Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a vignette, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
I find it interesting that sometimes the effect we're trying to avoid in camera is …the effect we're trying to add after the fact. …And I think the vignette effect is a good example of that. …Many times, we try to avoid vignetting with various lenses in the camera, but a …vignette effect can actually be a very nice touch to add to any digital photo. …In many ways, it helps to keep the viewer's eye constrained inside the image …itself, and it also adds an air of mystery and darkness. …It can overall just be a very nice effect. …Let's take a look at a method you can use for adding a vignette effect to your images.…
In this case, I have a multi-layered document. …I have my original background Image layer as well, as a Black and White Adjustment …layer and a Curves Adjustment layer. And I want to add a vignette effect but …retain flexibility for fine tuning that effect later. …So, what I'm going to do is select my Background Image layer, and I want to …apply a filter effect as a Smart filter. And that means I need to go to the Filter …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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