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.
Have a photo ready.
Create a precise circle with the [Ellipse Tool] while pressing the <Shift key>.
Pop up a dialog for adjusting the selection [Selection -> Adjust Borderlines].
Slide the slider to right while looking at the edge of the picture. Press OK when it’s blurred enough.
In order to avoid disappearance of the part you would like to clip, you need to inverse it [Selection -> Inverse Selection].
Clip the photo roundly [Edit -> Clip]. Now you have blurred borderlines.
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.