Hey everyone, @ here! Welcome back to . I love using vignettes on my photos – a subtle vignette can add some depth and interest to a photo, and it can help focus the viewer’s attention onto the most important part of the photo. But what if the most important part of the photo isn’t in the middle? Swipe through to see a mini tutorial on how to use the Radial Gradient tool to create an off-center vignette!
Here’s the photo with no vignette. First, make sure you’re in Edit mode.
Most of the time I use the Vignette slider to create a vignette (tap the “Effects” button to access the Vignette slider). But that creates a centered vignette, and when the main subject of the photo (in this case, the neon sign) is substantially off-center, a centered vignette doesn’t always look so great. This time instead of using the Vignette slider we’re going to do something a little different.
Tap the “Selective” button to access the Selective tools, which let you edit just part of a photo, rather than the whole thing.
Tap the plus button “+” to create a new Selective adjustment.
When making selective adjustments, we can choose a free-form Brush, a Radial Gradient, or a Linear Gradient. In this case, we want the Radial Gradient, so tap that option.
Tap wherever you want the center of the vignette to be, and drag outwards to create a circle or oval of the necessary size (you can always adjust the size after the fact if you need to). Bonus tip: after you make the Radial Gradient, you can tap and drag on its border to rotate it if you wish.
By default, the area of the photo inside the circle is what’s going to be adjusted. But in this case, since we’re making a vignette, we want to adjust what’s outside the circle, so tap on the "Invert" button to invert the mask. Bonus tip: the button above the "Invert" button is the "Feather" button, it lets you adjust the softness of the Radial Gradient’s edge.
Tap on “Light” to show the controls for adjusting the light in the image.
Drag down the “Exposure” slider until the vignette is the darkness you want. Tap the checkmark when