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  1. Hiseyes

    Hiseyes TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    Via Gimp, I've attempted adding the vignette to photos with no success, though I came close once. So far the final result has not been to my satisfaction. I've not purchased anything from photoshop, but I'm wondering if I need to make the plung and get either lightroom or elements. Is there a free program that is somewhat user friendly and effective?
     
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    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks so much. So far, it isn't working. :(
     
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    Bummer... Sorry...
     
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    UUilliam TPF Noob!

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    Dude, vignette is easy to do.

    Create new layer, get a brush that is soft (0% hardness)
    and paint around the edges
    lower opacity as you need
     
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    My way in Gimp:

    Create a new layer if you so choose...

    Use elipse select...

    Make an elipse within the image, the circle is the guideline for where the darker edges of the vignette will be.

    Click Select>Invert
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    Select>Feather ( input a logical amount of pixels in comparisson to the image size )

    Select Paintbrush Tool ( Adjust opacity as desired )

    Paint in the corners of the image...


    Play around with that if you can follow it, and you should be able to achieve the effect youre looking for.
     
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    Hiseyes TPF Noob!

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    Thanks so much for this advice. I think I need Gimp for Dummies... :( But I'll keep trying.
     
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    j-digg TPF Noob!

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    You try my method? Ill be online for awhile if you need help, I could help you walk through it.
     
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    j-digg, yes I tried your method. Thanks so much for checking in. I might be able to give it another try later today.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Isn't it kinda hard to get it nice and even that way though?
     
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    Getting it even is one of things that I have a hard time with.
     
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    Just FYI lightroom isn't really designed as an editing program in lieu of photoshop, it is a cataloging/organizing program with some basic editing ability built in.
     

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