How do I remove the glare from the subject?

Gerardo_G

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Hi guys,

I'm editing this image with Photoshop CS 6. I'm an amateur but I'm happy with what I've managed so far. I selected the subject, then inverted the selection, and used the gaussian blur filter to remove all the graininess. Now there's this glare around the subject I wish to remove, to make everything look a bit more subtle and realistic. What can I do?

I still have a lot to learn :).

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Thank you in advance!
 

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Use a smaller Feather Edge in your selection.
 
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You mean I should've used a smaller feather edge before the gaussian blur over the background? I actually didn't use the feather edge at all. I'm not familiar with it, can you please explain it to me? Also, can I still use it now with how the image currently is (as shown here) without having to go back a couple of steps?

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When you Select the area to Blur, the Select Tool should have a Feather option slider. It might default to a higher setting than what is ideal for this image.
 

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