Sorry for this simple post - I did search and for some reason could find no posts- probably because of terminology.
I often do an oval crop and soften edges using Microsoft PhotoDraw on a captured bmp file from my video editing program, and use the resulting pic on white dvd labels.
It's like a 2 step process in photodraw and fast. I am trying to do it in CS3 - and I am just not that familiar with Photoshop to do it quickly - and for some reason I do not see an easy way of doing it.
Could someone direct me to a tutorial or directions on how to do this in CS3 photoshop.
Re: crop and soften edges by Matt Sepeta on Mar 30, 2009 at 8:29:15 pm
Do not worry, once you get the hang of it, you will be able to accomplish the task ten different ways. Here is what I would do...
-create a new blank layer (command n)
-Delete locked background layer (I always do this)
-use custom shape tool and choose ellipse, make the foreground color white
-Drag it out to the size you want.
-Select the ellipse
-command shift i to invert the selection
mess around with that until you get the desired result.
some of the things may be a bit different depending on version, but that is the overall gist of it