Critique Wanted Some more Paintshop Pro x4 experiiment on vignette and blur.


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Jul 17, 2010
Perth, Western Australia
Bill Shinnick
This works pretty well to 'focus' the viewer's eye on the face and the eyes in particular. A giveaway that the blur is not genuine is the edges of the hat brim that should be sharp but begin to blur with the background. This can be tackled better using layers and a layer mask. That's being picky and overall the effect is working.


Dec 20, 2011
East San Diego County
Thank you. I agree that the right side of the hat should be in focus. I didn't see that until you pointed it out. I will have to get over my fears of layers. I tried it once and had a mess. :)

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