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Feb 04, 2010 21:34 |  #1516

my first try...what's the verdict?

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Feb 04, 2010 21:54 as a reply to  @ tewlman's post |  #1517

Heres a few from Europe. Sorry for the lack of quality, these were taken on a Canon 5MP P&S lol.

Cinque Terre

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Feb 04, 2010 22:30 |  #1518

tewlman wrote in post #9543793 (external link)
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Not too sure you've pulled it off here, perhaps drop the plane of focus to get the whole of the boats in focus. A low viewpoint such as this can be faked but it's tough. Have another go though :)


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Feb 05, 2010 05:23 as a reply to  @ Anke's post |  #1519

tewlman wrote in post #9543793 (external link)
my first try...what's the verdict?
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It doesn't work for me .. Seems like someone has smudged a finger across the lens! :cry:

naiirb wrote in post #9543965 (external link)
Heres a few from Europe. Sorry for the lack of quality, these were taken on a Canon 5MP P&S lol.

Cinque Terre

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Athens

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Very cool! :D


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Feb 05, 2010 06:03 |  #1520

tewlman wrote in post #9543793 (external link)
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Hey I know that place.. I live there! :D

Vacation I assume?


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Feb 05, 2010 06:50 |  #1521

yeah, was down there last month for a week. raining and snowing here today, would be nice to be back there.

thanks for the feedback, will go back to the laboratory and try again.


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Feb 05, 2010 16:58 |  #1522

2nd try...is this one better?

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Feb 05, 2010 17:07 |  #1523

for the record, the first attempt was without using any tutorials and just winging it (it looked like it, I agree). try 2 was the efforts of a google search for fake tilt shift in photoshop...

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Feb 05, 2010 17:32 |  #1524

I prefer the second it is much better, there are some links to tutorials at the start of the thread


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Feb 05, 2010 19:08 |  #1525

tewlman wrote in post #9549779 (external link)
for the record, the first attempt was without using any tutorials and just winging it (it looked like it, I agree). try 2 was the efforts of a google search for fake tilt shift in photoshop...

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Looks better. Water is very tough to do that's for sure.
As Adrian suggests, check out the tutorials linked in the first post or there is a website that will do it for you too :)


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Feb 05, 2010 20:26 |  #1526

3rd time is a charm...

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and another...

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Feb 05, 2010 20:46 |  #1527

You really should try blurring based off of distance and not just blurring everything except the middle. Just my two cents.


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Feb 05, 2010 23:10 |  #1528

Need to bump the saturation on that second one^


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Feb 06, 2010 10:26 |  #1529

We've had a rash of new entries, all of which have been very good - but lacking in some sense, so I'm resurrecting an old post by myself (post 606) in the hopes that it will help some of the newer folks out. These are simply suggestions based on what does NOT work with a fake tilt/shift, so please feel free to disagree with any of them as you see fit. We've had plenty of people bend these "rules" and still produce some excellent T/S.


  • Angle: You need a pretty good downward angle I'd guess maybe more than a 20% angle? We've seen a few shots that are close to that (or below it), and still had the effect look good.


  • Distance to Subject: Anything too close doesn't seem to work well. Example, if I shot a picture of one of my cats sitting at the bottom of the stairway (15 or 20 feet), it's simply too close to give that "miniature" effect.


  • Too Many People: Simply my opinion, but having a lot of people in the pictures seems to lessen the model effect. Other folks here may feel differently <shrug>.


  • Shutter Speed: Any objects that are blurred (in motion basically) will instantly kill the effect. Objects should be 100% still.


  • Moving Water (Or Objects Moving on Water): I personally think that moving water (which you would never find as part of an architect's model as it would be hell to create) seem to lessen the effect. Still, one of the best contributions in this thread is Anke's boat near the pier entry (maybe back 100 posts or so). So go figure.


  • Poorly Placed Focus Band: You need to try different widths and placements, so that it pulls off the effect properly. Generally you are going to want your Gaussian blur set to Radius = 20, Brightness = 11, Threshold = 254. These numbers are approximate.


  • Lack of Saturation One of the biggest mistakes new posters tend to make. Though it is normally against our post processing nature for other photographs, you need a crazy amount of saturation. Remember that model scenery is often brightly painted so enhancing the saturation helps trick the eye. You'll want a saturation boost in most cases that = 40+!


  • Lack of Contrast: Not always necessary, but having small bit of contrast (usually the last step) gives the effect an extra little kick.



I hope this helps, and again - none of these rules are stamped in steel.

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Feb 06, 2010 13:23 |  #1530

Kendoway wrote in post #9553609 (external link)
We've had a rash of new entries, all of which have been very good - but lacking in some sense, so I'm resurrecting an old post by myself (post 606) in the hopes that it will help some of the newer folks out. These are simply suggestions based on what does NOT work with a fake tilt/shift, so please feel free to disagree with any of them as you see fit. We've had plenty of people bend these "rules" and still produce some excellent T/S.


  • Angle: You need a pretty good downward angle I'd guess maybe more than a 20% angle? We've seen a few shots that are close to that (or below it), and still had the effect look good.


  • Distance to Subject: Anything too close doesn't seem to work well. Example, if I shot a picture of one of my cats sitting at the bottom of the stairway (15 or 20 feet), it's simply too close to give that "miniature" effect.


  • Too Many People: Simply my opinion, but having a lot of people in the pictures seems to lessen the model effect. Other folks here may feel differently <shrug>.


  • Shutter Speed: Any objects that are blurred (in motion basically) will instantly kill the effect. Objects should be 100% still.


  • Moving Water (Or Objects Moving on Water): I personally think that moving water (which you would never find as part of an architect's model as it would be hell to create) seem to lessen the effect. Still, one of the best contributions in this thread is Anke's boat near the pier entry (maybe back 100 posts or so). So go figure.


  • Poorly Placed Focus Band: You need to try different widths and placements, so that it pulls off the effect properly. Generally you are going to want your Gaussian blur set to Radius = 20, Brightness = 11, Threshold = 254. These numbers are approximate.


  • Lack of Saturation One of the biggest mistakes new posters tend to make. Though it is normally against our post processing nature for other photographs, you need a crazy amount of saturation. Remember that model scenery is often brightly painted so enhancing the saturation helps trick the eye. You'll want a saturation boost in most cases that = 40+!


  • Lack of Contrast: Not always necessary, but having small bit of contrast (usually the last step) gives the effect an extra little kick.



I hope this helps, and again - none of these rules are stamped in steel.

Happy tilt/shifting! :D

Brilliant. Great suggestions, they all seem pretty spot on to me. I'll link to this in the first post.


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