So vignettes have hit the streets running as one of those awesome ways to make an image go from eh.. to Wow… I don’t want to like vignettes because they seem so cliche, but they work, they really work. They do a great job of diverting one’s attention to the focal point in an almost subliminal way. So how can we spruce up the vignette a bit to get a different look with the same concept? Photoshop of course! I have used the power of blending options, specifically Color, and really enjoy the outcome.
- Duplicate the image layer you would like to vignette by pressing Ctrl+J (Cmd+J)
- Go to Filter>Lens Correction or press Shift+Ctrl+r (Shift+Cmd+r).
- In the Lens Correction panel click on the Custom tab.
- In the Vignette section change the Amount to -100 and the Midpoint to +15
- Press Ok
- Now, in the layers palette, select your vignetted layer and change the Blend Mode to Color.
- And there you have it, a subtle, what I like to call, Color Reduction Vignette! A nice alternative to the typical Vignette seen all over the web.