Tilt-shift examples

By showing me some of the attempts he had made, Riccardo Braccini of the Aviopress team, recently introduced me to the tilt-shift post-precessing using Photoshop, to turn normal pictures in diorama-like images.

“Tilt-shift photography” refers to the use of a photo-editing software to simulate the shallow depth of field (as if produced optically by a lens) in a close-up picture of a model. The term “Tilt-shift” derives from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically.

Here are a few attempts made by following the simple tutorials that can be found on the Internet. I have used the following ones:

You may also follow this video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1kVwFYZwHE

Obviously, you will need some time to tune your skill, but since your first attempts you will be able to produce model-like pictures.

The below ones (far from being perfect), took only a few minutes.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.