Vignetting is the dark outside of a photo that fades into the middle. Some cameras do it naturally when zoomed in as far as they can. In this tutorial, we are going to be creating a fake, yet can be pleasing to the eye, vignette. As seen in the second photo below.
Let’s do this
1. Duplicate the layer.
2. Now go to Filter > Render> Lighting Effects.
3. Copy my settings. NOTE: PHOTO MUST BE INSIDE THE CIRCLE OF THE DESIRED LIGHTING EFFECTS (SEE PHOTO)
4.Your photo should now look something like this (below). That’s too overexposed.
5. Grab your eraser tool and erase the center of the photo where it’s over exposed. Hardness: 0%, Size: Varies with photo size. The black circle is how large my brush is compared to my photo. Delete in only 1-2 clicks.
6. Lower the opacity of the vignetted layer if you still feel it’s not soft enough. As I did.
7. Finish the rest of the retouch with coloring or etc. And you’re done!
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