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[C&C] Some more Paintshop Pro x4 experiiment on vignette and blur.

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by dbarnett66, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. dbarnett66

    dbarnett66 SC Regular

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    Dec 20, 2011
    East San Diego County
    Still experimenting with Paintshop Pro x4. Honest feedback wanted.

    ryanfo.
     
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    This works pretty well to 'focus' the viewer's eye on the face and the eyes in particular. A giveaway that the blur is not genuine is the edges of the hat brim that should be sharp but begin to blur with the background. This can be tackled better using layers and a layer mask. That's being picky and overall the effect is working.
     
  3. dbarnett66

    dbarnett66 SC Regular

    37
    Dec 20, 2011
    East San Diego County
    Thank you. I agree that the right side of the hat should be in focus. I didn't see that until you pointed it out. I will have to get over my fears of layers. I tried it once and had a mess. :)
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    it's a bit of a learning curve, but just keep fighting through. So many new techniques open up to you once you "get" the concept of layers.