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3 Ways to Add Vignette Effect to Your Video

In this article, we are going to explain a little about Vignette effect and offer you 3 methods to add vignette effect to your video.

Vignette Effect is the level of brightness or saturation at the center of a video or photo compared to the outer edges. The word vignette comes from the same root as the word and is most times used to describe the decorative border in books. After photographing was popularized, the term was used to describe the darker border for a photo. The reason that many people use vignette effects is to create focus in a video.

What is vignette effect

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How to Add Vignette Effect to Your Video

1. Video Editing Software Recommended – Wondershare Filmora

Wondershare Filmora is one of the simplest and most intelligent ways to apply vignette effect to your video. Wondershare Filmora is an easy to use, while powerful, video editor for beginners. It can help you make homemade videos look like a Hollywood film by applying special filter/color effects to the video.

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How to add Vignette Effect with Wondershare Filmora

Color Tuning option

Simply import the video clip that you want to add the effect to, by dragging and dropping the video into the timeline. Then click on the Advanced Color Tuning option, which is located in the tool bar above the timeline. Click on the Vignette on the Advanced Color Tuning, and then you can add the vignette effect to your video.

Vignette effect

You can also adjust the vignette’s size, roundness, feather, exposure, and highlights. Once you are happy with the results, you can click the preset button to save the setting, so you can use it in the future. Click OK to finish editing the video.

If you want to know more about color grading, please read this article to learn more:
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2. For Window User – Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker has very few tools to edit videos with. If you want to add the vignette effect to your video, you are going to need PIP+. PIP+ is a program that adds extra layers to your video. The program comes with a 15-day free trial, and after the trial is finished some of the features are blocked. However, the static or vignette effect is available with the free versions of the program.

After PIP+ is installed, you will also need to install the Blurry Borders. This allows PIP+ to add the vignette effect to your video. After everything is installed, simply right click on your video, select the Video Effects option. Then double-click on Blur Fx Black Shadow effects on the column of the right side of the window. There are no fine tuning options.

3. For Mac User – iMovie

This is one of the easiest programs to add vignette effect to a video. All you have to do is double-click on the clip and then click on the Video Effect. All you have to do is select the vignette option. There are no options for fine tuning in the program.


The vignette effect is commonly used in photos and videos to bring attention to the center of the image. Adding the vignette effect to your video makes your video more attractive, and it only takes a few minutes to do so.

Nov 23,2017 14:26 pm
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