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Recreating The Tilt Shift Effect in Photoshop

I was recently asked about recreating the Tilt Shift effect in Photoshop. Looking back through TipSquirrel.com I realised that we’d covered it a couple of times, but never as a video.


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Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

2 Comments on Recreating The Tilt Shift Effect in Photoshop

  1. Question: should the blur effect increase with increase of distance? In this photograph, should the fields at the top of the image be less in focus than the houses close by the trucks?


  2. Hi Dmitri,
    We are adding a little variance to the blur with the reflected gradient. Making the gradient bigger would increase the transition period. The effect we’re after here is to make the image look like a miniature, so the distance of the whole image, if it were a model, wouldn’t be that great to start with. I guess, what I’m saying is that it’s all relative, the more depth you want to the picture the more transition in your lens blur gradient.

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