Shot / One

So here’s a quick little attempt I made at creating a tilt/shift-ish photo.

First attempt at tilt/shift via Photoshop

So pretty much all I did was this: I created a quick mask, used the gradient tool (foreground to background) to select a portion of the image I wanted to be in focus, and then applied a lens blur to the top and bottom of the image. After that, I had to blur the tops of the buildings a bit with the blur tool. It was pretty simple, pretty quick, and ultimately didn’t really work all that well. I’m sure there are ways to do this better – like maybe cutting up the image into multiple layers and blurring them individually possibly, I dunno – and I plan on reading some more in depth tutorials so I can possibly produce a more professional-looking product at the end of it all.

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4 Responses to Shot / One

  1. soooooo cool!!!! i love that you did this with photoshop :]

    • Haha! Yeah, I’ve seen this tutorial and others like it on YouTube and such. Only problem is I don’t have an extra lens lying around that I can glue to a cut up plunger. Thanks for the heads up though. If you see anything else similar to this, send it my way.

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