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Until recently this effect has been created in-camera using specialized lenses. In this tutorial, Richard Bird gives an overview of how the "Tilt-Shift Effect" can be quickly recreated in post-production without the use of 3rd party plug-ins by remapping the depth of field, use of simple color correction and altering the frame rate.
Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site. This tutorial was first published in September of 2009.