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The Photoshop® CS Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby

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Focus Vignette Effect

This is another technique for focusing attention. This time, instead of using light (as we did in the first tutorial in this chapter), we’re focusing attention by blurring non-critical areas, and leaving the focal point sharp.

Step One.
Open the photo that you want to apply the focus vignette effect. Press Command-J (PC: Control-J) twice to make two duplicates of the Background layer in your Layers palette (as shown below).

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Step Two.
Hide the top layer (Layer 1 copy) by clicking on the Eye icon next to it in the far-left column of the Layers palette. Then, click on the middle layer to make it active. ...

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