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Click here to
download the latest 'Dave's Vignettes' macro set.
To insert this into your library, simply click on the 3-line
'hamburger' on the top right of the library panel, click on 'Import Macros...' and
point it at the downloaded file. Then click on the layer for which you want a
model and click once on the appropriate macro in the 'Dave's Vignettes'
library group category.
These macros each create a set of layers that combine to create
a scalable vignette.
To use the vignette:
Set Fill colour to white (click on a shape on left toolbar
and change at top).
Click on the macro. This creates a 1000 x 1000 pixel
vignette layer in the top left corner of the image (and in one separate
layer group, visible on Layers panel to right).
Select the Move tool (left toolbar, arrow near top), click
on the vignette and stretch sideways then downwards to fill image.
Adjust darkness of surround with Opacity (on Layers panel).
Open vignette layer to find:
Black pixel layer at bottom (sets surround colour, which you
can change with Flood Fill tool).
Shape (such as ellipse), that sets viewport shape (area not
...Gaussian blur, that sets transition from viewport to
Adjust position of viewport with Move tool (click on shape
layer and drag). Put this over area of key focus, such as the subject of the
Adjust shape of viewport with Move tool or Node tool (if
converted to curves with Layer/Convert to Curves).
Adjust transition with Gaussian Blur layer. You can use the
slider up to 100 or type in a number up to 1024. The bigger the number, the
softer the transition.
Note: you can also have a white surround by setting the
shape Fill colour to Black before starting the macro, then changing the
Blend Mode (normally Multiply) to Screen.
Note: One reason the macros as as they are is because, at the
time of production, Affinity Photo does not allow Fill colour to be set within a
Macros created include:
Vignette Ellipse Curve: Basic oval shape, though has been
redefined as a curve, so it can be reshaped with Node tool (left toolbar).
Double click shape to add new node.
Vignette Rounded Rectangle: Rectangle with rounded corners.
Good for longer rectangular images and where there is no particular focus as
with using the ellipse.
Vignette Cloud: Like the ellipse but with more irregular
border. Good for light vignette to make transition less noticeable.
Vignette Double Star: Gives a more distinct 'look here'
Vignette Heart: For romantic vignettes, such as portraits.
If you are having problems downloading the macros,
click here to download as zip file.