The Vignette effect lets darkening or lightening the edges of a picture that helps to draw your eye to the central part. It’s perfect for creating retro styled images, especially vintage looking portraits. The effect allows you to change a mood or enhance a composition of your image. Vignetting is fabulously easy to implement with AKVIS Retoucher.

Vignette Effect


Adjust the parameters of the effect:

Color. Choose the color of the vignette. Adjust the amount of color with the Intensity parameter (0-100).

Dark Edges
Dark Edges
Light Edges
Light Edges

Size (1-100). The parameter changes the effect area.

Small Vignette
Size = 50
Wide Vignette
Size = 85

Shape (100..100). The parameter affects rounding of the edges and changes the central part of the image from a rectangle (at negatives values) to a circle (at positive values).

Almost Rectangle
Shape = -50
Shape = 50

Smooth Transition (0-100). The parameter adjusts the smoothness of the border between the vignette and the central part. Increasing the value increases the fading effect.

Clear Vignette Effect
Smooth Transition = 0
Blurred Vignette Effect
Smooth Transition = 20

Position. Move the white marker to shift the vignette. You can see the current coordinates of the center in the X and Y fields.

Shift to The Right
Shift to The Top
Moving Vignette


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