If you read this blog with any frequency you know that I love Lightroom 3 from Adobe. They have made great strides since its first introduction in improving and adding features but there is one area where they have gotten really close to perfection but still fall a bit short and that is vignetting. Granted, they got big kudos from me by making the vignette tool adjust to a post-cropped image but it still vignettes towards the middle of the image. This is good most of the time but there are occasions where I would like to have the center point of the vignette in a different location.
This isn’t a problem for me anymore since I started using the Alien Skin Bokeh 2 plug-in. I did a quick review of the program the other day but I forgot to talk about one of my favorite new features, focused vignettes. I figured the best way for me to show you how this works is to just make a quick video. If you would like to try Bokeh 2 out for yourself, you can download a trial version from the Alien Skin website.
Be sure to click the expansion button next to the volume control on the video player to see a high-res full-screen version of the video.
We’re supposed to have some great weather tomorrow and I have a very cool outdoor landscape shoot planned. If all goes well I will share details and photos with you on Monday. Until then, have a great weekend!