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:
- No vignette
- Bad Vignette
- 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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