How To Add a Vignette Effect

The Vignette effect has been around as long as photography. Originally it was used to hide objects and bring focus to the subject. These days it can be used to hide objects but is also used to enhance the image as well.

For this guide we’ll be using CorelPHOTO-PAINT, included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

1. Open the Image

There are a couple of ways to open the image. From the Welcome Screen, select Get Started and then click on the button to Open Document, alternatively, from File > Open.

Open the Image

2. Adding the Vignette

This is done by going Effects > Creative > Vignette. In the Vignette dialog, Start by selecting Other under Color and use the eyedropper tool to pick up the color of brown in the hair ribbon. For Shape, select Ellipse. With the adjustment sliders there is the option to change the Offset and the Fade. Play with these until you get the desired effect, then click OK.

Adding the Vignette

3. Next Steps

Now that you have applied the effect, you can save the file out or continuing to edit your image in other ways

Next Steps

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite does more than just allow you to add
a vignette to your photos

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