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How to Create Tilt Shift Effect in Gimp

Jun 27, 2011, 11:01 (0 Talkback[s])

"This isn't something you'll often do for work or a real project, but it's fun and it can look cool. Tilt shifting a photo is something that can be done by expensive fancy camera equipment or, fortunately for us, free software.

"The idea is that when you take a photo of small scale objects like model towns, part of what reveals them as miniature is the difference in focus. When a camera is up close to small objects, it can't focus on other nearby objects, making them blurry. Tilt shifting is applying this blur effect deliberately, to make large-scale objects appear small. Getting it just right can take a lot of time and effort, but the basic method is quite simple, and that's what we're covering today."

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