Lightroom: Improvement of the Post Cropping Vignette controls in Develop / Effects

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Lightroom: Give "post-crop vignette" tool same options as graduated filters.

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I love the Post Crop Vignette and it gets applied to 90% of my work.
It was a great addition when it appeared in LR.

I would like to see it have more controlable options, the gradient and adjustment brushes can all adjust
1. temp
2. tint
3. exposure
4. contrast
5. highlights
6. shadows
7. clarity
8. saturation
9. sharpness
10. noise
11. moire

as these adjustments are currently in place to put this onto a mask, either in a flat form - painting a mask, or a gradient - the gradient tool, it could also be applied to the post crop effect, and many of them would be really useful

Improvements I'd like to see
1. The ability to add more than one vignette, I can add many adjustment brush matts, I can add many linear gradients, but I can only add one vignette.
2. I'd love to see the the ability to control the each of the 4 corners of the vignette
3. pair them up, ie top left and bottom right
and as currently implemented, all synchronised together

based on controlling 1,2,3 or all 4 corners
1. I'd like to be able to adjust the midpoint to be able to offset the vignette centre in both x and y coordinates
2. I'd like to be able to adjust the ends of the vignette separately, the ability to control where the corners of the vignette fade off the image - think of controlling rounded corners on rectangles, buttons etc.
3. I'd like to be able to apply all or some of the standard adjustments that can currently be applied to gradients and to adjustment brushes.
especially useful would be the abilty to drop the clarity and drop the sharpness, thus blurring the vignette, even to the extent that mimics a tilt shift lens, or the same / similar way iphone camera software allows a gradient blur to be added.

The vignette is a great tool, but these enhancements would add more functionality to this.

This idea is a simplification of a post I placed earlier One that suggests taking the idea of vignettes = gradients, but drawing them onto the image with bezier curves - effectively drawing an adjustment mask and then filling it with a gradient that follows the contours of that mask (in a very similar way that a gradient has 3 parallel lines for constructing it) - just with a little more maths.

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Use Photoshop.
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I'm sorry, did you say something useful Steve S?


ok just noise.

Maybe, just possibly, perhaps I dont want to use photoshop, maybe this would be a great feature enhancement for LR.

If you had so little to say, why bother being provocative?