Creating The “Tilt Shift” Look in Lightroom

Mornin’ everybody — glad to see you here today. 🙂

Normally, we’d go to Photoshop and use its Blur Gallery “Tilt Shift” filter to create the “tiny town” look made famous by Tilt Shift lenses — where you photograph a scene from a high angle, (maybe on a rooftop or from a hotel window), and then applying this effect makes the scene look like a tiny toy model. Anyway, here’s a way you can do the whole thing in Lightroom.

Cool that you can do the whole thing right within Lightroom.

OK, ready for a cool Photoshop technique?
I did a step-by-step tutorial over on my daily blog on how to create a drop shadow effect that was inspired by “The Gallery at KelbyOne” winner Mark Wegner’s portfolio. When we showed Mark’s work, one of my readers asked how to create a similar shadow effect, and that’s what I did today over on the blog.

Hope you find at least one of those helpful.

Stop by back tomorrow — it’s very possible that I’ll have something unusually super cool to show you (OK, it’s more than possible). 🙂

Best,

-Scott

P.S. We’re around 60-days from the Photoshop World Conference in Orlando (we’re not doing Vegas this year – just Orlando) so come out and spend three days with us learning and laughing, and making new friends. Click right here to watch the official trailer (betcha it makes you wanna come to Orlando with us!). 

Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at http://scottkelby.com

Share This Post On

9 Comments

  1. Interesting post! This is really helpful for me. I like it! Thanks for sharing!

    Post a Reply
  2. Fascinating article! Much obliged to you for sharing them! I trust you will keep on having comparative presents on impart to everybody! I trust many individuals will be shocked to peruse this article!

    Post a Reply
  3. Interesting article! Thank you for sharing them! I hope you will continue to have similar posts to share with everyone! I believe a lot of people will be surprised to read this article!

    Post a Reply
  4. Thanks for your page! Your share information it helped me alot! I pray for you to be happy and successful in your life.

    Post a Reply
  5. I think this is one of the most significant information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. Thank for sharing!

    Post a Reply
  6. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed reading this post. big fan, thank you!

    Post a Reply
  7. I have read your article. it is very informative and helpful for me.I admire the valuable information you offer in your articles. Thanks for posting it, again!

    Post a Reply
  8. I don’t really see the effect working here. I have seen tilt shift photos and they do make things look small. Compared to the original image, things don’t look any smaller or miniature. It just looks like the top and bottom are blurry but I don’t really get the tilt shift effect I have seen in other images. I think there is something missing, or maybe this was a bad photo to demo the effect with?

    Post a Reply
  9. Fabulous Video for How to Do The Tilt Sift “Tiny Town” Effect in Lightroom. I really like this blog. thanx for sharing.

    Post a Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Shooting In Miniature Mode For Added Creativity and Fun | Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog - […] effects, but you can only apply them to images you’ve already shot. (You can also create a miniature effect in…
  2. Creating The “Tilt Shift” Look in Lightroom - InternetPhotographyClasses.com - […] post Creating The “Tilt Shift” Look in Lightroom appeared first on Lightroom Killer […]
  3. Creating The “Tilt Shift” Look in Lightroom – dPico PHOTO - […] post Creating The “Tilt Shift” Look in Lightroom appeared first on Lightroom Killer […]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *