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Challenge: Vignetting

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
We all love that dark edged look, so here is how to create it:

1. With the lasso tool I make an loose selection along the edge of the photo including parts I'd like to darken.
2. choose quickmask and guassian blur that mask from 75-250 (depending on resoltuion.
3. exit quickmask and invert selection.
4. choose either a levels or hue/sat adjustment layer (note the selection becomes the mask) and move sliders. In levels I move the midtones to darken or lighten. In hue/sat I move the lightness slider.

You can also make any of the usual changes to the kitty to make it look better



and after

post #2 of 21
ok i cant find quickmask??
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
In photoshop's tool menu (the one with brush eraser etc) right below where you choose your colours, quickmask is the one on the right and looks darker than the other one.

It is a rectangle with a white circle inside
post #4 of 21
If you have Elements, there is no "Quickmask"

Quote:
A mask channel created in Quick Mask mode in Photoshop. Photoshop Elements has no Quick Mask mode and flattens all channels in Photoshop images.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
You could probably get away with just inversing the selection and using feather on it
post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
We all love that dark edged look, so here is how to create it:

1. With the lasso tool I make an loose selection along the edge of the photo including parts I'd like to darken.
2. choose quickmask and guassian blur that mask from 75-250 (depending on resoltuion.
3. exit quickmask and invert selection.
4. choose either a levels or hue/sat adjustment layer (note the selection becomes the mask) and move sliders. In levels I move the midtones to darken or lighten. In hue/sat I move the lightness slider.

You can also make any of the usual changes to the kitty to make it look better



and after


OMG I Love that, its looks Wonderful, thats it I have to learn this stuff
I've been saying that forever I cant get anything done as it is
post #7 of 21
argg i have the Elements, and im no good with the feathers i need step by step guide for the first time , then im ok doing things on me own lol
post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
We all love that dark edged look, so here is how to create it:

1. With the lasso tool I make an loose selection along the edge of the photo including parts I'd like to darken.
2. choose quickmask and guassian blur that mask from 75-250 (depending on resoltuion.
3. exit quickmask and invert selection.
4. choose either a levels or hue/sat adjustment layer (note the selection becomes the mask) and move sliders. In levels I move the midtones to darken or lighten. In hue/sat I move the lightness slider.

You can also make any of the usual changes to the kitty to make it look better
What do you mean by a loose selection?
post #9 of 21
Thread Starter 
You just make a selection (as if you are cutting out the cat but bigger) go to select > feather (Alt+Ctrl+D)> inverse selection (Shift+Ctrl+I)

Then with the selection still selected, go to enhance > adjust lighting and turn down the brightness and contrast
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HopeHacker View Post
What do you mean by a loose selection?
not cut too close to the cat and feathered a lot so it isn't too dark beside the cat
post #11 of 21
I just made a selection, with the orb masking tool, to give it a rounded look. Then did everything exactly like Icklemiss instructions, except all I did was darken the masked area about 3 times and took away some of the contrast. I wanted the mask kind of close to simba to cut off a bit of the top of the ear, so I used the orb or oval masking tool to make it. I only wanted his face to stand out.

Here is simba.

post #12 of 21
ok thanx for that. need a bit more pratice , but iv learned so much today lol
post #13 of 21
ok take no notice of that one this one came out better
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
The second one looks great
post #15 of 21
i must admit i used my orton picture that i did then added the rest like you explained lol
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
I noticed

I actually used my orton pic to try it in PS Elements to tell you how to do it
post #17 of 21
I did a picture of Ginger. And thank you, Eithne, I have always wondered about the quickmask thing. I did have to adjust the brightness/contrast twice to get the dark effect that I wanted.

post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
I ignore quickmask too most of the time, I thought the practise with it would be useful, but as in my previous post for non photoshop people, it is easier to do it without quickmask and just select, feather and inverse the selection
post #19 of 21
I have been stealing Nial's kittens again It's a good job I don't live close enough to do it for real

post #20 of 21
Iuse the feathered lasoo tool to make a heart shape around Tinkerbelle, then inversed it and the followed the instructions set out by icklemiss21

post #21 of 21
aww i never thought about doing different shapes , that looks great minxie.
and i love Nial's cats/kittens. there so great for the pictures aswell.
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