Painting, Sculpting and Modelling for Games.

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Tilt Shift

I’ve stumbled on this technique a couple of times now and I thought I would mention it here. The technique is called Tilt shift. You basically use tilt shift lenses which focus on a single part of the photo and blur the surrounding area to create an optical illusion of miniaturized scenery.

If you don’t have a lens like that (apparently they’re expensive) you can do that with Photoshop. I have selected a few pictures I like but I linked a flickr with plenty more + a tutorial on how to do it on Photoshop.

I tried a bit and it works well, you just need the right picture, some kind of a city landscape. I’ll try on models as well, it will probably be weird.

Ca fait plusieurs fois que je tombe dessus donc je me suis dis que j’allais en parler ici. La technique s’appelle Tilt shift. En gros, il faut utiliser un objectif « Tilt shift » qui se concentre sur une seule partie de la photo et trouble le reste donnant l’impression d’une scène miniaturisée.

Si vous n’avez pas l’objectif (ils sont chers apparemment), on peut faire ca sur Photoshop. J’ai mis le lien d’une série de photos et d’un tutoriel sur Photoshop.

J’ai essayé un peu et ca marche bien, je montrerais mes essais plutard.


  1. I achieve that effect unintentionally sometimes because I´m such a rubbish phtographer :-D
    The bowstrings are made with the hairs from a normal 3 inch paintbrush... I did an article on it for bods..or making bits´s there somewhere :-D