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Chapter 3. Raw Hide: Mastering Camera Ra... > Fixing (or Creating) Edge Vignetting - Pg. 82

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Fixing (or Creating) Edge Vignetting If you're looking at a photo and the corners of the photo appear darker, that's lens vignetting. This is either a problem or a cool effect, depending on how you view it. Generally, I look at it this way--if it's just the corners, and they're just a little bit dark, that's a problem and I fix it. However, sometimes I want to focus the viewer's attention on a particular area, so I create a vignette, but I expand it significantly beyond the corners so it looks like an intentional effect, not a lens problem. Here's how to fix (or create) vignettes: Step One: In the RAW photo shown here, you can see the hard areas in the corners (the vignetting I was talking about). This vignetting is normally caused by the camera's lens, so don't blame yourself