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2.7.  Tileable Blur

Revision History
Revision $Revision: 1.28 $ 2006-10-23 j.h

2.7.1.  Overview

Figure 11.17.  From left to right: original, tileable blur applied

From left to right: original, tileable blur applied


From left to right: original, tileable blur applied

Blur applied

You can find this filter in the image menu under Filters->Blur->Tileable Blur

This tool is used to soften tile seams in images used in tiled backgrounds. It does this by blending and blurring the boundary between images that will be next to each other after tiling.

[Tip] Tip

If you want to treat only images borders, you can't apply filter to the whole image. The solution to get the wanted effect is as follows:

Duplicate layer( Layer->Duplicate Layer ) and select it to work on it.

Apply “Tileable Blur” filter with a 20 pixels radius to this layer.

Select all ( Ctrl-A) and reduce selection ( Selection->Shrink ) to create a border with the wanted width.

Delete selection with Ctrl-K.

Merge layers with Layer->Merge down

2.7.2.  Options

Figure 11.18.  Tileable Blur” filter options

Tileable Blur filter options
Blur Radius

The bigger the radius, the more marked is the blur. By selecting Horizontal and Vertical, you can make the horizontal and vertical borders tileable.

Blur Type

IIR: for photographic or scanned images.

RLE: for computer-generated images.

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