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RobA
04-03-2009, 11:35 AM
I have previously mentioned (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3987&highlight=resynthesizer&page=2) the Resynthesizer plugin (http://www.logarithmic.net/pfh/resynthesizer) for gimp. and its ability to remove areas of an image and re-synthesize the patch.

bootchk recently posted a fix to the Smart remove selection script (http://registry.gimp.org/node/15118) that used the resynth plugin (but was broken) over at the gimp plugin registry.

I have figured out a nice way of eliminating that repeated texture look with this plugin.

Starting with a very obviously tiled pattern (Electric blue in the gimp default patterns):
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Create a new layer and fill it with solid noise. Pick a size around the same as the pattern tiling. Then threshold the noise:
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Select the white area, then make the pattern the active layer, and run the Filters>Enhance>Heal Selection on it. Select the "radius to take selection from" at about the same size as the original pattern width.

Invert the selection, and rerun the filter (ctrl-f).

Invert the selection one more time and run it a third time:
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Here is another sample starting with a clover pattern:
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and after this process:
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-Rob A>

Naeddyr
04-03-2009, 11:47 AM
Bu-bu-bu-but HOW?

Seriously awesome.

RobA
04-04-2009, 02:50 PM
Now a script.... (but you will still need resynthesizer, too). Unzip and drop the file in your script directory.

And some more examples:
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-Rob A>