Video tutorial: Use Photoshop CS6’s Tilt-Shift filter

Tilt-shift photography is a special way of selectively focusing and defocusing parts of an image by manually tilting and shifting the position of a camera lens relative to the image capture area. Today, the term is better known as a method of making regular photographs look like photos of miniature model villages and cities. The effect is achieved by simulating an exaggerated depth-of-field (the centre of the image is usually in focus, and anything nearer or further away is blurred) to resemble how a camera would capture a small, close-up scene at an angle.

Photoshop CS6 introduces a brilliantly simple Tilt-shift Blur effect which, when combined with a saturation boost, is perfect for simulating miniature model photography. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to add this effect to your work.

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