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The Tilt-Shift Effect in Photoshop

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I have a confession…. I love the look of miniature models, but hate using a tilt-shift lens. Thankfully I’m good friends with Photoshop and can fake it.

1.choosing the right photo is important… you want an image taken from an elevated viewpoint since the is how we view miniature models.

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2. Once your image is open, press Q for the Quick Mask Mode (or select Quick mask mode icon on the Tool Palette).

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3.Choose the Gradient Tool, and make sure to choose the reflective gradient (it is the one that looks like an oreo cookie).

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4.Drag your cursor from the the area you want to be the center of your “in focus” area out to the area where you want to transition to “out of focus”.

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5.Press Q to exit Quick Mode Mask and you should see a top and bottom section of your image selected.

6.Filter > Blur > Lens Blur

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7.Here you need to tweak the settings a bit. Play with them, and see what you like. Then exit.

8.Open up Curves.

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9.Save and share with your friends.

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About Andie Smith (10 Articles)
Andie Smith is a Dallas-based freelance photographer, specializing in editorial and fine art photography. Andie’s favorite artistic expression has always been photography. As a child, she fell in love with the art while vacationing with her family. Even now, when she looks at those photos, she is instantly transported back in time to experience those moments again – the sights, the sounds, the smells, the people. It is Andie’s hope that her photography evokes a similar response in all her clients. She realized photography was more than just a hobby while studying graphic design at The Art Institute – Dallas. Andie knew she had the skills to succeed as a photographer, so she jetted off to southern Florida where she studied photography at The Art Institute – Fort Lauderdale. Andie’s favorite photography subjects are aircrafts and Americana (especially main streets).
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4 Comments on The Tilt-Shift Effect in Photoshop

  1. I am so going to play with this with all my Tech game pics!

  2. I am so going to play with this with all my Tech game pics!

  3. Good tutorial.
    Thanks.

  4. Good tutorial.
    Thanks.

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