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Note how I blurred the background (and foreground grass) to emphasize the Argo. I could have left the foreground grass untouched.
This is my ARGO A.T.V. with a small load of freshly-harvested Diamond Willow sticks and my "Stick-shaw" which I use in the bush in very tight areas where the Argo cannot get through the brush.
The instructions in PSP are quite complete and easy to follow. Look in:
Help / Learning center / Quick Guides / Graphic Projects / Create depth of field
First, I opened the picture, using a fairly large view of it rather than a small one, making sure that the entire Argo is visible.
Choose the "Freehand Selection Tool" (looks like a lariat/lasso)
If the "Tool Options Palette" does not show, make it show: View / Palettes / Tool options; this is how it should look:
Click anywhere near the Argo and draw a line around the entire Argo, making the end of your line meet the start of your line.
note the "ants running around it" like this:
Adjust / Sharpness / Unsharp mask
and Radius 2
Selections / invert
Adjust / Blur / Gaussian blur and set the radius at 3.
selections / Select none
Note all the various options that are available to you for variations of this project.