February Tip: Using Vignettes to Hold the Viewer’s Attention
Being able to capture the attention of the viewer is one thing, but holding their attention once they are looking at your image is another. One method to keep the viewer’s eye on your subject is by adding a dark vignette around the subject. In this example, I used the new Vignette: Lens filter found in Color Efex Pro 4. I was able to increase the center brightness as well as darken the area around the edges of my image quickly and easily. This can create a very natural look and doesn’t have to be overdone. Now I can hold the viewer’s attention by directing their eye to my subject.