- How Did You Do That?
- Adding a Decorative Border
- Creating a Gradient Fill
- Adding a Vignette to a Portrait
- Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Picture
- Fading Out Color
- Coloring a Single Object
- Deleting the Background
- Making a Photo Look Like an Oil Painting
- Posterizing a Picture
- Making a Photo Look Like a Sketch
- Applying the Pointillize Filter
- Trimming a Photo into a Custom Shape
- Applying Effects with the Smart Brush
- Touching Up with the Detail Smart Brush
Adding a Vignette to a Portrait
Somehow, putting a soft edge around the subject of a portrait just seems to make the image more special. It’s a traditional darkroom technique that’s incredibly easy to emulate with Photoshop Elements.
- With a picture open, right-click the Rectangular Marquee tool.
- Choose the Elliptical Marquee tool.
- Click and drag in the image to draw an oval selection marquee.
Choose Select, Inverse or press Shift+Ctrl+I.
- Choose Select, Feather or press Alt+Ctrl+D.
- Enter a number of pixels in the Feather Radius field and click OK.
Press Delete to remove the background.