Vignette Blurring

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Probably not news to most, but I just learned how to do a vignette blur in Photoshop, which comes in very handy when there are distracting elements in the corners and edges of the frame that you don't wish to clone out.

I was inspired by two images posted recently in Octoberfest to look into this technique, which is very easy and extremely useful.

Original image (branches at upper left and lower left corners are distracting):
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With Iris Blur:
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This result, deliberately heavy handed to illustrate the effect, was very quickly achieved using these steps:
  1. Duplicate layer
  2. Select Filter->Blur Gallery->Iris Blur
  3. Reposition, resize, reshape as desired
  4. Select amount of blur with slider as desired
 
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