Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an edge-fade effect, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
Generally speaking, I try to avoid photographing in hazy situations. …And when it is hazy, I'll usually not shoot towards the sun but rather shoot …with the sun to my back. And I'll certainly try to stay as close …to the subject as possible so that I'm not photographing through a long distance …of haze to the subject. But in this case, it actually seemed to …work reasonable well for the scene. I like that it's sort of this mysterious …hazy effect. Now, I'd like to add to that effect by …having the image fade off at the images rather than having it have a crisp border …around it. The way a normal photograph would.…
And to do that, I want to place a essentially white border all the way …around the image but with a soft edge. Let me show you how we can approach this …in Photoshop. I'll start off by creating a selection of …that outer border area. I'll chose the Rectangular Marquee tool …from the toolbox, and then I'll go near the edge of the image into one of the corners. …And Click and Drag to the opposite corner. …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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