I am trying to make a smooth fade-out to total darkness from the grid border on the left and right side:
you can see on this page that the fadeout isnt smooth. I have tried a mix of basic lighting effects and vingette with corel photopaint 11 but I cant get it smoother.
I tried air brushing with deep-paint 3d but when I open a JPEG it makes the whole image brighter so against the black background it looks messed up.
anyone got any tips?
any ideas are appreciated.