follow up to "Burned Holes in Photoshop" question from reader...
is there any way to create the same "burned" effect, but on the edges of the image? almost like feathering, but a burned look. help please!
PS 911 replies:
YES. Just apply the same concept as tutorial above, but
apply it to the edges OUTSIDE rather than INSIDE the
shape selection. (Just sort of reverse the process)
Move image to a new layer
Use: Image Size > Canvas Size
and make the canvas larger by 100 or so pixels
Make a new, blank layer above the "picture" you wish to
burn edges on
Fill with BLACK
Select the floating picture to make it a selection
Now activate the BLACK layer, Tap "V" (Move Tool)
and DELETE the shape of the "picture" from the Black.
Go: Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur
and set to the amount of blurring for the effect
Activate the selection of the floating picture again
Return to the BLACK layer and choose: Selection > Invert Selection
You should now have fogged, charring around the edges of your picture.
Remember that burned edges will have an extra black scorching
along the very edges of the image...
Repeat above process except after selecting the picture, go:
Selection > Modify Selection > Contract Selection (make smaller)
Now set a new layer
Choose: Select > Invert Selection
Fill selection with BLACK
Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur ... settings this time should be very small... just enough to blacken the edges of the picture.
Experiment a couple of times and you'll get it right.
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