Deke’s Techniques 524: Masking a Tilt-Shift Landscape in Photoshop

In this week's free episode of Deke's Techniques, Deke takes an image I shot of the Irish countryside that features Hole Abbey, and adds a touch of realistically crafted but magically whimsical tilt-shift effect to turn a 13th-century Cistertian monastary into a whimsical miniature ruin. The result is that this image that I shot from the Rock of Cashel out into the plains of Tipperary: Turns into this fairytale landscape: The trick is not only to line up Photoshop's Tilt-Shift Lens Blur effect correctly, but to then mask away any grass, bushes, rocks, etc. that detract from the miniaturization (Read more...)