The Vignette filter helps you focus attention on your main subject. In this video, Derrick Story shows you how to use the Vignette filter. Luminar is a modern image editor for both Mac and PC platforms. It provides photographers with the tools they need to creatively edit their images quickly and easily.
- [Presenter] Another filter that I could not live without and number two on our noteworthy filters list is Vignette. And I think Lumniar has one of the best implementations of Vignette in any application that I use. So here we are, we have Vignette open, and you have Post-crop and Pre-crop. We haven't cropped at all so it doesn't make any difference, I'll just leave it at Post-crop (laughs). And the way that I use this is that I do Amount all the way over to begin with, to see what I'm doing.
And that's the thing that is important to me with Vignetting is like: What areas am I actually affecting? Now I'll play with the Size. So I want to really Vignette around the horse's face, and I can play with Roundnesss, and this is something that you get in Lumniar that I just love, being able to play with the Roundness. Once I get that set, then I play with Feathering, and I go: Okay, I think I have it, and then I go back to Amount and I back it off 'til I get exactly what I want.
And I just think that is a really terrific way to use Vignetting, slide Amount all the way over, get Size, Roundness and Feather set and then back off Amount 'til you get the look that you want. Now you get two more bonuses with this application that you don't get in other apps. One is Inner Light, so then even after I adjust the outer edge for Vignette, then I can adjust the inner area.
Isn't that cool? I just love that. How wonderful. And then if your subject is off-center, and you want to have the Vignette work perfectly with that subject, then you have Place Center right here where you get to set where the Vignette centers around. And I think that's really terrific as well. Now other applications do have Place Center, I have seen that, I don't recall seeing Inner Light and I love it, but no matter how you slice it, Vignetting in this application is really cool, I use it a lot, and I like this implementation.
Let's do our before and after, we'll just turn on and off the Vignette itself, and then let's do before and after on both. So isn't it interesting when you start to analyze this shot, that the bright areas, these are the areas that pull your eye away from the subject, are outside of the subject, and the subject's dark, and then after just two sliders, Accent AI and Vignette, we have redirected the viewer's eye to the area of the image that we think is most important.
And that's why I consider these filters so noteworthy. Because you can do so much work with them so very quickly.
- Applying filters and presets
- Cropping images
- Batching processing
- Working with layers
- LUT mapping
- Converting to black and white
- Toning images
- Reducing noise
- Saving and exporting images