Creating a tilt-shift look

Tilt-shift photography has been around for ages, but with the increase in digital photography and ways to create a tilt-shift look in post production, it has been making a comeback. Tilt-shift photography refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. Sometimes the term is used when the shallow depth of field is simulated with digital post-processing, but the name does come from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced using a camera. Here we will do a tutorial on how to get this look in Pixelmator.

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