This Blurred Border Creative Effects Challenge will create a Blurred Border around your Image. Hopefully you will find this useful and fun to do.
Lets get Started:
1. Open an Image 2. Duplicate it twice (Ctrl/CMD+j) 3. Rename the top layer BLURRED BORDER 4. Make sure the BLURRED BORDER layer is selected – go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Set the Radius between 75 and 100. I used 100 on this 6000x4000 image. Adjust your blur amount as needed. 5. Use the Rectangle Marquee tool to make a select for the opening of the border. 6. Go to Select>Inverse to inverse your selection or press shift+Ctrl/CMD+I. 7. Click on the add layer mask icon or go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal Selection. 8. You should now see the BLURRED BORDER with the original image inside. 9. At this point you can add styles to define the BLURRED BORDER layer. i.e Bevel, Stroke, Drop Shadow, etc. 10. To adjust the size, position or shape of the border. Do the following a. Turn off the link between the image and the layer mask on the BLURRED BORDER layer. b. Select the layer mask by clicking on it– it should now have a highlight around it. c. Press Ctrl/CMD+t to transform it. 11. Done
It took me a long time to find an image that I was happy with. It made me realize how tight I crop my images. I finally found this one and like Karen, I really like the effect. I'm not happy with my inner shadow though. I always have a hard time getting a shadow that I like in PS!
Sony a6000 Lenses...10-18, 18-55, 55-210, 35, 85 LR, PSCC NIK Suite OnOne Photo RAW 2020 Topaz: Adjust, Clarity, Simplify, Clean, Lens Effects, Remask, Impression, Star Effect, Restyle and DeNoise A.I. Gigapixel
Sony A7III FF mirrorless, Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens, FE 24mm F1.4 GM lens, Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS, 70-400G, 70-300G, Sony A77 APS-C, Sony 16-80 CZ, Minolta 100 macro. Currently using PSE 2018, but had PSE 11, 10, 8, 6 and 3; PS LE and full PS.