How to Create the Look of a Tilt Shift Lens

August 12, 2014


Alisa McCormick

Don't own a Tilt Shift Lens But want that look in some of your images? No problem!

So you love the look of a Tilt Shift Lens. But you don't have the $1000 or more, to drop down on one of those bad boys. Especially because you probably would only use the lens for very specific types of photographs. Well, now you can get the look of a Tilt Shift Lens without ever leaving Lightroom. You can go from this…

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to this in about 30 seconds without owning the lens, and all within Lightroom.

Photos By Brie Marie Photographers

For even more fun try this. Create a duplicate of an image you love, crop it a little differently than the original, apply the Lightroom Preset you've made for the Tilt Shift look (I'll show you how in this tutorial) and voila! You have 2 entirely different images, with completely different feels, from the same photo. For even more drama and mood you can take another 10 seconds and add a beautiful sun flare to the photo, right within Lightroom as well. I will show you how to do that tomorrow.

But today, I give you the Tilt Shift Lens look in 30 seconds or less. Enjoy!

Let us know how it worked for you. Or better yet, if you found settings that you like even more than these, share them with the rest of us. And as always, if you have any questions about what I did, contact me anytime. I am always here to help.


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