Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fake Tilt-Shift, Seven Peaks

This is a Photoshop technique that (kind of) duplicates what a tilt-shift lens can do. A good tilt-shift lens runs $900+, so I'll settle for the Photoshop technique.

We went up to the "Y" mountain today and I thought looking down over Seen Peaks would be a good candidate for a tilt-shift. Essentially, the technique uses depth of field to trick you into thinking what you're seeing is miniaturized, when in reality, it's not. I got this trick out of a photography magazine a while ago, but I can't remember all the steps they used. This is a culmination of what I do remember, and what I know about Photoshop. If anyone is interested in the technique, let me know and I'll tell you how I did it:

Fake Tilt Shift Seven Peaks

3 comments:

Brittnee Ann said...

Im interested!!

You can count me in on any photoshop things as I am still learning on how to do things!

David said...

this is a great effect, I too would love to know how you did it.

Tyler said...

I'd like to know too. It uses some sort of blur but I haven't played with it yet.

:)