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Hello, have a picture (a map of France), and i want to create a shadow (little shadows) around the border of the map. how can i do that? thank you by advance stephane vander clock...

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    Hello,

    have a picture (a map of France), and i want to create a shadow (little shadows) around the border of the map.

    how can i do that?

    thank you by advance
    stephane vander clock
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    stephane_vander_clock@adobeforums.com Guest

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    The method which I would use would be to make a careful selection of the
    land area using Quick Mask (unless it is a single colour - in which case
    just use the Magic Wand). Once you have it selected, hit Ctrl+J to copy
    the selection to a new layer and then create your drop shadow (hit the
    fX icon at the bottom of the layers palette and choose 'Drop Shadow'
    from the fly out menu).
    --

    Carol
    (Posted from the UK)

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    Little shadows around the border of the map? I'm not quite sure the effect you're trying to achieve but I'm picturing more of a vignette look by his/her description.

    If you're just looking for a darkening around the perimeter of the entire image, I'd select the entire image, contract the selection, invert the selection, switch to quickmask and apply a Gaussian blur as desired, switch back and apply a layer mask of that selection. Then I'd probably fill an underlying area with black. Or, take said selection, create a new layer, and fill with black and adjust opacity as desired. Hm...ok come to think of it there are a million ways to do this if you want what I think you want. There might even be an action to do this (like Vignette) but I don't really play with the actions aside from creating new ones so I'm not sure about that. Anyone else?

    Edit* upon rereading the question, Carol is probably right. I'm still not sure what you're looking for, Stephane.

    ~Em
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    thank a lot for your help ...
    stephane_vander_clock@adobeforums.com Guest

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