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Old March 18th, 2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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How to create a Vignette Look?

Like to creat something with dark feathered corners. I tried the cookie cuttter but it doesn look that nice.. looking for a soft look. How can I do it?
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Old March 18th, 2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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I sometimes use a gaussian blur on the feathered edge cookie cutter element and enlarge it as needed to get the desired effect.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #3
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Some ideas:

1] Border FX and use the Blurred edge. Not quite 4 corners

or

2] Masking in Pan/Crop and set up 4 corners.

or

3] Create a MASK in a graphics package with a transparent central portion, import and place on track ABOVE footage

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4] Set up 4 corners on 4 separate tracks

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5] Create a REAL optical vignette IN-Camera and import a still of that and Chroma Key-out middle

or

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THE thing with Vegas is I can try out masses of stuff very fast. Don't like 'em? I move on

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Old March 19th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #4
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I believe you can also just use one of the first releases of the Sony EX-1 ;-)
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Old March 19th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #5
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I believe you can also just use one of the first releases of the Sony EX-1 ;-)
. . and that was my No.6 . . Laurence! You wag you!

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Old March 19th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #6
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what about using a color gradient set to elliptical and use it as a mask?

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:45 PM   #7
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ah thanks.. ha ha the EX1 idea sounded "interesting".. anyway the effect is as the opening of the video below: "the bride"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T62VNRI8srw

I will try the gaussian blur and mask overlay in PS CS3.0 if need be.
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