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How to add soft edges/vignette in Elements?

dalischone 13 295 Scotland
12 Aug 2008 3:58PM
Can any one tell me how I can do the above in Elements? I'm looking for a soft blur vignette - hope I've spelt that right - lol!!



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bangalicious 10 1.3k 5 England
12 Aug 2008 4:10PM
In Elements 6, go to Filter and Camera Correction. Play about with that. (I think that is right, I am not in front of PS at the mo!)

dalischone 13 295 Scotland
12 Aug 2008 4:11PM
It's only version 3 I've got, can't seem to see it in there.
emefbee 12 116 England
12 Aug 2008 4:11PM

I'm not on here much any more but i hope I can help.
I make a selection using the marquee tools(either rectangular or eliptical)
Then inverse it in the 'select' section.
Feather it (also in the select menu) to between 100 - 150 pxles.
You can then play around with the blurring using the gaussian blur in the filter gallery or I darken the selection with the levels and brightness/contrast sliders.
Then 'deselect' and you're done!
I've done a couple in my pf ( to the extreme on those!)
Hope all is well up north of the border.
dalischone 13 295 Scotland
12 Aug 2008 4:20PM
Hiya Matt, thanks for the info! I can get up to the feather selection but when I go into blurring nothing happens, I'm a bit thick when it comes to things like this, is there something I'm missing?

Hope you are all well!

emefbee 12 116 England
12 Aug 2008 4:24PM
Try darkening the selection to see if all is well. If it is, it should blur too. It can be a bit tricky to see sometimes....do it to 100% then work backwards until you've got the desired effect.
I shall wait to see what you come up with.......!
dalischone 13 295 Scotland
12 Aug 2008 4:30PM
Thanks Matt it's kinda working, I've got the darken bit and it looks a bit blurred so maybe I'll have a play around.

Thanks again!

emefbee 12 116 England
12 Aug 2008 4:35PM
No probs!!!


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