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.
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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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. ...