Creative photo ideas for July: 07 Add a vignette
The rise of Instagram has given the world more vignetted, vintage-looking shots of meals about to be eaten than it will ever need. But a vignette can act both as a frame to draw attention to the focal point, and a mood-enhancing picture element in its own right.
Experiment when you’re processing images. Pictures with large, pale areas often benefit from a subtle darkening of the corners to add balance, while a more substantial vignette can tone down distracting background elements.
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* Shoot in raw so you can enhance or remove the effect easily.
* Use Adobe Camera Raw or Adobe Lightroom’s post crop vignette tools – a negative Amount creates a dark vignette, while a positive Amount applies a light one.
* Start subtly. It’s easy to overdo the effect with white or bright areas.
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PAGE 4: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 04 Shoot portraits with backlight
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PAGE 7: Creative Photo Ideas for July – 07 Add a vignette
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