pumpkin happy fall 2012

As Edwin Way Teale once said,

“For man, autumn is a time of harvest,
of gathering together.
For nature, it is a time of sowing,
of scattering abroad.”

The brown, orange, and gold colors of autumn warm the soul and inspire rich, deep, grounded images and hues for web design. Here’s a tutorial regarding the Iris Blur Photoshop CS6 Tool. Use it to focus on a given radial area, while blurring out the surrounding background.

Start with a photo: (pumpkin photo by clickwowdesigns)

pumpkin start

Set the radial area: Filter/Blur/Iris Blur:

pumpkin blur screen

On the Blur Tool Panel, set Iris Blur: 32px
On the Blur Effects Panel, set Light Bokeh: 26%:

pumpkin blur panel

To create the fuzzy border:

Go to: Edit/Stroke/70px/Color: Black/Inside/Normal Opacity: 100%
Go to: Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur/100px

Get cozy as the swirling Fall winds stir up change in the landscape, stimulating the autumn color palette. Here are some nice autumn photos from Pinterest to inspire the use of Fall colors on your website or blog:

autumn tumblr 1

fall leaves

fall bridge

autumn fun


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