Here is a little tutorial on lighting effects in the "render" section in the filters menu--I show THAT in a video and then in another video I turn the result into a pretty little photo with the plugins that I usually work with. The best plugins I find are Noiseware and Portraiture by Imagenomic. Another is TopazAdjust, but I don't show that here.
This is NOT just a vignette effect. It's like a spherize, an oval lighting effect, a spotlight if you will, a bit more harsh than a vignette.
Here is another example:
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