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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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus and Creative Cloud User as well as an author on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

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