Photoshop 7 Question

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  1. sunbeam

    sunbeam TPF Noob!

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    I am just starting to figure out photoshop, oh MAN do I have a lot to learn! One thing I'd really like to learn to do is create the darker edging around my picture, vignette I guess you'd call it? I've tried the lasso inverse thing, and all I seem to have is magnetic lasso, and it doesn't do a nice oval or anything. Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch.
     
  2. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    sunbeam TPF Noob!

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    YES! Exactly!
     
  4. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sorry, Im not farmiliar with photoshop, I use GIMP. But, you could PM the poster of that photo and they mght be able to help you if no one else chimes in on this.

    Mark
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are many ways to create a vignette.

    One way would be to use the circle marque (selection) tool. Add a new layer and drag out a round shaped selection, then feather the selection with a fairly high setting. Fill the layer with the color you want your vignette.

    Or you could use the gradient tool and choose a radial vignette, then play with the settings to see what you get.

    I'm not sure if version 7.0 has it, but later versions actually have a vignette feature, I think it's under lens corrections.

    Personally, I always liked to be more creative than just having a round vignette...so I would use the burn tool and darken the edges and whatever else, to get the result that I wanted. (always on a separate layer of course)
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Book recommendation

    "The Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 Book for Digital Photographers"
    By Scott Kelby.
     

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