I’ve seen this many times, but how do you achieve the effect where the colour tapers to the corner, so the sky looks light in the main part of the picture but dark blue in the corners?
Jude, this is vignette. Some of this occurs naturally in a camera. Some of the cheap Holga, Lomo and Diana cameras are notorious for their strong vignette along with their saturated high contrast feel. In digital photography generally you will occasionally see vignette but most of the time not.
Photoshop gives you the ability to either correct and remove this or add and enhance this where you see it however. In general I adjust vignette to taste. Sometimes adding or magnifying it, other times removing it entirely, still other times reversing it out. If you shoot in RAW you can alter your vignette in the Photoshop RAW Plug in.
You take amazing photos every single day.
Great – thanks for the info.
I normally shoot in JPEG, and only have photoshop elements at the moment. I’m planning to get a Macbook Pro in the summer, with Apperture, will look into seeing if I can get a plugin for that.
Can you adjust it in JPEG mode too? I normally shoot in JPEG for file sizes, but can shoot in RAW if I wanted/needed to…
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