Friday, July 27, 2007

Photoshop Friday #3

To add a vintage look to your favorite photo, try a Vignette. I used this scan of an old French postcard to show you how.
1. Open your image in Photoshop.
2. Click on the new layer icon in the Layers Palette.
3. Choose the Elliptical Marquee Tool from the Toolbox. Then click and drag an ellipse onto this layer, using your cursor to position it. (If you don’t like the size, deselect and try again).
4. Go to Select and choose Inverse. You can see the “marching ants” on the postcard above.
5. Go to Select again and this time choose Feather. Enter a radius of 25 pixels in the box and then click OK. Note: The higher the number of pixels you enter, the softer the effect will be.
6. Set your Foreground color to white. Then use the Paint Bucket Tool to fill—and that’s all there is to it.

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