Sepia Toning and Vignette

Sepia Toning and Vignette

A series of photos that have a sepia tone to them.

Sepia Toning is relatively simple to create. Some, if not most editing programs have a one click action for “Vignetting” and the same for “Sepia” toning. Like any editing action, not all photographs are suitable.

If you are not familiar with either of these, well here you go.

Sepia is a reddish-brown color, named after the rich brown pigment derived from the ink sac of the common cuttlefish Sepia. (no I didn’t know that either) The point is, it is a reddish – brown tone that can be added to any Black & White photo.

Vignette: Brightness and/or Saturation is decreased around the edge of a photograph and is more prominent in the corners. Originally this was a natural flaw.

These two treatments are often used together and can give that “Old Photo” look. Here is an example of the differences…

A comparison of Black & White, Sepia Tone, and Vignetting.

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