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How do I get the following shadow effect pls? In my image, I tried to add shadows and increased the size of the shadows. No avail. :(

I want to get the shadow/smoky effect that is present in the borders of the red and green portions. I think I can somehow get the drop shadow effect of the Christmas trees. Even the green portion has a smoky shadow effect. Would love to reproduce the effect.

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The edge effect is called a vignette.

You can simply draw a radial gradient on a layer...

gradient

You could also use the Inner Glow layer style on a layer.

The tree shadow is simply a large Drop Shadow layer style.

Or for more complex methods, Google will turn up hundreds of tutorials. The first few Google results....

http://www.all-things-photography.com/create-a-vignette-effect.html

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/psdtuts/-create-a-nondestructive-vignette-effect-in-seconds/

http://voices.yahoo.com/create-vignette-effect-photoshop-376634.html

http://www.lifeclever.com/quick-and-dirty-vignettes-in-photoshop/

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Thanks Scott! It worked! :) –  sammydude Oct 27 '13 at 19:15
    
The 2nd link (tv.adobe.com) had a nice video on how to do it. How do I post the image that I worked on? :) –  sammydude Oct 27 '13 at 19:17
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