porto_02

 the day after we arrived in porto, we walked into town along the water.

playing with fake tilt-shift still

how to fake a tilt-shift effect in photoshop:

open your image
enter quick-mask mode (bottom of your tool panel, icon is a rectangle with a circle in it)
select gradient fill (make sure it’s a 3-tone linear fill, icon looks like 3 stripes, black-white-black)
click and drag where you’d like the focus to be (horizontal orientation is typical)
hold shift to constrain the line to x-y axis and draw a line up or down the photo to create the gradient fill
release the button
you should now have a red/transparent gradient with the red part being where you wanted your focus to be
you’ll have to play around with it a bit to get it in the right spot
like where it is?
exit quick mask mode (this creates a gradient selection from the fill you made)
go to filter
blur
lens blur (the dialogue should pop-up)
now make sure your depth map source is none
now change the radius of the blur to achieve your desired blurriness
OK
save!

urban infil

stray cats everywhere

more tilt shifting

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