A wicked vignette in Photoshop in under 3 minutes?  I am game 🙂

Vignettes are a tricky beast to tame.  At first they appear so docile and easy to manage.  They make your photo feel warm and fuzzy, but they have a tendency to steal the thunder of a good photo by enveloping it with those warm fluffy hugs.  Be cautious of these vignette beasts, they are wolves in sheep’s clothing!

Making a vignette in Photoshop is one of the most powerful ways to control a vignette.  However, you can make bad vignettes and good ones.  Typically a bad vignette is one that is obviously visible.  A good vignette is sneaky and does not appear to be affecting the image at all in its subtlety.

Take a look at these 3 images below:

  1. No vignette
  2. Bad Vignette
  3. Good Vignette in Photoshop

The problem with vignettes is most software out there does not give you the control of a manual vignette.  It is relatively easy to make a good vignette in Photoshop, you just need to keep a few things in mind.

In this tutorial I will show you how to make an awesome vignette in Photoshop in under 3 minutes that will pull the viewer into the photo without even seeing the vignette!  This is powerful.  Who doesn’t have 3 minutes to watch?



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Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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