Vignettes Can Highlight the Message of Photos

Add Special Effects: Dark, Light, Combined Vignettes

What is a vignette?  The French word has come to refer to a photographic image that has a clear contrast in the center and fades off at the edges. Photo editors apply vignettes to photos by reducing brightness or saturation at the periphery compared to the center.

Why add a vignette?  Photo editors add a vignette to an image to draw attention to the center of the frame.

While the majority of editors use a dark vignette, Warren employs a variety of vignettes for clients: dark, light, faded-edge, dark-grunge, dark-oval, dark-rectangle, custom-shape, rectangular, elliptical, heart-shaped, Lomographic, and complex vignettes, as shown below and on page 2 and page 3.


Dark Vignette



Dark Vignette  Move your cursor on then off this original image to see the dark elliptical vignette
that Warren gave this photo of Dexter the dog. Your eyes will be drawn toward Dexter's eye.


Photo credit: Paul Silk


Light Vignette


Light Vignette  Move your cursor on then off this original landscape image to see how a
light elliptical vignette draws your eyes toward the text of God's Scripture beneath the rainbow.



Comparing Dark and Light Vignettes

Two Vignettes to Compare  Click the two links under this original wedding image
to closely compare the different effects that dark and light vignettes add to photos.







 See More Vignettes

In addition to these three pages of vignette transformations,
see the large collection of WCD's unique photo edit pages in the left column.




Don't wait any longer to showcase your photo presentations. Contact Warren Camp Design today, at 209-795-7661, to discuss your upcoming campaign and learn how Warren can utilize his digital artistry skills to enhance and give prominence to your photos.