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Get the Image You Want: Essential Photoshop Editing Techniques by Element K Journals Creative Team

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Burn the edges of your photos to add mood

For some reason, photographs with burnt edges, like the one shown in Figure A, are intriguing. Maybe it's the dark coloring caused by the burning embers or maybe it's the glimmer of what was almost lost. Whatever the reason, if you'd like to emulate the sort of mood burnt-edged photographs create, you don't have to damage any of your valued photographs to produce it. We'll show you how to simulate the look of burnt edges without so much as striking a match.

Figure A.

Prepare your document

1.
Open the image you want to modify in Photoshop.
2.
Make sure your image is in RGB or CMYK Color mode (Image ▸ Mode). ...

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