How to Create a Lens Baby/Tilt Shift Effect in Lightroom 3
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Lens Baby and Tilt Shift lenses have become extremely popular in recent years. But, did you know you can create a lovely tilt shift focal plane effect right in Lightroom?
In this brief Lightroom video tutorial, we are going to show you guys how to apply a tilt shift focal plane to your image in just a few seconds inside of Lightroom using Lightroom’s Graduated Filters. To do so, we are going to be creating a Graduated Filter Preset for our tilt shift blur effect.
While you will have more control and flexibility doing this in Photoshop, Lightroom can do a very convincing job in and of itself. Best part, once you learn how to do it, it won’t take you longer than 10 seconds to do it on your own.
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