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How to get vintage "deckle edge" border?

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enxio27
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How to get vintage "deckle edge" border?

Post#1 by enxio27 » 17 Jul 2019, 01:26


How can I get a vintage "deckle edge" border, similar to photos 100 or more years ago? (See example below--you will have to look closely at the photo to see the actual edge. It should look like a ragged line.) Ideally, I would like for the border to be dynamically sized, similar to what the Add Border filter does now.
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Wallace
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Post#2 by Wallace » 17 Jul 2019, 03:07


enxio27 wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 01:26
How can I get a vintage "deckle edge" border, similar to photos 100 or more years ago? (See example below--you will have to look closely at the photo to see the actual edge. It should look like a ragged line.)

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Ideally, I would like for it to be dynamically sized, similar to what the Add Border filter does now.
I made this image, by first making a rectangle selection.
Then going to Select > Distort and using the setting seen below.
Play with the Distortion setting, to get the kind of distress you're looking to recreate.
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This is my resulting image, after adding a drop shadow and filling it with black.
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Below is the xcf file I used, to create this image.
Which should contains the selection I made and save to the Channels dialog.
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Wallace
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Post#3 by Wallace » 17 Jul 2019, 03:50


I've used various setting, using Distort Selection.
To show the different degrees, which can be achieved.
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oldmangrumpy
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Post#4 by oldmangrumpy » 17 Jul 2019, 05:51


Wallace - real good explanation.
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Wallace
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Post#5 by Wallace » 17 Jul 2019, 05:53


oldmangrumpy wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 05:51
Wallace - real good explanation.
Thanks OMG. :thumbsup:
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Issabella
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Post#6 by Issabella » 17 Jul 2019, 09:45


Thank you so much Wallace. Helpful answer and shots with settings. :thank_you:
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Wallace
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Post#7 by Wallace » 17 Jul 2019, 09:54


Issabella wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 09:45
Thank you so much Wallace. Helpful answer and shots with settings. :thank_you:
Thanks Issabella. :2_Thumbs:
I hope it is close to what enxio27 was trying to achieve .
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rich2005
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Post#8 by rich2005 » 17 Jul 2019, 11:11


There is another way, use a grayscale brush as a stamp using the eraser tool. A photograph deckle edge was typically symmetrical. I have one or two with diferent patterns this screenshot is a repeating rounded one.

Books would have that torn deckle edge and Wallaces example is as good as you get. I could never get a good result with select-distort and eventuall scanned a strip of torn paper. Can't get more realistic than that, still using it. That was in Gimp 2.6 days & needed both horizontal and vertical. No rotate brush then, all you need now is one.

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When you make your own, make them big, two sided for top/bottom, left/right set spacing to 100. Then size the brush down to suit the image, and of course you can erase in straight lines with shift-click or nibble away at the edge.
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enxio27
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Post#9 by enxio27 » 17 Jul 2019, 16:39


@Wallace and @ric@rich2005 , thank you both SO much!! I can't wait to play with these!
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Pat625
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Post#10 by Pat625 » 17 Jul 2019, 16:54


Wallace, I am missing something. How did you get the torn edging on the outside of the border, not the inside. Can you make it on the inside and outside of the border?
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