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Boxer6

Tilt-shift

Read and seen quite a lot about this lately, and I know there's now an iPhone app for it (android too, I believe) as well as a recent update on Instagram.

The "old" way of doing this was by way of specialist (and expensive!) lens, but now there are websites which will do it all for you.

So, a couple of shots taken at the weekend (TimR will recognise this I'm sure) with their tilt-shifted images.





Another





Not brilliant, I know, and in my defence I didn't take these with this purpose in mind. Still, it was an interesting exercise, and one I shall repeat soon.

There is a process to do this in Photoshop too, which I have downloaded and will study for future use. Happily, it's for using in PS2, which is what I've got! Could find nothing for LR3, sadly, which I also like.

Thoughts?
Michael

Am I right in thinking that's just blurring regions of a picture? I'd guess the photoshop way of doing this woukd be two layers of the same image, fast blur the top layer then use a large soft air brush eraser to clear to detail. Did something like it recently for a golf course.
Boxer6

Michael wrote:
Am I right in thinking that's just blurring regions of a picture? I'd guess the photoshop way of doing this woukd be two layers of the same image, fast blur the top layer then use a large soft air brush eraser to clear to detail. Did something like it recently for a golf course.


Pretty much that, yes. I'm pretty rubbish with Photoshop if I'm honest, so much practice awaits!
Martin

You can the same thing in Instagram.  Not the best example (taken with my iPad), but it was a great view from our hotel Window!


Martin

Another one. Would have been better if I'd got a clear shot, but I still quite like it.

Michael

Just had a go with an old Compact picture, under a minute to do. Nice effect though.
Martin

Just remembered this one....Lindsay took it with her iPhone, which is pretty impressive considering it was dark.  

I really like it.

Boxer6

Michael wrote:
Just had a go with an old Compact picture, under a minute to do. Nice effect though.


Nice. That's what I mean about practice though - that would probably take me an hour!
Michael

Drop me a PM anytime if you want photoshop tips. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to plenty of stuff but I am pretty handy with photoshop.
Boxer6

Michael wrote:
Drop me a PM anytime if you want photoshop tips. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to plenty of stuff but I am pretty handy with photoshop.


Thanks, I may well do that.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

With car photos, it always seems to make them look like toys.

Martin, is that the new WTC?
Boxer6

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
With car photos, it always seems to make them look like toys….


I think that's the general idea, no matter what the subject.

It works best if you can manage to take the image from above the subject, like in my efforts. Something a bit closer would have been much more effective but, as I said, I wasn't taking them with tilt-shoft in mind.
Martin

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
With car photos, it always seems to make them look like toys.

Martin, is that the new WTC?


It is, yes.
Tim

Re: Tilt-shift

Boxer6 wrote:
So, a couple of shots taken at the weekend (TimR will recognise this I'm sure) with their tilt-shifted images.




Have you been for a walk at the bit at the top left of the picture?
There are some nice walks in there. It's on the backroad to a place called Rhynd.
Boxer6

Re: Tilt-shift

Tim wrote:
Boxer6 wrote:
So, a couple of shots taken at the weekend (TimR will recognise this I'm sure) with their tilt-shifted images.




Have you been for a walk at the bit at the top left of the picture?
There are some nice walks in there. It's on the backroad to a place called Rhynd.


No we haven't; tends to be passed by on the way to our caravan. I do remember very well passing over here during my hot-air balloon ride a couple of years ago though.

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