Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling the focal point with vignette effects, part of Enhancing Photos with iPhoto.
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The Vignette effect in iPhoto can be used to guide the viewer's eye to the…center of the picture.…It's a pretty strong effect, though, so I recommend you use it sparingly.…In this image here, I'm going to turn on Vignette, and then counter with some…additional edge blurring.…Now, as you tweak the Vignette, you see that it can become pretty pronounced.…You also can use a Matte effect, which brightens the edge, and that's a…little bit different.…So, if you want a negative vignette there, you can Matte the image.…Now, I'm going to take this here, and set the Vignette to a value of 1, and put…a little bit of Fade into it.…
That's going to go ahead and neutralize that a bit, and boosting it, it looks okay.…Take a look at one more example.…Adding the Vignette in this case definitely feels more motivating, and…you'll notice that iPhoto does a better job when the vignette goes over a darker background.…Combining with an Edge Blur, tends to increase the naturalness of the effect.…This looks pretty good.…
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- Cropping for better composition
- Rotating an image
- Making a levels adjustment
- Adjusting shadows or highlights
- Increasing saturation
- Converting to black and white
- Creating sepia-tone effects
- Using the Retouch Brush
- Sharpening photos
- Adding borders
- Copying and pasting adjustments