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The All-New Tilt-Shift Function

2013-06-18 16:02:00 GMT

ACDSee’s newest and most fascinating effect… Tilt-Shift! Use the Tilt-Shift function to transform your photo into a miniature-scale model. Here’s how with ACDSee 16:

  1. In Edit mode, in the Add group, click Tilt-Shift.
  2. On the Tilt-shift panel, set the options as described below.
    Use the guides on the image to place the effect. The inside boxes represent the points where the focus is transitioning to blur. Complete blur occurs at the outside boxes. Move the boxes to define where the effect will begin or end. Hold down the Shift key while positioning the effect to lock the to nearest 45° angle, for straightness.
  3. Do one of the following:
  • Click Done to accept your changes and close the panel.
  • Click Cancel to discard your changes and close the panel.

Options - Blurring
Select the type of blur you want from the Blur drop-down menu.

  • Lens Blur
  • Gaussian Blur

Amount: Specifies the amount of blur applied.
Bokeh Frequency: Specifies how often the bokeh shapes occur.
Bokeh Brightness: Specifies how bright the bokeh shapes appear.

Drag the slider to the right to intensify the effect.