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Playing with the tilt technique to make scenes look like model world. If you want to know how to do this I've put up quick Photoshop and Gimp tutorials here:
Using Photoshop to create to model tilt/shift scenes
Using Gimp to create to model tilt/shift scenes
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Interesting effect. Just wonder if cropping the sky out would add more to the effect and pull the eye into the main focus more.
At last, a use for the linked articles!
it's always a good one the tilt shift toy look, and I find it very difficult to tell which are the PS ones and which the real mccoy these days too...
I thought it was toy town!
Thanks so far
Quote: Interesting effect. Just wonder if cropping the sky out would add more to the effect and pull the eye into the main focus more.
At first, opening the image from thumb, I thought ahah, new member.. then the image centralised itself and focused and I thought, lensbaby, and then........ no....... someone has actually dialed all the right numbers in perfect combination into the camera and, well... now it's a wow... inch perfect, down a very well defined and chunky tube of definition.... likes it....likes it alotish...
Do it in camera
Quote: Do it in camera
I'm sure many users can't justify the luxury of a tilt shift lens Mark. I try to inspire people to do things that doesn't cost the earth.
That's why i buy gear like that used
A luxury? I depends on what you want to do with it I guess, for some it may be, but for others it is important to have a lens that just does what it does.
I'm not being antagonistic, and my original post was a tad toungue in cheek, but calling it a "luxury" is being a bit disingenuous, and overall i think your tone was a bit out of order. I traded in a couple of rarely used lenses to get it, that were themselves cheaper items, but given their actual amount of use they were far more like luxury items.
Sorry not intended...it's the way you read it. I saw you added a wink and know what you meant.
I was not having a pop at you I just wanted to add that in camera it cannot be done cheaply...and I originally used the words "cannot afford a shift lens" and changed before adding the comment - maybe people can afford but find it a luxury.
Oh the beauty of the written word
Photoshop probably costs as much as a used Tilt and Shift lens.....
Quote: Photoshop probably costs as much as a used Tilt and Shift lens.....
True, but Gimp is free
wish you could get a tilt and shift lens with the same sort of student discount that you can get for PS!
great work Pete, thanks for the links
where was this taken Pete....? Saw a tutorial in a mag recently so might give it a go, looks fun...
An interesting effect, which I have seen before, nicely executed with an effective result.
Quote: Where was this taken Pete
Hamburg, but any city would provide this sort of subject, as long as you can find a high vantage point.
I prefer the cropped version Pete but the original gives a better feeling of the vastness of the image.I think it's just that band of light sky that spoils V1...using the scroll bar it does look better without it as has been mentioned,there's another,not quite so harsh,crop in there somewhere.
Thanks for the tutorial..maybe I could create a 'shroom world
very clever work, I particularly like the crop of v2 which imo works best.
just having a second look and agree about version 2 being the better. The blurring effect kind of dominates in version 1 which is not really the main interest within the image...?
Quote: Thanks for the tutorial..maybe I could create a 'shroom world
Absolutely...and you'd be the first...make sure the shroom is a smaller part of the scene and you're looking down at an angle to it rather than head on. Should work well
Mmmm small is beautiful
V2 does have the better impact
Prefer V2, there just seems to be too much blur in V1, but great effect which I would have thought had been don in camera.
Quote: Photoshop probably costs as much as a used Tilt and Shift lens
Not sure a tilt and shift does layers as well as PS
I really like this effect and will have to have a go at it thanks pete.
Not bad Pete.
Of course you could take this a step further.
Mount the camera on a tripod, take a a few hundred shots. set up an action in Photoshop, processing all the images at once, the combine them into an animation.
There`s a nifty little free progam on the net called JPGVideo, google it. Fast and effective, simply tell it how many frames you want per second and it does the rest.
Can`t help feeling the greens of the tree`s could do with a little more processing for that toy town feel.
love it, excellent bit of work, looks similar to the effects of lens movements on LF cameras.
Great work and #2 is particularly effective with the model feel.
I prefer the second version, probably because it's scope is more restricted and thus 'believable'.
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