Vignettes Pt 3 – User Selected Colour

vignetteIn part 1 of this focus on vignetting, we began with the simplest form, a vignette which darkens or lightens the image corners; In part 2 we moved on to using coloured gradients. In this part we are going to go build on the Action created in part 1and create another Action (suitable for Photoshop & Photopea) to allow you to select any colour for the vignette.

To simplify the process in the Action:

      1. To ensure we do not affect the original image we create a duplicate layer.
      2. Then use a layer mask to set the borders.
      3. Then create a solid colour layer.
      4. And finish off by wrapping them up in a Group.

Once the Action has been run you can the select any colour for the vignette by :

      1. Double clicking on the Layer Thumbnail, initially coloured green, then
      2. Use the Color Picker to select any colour you want to use.
      3. You can keep selecting a colour and see the result, until you are happy with it.
      4. Then just ‘OK’ your way back out.
      5. NB:: You can always modify the Opacity and Blend Mode to refine the result.
Photoshop color select
Select a colour – Photoshop
photopea color select
Select a colour – Photopea


If you have any actions, presets, tips, worked examples  you would be happy to contribute and help others off to a good start with their photo processing, pay your knowledge forward ! We are happy to help with putting material together.



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