Creating Dramatic Vignettes in Post

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Vignettes are a great way to control where a viewer focusses in your picture. Using Adobe Photoshop, it’s possible to create some truly impressive vignettes. With the Iris Blur effect you can create de-focussed edges as well as an alpha channel.  Toss on an exposure adjustment and a layer mask and you have the perfect vignette.

So let’s explore how to achieve this great look in less than :60 seconds.  I give you a rapid tutorial with zero fluff.

This technique is just one way to achieve this effect, give it a try and see if it suits your workflow. This will work with Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC.

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