Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an edge-fade effect, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects (2011).
Sometimes you don't have to create a dramatic affect to produce an interesting …and creative result. In this lesson, I'm going to show you a …very simple Edge Fade Effect where the image gradually fades away at the edges, …rather than having a crisp edge. I'll accomplish this by adding a white …border to the image that includes a soft edge through the use of a layer mask. …So my first step will be to add a new image layer. …I'll go ahead and Click on the Create New Layer button. …And then I will fill this layer with white. …I'll do that by choosing Edit > Fill from the menu, and then setting the use pop up …to white. Making sure my blend mode is set to …normal and the opacity at 100%. And then I'll Click OK.…
I'll create a layer mask and I'm going to use a selection as the basis of that …layer mask. So I'll choose the Rectangular Marquee …tool from the toolbox, and then Click and Drag within the image, to define the …selection that I'd like to create. I'm obviously creating a selection of the …
- Safely experimenting with creativity
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Using Curves presets for creative effects
- Applying a vignette
- Using the Filter Gallery
- Applying a Gradient Map adjustment
- Creating a multiple exposure effect
- Hand-painting an image
- Creative projects
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Creative Effectswith Chris Orwig4h 57m Intermediate
Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 41m Intermediate
1. Creative Basics
2. Expanded Creativity
3. Targeted Creativity
4. Creative Projects
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