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Hello and Welcome.  Perhaps this tutorial may be of help ....... just make the rectangle/square fit more closely over the image:  http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/107031-glass-pane-newer-edition/

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^That should work. I forgot about that plugin.

 

Set the Softness to 1 in TR's QuickOutliner. Then you'll need to use Gaussian Blur (Clamped), instead of the regular Gaussian Blur (otherwise color bleeding will happen).

 

That should give the exact same effect that's in your example image.

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Similar to Eli's suggestion:

 

Add a layer

Run PyroChild's Effects>Render>Border N' Shapes (on new layer), adjusting Width for desired border thickness.

Use Magic Wand to select center area.

Apply Effects>Blurs>Gaussian Blur, adjusting Radius for desired fade.

Reverse selection

Erase Selection.

Flatten image.

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Ahhh - yes, so much easier doing the above steps than the tutorial.  I too had forgotten about that plugin.
 
You could also add a white border on a new layer and change the mode to get an interesting contrast.  I used 'difference' to get this:
 
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                              Difference                                                              Plain

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I've thought of a way to completely automate this in code. I'll write the actual code tonight. 

 

I will be glad to give any sugestions like been able to control and draw the frame at a desired distance from the edge. As well as been able to control the width, color and transparency of the shaded frame.  :)

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