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Old 01-23-2005, 02:43 PM
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Looking for PS Action to Darken Edges

I really like the effect of darkened edges on B&W photos. It seems to draw your attention to the center and the main part of the image.

Are there any actions available to simply darken edges around the border of a photo? I guess it would be like a vignette.

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Old 01-24-2005, 07:21 AM
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Vignette

Well its fairly easy to do. Make a new layer above the Portrait. Using the oval selection tool make an oval selection above the portrait centered on the face. Invert the selection. Feather the selection Fill the selected area with black. Decrease the opacity of the layer.

Or in that area use the circular gradient tool and paint from transparent to black and decrease the opacity when done.
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Old 01-24-2005, 09:03 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I'm not looking for an oval (at least I don't think so) but more of a slight darkening of the corners. I've seen this done with more of the "artsy" B&W photos. It tends to draw your attention to the center. Nothing too drastic, just a wee (technical term) bit darker.
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:33 AM
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Do you mean something like this? I might have gone a bit over the top here to show the effect. It's just the burn tool with a soft largish brush, and set to about 10% just paint around the print as you need (you need to change to highlights for the sky) I find it easier to drag the box around the photo larger to get to the sides
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Old 01-24-2005, 11:01 AM
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You might try this action: Gothic Glow, by Feivel. Add a mask to it to paint in darkened corners. Go to:

http://www.atncentral.com/download.htm
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:10 AM
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swanseamale47, you've got it !!! It may be a simple task but that's what I'm looking for. Is there any way possible you can create that as an action for me?
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Old 01-25-2005, 03:19 AM
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swanseamale47, you've got it !!! It may be a simple task but that's what I'm looking for. Is there any way possible you can create that as an action for me?
Check your e-mail for a message from me. I wrote an action that will do just this.
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:53 PM
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Danny, I have not received an email from you. Checked junk folder too ..

Please send to "ebaysales@ultravista.com" , maybe hotmail (my profile email) wasn't allowing attachments.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:03 AM
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Re: Looking for PS Action to Darken Edges

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Do you mean something like this? I might have gone a bit over the top here to show the effect. It's just the burn tool with a soft largish brush, and set to about 10% just paint around the print as you need (you need to change to highlights for the sky) I find it easier to drag the box around the photo larger to get to the sides

Hi,

This seems very useful to me, but I'm having a few troubles getting the look right. Is there any way you could please send me the details like you did for the other person??

Thanks

Amy
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:04 AM
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Re: Looking for PS Action to Darken Edges

Amy, welcome to retouchpro!

All these were found at ActionCentral plus there are loads more actions there
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File Type: zip CSpringers_Vignette_v2.zip (1.1 KB, 11 views)
File Type: zip Custom_Vignette_CS_CS2_GalenEvans.zip (2.0 KB, 11 views)
File Type: zip CustomVignette_CS3_GalenEvans.zip (2.8 KB, 12 views)
File Type: zip Edge_Vignette.zip (533 Bytes, 12 views)
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