Quote:>I am trying to get several photos to go together like a collage and have
>the joins of the photos to 'blur' together. Can anyone offer suggestions
>on how to do this or direct me to a tutorial?
Here's a quick and dirty technique that will still let you go back and change
things later if you want to tinker with the effect...
Put each image you want to place in your collage on a separate layer in your
Select the image area in each layer that you want to keep.
Select->Save Selection->Layer Mask.
Click on the layer mask icon, and Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur
This will blur the layer mask, interactively (you can see the results on the
screen as you adjust the blur amount) while still preserving the entire image
intact. If you choose to change it at a later date, you can blur the mask some
more (to increase the effect) or you can throw the mask away and start over
without having to re-create your collage (if you want to use a different area
of the image or decrease the blending effect).
Make sure you blur the layer /mask/, not the layer itself!
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