Vignetting can give your photos an artistic look and focus the viewer’s attention around a center of interest. In this tutorial we will explain how to add a non-destructive vignetting effect to your photos using marquee tool and curves adjustment masks in Photoshop CS6. You can also make this in to a Photoshop action to make your workflow faster on other images you wish to apply this to.
Why this method
If you place a vignette effect on your image in Photoshop or Lightroom the traditional way you will be limited by its affect only around the edge of the frame with the centre always being your focus point. Adopting this new approach you will be able to pick a focus point in the photo, let’s say a couple in the bottom right corner then we can put the vignette around them and making that part of the photo the centre of attention for the viewer.
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