November 28, 2008

Tilt-shift flava

"I seemingly will never tire of this gimmick," writes Jason Kottke.  No, but it’s worth a try. :-)


Posted by John Nack at 8:17 AM on November 28, 2008


  • Phillip Kerman — 2:22 PM on November 28, 2008

    I’m tired of the effect already. I mean, it’s cool and all… but geez, I guess I’d like to see it only when it somehow supports the message.

  • Ken — 3:02 PM on November 28, 2008

    love the “toy” thing Jack
    Do you know of any site that teach the “how to” in photoshop to recreate the “toy” look
    [Good suggestion, Ken; I just updated the post with this link from the archives. –J.]
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Ken in KY

  • Scott Valentine — 10:37 AM on December 02, 2008

    The plugin options are interesting, but for almost the same price, you can buy a Lensbaby and do the effect in-camera. Of course, there’s less flexibility, but it’s a lot of fun. I suppose it really comes down to what you want out of your images – the fun of creating a good exposure as early in the process as possible, or the fun of seeing what new stories you can create from existing pictures.
    I agree w/ Phillip that the effect ought to be reserved for situations that enhance the story in some way. But it’s just like every other digital trend (3D abstract wallpapers, HDR, and animated gifs for email and “under construction”) – everyone’s gotta do it to get it out of their system and prove they can.

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