Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by RDOC, Jan 2, 2009.

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    RDOC Guest

    How do I create about a 1inch black vinette border around a photo that
    is a gradient going from full back on the outer edge to the lighter
    edge on the inner boarder of the vinette? I am aware that I create a
    new layer on top of the photo and than what do I do? I know how to
    create a solid black one inch edge but I want it to look or have a
    gradient looking edge? Thanks
    RDOC, Jan 2, 2009
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    RDOC Guest

    I tried that and it worked but it gave me a light grey vignette how
    can I get it to be black? Thanks for your help.
    RDOC, Jan 2, 2009
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    tweaked_eye Guest

    Another method would be to place one inch guides. New layer fill black.
    Take your rectangle tool to your guides, apply a 10-50px feather and delete.
    tweaked_eye, Jan 3, 2009
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    Fred Guest

    How do I create about a 1inch black vinette border around a photo that

    Make a new layer.
    Create a black/white radial gradient looking the way you want your vignette
    to look
    Set the layer blend mode to multiply.

    Just another way.

    (play with different blend modes, you may have surprising results)
    Fred, Jan 3, 2009
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    Joel Guest

    Pick your choice.

    1. Google for free plug-in or action. I don't use plug-in to know where to
    to start, but I believe there is a web page called something like Central
    Action (or Action Central) there you should be able to find one or several
    free actions.

    And you can GOOGLE for the link.

    2. You can use a commercial plug-in (I used it before and Vinette was the
    only thing I used as it's quicker than manually) called something like
    Unlimited ...

    This is an older plug-in set with many smaller plug-ins but I only used
    the vinette to know much about other.

    3. Or you should be able to use few very basic Photoshop commands to get the
    similar effect. And there is toooooo many different ways to do, so I don't
    know where to start.

    And if you still can't figure out then I don't think you have much fun
    with Photoshop yet.
    Joel, Jan 3, 2009
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    John Forest Guest

    Create a new layer above your photo. Select the area you want to have
    inside the vignette. Then invert the selection. Create a layer mask on
    your new layer. That will give you a mask that is black in the center and
    white around the edges. Click on the image icon in the layer and fill it
    with black. Then click on the layer mask icon and go to Filter>Gaussian
    Blur. Move the slider until you get the softer edge you want. You may have
    to duplicate the layer to get the effect down to true black at the edge.
    John Forest, Jan 5, 2009
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    RDOC Guest

    I liked that way a lot of steps but it worked well and you can see
    what your doing.
    RDOC, Jan 6, 2009
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    M.L. Guest

    I found yours the easiest to implement.
    M.L., Jan 7, 2009
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    Fred Guest

    How do I create about a 1inch black vinette border around a photo that
    I'm lazy by nature :)
    Fred, Jan 7, 2009
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    John Forest Guest

    I figured out an easier way:
    1) Create a new layer with no color.
    2) Select all (Control or Command A)
    3) Edit Stroke (Set the width for the number of pixels per inch for your
    image and select inside, 100% opacity and black as the color.
    4) Go to gaussian blur and move the slider for the effect you want.
    John Forest, Jan 7, 2009
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    RDOC Guest

    John could you be more specific here since I tried this and it didn't
    work. List the layers please that you do the steps 2, 3, land 4 on,
    RDOC, Jan 8, 2009
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    RDOC Guest

    You state the steps but don't say what layer is selected for each step
    (2, 3, 4) so I am not able to get it to work. It sounds great but to
    be great it has to work. Thanks
    RDOC, Jan 9, 2009
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    Joel Guest

    There are so many different ways to archive the same or similar. And as I
    have mentioned if you want a little more control of the size then you may
    want to take a look at the older commercial plug-in called Umlimited Filters
    (or something like that), then of course you can always add some of your own
    to cover what the Unlimited Filters is lacking.

    Or there should be around 1001 different ways to chose and to enjoy. And
    again, I always do with some Quick Mask which I don't see you mention it.
    Joel, Jan 9, 2009
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    Joel Guest

    Here is one of the 1001 ways.

    1. Create a BLANK layer and fill with the color of your choice.

    2. Click on the [o] Quick Mask, then using the Size, Opacity of the BRUSH to
    brush around.

    Of course you can use the combination of Blur, LightingEffect etc.. but
    you can do without or more if you know more command.
    Joel, Jan 9, 2009
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    John Forest Guest

    All steps are carried out on the new layer you created in step #1 When you
    create this layer click on Layer>New Layer. Select color none, mode normal
    opacity 100% and do not check the box that says "Use previous layer to
    create clipping mask. Click OK

    With that layer as the active one (it will be by default) click on
    Select>Select All (or press CONTROL - A (Or COMMAND - A if you use a MAC.

    The remaining two steps are done on that layer also.

    I did forget to mention that you can only stroke up to 250 pixels at a time.
    If you want to make a one inch border and your image is 360 pixels per inch
    you will need some added steps.

    3A Select > Deselect
    3B Use the magic wand to select the black area you created in step 3
    3C Select > Inverse selection
    3D Stroke again with black using a width of your pixels per inch in the
    image minus the width of the original stroke. (In the example 260 minus 250
    = 110
    3E Select All (Repeat step 2)

    Now go to step 4

    I can't make it any simpler. It has taken me ten times more time and
    effort to explain than to do it.
    John Forest, Jan 11, 2009
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    Joel Guest

    If you can't be able to figure out the very basic LAYER command then I
    would suggest to stop all the fancy dream but to start from very basic. No,
    I don't mean to put you down, but just like everything we all have to build
    our foundation from the very bottom up.

    Or it shouldn't matter if the OP mentions which layer, if you have the
    very basic understanding of how the whole thing works, then you should be
    able to figure out which layer to use (even if the OP gives some error
    Joel, Jan 11, 2009
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