Tutorial: How to make a Vignette in Photoshop

November 18, 2010 · 1 comment

in Photoshop,Resources,Tutorials

Adding a vignette to your image can help draw the viewers’ attention to the middle of the frame, while also creating a sense of nostalgia. This technique is really easy, and only basic Photoshop knowledge is required.

Step 1:

Open your image in Photoshop.

Step 2:

Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool. Click on the top left corner of your image, and drag your mouse to the bottom right corner before releasing the mouse button.


Click Select, Modify, and then Feather. In the pop up box, type in 200 pixels as the Feather Radius.

Step 4:

Click Image, Adjustments and then Levels. In the pop up box, use the sliders to darken the selection until you are happy with the result, and click OK.

Step 5:

Press Command D (Mac) / Control D (PC) to deselect, and then save your image.

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