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Jul 29, 2009 10:49 |  #1

Does anyone know if I can do a bruch vignette in Photoshop Elements 7? I'm tired of making vignettes with the marquee tool or using that tool and adjusting levels. Want something that I can just brush in area I want darker. Thanks


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Jul 29, 2009 11:08 |  #2

Does Elements have dodge/burn tools?

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New layer, black paintbrush and then set the layer opacity to 5% or whatever?


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Jul 29, 2009 11:10 |  #3

What steps are you using to make the vingette? I use the marquee tool, and I find that it is only four steps, takes me about 10 seconds. Perhaps it is a workflow issue.

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Jul 29, 2009 11:11 |  #4

Does Elements 7 not have a gradient tool? I've seen that (circular) used to apply vignettes, but I don't use PSE.


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Jul 29, 2009 11:15 |  #5

Radtech1 wrote in post #8362960 (external link)
What steps are you using to make the vingette? I use the marquee tool, and I find that it is only four steps, takes me about 10 seconds. Perhaps it is a workflow issue.

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Set foreground to black. Create new layer. Set marquee tool, knock hole to see vignette. Control D to finalize. It's a vignette border. I want more of selected vignette where I can add more vignette on one side but less on another. Saw it on a tutorial online, but it wasn't for PSE. It was for a more powerful Photoshop program. I guess CS3. It had a type of masking that I don't believe I have on PSE7.


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Jul 29, 2009 11:17 |  #6

Mike wrote in post #8362943 (external link)
Does Elements have dodge/burn tools?

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New layer, black paintbrush and then set the layer opacity to 5% or whatever?

It has dodge and burn options. I just haven't tried it yet. I should try the new layer and black paintbrush to see what happens. That sounds like a good idea.

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Jul 29, 2009 11:21 |  #7

Can I continue to make different layers and make a darker vignette on one side and a lighter vignette on the other side? That is, if I try the new layer, black brush, and change opacity. I'm not the sharpest with PSE, but I'm trying.


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Jul 29, 2009 11:37 |  #8

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Can I continue to make different layers and make a darker vignette on one side and a lighter vignette on the other side? That is, if I try the new layer, black brush, and change opacity. I'm not the sharpest with PSE, but I'm trying.

Yep. Have a play with layers, you can have loads. :D


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Jul 29, 2009 11:39 |  #9

Thanks MIke. I have a busy evening, but I will try this when I get home and see how it comes out. I hope it works out the way that I want it too.


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Jul 29, 2009 11:40 |  #10

Black paintbrush (or gradient, or...) on a layer with blending mode soft light or multiply.


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Jul 29, 2009 11:46 |  #11

Elements has different ways of approaching things, as does PS. If you are new to layers, a powerful tool to learn to work with is masks.

I know the older version of Elements that I worked with did not have layer masks (ver.4) but you could create a working mask by creating a new layer under the "active" layer then grouping the bottom layer with the acive layer. If you made the "mask" layer empty/erased (not white) it let everything through, if you painted with black it blotted that part of the active layer out. Play with opacity. I don't remember, though, if gray had a "muted" effect or not.

Of course, if Elements 7 has a masking tool then you are all good -- learn to use it!


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Jul 29, 2009 13:25 |  #12

René Damkot wrote in post #8363162 (external link)
Black paintbrush (or gradient, or...) on a layer with blending mode soft light or multiply.

When I make the new layer should I keep it the same as the original or change it's color. That is where I'm a little confused I guess.


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Jul 29, 2009 13:29 |  #13

Same. The colour is just an identifier.


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Jul 29, 2009 13:30 |  #14

There are several actions that can do it for you. Makes it a 2 click process. Most of them put it on a separate layer so you can control the opacity, color, whatever.

Look here for several free PSE actions.... http://coffeeteaphotog​raphy.blogspot.com/ (external link)


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Jul 29, 2009 13:31 |  #15

Thanks. I'm pretty dumb when it comes to photoshop. I'm slowly getting better at memorizing key strokes.


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