Ahhh to be 3....

I'm playing with Photoshop Elements 6. My new toy. Blurring the background. I've been trying to figure out how to do this for a long time now.

In elements, top layer gaussian blur set to 15, then select the part you want to erase with the magic selection tool, and hit delete. Then zoomed in close, clean up any lines around the edges with the erase tool.

I also used this week's coolest new trick-- I just learned it at Karen Cheng's Blog. Gives people a lovely glow-worm effect.

Next on my list? Figuring out how she makes the choppy, but perfect frames around her pictures!

Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!