Post your tilt-shift!

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  1. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Great pitcure, loves the way it draws you in and focuses on the ancient site.

    There always seems to be attention when some posts a tilt shift. I seem to remeber it coming up about a year or so ago. At the time I started playing around with post editing and created these two out of curiosity.

    Not the greatest (think I went with too narrow a band) but a bit of fun. That is me in the second picture :)
     

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    here's one
     

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    I have quiiiiite a few, so I'l start slow hahaha

    Paris
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    In Disney form :p
     
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    I love this effect.
    to see its power it would be nice to have before and after comparison (just a thought)
     
  8. bocomo macrumors 6502

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    couple more images

    some artists to look at for this effect if you're curious:

    keith carter
    olivo barbieri
    esteban pastorino diaz
    lori nix

    anyone have any other names to check out?
     

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    [​IMG]

    ...i'd post the original for comparison but I'm having a hard time locating it.
     
  10. osin macrumors 6502

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    this is what I was afraid of when asking for before/after comparison :)
     
  11. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    This effect is soo nice, all of those pictures look like taken from a miniature ;)
    Looking at these picture reminds me of the Miniature killer from CSI (now I know how they get such detailed models :D)
     
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    Ill post my favorite one! I love the fuzziness which looks like you are squinting because its so small. Took this one from the Washington Monument

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Phrasikleia thread starter macrumors 601

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    So many great pictures!

    I made another one, of Dubrovnik:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your first one! This one how did you get selective? I have always wanted to do circular instead of a straigh line :eek:
     
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    Thanks, ipodtoucher! Here's what the mask looks like for my Dubrovnik picture:

    [​IMG]

    You can get any shape you want by painting the alpha channel in different shades of grey for different levels of blur.
     
  16. MindBrain macrumors regular

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    Man that one is far out. It can't be real. Nice job making the effect work from eye level too.

     
  17. bashveank macrumors member

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    What lenses are you guys using for your TS pictures?
     
  18. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Yes, it'd be interesting to know what lens you're using - e.g. is it a real tilt-shift, a Lens Baby, etc.

    This "miniature" effect is quite interesting, but there are other things you can do with a tilt-shift. Bjørn Rorslett has some stunning photos he's taken with one.
     
  19. Phrasikleia thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah, good point. We should at least mention what route we took. Mine are all Photoshop creations, so the lens makes no difference. For example, here's one I made from a point-and-shoot photo:

    (Lindos Town, Rhodes)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Vincent Laforet has done some as well.
     
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    well i used photoshop on mine, i cant seem to figure out the different shades of blur, in this case i wanted to make it more stronger and blurier from the outside to lighter towards the middle like how Phrasikleia did, but im too dumb to use masks and stuff. i did set the strength to 100 but i wanted more power! lol oh well, this was a 1st try for me

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Phrasikleia thread starter macrumors 601

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    I think your photo came out really well! Using a mask is easy. Here's how you do it:

    1) Go to the channel palette and press the "new" button to create a new alpha channel.

    2) Use the gradient tool to paint a gradient from black to white to black on that channel.

    3) Then in the Lens Blur filter controls, select your gradient channel ("Alpha 1", unless you renamed it) as the "Source" in the "Depth Map" area. If the wrong areas are blurred, click "Invert" there too.

    4) Play with the "Radius" slider until you get the degree of blur that looks best.

    5) If you see that some areas need selective attention, cancel out of the Lens Blur filter and do some more painting on your alpha channel. Experiment with different shades of grey on your alpha channel.

    Repeat steps 3-5 until you get the right effect.

    Have fun!
     

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