On Artbeats.com: Vignettes

Alternate approaches to a core technique for drawing a viewer's focus.
Chris and Trish Meyer
By Chris and Trish Meyer 11.10.09

Often associated with very old footage where the brightness falls off as you near the corners of the frame, vignettes can also be used creatively to draw a viewer's focus to a particular area of the screen. In this article on Artbeats.com, we discuss several different approaches to creating vignettes in a program such as Adobe After Effects and Apple Motion, including the use of masks, shape layers, paint tools, effects such as Circle, and 3D lights.

Click here to download the PDF of "Vignettes" from Arbeats.com.

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