# How to dilate lines in an image at varying levels of 'thickness'?

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답변: Andrew Chen 2017년 10월 5일
Given a binary image of voronoi design, I want to dilate the white lines in such a way that they will have varying thickness across the image. So far I used the function imdilate to dilate the lines, however, it makes all lines the same thickness. How can I make the thickness be different across the image (something like a gradient)? I hope that makes sense.
img_dilate = imdilate(img, strel('disk',d)); % d in an integer that controls the thickness.
Attached are two sample images.

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Andrew Chen 2017년 10월 5일
Hello,
I am kind of new to image processing and morphological operations but I've done some digging myself into your question. I don't think I have an entire answer but maybe have a component that can help bring you closer to your answer. Basically, I found some code online that allows you to define your own structuring element and then, in a loop does the morphological operation manually. It was in an answer to this Matlab Answers post What I have done is taken all of the integer inputs that are dependent on the structuring element size and made those inputs ACTUALLY dependent on the structuring element i.e. a change in the structuring element will automatically be taken into account in the morphological operation (via the size() function). Here is the code:
strel = [1 1 1 1 1;1 1 1 1 1]; %structuring element, must be an odd length in the 2nd (column #) dimension
dialated_img = false(size(voronoi));
for i = 1:size(C,1)-(size(strel,1)-1)
for j = 1:size(C,2)-(size(strel,2)-1)
dialated_img(i,j) = sum(sum(strel&C(i:i+(size(strel,1)-1),j:j+(size(strel,2)-1))));
end
end
The power in using this method of dilation (rather than the built in functionality of Matlab) would be that perhaps through some clever looping, maybe only using a structural element over a limited set of dimensions of your image and then changing the element for other regions of the image, you can achieve the result you are looking for.
Of course, it may be that you can use the built in morphological operations in Matlab, and call them over certain regions and then stitch the regions together to achieve the desired result.
Best of luck!
Andrew

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