Solved

Photoshop:  How to feather the edges of a photo

Posted on 2010-08-15
5
604 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hello,

    I'm working on a collage in Photoshop.  I'm using a black background. If possible, I'd like have the edges of the photos that I'm using to fade out into the background or look feather out...  Basically, want to give it that fade out effect so that the photos don't have hard square edges...  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
0
Comment
Question by:itsmevic
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 

Accepted Solution

by:
krisk74 earned 125 total points
ID: 33443191
Hi, First of all it should be a different layer. Select layer which you want to feather. then go to select menu, there you can directly give feather or select modify option there are few more options like contract, border, smoothen etc.  Here you can choose the border size how much you want to make feather touch or smoothen.

thanks
0
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:Rartemass
Rartemass earned 125 total points
ID: 33443395
I like to use layer masks and the gradient tool for this.
Here is an article on how to do it:
http://articles.sitepoint.com/print/photoshop-fade-layer-mask

0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:aliyev
aliyev earned 125 total points
ID: 33443504
Follow the tutorial step by step in below shown link. You will get exactly what you want.

http://www.loriswebs.com/tutorials/featherededges.html
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:SaigonJeff
SaigonJeff earned 125 total points
ID: 33447655
I usually use the Marquee select tool for that...

I set the feather to something like 15 or 20 then select the inner portion of the photo I want to show...
Ctrl+Shift+i the invert the selection and backspace to clear the outer edge with the feathering.

Make sure the image in on a separate layer.

Quick and Easy...

Have fun!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:itsmevic
ID: 33456038
Good stuff, thanks for everyone's input!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

HOW TO CREATE A WEB 2.0 IMAGE WITH A REFLECTION I would like to start by saying I know Web 2.0 isn't a style. It is actually the practice of information sharing or  collaboration on the Web. It is also associated with the technology that is used …
Introduction When sharing photos, especially via e-mail, the large resolution images that most cameras take today make for extremely large file sizes. The time required to upload these files to forums, send in e-mails, post to blogs or even placi…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create a Photoshop action to apply adjustments and effects to multiple images. Open a photo for editing in Photoshop: Open the Actions window by going to Window > Actions: Start a new action by selecting th…
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question