked, the filter will also create a shadow at the border.

Figure 16.220.  Add shadow” example

Add shadow example

Add shadow” checked, shadow weight 100% (default shadow weight).

Add shadow example

Add shadow” with shadow weight 10%.

Add shadow example

Add shadow” unchecked (default)

Shadow weight

If Add shadow is checked, you may set the shadow opacity here. Defaults to 100% (full opacity).

Work on copy

If checked, the filter creates a new window containing a copy of the image with the filter applied. The original image remains unchanged.

Flatten image

If unchecked, the filter keeps the additional layers it used to create the border and the shadow (if demanded). Default is to merge down all layers.

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