Hi and welcome back.

For today, we will wrap up the tractor image with a Vignette.  A vignette is simply a soft black border around the edges of an image.  It helps to direct your attention to the main focus of the image and add a nice edge detail.

Bring your image into Photoshop.

Once your image is in photoshop, click on the Filter menu, scroll down to Distort, the scroll over to Lens Correction.  The lens correction filter is also used to correct lens faults.  Once you get there, check it out and play with the settings.  But that’s for another lesson.

Once the Lens Correction filter is up, you can click on the bottom to remove the grid lines.  Then you begin to adjust the vignette with the vignette sliders: one for amount and one for the midpoint or center of the vignette.  Play with these to get the desired result.  Also, play with the other sliders to see what they do.  I’ll have a post on them soon.

Once you’ve decided upon your vignette, click okay.

Above is the final image with the color enhancement, straightening, cropping, and vignetting.  Once you get the hang of it, it’s a piece of cake.  Now flatten the image and send it out to be printed.

All of these screenshots are from Photoshop CS3, so your version may not match accordingly: Elements 6 or CS4, but you should be able to figure this out once you’ve seen it in action.

That’s it for now.  Till next time, happy Photoshopping!