The Vignette effect will fill the inside or the outside of rectangular or elliptical selection with a selected color, using a given blending mode and opacity. Alternatively it can render only the color mask itself or fill the outside of the vignette with transparency.
The plugin can be found in the effects group “Creative Impatience”, and is called “CI Vignette”. To apply it, drag it over the layer, to the effects panel, or in CS6 double click.
Vignette type allows you to choose between rectangular and circular vignettes.
Point of origin determines the center of the vignette.
Width and Height set the width and the height of the bounding box. In case of elliptical vignette they determine its both radium.
Angle allows you to rotate your vignette around the point of origin.
Feather determines the amount of feather in pixels that will be applied to the inside of the Vignette.
Fill with allows you to choose whether you are using color or transparency to fill out the vignette.
Color is the color of the vignette.
Opacity tells you how much of the effect will be applied to the source layer. This control is disabled and automatically set to 100% in Mask Only mode.
Blending mode allows you to choose how the color will be applied to the source layer. All After Effects blending modes are available. This control is disabled and automatically set to “Normal” in Mask Only mode.
Invert will toggle between applying the effect to the inside, or to the outside of the vignette.
Mask Only turns on “Mask Only” mode, where the source layer is ignored, and only the mask is rendered on the layer where the clip was applied.
After clicking on the effect name, both in Premiere Pro, and in After Effects, custom controls will appear in the comp/layer window or program monitor.
The outside rectangle and rectangular handles control width and height parameters.
If an elliptical vignette is chosen, the ellipse will be displayed to show the outer extent of the vignette. For rectangular vignette only the rectangle is shown.
Four round handles in the middle of the rectangle sides control the feather parameter. Drag any of them to the inside to modify it. Right now they might behave a bit erratically when the vignette is rotated, and also there is no limit on the feather size.
The point handle in the middle moves the vignette’s point of origin.
The slider to the left of the center is the opacity slider going from 100% at the top, to 0% at the bottom.
The round handle with the line connecting it to the point of origin is used to set the vignette’s rotation.
- Used by Vashi Nedomansky in his Vashimorphic 40 preset for After Effects.
- Briefly mentioned in ProMAX webinar with Dennis Radeke from Adobe.
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