Vinetting

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by D-50, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. D-50

    D-50 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    How do i vignette a photo in photoshop CS? Do I just use the burn tool or is there a better way?
     
  2. Illah

    Illah TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco
    If you have CS2 you can use the 'Lens Correction' filter, which is normally used to remove vignetting, to add vignetting in as well.

    --Illah
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I usually just burn.

    You can do it plenty of ways though. Here is what I used to do sometimes.
    Use the circle/oval marque and make an oval selection around the middle of the photo. Inverse the selection, so that you have the outside selected. Feather the selection with a high radius...then use the gradient tool. It may take some fiddling with the angle etc. to get it right. As always...use a separate layer.
     
  4. Naicidrac

    Naicidrac TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Like Mike said there are many ways to do it. You can also use Camera Raw which has it built in. This is the method I use and it was taught to me by the nice people in this forum just as I am telling you. "First, select all (ctrl+a). Then Select menu, modify, border, 200 pixels. (These settings are for a full res photo from 6-8mp). Select, modify, border, 200 pixels again. Then select, feather, 250 pixels. Now your selection should just be 4 small semi circles in each corner. Next create a levels adjustment layer. Grab the very bottom right triangle, which is white. This allows you to change where the maximum white point is on the histogram. Drag this triangle to the left, and you'll see the effect." I think it looks best to drag the white triangle all the way to the left, that is what I usually do. That is the method that was taught to me and that is the method I prefer, but again in photoshop there are so many ways to achieve the same goal. I hope this helps.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

vinetting