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Creating the Classic Vignette Effect

Here’s how to create the classic soft-edged vignette that was originally made popular decades ago by portrait photographers, and still remains popular for wedding photos and portraits of children. A rectangular version is often used for photos used in print ads of high-priced items such as fine homes, jewelry, perfume, etc.

Step One

Open the photo to which you want to apply the classic vignette effect.


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