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For help on any filter in the BorderMania set, click the name or image below:

3D BW Raised #1 Frame #1 Capsule
3D BW Raised #2 Frame #2 Ellipse
3D BW Sunken #1 Flat Solid Rings
3D BW Sunken #2 Instant Button #1 Round Button #1
3D Soft Color #1 Instant Button #2 Round Button #2
Color Push Button Notch Corners Round Button #3
Ripple Registration


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 1
Filter Name:   3D BW Raised #1
File Name:   NVRBP1.8BF
Description:   Draws a rectangular frame around the image selection border. The outermost edge is black, one pixel width. Inside the black edge, the frame is several shades of gray in a beveled pattern with two shades per side. Shades are arranged to give the appearance of light incident from the upper left corner of the image and a 3 dimensional raised frame effect.

Historical note: BW means Black and White because the filter was originally conceived with just black and white for the border colors. Since the border colors are actually shades of gray, the name is somewhat awkward but has been retained to avoid confusion that would most certainly result if the name were changed.

Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 1
Extended Mode (+) check box n/a unchecked
Notch Corners check box n/a checked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: For BorderMania Pro, Border Width has two modes of operation, classic and extended. For the free version of BorderMania only classic mode is available.

For classic mode the beveled area size is 2, 4, 6 or 8 pixels and each of the selections is effective over 1/4 of the range of the control. For example at 0 or 63 the size is the same, 2 pixels, and at 64 it changes to 4 pixels.

For extended mode the size of the beveled area is a percentage of the image size, proportional to the position of the slider control. For example, if the slider is set at 50, about 1/5 (20%) of the image is covered by the beveled area, or at 128 about 1/2 (50%) of the image is covered.

Extended Mode (+): For BorderMania Pro the + check box changes the way the Border Width control works. When + is not selected, Border Width operates in classic mode with a fixed number of pixels for the size of the border area. When + is selected, Border Width instead operates in extended mode and the size of the border area is a percentage of the image size.

Notch Corners: When checked a single pixel at each corner is made transparent. This has no effect if not checked, the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 2
Filter Name:   3D BW Raised #2
File Name:   NVRBP2.8BF
Description:   Draws a rectangular frame around the image selection border. The outermost edge is black, one pixel width. Inside the black edge, the frame is four shades of gray in a beveled pattern with one shade per side. Shades are arranged to give the appearance of light incident from the upper left corner of the image and a 3 dimensional raised frame effect.

Historical note: BW means Black and White because the filter was originally conceived with just black and white for the border colors. Since the border colors are actually shades of gray, the name is somewhat awkward but has been retained to avoid confusion that would most certainly result if the name were changed.

Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 1
Extended Mode (+) check box n/a unchecked
Notch Corners check box n/a checked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: For BorderMania Pro, Border Width has two modes of operation, classic and extended. For the free version of BorderMania only classic mode is available.

For classic mode the beveled area size is 1 through 9 pixels and each of the selections is effective over 1/9 of the range of the control. For example at 0 or 30 the size is the same, 1 pixel, and at 31 it changes to 2 pixels.

For extended mode the size of the beveled area is a percentage of the image size, proportional to the position of the slider control. For example, if the slider is set at 50, about 1/5 (20%) of the image is covered by the beveled area, or at 128 about 1/2 (50%) of the image is covered.

Extended Mode (+): For BorderMania Pro the + check box changes the way the Border Width control works. When + is not selected, Border Width operates in classic mode with a fixed number of pixels for the size of the border area. When + is selected, Border Width operates in extended mode and the size of the border area is a percentage of the image size.

Notch Corners: When checked a single pixel at each corner is made transparent. This has no effect if not checked, the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 3
Filter Name:   3D BW Sunken #1
File Name:   NVRBP3.8BF
Description:   Draws a rectangular frame around the image selection border. The outermost edge is black, one pixel width. Inside the black edge, the frame is several shades of gray in a beveled pattern with two shades per side. Shades are arranged to give the appearance of light incident from the upper left corner of the image and a 3 dimensional sunken frame effect.

Historical note: BW means Black and White because the filter was originally conceived with just black and white for the border colors. Since the border colors are actually shades of gray, the name is somewhat awkward but has been retained to avoid confusion that would most certainly result if the name were changed.

Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 1
Extended Mode (+) check box n/a unchecked
Notch Corners check box n/a checked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: For BorderMania Pro, Border Width has two modes of operation, classic and extended. For the free version of BorderMania only classic mode is available.

For classic mode the beveled area size is 2, 4, 6 or 8 pixels and each of the selections is effective over 1/4 of the range of the control. For example at 0 or 63 the size is the same, 2 pixels, and at 64 it changes to 4 pixels.

For extended mode the size of the beveled area is a percentage of the image size, proportional to the position of the slider control. For example, if the slider is set at 50, about 1/5 (20%) of the image is covered by the beveled area, or at 128 about 1/2 (50%) of the image is covered.

Extended Mode (+): For BorderMania Pro the + check box changes the way the Border Width control works. When + is not selected, Border Width operates in classic mode with a fixed number of pixels for the size of the border area. When + is selected, Border Width operates in extended mode and the size of the border area is a percentage of the image size.

Notch Corners: When checked a single pixel at each corner is made transparent. This has no effect if not checked, the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 4
Filter Name:   3D BW Sunken #2
File Name:   NVRBP4.8BF
Description:   Draws a rectangular frame around the image selection border. The outermost edge is black, one pixel width. Inside the black edge, the frame is four shades of gray in a beveled pattern with one shade per side. Shades are arranged to give the appearance of light incident from the upper left corner of the image and a 3 dimensional sunken frame effect.

Historical note: BW means Black and White because the filter was originally conceived with just black and white for the border colors. Since the border colors are actually shades of gray, the name is somewhat awkward but has been retained to avoid confusion that would most certainly result if the name were changed.

Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 1
Extended Mode (+) check box n/a unchecked
Notch Corners check box n/a checked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: For BorderMania Pro, Border Width has two modes of operation, classic and extended. For the free version of BorderMania only classic mode is available.

For classic mode the beveled area size is 1 through 9 pixels and each of the selections is effective over 1/9 of the range of the control. For example at 0 or 30 the size is the same, 1 pixel, and at 31 it changes to 2 pixels.

For extended mode the size of the beveled area is a percentage of the image size, proportional to the position of the slider control. For example, if the slider is set at 50, about 1/5 (20%) of the image is covered by the beveled area, or at 128 about 1/2 (50%) of the image is covered.

Extended Mode (+): For BorderMania Pro the + check box changes the way the Border Width control works. When + is not selected, Border Width operates in classic mode with a fixed number of pixels for the size of the border area. When + is selected, Border Width operates in extended mode and the size of the border area is a percentage of the image size.

Notch Corners: When checked a single pixel at each corner is made transparent. This has no effect if not checked, the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 5
Filter Name:   Color Push Button
File Name:   NVRBP5.8BF
Description:   Draws a rectangular beveled frame around the image selection border. The color of the left and top edges of the frame is lightened toward white while the color of the right and bottom edges is darkened toward black. This gives the appearance of light incident from the upper left corner of the image and a 3 dimensional raised beveled frame effect.

Historical note: This filter is the first of the set that was designed to be used for creating buttons for web pages.

Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 52
Extended Mode (+) check box n/a unchecked
Highlight Intensity slider 0...255 71
Shadow Intensity slider 0...255 91
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: For BorderMania Pro, Border Width has two modes of operation, classic and extended. For the free version of BorderMania only classic mode is available.

For classic mode the frame width in pixels is the Border Width control value divided by 10. So minimum frame width is 0 pixels at Border Width 0 and maximum frame width is 25 pixels at Border Width 255.

For extended mode the size of the beveled area is a percentage of the image size, proportional to the position of the slider control. For example, if the slider is set at 50, about 1/5 (20%) of the image is covered by the beveled area, or at 128 about 1/2 (50%) of the image is covered.

Extended Mode (+): For BorderMania Pro the + check box changes the way the Border Width control works. When + is not selected, Border Width operates in classic mode with a fixed number of pixels for the size of the border area. When + is selected, Border Width operates in extended mode and the size of the border area is a percentage of the image size.

Highlight Intensity: The value of this control is added to the value of each color channel of each pixel within the left and top frame areas. This lightens the color until it reaches the limit of pure white. At setting 0 the color is unchanged and at 255 the maximum change is applied.

Shadow Intensity: The value of this control is subtracted from the value of each color channel of each pixel within the right and bottom frame areas. This darkens the color until it reaches the limit of pure black. At setting 0 the color is unchanged and at 255 the maximum change is applied.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 6
Filter Name:   Flat Solid
File Name:   NVRBP6.8BF
Description:   Draws a solid color flat rectangular frame around the image selection border.
Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 0
Extended Mode (+) check box n/a unchecked
Transparency slider 0...255 255
Border Color color picker color picker black
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: For BorderMania Pro, Border Width has two modes of operation, classic and extended. For the free version of BorderMania only classic mode is available.

For classic mode frame width in pixels is the Border Width control value divided by 10 plus 1. So minimum frame width is 1 pixel at Border Width 0 and maximum frame width is 26 pixels at Border Width 255.

For extended mode the size of the beveled area is a percentage of the image size, proportional to the position of the slider control. For example, if the slider is set at 50, about 1/5 (20%) of the image is covered by the beveled area, or at 128 about 1/2 (50%) of the image is covered.

Extended Mode (+): For BorderMania Pro the + check box changes the way the Border Width control works. When + is not selected, Border Width operates in classic mode with a fixed number of pixels for the size of the border area. When + is selected, Border Width operates in extended mode and the size of the border area is a percentage of the image size.

Transparency: The value of the transparency channel for each pixel within the frame area is set to the value of this control. So at Transparency control setting 0 the frame area is totally transparent while at setting 255 the frame area is totally opaque. This has no effect if the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.

Border Color: This control opens the currently configured default color picker for the graphics editor in use and applies the selected color to each pixel within the frame area.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 7
Filter Name:   3D Soft Color #1
File Name:   NVRBP7.8BF
Description:   Draws a rectangular frame around the image selection border that is shaded at two intensities per side in a beveled pattern plus a black frame of one pixel width around the outermost edge. The shaded areas may be lighter or darker than the original image colors depending on the position of the Highlight Intensity and Shadow Intensity controls.

When the Highlight Intensity and Shadow Intensity are on opposite ends of the midpoint (128) this filter gives the appearance of light incident from the upper left corner of the image and a 3 dimensional raised or sunken frame effect. When both are on the same side of the midpoint the effect is strange but generally gives the appearance of being a raised frame.

Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 65
Extended Mode (+) check box n/a unchecked
Highlight Intensity slider 0...255 144
Shadow Intensity slider 0...255 92
Notch Corners check box n/a checked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: For BorderMania Pro, Border Width has two modes of operation, classic and extended. For the free version of BorderMania only classic mode is available.

For classic mode the beveled area size is 2, 4, 6 or 8 pixels and each of the selections is effective over 1/4 of the range of the control. For example at 0 or 63 the size is the same, 2 pixels, and at 64 it changes to 4 pixels.

For extended mode the size of the beveled area is a percentage of the image size, proportional to the position of the slider control. For example, if the slider is set at 50, about 1/5 (20%) of the image is covered by the beveled area, or at 128 about 1/2 (50%) of the image is covered.

Extended Mode (+): For BorderMania Pro the + check box changes the way the Border Width control works. When + is not selected, Border Width operates in classic mode with a fixed number of pixels for the size of the border area. When + is selected, Border Width operates in extended mode and the size of the border area is a percentage of the image size.

Highlight Intensity: Never mind the mathematics, this control effectively subtracts from the value of all color channels for pixels in the left and top frame areas when to the left of midpoint (0...127), and adds to them when to the right of midpoint (128...255). Subtracting darkens the color until it reaches the limit of pure black and adding lightens to the limit of pure white. At midpoint the effect is minimal but still present because there is also an offset factored in to make the two shaded regions per side different intensities.

Shadow Intensity: This control works just like Highlight Intensity except that it is applied to the right and bottom edges of the frame area instead of the left and top areas.

Notch Corners: When checked a single pixel at each corner is made transparent. This has no effect if not checked, the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 8
Filter Name:   Notch Corners
File Name:   NVRBP8.8BF
Description:   Makes one or more pixels in each corner of the image selection transparent. If more than one pixel is modified it is done in a triangular pattern fanning out from the corners toward the image center.
Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Notch Corners slider 0...255 0
Extended Mode (+) check box n/a unchecked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Notch Corners: For BorderMania Pro, Notch Corners has two modes of operation, classic and extended. For the free version of BorderMania only classic mode is available.

For classic mode the depth of the transparent triangular area in each corner is linearly proportional to this control value divided by 25. Minimum depth is 1 pixel and maximum is 11.

For extended mode the depth of the transparent triangular area in each corner is a percentage of the image size, proportional to the position of the slider control. The maximum depth is half of the width or height of the image, whichever is smaller. For example, if the image size is 300 pixels by 400 pixels, the maximum depth is 150 pixels (half of 300 pixels). So if the slider is set at 128, the depth of the notch is 75 pixels, 1/2 (50%) of the maximum 150 pixels.

Extended Mode (+): For BorderMania Pro the + check box changes the way the Notch Corners control works. When + is not selected, Notch Corners operates in classic mode with a fixed number of pixels for the size of the border area. When + is selected, Notch Corners operates in extended mode and the size of the border area is a percentage of the image size.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 9
Filter Name:   Instant Button #1
File Name:   NVRBP9.8BF
Description:   Draws a rectangular beveled frame around the image selection border plus a black frame of one pixel width around the outermost edge. The color of the left and top edges of the frame is lightened toward white while the color of the right and bottom edges is darkened toward black. One pixel in each corner may be made transparent with Notch Corners to smooth the corners a little. This gives the overall appearance of a typical web page button with beveled edges and rising up above the background toward the viewer.
Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 52
Extended Mode (+) check box n/a unchecked
Highlight Intensity slider 0...255 71
Shadow Intensity slider 0...255 91
Notch Corners check box n/a checked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: For BorderMania Pro, Border Width has two modes of operation, classic and extended. For the free version of BorderMania only classic mode is available.

For classic mode frame width in pixels is the Border Width control value divided by 10. So minimum frame width is 0 pixels at Border Width 0 and maximum frame width is 25 pixels at Border Width 255.

For extended mode the size of the beveled area is a percentage of the image size, proportional to the position of the slider control. For example, if the slider is set at 50, about 1/5 (20%) of the image is covered by the beveled area, or at 128 about 1/2 (50%) of the image is covered.

Extended Mode (+): For BorderMania Pro the + check box changes the way the Border Width control works. When + is not selected, Border Width operates in classic mode with a fixed number of pixels for the size of the border area. When + is selected, Border Width operates in extended mode and the size of the border area is a percentage of the image size.

Highlight Intensity: The value of this control is added to the value of each color channel of each pixel within the left and top frame areas. This lightens the color until it reaches the limit of pure white. At setting 0 the color is unchanged and at 255 the maximum change is applied.

Shadow Intensity: The value of this control is subtracted from the value of each color channel of each pixel within the right and bottom frame areas. This darkens the color until it reaches the limit of pure black. At setting 0 the color is unchanged and at 255 the maximum change is applied.

Notch Corners: When checked a single pixel at each corner is made transparent. This has no effect if not checked, the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 10
Filter Name:   Round Button #1
File Name:   NVRBP10.8BF
Description:   Draws a circular border with beveled edges centered on the image selection. The diameter of the circular area is the smaller of the width or height of the selection. Pixels on opposite sides of the border area relative to each other are shaded opposite to each other (closer to the light source is lightened, farther from the light source is darkened) to give the appearance of a round button rising up from the image background. Light may be incident from any direction and a black outline of varying width may be drawn around the outermost perimeter of the circular area.
Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 70
Light Angle slider 0...255 0
Light Intensity slider 0...255 128
Outside Mask slider 0...255 0
Outline Width slider 0...255 0
Anti-alias slider 0...100 50
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: Bevel width is from 0 pixels to the full radius of the circular area bounded by the filter. It is linearly proportional to the Border Width control value so at minimum (0) the bevel width is 0 pixels and at maximum (255) the bevel width is equal to the radius of the circular area. The radius is the same as half of the width or height of the image selection, whichever is smaller. So at maximum the modified color area includes the entire image selection.

Light Angle: Controls the apparent angle of incidence of light on the image. At minimum (0) the light is incident from the upper left corner of the image. As the Light Angle control is increased the angle rotates clockwise around the image until at maximum (255) it is all the way back around to where it started.

Light Intensity: Controls the amount of lightening and darkening of the bevel area. At minimum (0) no change is made to the image. At maximum (255) the pixels along the angle of incidence and closest to the light source are modified to pure white while those farthest from the light source are modified to pure black. For pixels not along the angle of incidence, the farther away radially from the angle of incidence, the less the shading.

Outside Mask: Controls the transparency of the image selection area outside the circular bounded area. The value is applied directly to the transparency layer value so at minimum (0) all pixels in the area are completely transparent and at maximum (255) all pixels are completely opaque. This has no effect if the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.

Outline Width: Controls the width of the black outline around the outermost perimeter of the circular bounded area. At minimum (0) there is no outline and at maximum (255) the outline is half the width of the bevel area.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 11
Filter Name:   Round Button #2
File Name:   NVRBP11.8BF
Description:   Draws a circular border with rounded edges centered on the image selection. The diameter of the circular area is the smaller of the width or height of the selection. Pixels on opposite sides of the border area relative to each other are shaded opposite to each other (closer to the light source is lightened, farther from the light source is darkened) to give the appearance of a round button rising up from the image background toward the viewer. Light may be incident from any direction and a black outline of varying width may be drawn around the outermost perimeter of the circular area.
Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 70
Light Angle slider 0...255 0
Light Intensity slider 0...255 128
Outside Mask slider 0...255 0
Outline Width slider 0...255 0
Anti-alias slider 0...100 50
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: The width of the border area is from 0 pixels to the full radius of the circular area bounded by the filter. It is linearly proportional to the Border Width control value so at minimum (0) the border width is 0 pixels and at maximum (255) the border width is equal to the radius of the circular area. The radius is the same as half of the width or height of the image selection, whichever is smaller. So at maximum the modified color area includes the entire image selection.

Light Angle: Controls the apparent angle of incidence of light on the image. At minimum (0) the light is incident from the upper left corner of the image. As the Light Angle control is increased the angle rotates clockwise around the image until at maximum (255) it is all the way back around to where it started.

Light Intensity: Controls the amount of lightening and darkening of the border area. At minimum (0) no change is made to the image. At maximum (255) the pixels along the angle of incidence and closest to the light source are modified to pure white while those farthest from the light source are modified to pure black. The closer to the center of the circle, the less the shading. And for pixels not along the angle of incidence, the farther away radially from the angle of incidence, the less the shading.

Outside Mask: Controls the transparency of the image selection area outside the circular bounded area. The value is applied directly to the transparency layer value so at minimum (0) all pixels in the area are completely transparent and at maximum (255) all pixels are completely opaque. This has no effect if the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.

Outline Width: Controls the width of the black outline around the outermost perimeter of the circular bounded area. At minimum (0) there is no outline and at maximum (255) the outline is half the width of the shaded area.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 12
Filter Name:   Instant Button #2
File Name:   NVRBP12.8BF
Description:   Draws a rectangular frame with rounded edges around the image selection border. A black frame of one pixel width may also be drawn around the outermost edge. The color of the left and top edges of the frame is lightened toward white while the color of the right and bottom edges is darkened toward black. One pixel in each corner may be made transparent with Notch Corners to smooth the corners a little. This gives the overall appearance of a typical web page button with rounded edges and rising up above the background toward the viewer.
Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 85
Highlight Intensity slider 0...255 79
Shadow Intensity slider 0...255 192
Outline check box n/a checked
Notch Corners check box n/a not checked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: Frame width is anywhere from 0 pixels at Border Width minimum (0) to half of the image selection width or height, whichever is smaller, at Border Width maximum (255). So at maximum the modified color area includes the entire image selection.

Highlight Intensity: Lightens the left and top frame areas toward pure white. The closer to the light source, the greater the lightening. This control is probably the least logical of the entire filter set. At minimum (0) the frame area lightening is greatest and at maximum (255) the frame area lightening is least. The only reason that it hasn't been changed to be more logical is to avoid confusing those of you who are already used to the unusual behavior and may have settings written down or saved in the Pro version history list that would no longer work properly.

Shadow Intensity: Darkens the right and bottom frame areas toward pure black. The farther from the light source, the greater the darkening. At minimum (0) the frame area darkening is least and at maximum (255) the frame area darkening is greatest.

Outline: When checked a black outline one pixel wide is drawn around the the outermost edge of the image selection.

Notch Corners: When checked a single pixel at each corner is made transparent. This has no effect if not checked, the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 13
Filter Name:   Ellipse
File Name:   NVRBP13.8BF
Description:   Draws an elliptical border with rounded edges around the image selection. Pixels on opposite sides of the border area relative to each other are shaded opposite to each other (closer to the light source is lightened, farther from the light source is darkened) to give the appearance of an elliptical shape rising rising up from the image background toward the viewer. Light may be incident from any direction and a black outline of varying width may be drawn around the outermost perimeter of the elliptical area.
Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 100
Light Angle slider 0...255 0
Light Intensity slider 0...255 100
Outside Mask slider 0...255 0
Outline Width slider 0...255 0
Anti-alias slider 0...100 50
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: The width of the border area is from 0 pixels to the minor axis of the elliptical area bounded by the filter. It is linearly proportional to the Border Width control value so at minimum (0) the border width is 0 pixels and at maximum (255) the border width is equal to the minor axis of the elliptical area. The minor axis is the same as half of the width or height of the image selection, whichever is smaller. So at maximum the modified color area includes the entire image selection.

Light Angle: Controls the apparent angle of incidence of light on the image. At minimum (0) the light is incident from the upper left corner of the image. As the Light Angle control is increased the angle rotates clockwise around the image until at maximum (255) it is all the way back around to where it started.

Light Intensity: Controls the amount of lightening and darkening of the border area. At minimum (0) no change is made to the image. At maximum (255) the pixels along the angle of incidence and closest to the light source are modified to pure white while those farthest from the light source are modified to pure black. The closer to the center of the ellipse, the less the shading. And for pixels not along the angle of incidence, the farther away radially from the angle of incidence, the less the shading.

Outside Mask: Controls the transparency of the image selection area outside the area bounded by the ellipse. The value is applied directly to the transparency layer value so at minimum (0) all pixels in the area are completely transparent and at maximum (255) all pixels are completely opaque. This has no effect if the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.

Outline Width: Controls the width of the black outline around the outermost perimeter of the area bounded by the ellipse. At minimum (0) there is no outline and at maximum (255) the outline is half the width of the shaded area.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 14
Filter Name:   Frame #1
File Name:   NVRBP14.8BF
Description:   Draws a rectangular frame around the image selection border in fixed shades of gray. The frame is composed of three parts, an outer raised edge, a central flat zone and an inner sunken edge. A black frame of one pixel width is also drawn around the outermost edge. This gives the appearance of a three dimensional frame sitting on top of the image with light incident from the upper left corner of the image.
Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 40
Frame Width slider 0...255 10
Notch Corners check box n/a checked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: Controls the width of the raised and sunken edge components of the frame. Normally the two components are of equal width. At Border Width minimum (0) the total width of the two components is 0 pixels, and at Border Width maximum (255) the total width of the two components is a maximum of half of the image height or width, whichever is smaller. So at maximum the modified color area includes the entire image selection.

The width of the inner sunken edge is also dependent on the Frame Width control. The flat zone can grow into the sunken edge when the total frame width covers the entire image selection. At that point the sunken edge is no longer equal in width to the raised edge and eventually can be overdrawn completely. But by the time that the flat zone starts to grow over the sunken edge, the effect no longer looks like a frame and is not very useful.

Frame Width: Controls the width of the flat zone component of the frame. At Frame Width minimum (0) the flat zone is 0 pixels wide. At Frame Width maximum (255) the flat zone is as much as half of the image selection height or width, whichever is smaller.

The width of the flat zone is also dependent on the Border Width control. The flat zone grows in between the raised and sunken edges, spreading them apart until the entire image selection is covered by the frame. At that point the flat zone continues to grow inside the boundaries of the raised edge, overdrawing the sunken edge until it grows all the way to the center of the image selection. Then it stops growing wider even if the control value continues to increase.

Notch Corners: When checked a single pixel at each corner is made transparent. This has no effect if not checked, the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 15
Filter Name:   Frame #2
File Name:   NVRBP15.8BF
Description:   Draws a rectangular frame with rounded or beveled edges around the image election border in colors derived from the original image. The frame is composed of three parts, an outer raised edge, a central flat zone and an inner sunken edge. The inner and outer edges are modified by lightening or darkening but the central flat zone remains the original colors of the images. A black frame of one pixel width is also drawn around the outermost edge. This gives the appearance of a three dimensional frame sitting on top of the image with light incident from the upper left corner of the image.
Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 100
Frame Width slider 0...255 24
Highlight Intensity slider 0...255 110
Shadow Intensity slider 0...255 130
Bevel check box n/a not checked
Notch Corners check box n/a checked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: Controls the width of the raised and sunken edge components of the frame. Normally the two components are of equal width. At Border Width minimum (0) the total width of the two components is 0 pixels, and at Border Width maximum (255) the total width of the two components is a maximum of half of the image height or width, whichever is smaller. So at maximum the modified color area includes the entire image selection.

The width of the inner sunken edges is also dependent on the Frame Width control. The flat zone can grow into the sunken edge when the total frame width covers the entire image selection. At that point the sunken edge is no longer equal in width to the raised edge and eventually can be overdrawn completely. But by the time that the flat zone starts to grow over the sunken edge, the effect no longer looks like a frame and is not very useful.

Frame Width: Controls the width of the flat zone component of the frame. At Frame Width minimum (0) the flat zone is 0 pixels wide. At Frame Width maximum (255) the flat zone is as much as half of the image selection height or width, whichever is smaller.

The width of the flat zone is also dependent on the Border Width control. The flat zone grows in between the raised and sunken edges, spreading them apart until the entire image selection is covered by the frame. At that point the flat zone continues to grow inside the boundaries of the raised edge, overdrawing the sunken edge until it grows all the way to the center of the image selection. Then it stops growing wider even if the control value continues to increase.

Bevel: When checked the inner and outer edges are shaded at a constant value to give a beveled look to the frame. When not checked, the inner and outer edges are shaded with a gradient that is highest intensity at the points nearest and farthest from the light source. The closer to the central zone, the less the color modification until the edges blend with the original image colors at the central zone boundaries.

Notch Corners: When checked a single pixel at each corner is made transparent. This has no effect if not checked, the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 16
Filter Name:   Round Button #3
File Name:   NVRBP16.8BF
Description:   Draws an eliptical ring with rounded edges centered on the image selection. For a perfectly square selection the ring is circular. Pixels on opposite sides of the ring area relative to each other are shaded opposite to each other (closer to the light source is lightened, farther from the light source is darkened) to give the appearance of rising up from the image background toward the viewer. Light may be incident from any direction and a black outline of varying width may be drawn around the outermost perimeter of the ring.
Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 70
Light Angle slider 0...255 0
Light Intensity slider 0...255 128
Outside Mask slider 0...255 0
Outline Width slider 0...255 0
Anti-alias slider 0...100 50
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: The width of the ring is from 0 pixels to half of the image selection area. It is linearly proportional to the Border Width control value so at minimum (0) the ring is 0 pixels and at maximum (255) the ring goes all the way to the center of the selection area.

Light Angle: Controls the apparent angle of incidence of light on the image. At minimum (0) the light is incident from the upper left corner of the image. As the Light Angle control is increased the angle rotates clockwise around the image until at maximum (255) it is all the way back around to where it started.

Light Intensity: Controls the amount of lightening and darkening of the border area. At minimum (0) no change is made to the image. At maximum (255) the pixels along the angle of incidence and closest to the edge of the ring are modified the most.

Outside Mask: Controls the transparency of the image selection area outside the area bounded by the ring. The value is applied directly to the transparency layer value so at minimum (0) all pixels in the area are completely transparent and at maximum (255) all pixels are completely opaque. This has no effect if the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.

Outline Width: Controls the width of the black outline around the outermost perimeter of the ring. At minimum (0) there is no outline and at maximum (255) the outline is half the width of the ring.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 17
Filter Name:   Capsule
File Name:   NVRBP17.8BF
Description:   As the name implies, this filter encloses the image selection in a capsule-shaped area and draws a variety of border types. The border types include either a single edge blending with an inner enclosed area or a double edged frame around an inner enclosed area. The border edges may also be either beveled or rounded. When the image selection is perfectly square the enclosed area is circular. Light may be incident from any direction.

For the single edged border style, pixels on opposite sides of the image selection area relative to each other are shaded opposite to each other (closer to the light source is lightened, farther from the light source is darkened). This gives the appearance of a capsule shape to the image selection rising up from the background toward the viewer.

For the frame type border style, pixels on opposite sides of the frame area relative to each other are shaded opposite to each other (closer to the light source is lightened, farther from the light source is darkened). This gives the appearance of a capsule shaped frame sitting on top of the image.

Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...255 100
Light Angle slider 0...255 0
Light Intensity slider 0...255 100
Outside Mask slider 0...255 0
Smoothness slider 0...255 150
Bevel check box n/a not checked
Frame check box n/a checked
Anti-alias slider 0...100 50
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: The width of the border area is linearly proportional to the Border Width control value so at minimum (0) the border width is 0 pixels and at maximum (255) the border width is half of the width or height of the image selection, whichever is smaller. So at maximum the modified color area includes the entire image selection.

Light Angle: Controls the apparent angle of incidence of light on the image. At minimum (0) the light is incident from the upper left corner of the image. As the Light Angle control is increased the angle rotates clockwise around the image until at maximum (255) it is all the way back around to where it started.

Light Intensity: Controls the amount of lightening and darkening of the border area. At minimum (0) no change is made to the image. At maximum (255) the pixels along the angle of incidence and closest to the light source are modified to pure white while those farthest from the light source are modified to pure black. The closer to the center of the image (single edged border style) or to the center of the frame (double edged border style), the less the shading. And for pixels not along the angle of incidence, the farther away radially from the angle of incidence, the less the shading.

Outside Mask: Controls the transparency of the image selection area outside the area bounded by the capsule shape. The value is applied directly to the transparency layer value so at minimum (0) all pixels in the area are completely transparent and at maximum (255) all pixels are completely opaque. This has no effect if the image has no transparency layer or the transparency layer is locked.

Smoothness: The effect of this control depends on the image selection dimensions and the light angle. For a selection with greater width than height, it comes into play when the light angle is almost directly from the left or right. For a selection with greater height than width, it comes into play when the light angle is almost directly from the top or bottom.

In these cases the border along the larger dimension tends to wash out completely. For example in a selection 100 pixels wide by 50 pixels high with light coming from due left, the left edge is strongly illuminated and the right edge is strongly darkened. But the middle pixels along the top and bottom would not be enhanced at all and the border would seem to vanish in those areas.

The Capsule filter compensates for this by applying a certain minimum fixed bias to the pixels in those areas. The Smoothness control helps to blend the fixed bias areas with the variable border areas that are strongly illuminated or darkened by varying the intensity near the boundaries.

Bevel: When checked the shading is constant along the line of any given angle to give a beveled look to the border area. When not checked, the shading is a gradient over the border area to give the look of rounded edges.

Frame: When checked the border area is shaded oppositely across the border center line to give the appearance of a capsule shaped frame sitting on top of the image. When not checked, the border area is shaded at highest intensity along the outermost perimeter and lowest at the the inner boundary to blend with the original image colors and give the entire image selection the appearance of a capsule shape rising up from the background toward the viewer.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 18
Filter Name:   Rings
File Name:   NVRBP18.8BF
Description:   Draws one or more concentric elliptical rings around the image selection. These are referred to as color rings. The separation between the color rings is referred to as fill rings. The area outside the outermost color ring may either be unmodified, completely transparent or changed to the same color as the fill rings depending on the Outer Mask control and the image transparency characteristics.

Symmetry, the relative width of the rings with respect to each other, is an interesting feature. With it the outer rings can be made thicker than the inner rings or vice versa. Ring separation, width, angle of light incidence and light intensity are all fully adjustable too.

Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Ring Color color picker color picker dark gray
Fill Color color picker color picker white
Outer Mask check box n/a checked
Light Intensity slider 0...100 35
Rings slider 0...100 2
Symmetry slider 0...100 35
Separation slider 0...100 20
Width slider 0...100 12
Light Angle slider 0...255 0
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Ring Color: Selects the base color for the color rings. This control opens the currently configured default color picker for the graphics editor in use to choose the color.

Fill Color: Selects the color for the fill rings. This control opens the currently configured default color picker for the graphics editor in use to choose the color.

Outer Mask: When Outer Mask is checked the effect depends on the image transparency characteristics. If the image has a transparency layer and it is unlocked, then all pixels outside the area bounded by the outermost color ring are made completely transparent. If the image has no transparency layer or it has a transparency and it is locked, all pixels in the area are changed to the fill color.

When Outer mask is not checked the transparency layer and colors outside the area bounded by the outermost color ring are not modified.

Light Intensity: Controls the amount of lightening and darkening of the color rings The fill rings are never lightened or darkened and use the fill color unmodified. At minimum (0) no change is made to the color rings so all pixels in them are exactly the base ring color. At maximum (100) the intensity of modification to the color rings is greatest. The color modification is variable depending on light angle and distance from each color ring boundary and center line.

Rings: Selects the number of color rings to draw. The minimum is 1 and the maximum is 100. The maximum may not be reached because there is another limit automatically imposed by the filter that reserves at least 1 pixel for each ring. So for example if the total width selected for the rings is 10 pixels, there may be no more than 5 color rings separated by 4 fill rings. Symmetry and Separation may further limit this number by using up more available space for some rings than for others.

Symmetry: Controls the relative width of consecutive rings with respect to each other. At center point (50) all color rings are of equal width. To the left of center (toward 0) the outermost rings get thicker and the innermost rings get thinner. To the right of center (toward 100) the innermost rings get thicker and the outermost rings get thinner.

Separation: Controls the separation between the color rings. Effectively this controls the fill ring width. At center point (50) the separation is equal to the color ring width if Symmetry is also at midpoint. When symmetry changes, the separation skews quickly and is not constant from ring to ring.

To the left of center point (toward 0) the separation between color rings decreases as they grow thicker until at minimum (0) the rings almost touch each other. To the right of center point (toward 100) the separation increases and the life is squeezed out of the color rings until at maximum (100) the color rings almost disappear completely.

Width: The width of the area where the rings are drawn is linearly proportional to the Width control value so at minimum (0) the width is 0 pixels and at maximum (100) the width is half of the width or height of the image selection, whichever is smaller. So at maximum the entire enclosed image area is covered with rings.

Light Angle: Controls the apparent angle of incidence of light on the image. At minimum (0) the light is incident from the upper left corner of the image. As the Light Angle control is increased the angle rotates clockwise around the image until at maximum (255) it is all the way back around to where it started.


  BorderMania Plugin Filter 19
Filter Name:   Ripple
File Name:   NVRBP19.8BF
Description:   Draws one or more nested border segments around the image selection. Each segment is shaded sinusoidally so that when there are multiple segments they blend seamlessly into each other. The width of each segment is variable and they may be equal, consecutively increasing or consecutively decreasing in width relative to each other. The base content for the border area may be either the original image content or a single solid color that you can select. If the original image is selected as the base content, a tint color may be applied to the border area.

Controls:  
Name Type Range Default
Border Width slider 0...100 20
Light Angle slider 0...359 225
Light Intensity slider 0...100 35
Tint slider 0...100 0
Ripples slider 1...100 3
Symmetry slider 0...100 30
Phase slider 0...100 0
Contrast slider 0...100 25
Color color picker color picker gray
Image check box n/a checked
Preview check box n/a unchecked
Save Control Settings drop down list box n/a n/a

  Border Width: Selects how much of the image is covered by the border effect. This is a percentage of the image size from 0% to 100%.

Light Angle: Controls the apparent angle of incidence of light on the image. At minimum (0) the light is incident from the right of the image. As the Light Angle control is increased the angle rotates clockwise around the image until at maximum (359) it is all the way back around to where it started.

Light Intensity: Controls the amount of brightness of the highlight and shadow effects. At minimum (0) no change is made to the base color. At maximum (100) the intensity of the color modification is greatest and varies depending on light angle.

Tint: When Image is not selected, Tint does nothing. When Image is selected, the currently selected Color is blended into the base color in the border area before the lighting effects are applied. Tint controls the ratio of tint color to base color as a percentage from 0 to 100. At 0 no tint color is added and the base color is unmodified, while at 100 the base color is completely replaced by the tint color.

Ripples: Selects the number of nested segments that the border area is divided into. The plugin automatically calculates the maximum number of segments that can fit into the border area based on the smallest segment having a width of 1 pixel. So the actual number that you see may be less than the selected number.

Symmetry: Controls the relative width of the border segments with respect to each other. At center point (50) all segments are of equal width. Moving to the left of center (toward 0) the outer segments get wider and the inner segments get narrower. Moving to the right of center (toward 100) the inner segments get wider and the outer segments get narrower.

Phase: Shifts the starting point for the sinusoidal function that generates the border segments.

Contrast: Intensifies the contrast between the highlight and shadow areas of the border segments.

Color: Pops up the color picker dialog box to select the color that is used for either the border base or tint coloring.

Image: When Image is selected, the original image is used for the border base color and the Color selection is used as a tint blended in with the base color. When Image is not selected the Color selection is used as the border base color and the original image in the border area is replaced.

   


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