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Cutline v18

Cutline v18 (Effect)Original Image

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Author: CorvusCroax

Filter Details

  • Editor's Pick
  • Downloads: 10696
  • Requires Filter Forge 2.0
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2011
  • Usage Rank: High
  • Comments (11)


This is the 18th version of my long struggle to create a more robust and functional cutline filter. It's based on looking at old victorian etchings and adds improvements like crosshatching and mixed types of It has a lot of subtle functionality and it pays to incrementally tweak into shape. Tips for use: 1 The curvature of the lines comes from the color and Saturation of the image. If you want less wiggly bits on image or part of an image, desaturate that part. Also check out preset #22 Use the 'Size,pixels' to get denser patterns and fine tune using 'Pattern Density'. 3 It can look better to pre-smooth your image for smoother results. I use Redfields Perfectum filter for this.


Cutline, Woodcut, Etching, Wall Street Journal, Engraving, Durer, Victorian, Etch


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Filter Controls

  • Image Mode
  • Lines Amount
  • Lines Radius
  • Lines Threshold
  • Edges Amount
  • Edges Light
  • Edges Dark
  • Mid Threshold
  • Mid Type Selector
  • Mid Scale Waviness
  • Mid Scale
  • Mid Phase Rotation
  • Mid #Rotations
  • Mid Smooth
  • Large Type Selector
  • Large Scale Waviness
  • Large Phase Rotation
  • Large #Rotations
  • Large Smooth
  • Pattern Density