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Digital Tutorials


How to Create a Tilt and Shift Effect

Have you ever wondered how you can create miniature model effects from your photos? Well if you are interested in this type of effect please read on as there are two tutorials on how to show you how to do this.

Tilt and Shift Effects

or

Logs Mini Tilt and Shift

First of all I opened the original image in Adobe PhotoShop CS5.

Ferry

Tilt and Shift

I then clicked on the Lasso Tool and dragged out a selection that just takes in the ferry itself - click on your start point to complete the selection you want to apply the effect to.

Go to Select > Inverse and then Filter > Blur > Lens Blur.

I applied the following settings shown opposite before clicking OK.

I then went to Image > Adjustments > Hue and Saturation and manipulated the Saturation Levels. In this instance I used 65 before clicking ok but you may want to experiment with this to get a different result.

 

 

 

 

 

This is the final result:

Ferry with Tilt and Shift Effect

Logs Original

The following tutorial uses a similar technique but with a twist. First of all I opened the original image in Adobe PhotoShop CS5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I then clicked on Q on the keyboard to access the Quick Mask Mode. Then select the Gradient Tool and ensure the Reflected Gradient Tool is chosen and have the following black and white settings applied:

Reflective

 

Logs 2

Whilst holding the Shift key down on the keyboard, click on point 1 and drag downwards to point 2.

Click on Q again to escape Quick Mask Mode and return to Normal Mode (the red will disappear and some marching ants will outline your area).

 

 

 

 

 

Logs Shift

Go to Filter > Blur > Lens Blur.

I applied the following settings shown opposite before clicking OK.

I then went to Image > Adjustments > Hue and Saturation and manipulated the Saturation Levels. In this instance I used 35 before clicking ok but you may want to experiment with this to get a different result.

To Deselect got to Control + D on the keyboard (or alternatively Select > Deselect).

 

 

 

 

 

Logs with Tilt and Shift

This is the final result:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the final result: