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Chapter 10. Creating Layer and Channel M... > Using a Layer Mask to Create a Vigne...

Using a Layer Mask to Create a Vignette

When you open a document in Photoshop, the image displays in a standard bounding-box format; a square or rectangle with 90-degree corners. Bounding boxes serve a purpose, and many times a nice square or rectangle box is exactly what you want. But let's face it, bounding boxes can be a bit boring, especially when you want to spice up that image with a nice soft vignette. To create a soft vignette, you need four things—an image, a selection, a layer mask, and a Gaussian Blur filter.


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