How To Add Vignette Effect

The vignette effect is a creative editing effect that darkens the corners and sides of an image. The resulting effect creates a subtle frame to your photo and draws attention to the center of the composition. Historically, photographers would work to keep vignetting from occurring. However, in recent years, it's become a widespread effect and can be created quickly in an image processing software.

1. Install PaintShop Pro

To install PaintShop Pro photo editing software on your PC, download and run the installation file above. Continue following on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

2. Select the Vignette effect

Click Effects > Photo Effects > Vignette.

3. Set the edge

In the Area of focus, choose a selection tool and drag in the Before pane to set the edge for the effect.

4. Adjust edge color

Drag the Dark/Light slider to set an edge color.

5. Make final adjustments

Fine-tune the results by dragging any of the following sliders:

  • Blur — determines the amount of blur outside the area of focus
  • Diffuse glow — adds a luminescent brightening effect and softens details in the entire photo
  • Feather edge — determines the softness of the transition between the area in focus and the edge effect.

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PaintShop Pro's image editing tools allow you to quickly and easily add vignette effect to photos to draw the viewer's attention to the center of the image.

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