Subtle Vignette

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  1. Donald Harvey

    Donald Harvey TPF Noob!

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    I was wondering how you achieve a subtle vignette in Photoshop?

    What I usual do is add a Light Effect and turn it into a omni. but the wider I make it it over exposes the middle where the light is hitting, I try to turn down the intensity but it's just not getting what I want.

    If there is another way or if that is the way to do it and I am doing incorrectly, please let me know!

    Thank you!

    Harvey
     
  2. KhronoS

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    Well You can do it like this:
    1. Create a new layer over the photo and fill it with black.
    2. Add to the new layer a blend mode of "Soft Light"
    3. Add to the layer a mask fill it with black, then paint the mask with white with a big and very soft brush over the edges where you want the vignette.

    Then you can play with the opacity to obtain the desired effect.

    Have fun :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I usually just copy a new layer then use the burn tool to add a vignette.
     
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    rufus5150 TPF Noob!

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    I documented the method I use using multiply:

    http://www.toddmckimmey.com/?page_id=1698

    Everything should be visible but you might have to click the images to isolate them since my format doesn't like 800 wide images.
     
  5. Donald Harvey

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    thanks for the help!!!!! Much appreciated!
     
  6. Jon0807

    Jon0807 TPF Noob!

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    I used a gradated layer and adjust the blending properties to get the effect I want
     

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