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  • Duplicate the background layer as the blurred layer
  • Hide Background layer and show only the blurred layer
  • Filter -> Blur -> Radial blur, choosing blur method (Zoom) and amount (the larger, the more blurred), and click OK. The whole layer will have blur effect

Add Blur Effect 1

  • Select the blurred layer, click Add Vector Mask (the third icon at the bottom of layer tool column), then a mask layer of white background will be added

Add Blur Effect 2

  • Use the Paint Brush of black color to brush the areas where you don’t want blur effect
  • In case you accidentally paint the areas you do want the blur effect, just switch the brush color to be white and paint it again
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  1. Create a new layer on the top 
  2. Press “L” or choose Polygonal Lasso Tool to create an area where the shadow will be
  3. Press “G” or choose paint bucket tool to paint the area using whatever color
  4. Change “Fill” to 0% on the layer
  5. Double click the layer, choose Gradient Overlay, double click Gradient, choose the arrow above the bar and change the Opacity to be 0%, choose the arrow below the bar and change the color to be White
  6. Click OK. Done.

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Most of you may already know the printscreen key on the keyboard (Prt Scr), but it will capture the whole screen. If you want to capture only a certain part of your screen, you have to use a image editor like XnView to cut and revise.

But actually, there is a ready tool on Windows, which makes the work extremely easy. If you go to All programs, then Accessories, you will find a program called “Snipping tool”. Just click and choose the area you want to capture the image, click outside the box, you will get the image. You can also highlight any place in the picture, write some comments or erase what has been done. Just as simple as this, the screenshot is ready for you to copy or save as a picture!

 

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