For something at work I need to know how to create the effect you see where a picture blurs into a white background at the edges in an artistic way. I don't have any immediate examples to offer, but it's just a softer way to present a picture as part of a page, without hard/harsh edges. I think it's feathering, but when I try to follow the Photoshop instructions using the related options, nothing actually happens. Save me from banging my head on the desk, please?
::kneels and makes pleading gesture to the fannish skies::