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Tilt shift

Another attempt at Photoshop, tilt shift effect.

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
27 Jan 2012 3:32PM
Thought I needed to go to the opticians, looking at this, Steve Wink An intersting effect. Carol

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banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3768 Canada
27 Jan 2012 6:08PM
How are you obtaining a tilt-shift effect? What process are you using? Is the result what you wanted? Need some more information before any critique can be helpful.


STEVELIN 9 161 3 Ireland
27 Jan 2012 7:21PM
Hi Willie
I'm using Photoshop Cs3.I open image switch to edit in quick mask mode, choose grad tool set it to reflected gradient, click on image and draw a straight line to represent the part of the shot to be in focus,switch back to edit in standard mode and click filter,blur and apply lens blur tweak it a bit add a bit of contrast and thats the result.
the result achieved was ok but iv seen better i find its just a mater of trial and error. thanks for taking time to comment
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3768 Canada
27 Jan 2012 9:09PM
OK, - I understand what your getting at. The tilt shift used to provide selective depth of field. I can only say that theres no really sharp area I can see in the shot Steve, so I wonder of the process as you say needs tweaking to get that area you want in focus to be sharper. I will have a go at this myself, - never tried it before.


Jestertheclown 9 7.6k 252 England
27 Jan 2012 9:18PM
I've done this a few times, having found a tutorial somewhere.
It works best if the shot's taken from above the sharpest part of the subject, much as you have here. The problem that I think you have here though, is that the sharp part has to be absolutely sharp for the effect to work at its best and this is a bit soft.
I also think that the blurred area here is too blurred.
As you say though, it can involve an awful lot of trial and error.

STEVELIN 9 161 3 Ireland
27 Jan 2012 9:19PM
Thanks Willie its a bit of a leaning curve for me as well i just thought id have a go at it after i saw a few sites and a few shots that this affect had been applied too get the miniature look. but that's the good thing about photography there's always something else new to learn.

thanks again.
STEVELIN 9 161 3 Ireland
27 Jan 2012 9:46PM
hi bren
i have to agree it is trail and error, i had a go at this last week and as you say the vantage point is the main factor, here is the link for the this shot was taken from the top of a hill. i think i might have got a bit carried away with the processing with this weeks upload.
thanks again for taking time to comment.

sorry link did not work its about 3 shots back in my pf, theres some thing else i need to learn how to insert a link!!!
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
28 Jan 2012 4:06PM
Good Job Steve. Agree with some of the comments above but I think the tweaks are minor and easily achieved.

STEVELIN 9 161 3 Ireland
28 Jan 2012 7:23PM
thanks paul.

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