Sometimes as you work with photos, there will be some things that are a bit distracting—whether an unwanted object, or an area that needs to be blurred or sharpened. How do you add a vignette for stylistic or corrective adjustment? In this video, Richard Harrington walks through adding a vignette to an image in Adobe Lightroom.
- Vignettes can often be added for stylistic purposes…to brighten or darken the edges.…They also serve as a corrective adjustment…if you're getting a shadow from the lens hood.…Let me show you.…For this image, I'm going to add a stylistic vignette…to draw the focus of the viewer.…This front wall is a little distracting here.…So using the graduated filter here, I can click and drag.…And this creates a nice blend.…Now, we'll leave color and tint alone for temperature there.…
But, I'm going to pull the saturation down slightly…and darken the overall exposure as well as…pull down the shadows a little bit.…That looks better.…And let's defocus that slightly.…So using the sharpness slider, we'll pull that down.…Now, we can add a stylistic vignette.…And this can be done two ways.…If you want to do this globally,…just come down the effects section,…and you'll see the ability to add a post crop vignette.…
What this does is look at the cropped image and then adjust.…So for example, if I cropped a little bit off the top here,…
- Sizing an image
- Fixing exposure problems
- Fixing an image that is too bright or too dark
- White balancing a photo
- Changing the color of an object
- Fixing red eye and dark circles
- Controlling focus, perspective, and backgrounds
- Blurring backgrounds
Skill Level Beginner
1. Sizing an Image
2. Exposure Problems
3. Color Problems
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4. Retouching Problems
5. Controlling Focus, Perspective, and Backgrounds
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