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The Perfect Tilt-Shift Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC For Photographers

Adam Chraibi, Designer and animator

The Perfect Tilt-Shift Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC For Photographers

Adam Chraibi, Designer and animator

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    • 1. Course Intro

    • 2. What is Tilt Shift effect?

    • 3. Tilt Shift Manual Method

    • 4. Automatic Tilt Shift

    • 5. Lens Correction Method

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The Tilt-Shift Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC For Photographers

Hello lovely creative people.

In this class you will learn how to make the Tilt-Shift effect in Photoshop CC 2020. The Tilt-Shift effect is a process in which an image of a life-size location or object is made to look like a miniature or scale model.

The best images to benefit from this effect are often taken with wide angle lenses from an elevated position and include objects that give the image a sense of scale like people, cars and houses, it employs the use of very shallow depth of field more commonly associated with macro or close-up photography.

In this class we will learn how to make this effect in Photoshop using 3 different methods.

  • Manual method
  • Automatic method
  • Lens correction method

 With all due humbleness this class is all you need to master this effect in Photoshop. See you inside the class.


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Adam Chraibi

Designer and animator


Hello, I'm Adam Chraibi professional graphic designer and video editor based in Casablanca, Morocco with more than 5 years experience in freelance work.

I went to art school when I was a 15 years old where I studied the basics of drawing, shadows and light (Mangas style) and after that I went to law school where I got my bachelors degree in private Law.

But my love and passion for art and animation was bigger than the love for law, I wasn't feeling conformable studying it but it was too late I couldn't just drop off I told myself at least get the degree and then do something else.

So I switched my career into doing what I love and passionate about which is all the digital art stuff.That when I worked 2 years as social media manager and designer for an airline compan... See full profile

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1. Course Intro: Hello everyone and welcome to tell shift effects in Photoshop class, My name is Adam and I'm so excited to share with you guys Angus class different techniques to create that beautiful small-world illusion and Photoshop. So the goal of this class is to show you three different techniques to create that beautiful tells shifts effects in Photoshop. We're gonna do the manual way. We got into the automatic way, and we will do the last corrections sort of more creative way. I'm gonna be using Photoshop 2021. And I do understand that a lot of you guys don't have access to Photoshop CC 20 or 21, which means any version of Photoshop CC is good for this class. Now if you are excited about creating that beautiful miniature LIGO looking world, see you inside the glass. 2. What is Tilt Shift effect?: The tail shifts effect is a process in which an image of a life-size location or objects is made to look smaller than it actually is. It's employs the use offered fifth of field, more commonly associated with macro or close up photography. This shallow depth of field creates the illusion and gives the sense of looking down to a miniature world. The best images to benefit from this effects are often taken with wide angle lenses and also should be from an elevated position and includes objects that I give the image a sense of scale. Thanks, such people, cars, trees, buildings, etc. This will enhance the sense of looking down to a small miniature lego world. Now what did don'ts, there is not necessarily any general or hard rule as to what will work and what won't. I would say the only thing to do is avoid images taken from a high level position. And of course, using the wide lenses. I guys those all. And let's start with our tutorial. 3. Tilt Shift Manual Method: Photoshop is open. You want to click here on open. Then you go to the file that you download it, okay, and choose this image right here. Open. Okay? And as you can see here, I am working on their photography workspace. And what I need to do now is to make my Photoshop full-screen, okay, the whole thing just by clicking f on my keyboard. Or you can go to view screen mode and then choose full-screen mode with menu bar. If I go real quick to the image resolution, you can see that at 300 pixels per inch, ok, very important that you have a high resolution image. So the next step would be to duplicates the background two times. So Control or Command J. Then I'm a rename layer number one to sharp. Under layer on top, a name its blur, the background. I just leave it there as backup and things go south. Now with the blur layer selected, you wanna go ahead and choose gradients or Clegg Gianni keyboard. Ok, and now make sure you have foreground black. And then click you to enter Quick Mask Mode. Or you can click on this icon right here. It says Quick Mask Mode, okay? So click on Q. And now with the gradient selects it, you want to go ahead and draw a vertical line like this whole shifts. And then release to make a select silica is okay. If you don't like the selection, you can control Command Z to undo and then redo it. Now the area in red is the depth of field. Ok. It's the area that's well remained sharp and in focus. The other areas that are not selected will be blurred. Once you have your selection, you can click on Q again. And as you can see right here, we have a selection on top, and we have a selection at the bottom. The middle of the picture is not selected. If you have a selection, the middle of the Belcher, you can come over here to select and then just inverse the selection. Now with the blur layer, selects it. My god, it's so hard for me to pronounce Bueller. Bueller. Anyway, with the blur layer selected. You got to filter and then look for blur and then a lens blur. And then just like that, you can see that we have the miniature illusion already in our image. Okay? So you can see that the radius right here is six. Can, you can make its 50 if you want or 60. Okay, it's totally up to you. Once you happy click OK. Now Control or Command D to D selects everything. Ok guys. So now quick adjustment we need to make, you know, just to accentuates that depth of field is that we can add two layers. The first one is human saturation. Okay? And what I'm gonna do is just increase the saturation. Like this. Looks good. And then selects the blur layer again. And then go to Filter, sharpen, and then smarts sharpen, just to sharpen everything. And I believe that those two effects really helped to accentuates damned miniature effects and the depth of field that we're looking after our. So something around 250 is 260. That's good. Okay. And here we have it's guys. Now you're probably wondering, why do we have the sharp layer right here? Now the answer is simple. Ok. In some areas of the picture, like the church right here, you can see that's half of it is blurred and the other half is sharpened. And now what we can do is add a mask, OK, select the brush, like licking B on the keyboard. And then to make sure you have a soft brush, okay? Opacity, I'm on leave, it's 100. And then what I wanna do is reveal. Oops, sorry, make sure we have black right here and a foreground. Just click X10 keyboard to switch between black and lights. And then what the mask layer selected. I can click on a church to make it appear. Ok. So that's why we have the sharp layer beneath so we can make small adjustments like this. So I'm just using my mouse, I'm now using the pencil. So the selection is not gonna be perfect, but you get the idea. And here we go. I'll just fix in DHS. Okay? And then of course it can find anything else. For example, the people, you know, make it them sharper. Maybe this building to, you know, you just go ahead and make those small adjustments that you need to make. Okay, guys, so that was the manual way. And as you can see, you have a lot of control over everything you do. And on the next lecture, we're gonna do the automatic way. 4. Automatic Tilt Shift: Okay guys, now with the automatic way, very easy. So just click on open. Select this image under the folder that you downloaded. Duplicates the background. Ok. And only to change the name this time. And then would the doped layer selected. I'm gonna go to Filter. Whoops, filter. Here we go, Blur Gallery and then tells him shifts. Okay. Now I can just click here on the middle. Okay. And then just drag it to the area that I want to be in focus. Okay. Everything else is going to be blurred. And so we can adjust the blur, the picture by dragging these dotted line. I'm not sure if you can see them on as much as you can see right here. I'm dragging some dots, dotted lines. So I want the blur like fish and the blur lag phase. Ok? And of course I can increase the blur using this circle. Go something like this. Once you happy, you can just click. Okay? Now what I can do is click on brush. I have my soft brush right here, selects it. Vickrey is the opacity a little bit. Ok. Make the background visible again. Click on Mask. And then with the mask layer selected and the brush. I'm just going to draw like this, okay? Because I hate having those sharp, blurry edges. Just fixing them like this. If I hold all option, click on the mask, you can see my selection. But now of course you can add some saturation. I'm just going to add a little bit of saturation because this image is quite saturated or ok. And then I'm going to select the layer one, right-click, convert a smart objects. Right-click again, Rasterize Layer. And I'm gonna go to Filter, sharpen, smart sharpen, and leverage like first k. And here you have as guys, okay, smooth transition between the blurred area and focus area. Ok. Now you understand why earlier in a previous lecture, we did use the ingredients to make a mass, ok. Because the gradients allows us to have that smooth transition between the blur and the focus area without having to manually do it using a mask and a brush. Okay, so that was pretty much it. On the next lecture, I'm going to show you how you can do it with a bit more creativity using the lens correction. 5. Lens Correction Method: Okay, so go ahead and open the last picture in your folder, guys. And at this time I'm going to be using the lens correction in Photoshop. So the first thing I'm gonna do here is again, duplicates the background Control or Command J. And then I'm just gonna give it a name. Lens correction. Now I'm gonna go to filter and then lens correction. So what I'm looking to do here is just accentuates. That's rounded curvature or that's ellipse. Look that we have here. Okay, you can see that the buildings are sort of inner rounded position. And I want to choose a lens that will help you with dialogue. So under search criteria, I'm gonna go for camera make and then choose a camera. I'm going to choose the Sony camera camera model. It doesn't matter. Ok? And as you can see right here, you can choose any lands die you want, depending on the feeling that you want to look that you want to convey. Now you can see that this 100 millimeter lens looks, it gives a nice effects to the picture. You can see that we get different. Looks like I'm gonna go with this one. Yeah. So it looks better. I'm gonna go with this one. Click OK. And now I'll go again and duplicates the lens correction layer and layer on top. I will select the ellipse marquee tool and then just draw an ellipse to select my focus area. Okay, no need to hold Alt or shift or anything. Just make a free selection like this. Ok, we have it. It looks good like this. Now if I go to Selection mode, you can see that right here, we have a beautiful ALIP selection, okay? So the red area is not going to be affected by the transparents area. We're going to be effected. Okay, this is the opposite of what we did earlier. So I need to come over here to select and then invert the selection. But before we can inverse, we have to get out of Quick Mask Mode. And fan. I can invert the selection. Okay, you can see that's so now we can go to Filter. Blur and then just apply our lens blur. Okay, here we have it slips, good, okay. Now I can de-select the selection. And as you can see right here, we have these sharp edges between the blur and the focus area, or the sharp area. Okay, so I want to have a smooth transition between the blur and the depth of field. That's why I'm gonna go ahead and apply a mask to layer on top before the brush tool. Okay, make sure it's a soft brush opacity around 50% or 45. And then just make sure right here we have black, okay, on the foreground. And then just go over the edge of the ellipse selection that we did earlier, okay? Just to smooth out the transition between the blur and the focus area. So it looks more natural. Okay, now we have a more natural look. And if I want, I can also control over these buildings right here. This one right here to I actually would spend more time on this, you know, but just for the sake of this course, you get the idea. So I'm gonna hide this here. Because and here we have it. Now I can convert smarts objects. Again, rests arise layer. And then we can apply our saturation. Okay? And our smarts sharpen. And we go. And as you can see guys, we have a beautiful look here. Okay, maybe some more adjustments right here. But here you have its ok, this is my two-week on the Tilton shift effects. So if want to make this Xun animation, you just have to select the zoom tool and then double-click and hold on the second click and it will do the animation if you want to zoom out. So you hold Alt or option, and you do the same, double-click on hold. And here you go.