7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 9, 2017 7:38 AM by siegfriedp63497853

# radial transition from haze to solid white

Hello, Community!

I am a novice with PS and I'm trying to prepare the following image:

1. the center of the rectangular picture with a portrait should be abolute perfect sharp (original image)

2. on an imaginary border of an ellipse around this portrait should start a white haze, transitioning to the four edges into a solid white or dense fog

Is someone in the community, who can support me with a detailed procedure?

I apologize for my poor english, sorry!

Best regards, Siegfried

• ###### 1. Re: radial transition from haze to solid white

Add a white Color Fill layer, and in the layer mask, put a radial gradient.

• ###### 2. Re: radial transition from haze to solid white

High, Semaphoric!

Thanks, for your very quick and interesting proposal. But, unfortunately, it doesn't meet my aim not completely.

Getting your image as a template:

I would like to have an inner ellipse without any haze surrounding the complete head, shirt collar and tie. From this imaginary border the haze should start smooth and end with the same intensity (solid/dense fog) on all four edges. In this case, the haze has a non-continuous distribution/density caused by the progress on the different distances from the ellipse to the image borders.

Do you have any idea to realize this?

Best regards,   Siegfried

• ###### 3. Re: radial transition from haze to solid white

Not quite sure, but is this more the look you're attempting to achieve, then?

• ###### 4. Re: radial transition from haze to solid white

Hi, S_Gans!

Thank's for your proposal. Unfortunately this is not the result I'm looking for.

Currently I have found three possibilities of frames in PS with more or less haze surrounding the picture:

- the proposal from Semaphoric

- a very similar impression to your proposal, S_Gans, but with an additional smooth radius on the inner edge to soften it

I think, my idea about the design of this type of frame isn't quite easy to perform.

Thank you all, for your effort in supporting me to find a solution for my request!

I think, I have to combine a lot of layers, masks and filters to achieve the desired result.

Best regards,   Siegfried

• ###### 5. Re: radial transition from haze to solid white

it may be that the question was a little hard to understand, but as i saw it you you want the gradient to start a little bit mor outside of the middle so that the face is perfectly clear maybe? like this(?):

to be honest i dont know if this is what you want (and it may be a little similar to the others), but the way you do this is as easy as this. you make a new layer and the put a gradient on it. you then make a layer mask and make your brush into an elipse. then you switch the brush colour to black and mark the part you want visible.

• ###### 6. Re: radial transition from haze to solid white

Someway like this one?

Edit your gradient for more or less density and/or the start and end point when applying.

Fenja

• ###### 7. Re: radial transition from haze to solid white

Hello again!

Thank you all, very very much!

I think, the proposal from Hans Martin Kristensen meets my expactations best. I will try out several justifications and I'm sure to get a result very close to my basic idea.

Fenja's proposal I will also try out, just with the definition of the gradient from transparent to white I am a bit unsure - but I am just starting with PS and I'm optimistic to find the correct settings.

Best regards,   Siegfried