Vignette using GIMP

Darkening towards the corners in a photograph. It brings the viewer's attention to the most important part of the photograph.

  • Open the image in Gimp

  •  Create a new layer with layer fill type as Foreground color (Keep the color as black)

  •  Add a Mask to the layer - Initialise layer mask to white(Full opacity)



  • Select the mode as soft light

  •  Use any of the selection tool


  • Select the region


  • Bucket fill the selected region


  • The region which has been bucket fill is bit brighter than the surrounding region


  • Select --> None


  • Select filter -> Gaussian blur and play around with the blur radius


  • Comparison of image before and after vignette is applied


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