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effects-panel-vignetting-grain-lightroom-video-tutorial Post Production Tips

Post Crop Vignetting and Grain Effects in Lightroom 3

By Christopher Lin on June 24th 2011

(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this Lightroom video tutorial can be found just above the video.)

Lightroom’s Effects Panel has been heavily revamped in Lightroom 3. New to Lightroom 3 is enhanced artistic vignetting control allowing control over how the Post Crop Vignette blends with the image. In addition, we now have the completely new Grain feature which allows users to create artistic film grain effects for their images.

In this Lightroom video tutorial, we are going to be going over all of the different Post Crop Vignetting controls as well as the Grain controls available in Lightroom 3’s new Effects Panel.


Exercise File Download Links:

Note: These images have been provided to the SLR Lounge users curteousy of Lin and Jirsa Photography for educational purposes only. They may not be used in any other manner outside of these SLR Lounge learning videos without the express written consent of Lin and Jirsa Photography. Thank you.

Full RAW Exercise Files (265MB) – For faster connections. The full RAW files will allow you to follow the tutorials while achieving the exact same results as shown.
JPEG Exercise Files (24MB) – For slower connections. The JPEG files will allow you to follow the tutorials, although the results may vary due to not having the image details of the full RAW file.

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