Adding a Vignette to Your Photo

To make the subject of your image pop, try using the Vignette tool. This creates a feathered border around your image and draws the eye to the subject instead of the surrounding background. The Vignette tool can be located in the Photo Editor section of the app.

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Step 1: Open your image in the Photo Editor then go to the Edit menu, and find Vignette under the Essentials menu.
 
Step 2: In the top row you’ll see three different shape icons, depicting what kind of radius the vignette will have around your object. There’s radial, square, and linear meant to span the whole canvas. You may want to sample the different shapes to see what works best for your image. Once your vignette shape is selected, you’ll see controls come up that let you adjust how close in you want the vignette to your subject. You can move the controls around to see some different options.
 
Step 3: Click and drag anywhere inside the vignette shape to move the location of the vignette
 
Step 4: Click and drag the interior circle handles to resize the vignette.
 
Step 5: Click and drag an exterior square handle(s) to adjust the height and/or width of the vignette.
 

Pro Tip: Hold the Shift key and drag the square handle to resize with the lock aspect ratio.

Step 6: Click and drag the exterior square handle to rotate the vignette.
 

Pro Tip: While working on your vignette, press the Space Bar to hide the on-canvas controls and get a quick preview of how it looks.

Step 7: You’ll also see the options to change the vignette Color, Blend Mode, and Opacity. This will help you make your vignette really dramatic or just a subtle outline.
 
Step 8: Play around until you see what works for you! Click Apply to save your changes.
 
Step 9: Continue adding to and editing your creation. If you're done, be sure to save your project!
 

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