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Need help adding a vignette to a video

Apr 28, 2013 11:38 AM

Hi all, I spent hours online looking for a tutorial that shows how to  feather a video's edge. For example, I imported a video clip on the cs6 timeline. I want to create a  circle vignette around the video. If I select the video and use the Eraser tool to feather around the video, it only applies the effect on 1 frame when I advance the timeline. Is there any way to use the Eraser tool on a video and apply

the effect to ALL frames?  Thanks, Lou

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    Apr 28, 2013 11:43 AM   in reply to lou4uandme

    I create a "vignette" by applying a Layer Mask to the Images Layer (if it is Background, just change it to a "regular" Layer). I create that Layer Mask with the Elliptical Marquee Tool (can be constrained to a circle), with the Feather, that I want.


    That will create the vignette on the chosen Image Layer, and if there is nothing below that, it will be over Transparent.


    If I wish to have that Image vignetted over, say white, I will add a Color Adjustment (set to white), below it.


    Good luck,




    PS - that method has an advantage of being non-destructive.

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