An easy way to do it is to place a white object within your clipping mask group, above your image, and set it to multiply. The white shape won't show when it's set to multiply, but any effects you apply to it will. Inner glow, for example.
The other thing to try is, instead of a pure white object, use a radial gradient from white inside to rich black outside. That might cut too much out of your corners though, depending on your mask's shape.
Or some combination of the two. The salient fact being that white doesn't show when set to multiply while other colors do (to varying degrees).
The AI file I'm using has the following
black background layer
graphic layer which vignette must cover
shape of mask (warped circle)
so you are saying place a white object on top of the image within
Can I just take the make mask and make it a radial gradient?
If you apply attributes to a clipping mask, they show up at the bottom of the stack, no matter where they appear within the group stack in the layers panel. So no, that probably won't work as the "vignette" would be below the image.
Inside the gradient palette I see a vignette mask, if
I set that to radial it should work correct?
Just need to know which layer to apply as my graphic is on a group layer.
In the gradient panel, you see a radial gradient that would also work, set it to multiply for best results.
if you have created a clipping mask around your image, you should be looking at some variation of this:
Put your vignette in that same group either by isolation mode or by selecting it and dragging it's little dot (shown blue in my screenshot) into that group. You want it above the image.
yes this is where I as i see the x after placing the image but I think
I'm getting confused because the background needs to be black so the
vignette from inside out goes graphic to black. Do I put a black layer
Ah OK I got it now, one question. Can I free transform the gradient circle like I could a regular mask?
Can't seem to do.
You left out the link in your file, but I think I see what you're up to. You can only use the gradient vignette if you're using an ellipse - your kidney bean shape (I assume that's your vignette shape) would not allow that approach since the gradient can only be elliptical and not irregular.
Instead of the gradient, look back to my original suggestion, making your kidney bean white, setting it to multiply, and then effect->stylize->inner glow