Photoshop: Edge Gap Detection

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(This is mainly aimed at digital painters)
Being able to detect gaps in line work, and paint/select within the space. As illustrated in the photo.
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Morten Andersen

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Chris Cox

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How are you expecting this to work?
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Morten Andersen

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I imagine it finds a gap between two edges and "creates" an invisible line inbetween, to close the gap for coloring purposes. As if the computer calculates the shape of a given selection. An animation software called TVPaint is able to do this, if that will help you out.

Look for "Gap Closer" http://www.tvpaint.com/v2/content/art...

I also imagine it could be incorporated into the Magic Wand and Paint Bucket tool. Perhaps other tools as well.
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So you want a filter to find and close gaps?

Changing the magic wand and paint bucket would be a lot more involved...
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yoel judowitz

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please make this - digital painters would love you forever - you already have it in illustrator
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Morten Andersen

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No, not close the gaps. Only fill out color or make the selection AS IF there was a gap. I think it will be very useful for storyboard artists, digital painters, cartoonists etc.

In case of the paint bucket tool:
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Gap tolerance setting for fill and magic wand tools.

I've seen this suggested elsewhere but would be a big time saver for a variety of work in animation and so forth.

Basically it would work in a way similar to how the fill bucket worked on Adobe Flash where you could set the limits for the size gap that the fill bucket would fill.

This could be useful for both magic wand and fill bucket on photoshop.

All the best,

Tom
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'Select and Mask' in contrary to 'Refine Edges' is limited when you want by a script open 'Select and Mask' with your values and then read changed ones after clicking okey button. With 'Refine Edges' that was scriptable while with 'Select and Mask' you can either use your values with no chance to read changed ones or use default ones and read changed. That's sad, a thing that worked well now is broken for so long time.

There is secret 'Refine Egdes' panel still in CC 2018 when you open it from menu holding Shift key, but you ca not imitate Shift key in this case by a script, while attempt to use 'Refine Edges' Script Listener record results as 'Select and Mask' panel :/
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