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Creating Tilt-Shift Blur Effects With Photoshop CS6

The new Blur Gallery in Photoshop CS6 is Tilt-Shift blur. Learn how to create tilt-shift blur effects with Photoshop CS6.

Creating Tilt-Shift Blur Effects With Photoshop CS6

In this tutorial, we will be teaching how to apply a Tilt-Shift blur effect to an image.

Tilt Shift

Choose Filter > Blur > Tilt-Shift to open the image inside the Blur Gallery and view the new Properties panel.

Tilt Shift

Then the image appears with an active pin point at center between the solid and dashed lines.

The area between the solid lines remains completely in focus by default, while the boundary between the solid and dashed lines defines the starting of the feathering zone where the image becomes progressively blur. The image area outside the dashed lines is completely blurred, based on the settings in the Properties panel.

Tilt Shift

Once you have clicked the Tilt-Shift blur option it will automatically take the default value as below

Tilt Shift

Tilt Shift

To apply the blur effect at an angle, move the cursor over the white dots attached to the solid line. The values which I have used for the Tilt-Shift is given below

Tilt Shift

Here the protected area is clear where as the remaining area are blurred.

Tilt Shift

The progress bar will load & blur the image.

Tilt Shift

The final image is as below after using the Tilt Shift Blur effect.

Tilt Shift

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