Easy Vignette in Photoshop

Here are two ways to do an easy vignette in Photoshop

Method 1 via http://www.photoshopessentials.com/photo-effects/vignette/

  1. Create a fill layer with the vignette color
  2. Select the layer mask thumbnail (in the layers panel)
  3. Use the elliptical selection tool to make a rough selection of the cutout
  4. Fill the selection with Black (right click > Fill > Contents: Black)
  5. Filter a Gaussian Blur to fade the edges
  6. Free transform to modify as needed

Method 2 via http://dmad.com/photoshop-vignette

  1. Go to Filter » Lens Correction…
  2. Click on the Custom Tab
  3. Under the Vignette section, move the amount slider to the left towards “darken” and adjust the midpoint slider to suit your needs.
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