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How to blur borderlines of a clipped photo in Photoshop

How to blur borderlines of a clipped photo in Photoshop

In this section you will learn how to opaque borderlines of a roundly clipped photo in Photoshop. When you would like to use a photo for artwork or a postcard, a simple clipping is a little boring.

When the borderlines of the photo are blurred even a little bit, it gives a fine impression.

You can clip a photo in various shapes, this time we will use a roundly clipped photo.

Step01 Open a photo in Photoshop

Have a photo ready.

Step02 Circle the photo where you would like to clip

Create a precise circle with the [Ellipse Tool] while pressing the <Shift key>.

Step03 Adjust selection

Pop up a dialog for adjusting the selection [Selection -> Adjust Borderlines].

Step04 Blur the borderlines

Slide the slider to right while looking at the edge of the picture. Press OK when it’s blurred enough.

Step05 Inverse selection

In order to avoid disappearance of the part you would like to clip, you need to inverse it [Selection -> Inverse Selection].

Step06 Clip roundly

Clip the photo roundly [Edit -> Clip]. Now you have blurred borderlines.

Done

How to blur borderlines of a clipped photo in Photoshop

The task is now complete. Blurring the edges give much different impression from simple clipped out photos. This time we removed the surroundings. The part disappeared became the background color.

To paste, do [Edit -> Copy -> Paste] on a new layer after Step04.

We clipped out the photo roundly this time, you can try it with other shapes and also try blurring in different levels. Be creative and imaginative.

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