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Old August 7th, 2006, 06:17 AM
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Vignette Tut

Hi,
this is for newbies and more experienced members who may not have tried a vignette.

1 Open your image. Make sure the colour picker is set to Black and White.
2 Using the Elliptical Marquee tool with the new selection selected, draw out your ellipse to the size you want. If it is not quite in the right place move the cursor into the ellipse and make adjustment. I use Grant's Transform Selection tool as it allows me to both move the selection and if needed to resize it. I recommend that you download these free tools. The choice for PSE4 is limited but they are useful.
3 When you are happy with the selection go Select - inverse. Now open a new layer. Control - Back space to fill with white.
4 Control D to deselect and making sure that the top layer is selected go to Filter - Blur -Gaussian blur. The amount of blur you apply is a personal choice.
5 that's it, your vignette is done. Now crop the image to the size you want.
6 If you wish to change the background colour to something else, make sure the top layer is selected, look at the layers palette and you will see the word Lock, click on the icon next to it, choose your colour, Alt- Backspace and the colour is changed. You can now apply texture. If you wish to put a stroke around the whole image, Control A to select all, pick your colour, open a new layer, go to edit- stoke and apply the stroke. Click on the icon next to Lock and you can change the colour of your stroke easily.
Hope this tut makes sense and that you find it useful. I've posted one I did.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 06:20 AM
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Kev,

Have a good break between your tutorial writing I have just copied it and will try it shortly.

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Karen,
it's one I had already written. It may help someone
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Kev,

Here is my vignette. Now that I know a lot more, I can do different things - texture on the green and a feathered stroke around the outside edge. A few months ago, I would not dared have tried anything that was not in the tutorial



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Karen,
now that is really good. I'm sorry I can't remember your woofer's name but it is a great shot of him.
Did you find the tut easy to follow?
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Kev,

Very easy. Sorry did not replay last night; we had a thunderstorm and I turned the computer off early (8pm).

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thanks, I always close down during a thunderstorm even though I have an anti surge protector. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Kev, thanks for the tut. Your picture of the eagle is beautiful. Great shot. Your gallery is very impressive also.
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Control D to deselect and making sure that the top layer is selected go to Filter - Blur -Gaussian blur. The amount of blur you apply is a personal choice.

Hi Kev - I got lost here. When I apply the gaussian blur, it blurs the whole selection. Since still I don't clearly understand what a vignette is, I think I'm blurring too much. (If I were using your photo, the whole bird would be blurry.)

What do you think I did wrong? Thanks - Andie
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Don't know if this is how it's suppose to be, but here is my attempt

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