How to Create Edge-Fade Effects in Photoshop Layers


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Creating an edge-fade effect

A photograph of course has a clearly defined boundary. The edge of the image itself, but sometimes I like to have that boundary fade off a little bit by adding a fade effect to my image. And actually what that means is not that I'm fading the image per say. But that I'm adding a border, generally, a white border that sort of fades from the edge inward. Let's take a look at a technique for producing that type of effect. I'll start off by creating a selection that defines the area that I want that faded edge to appear. I'll select the rectangular Marquee tool from the toolbox in this case, and then I'll just create a selection of the center of the image.

Going near the edge of the photo. And then once I've created that selection I'll invert it by choosing Select > Inverse from the menu. So now I have a selection of that outer area, essentially a border around the photo. I'll then add a new empty image layer by clicking the Create New Layer button, the blank sheet...

Creating an edge-fade effect
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Creating an edge-fade effect provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Photoshop CC Selections and Layer Masking Workshop

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