How To Use a Tilt-Shift Photoshop Action

Creating the perfect image for your business is about more than just choosing the right subject and lighting. You want to make sure the viewer experiences the final result in the way you want. Using a tilt-shift Photoshop action can help you ensure your photo or graphic draws the viewer's focus to the right element and evokes the emotion you are aiming for.
 
The term tilt-shift comes from a combination of two photography actions: shifting the lens in a specific direction and tilting (rotating) it. If you are editing an image that already exists, you can use a tilt-shift action to mimic the effect of rotating and moving the lens. Here's an overview of this powerful tool.


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Tilt-Shift Effects 
Before you start playing around with tilt-shift actions, it's important to understand what they can do. These actions can modify the angle of focus in an image so the viewer is drawn to a particular element. The area of focus remains sharp while the background elements blur and soften. Tilt-shift actions can draw attention a specific point or line to help you achieve the end result you want.
 
Tilt-Shift Actions
Manipulating the tilt-shift during imaging processing can take a lot of practice to get the results you want. This is where a tilt-shift Photoshop action comes in handy. An action is a set of tasks, commands, and steps that are recorded and then executed with a single command. This allows you to use one click to get to the final result. Not only does this speed up the process, it can also save you the effort of executing each command manually in the proper order.
 
The Photoshop software comes with a tilt-shift filter that modifies the focus and blurs the background. You can also find and download other actions that may use different parameters to get unique results. With most tilt-shift actions, you can choose a point or area of the image you want to be in focus. Some actions also include saturation commands that manipulate the color quality. You may also be able to find options with preset commands for certain types of images, such as landscapes or portraits.
 
Tilt-shift can make almost any image look like it was taken by a talented photographers with high-quality equipment. You can use this Photoshop action to draw a viewer's attention to a certain area or create a specific feeling. Try out a tilt-shift action on your next graphic design project for instant results with a single click.
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