Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a vignette effect with masking, part of Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop.
It seems that many photographers tried to avoid Vignetting in their images, they …don't like having those darkened corners. But very often, I find that I actually …like to add the Vignette effect into an image mostly just to sort of frame up the …subject a little bit more. And I especially find that Vignetting can …be helpful in situations where there is not a clear boundary to the image. …In this photo, for example, its mostly about texture. …This is a swimming pool with some stripes down at the bottom and its mostly about …the ripple texture and the stripes and the colors, etc. …But there's not really any sense of framing in the photo, so your eye doesn't …necessarily know where to go, and you might tend to sorta wander off outside …the photo, as it were. In those situations, I like to add a …darkening Vignette. Now, there are, of course, several ways …we can add a Vignette. But one way I like to add a Vignette in …order to add a little bit of flexibility to the process is through the use of a …
- Anti-aliasing and selections
- The case for not feathering selections
- Adding, subtracting, and intersecting
- Inverting a selection
- Mixing and matching selection tools
- Advanced selection techniques
- Creating composite images
- Applying targeted adjustments
Skill Level Beginner
Practical Photoshop CS5 Selectionswith Richard Harrington1h 8m Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 36m Intermediate
1. Basic Concepts
2. Selection Tools
3. Advanced Selection Techniques
4. Creating Composite Images
5. Applying Targeted Adjustments
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