Most people do not know how to retouch an image in Adobe Photoshop CS6, but this means little if you do not know how to do the discreet retouching. If you push the color with curves to the face of the CEO, do you want it to look like a pancake that has been attached to the cheek? Of course not – that is not discrete or intelligent. If your pen selects blur its edges instead, it creates a natural-looking transition between the selection and the background of the image.
To Merge an Image, Follow these Steps:
- Create a selection. For the non-feathered image show on the lid using the Elliptical Marquee tool to make a selection.
- Next, copy the selection – create a new, blank image – and paste the selection into the new image. To create the feather image on the bottom, use the Elliptical Marquee tool to select the same area of the original image and move on to step 2.
- Choose Select-Modify-pen. In the open dialog that appears, type a value in the Radius text field, and then click OK. For example, enter 20 in the Draft Radius text field. Next, copy the selection, create a new image and paste the selection of pens into the new image to create the image at the bottom. The edges of the image are smoothed over an area of 20 pixels. This technique is also known as a vignette in the printing industry.
- Experiment with the images to find what works best for you. This blur effect creates a nice border, smooth to the image, but it is also useful when retouching images.
- Using any selection method, create a selection around the part of the image you want to clarify.
- Choose Select-Modify-Featherstone in the open dialog box that appears, enter 25 in the Radius text field, and click OK. If an error message, for example, No pixels are more than 50% selected, click OK and create a larger selection.
- Select Image-Settings-Curves.
- Click on the center of the curve to add an anchor point and drag up to lighten the image. This step softens the intermediate tones of the image. Smoothing feather edges photoshop are basically not rocket science.