Wow, I have been uber busy the past few weeks. This is of course, good and bad. The good are things like the iPhoneography workshop I had this past weekend and the bad are things like my being a bit behind on the old blog. I can say I’ve managed to stay up to date on the iPhone photo a day project!
I have been going through the apps on my phone and contemplating what I wanted to write about this week. I found a couple of older faves that I have been using for off and on for at least a year or more to create a faux tilt shift effect. Today’s post is on one of those, TiltShift Generator. Ever wonder how you might attempt to create a bit of depth in your images, or make the world look miniature? This might be an option. Let me add that there are a few powerful editing apps that will now include this feature like Snapseed. However TiltShift Generator is a nice, simple app.
The main interface allows for the usual ability to take a photo or import a photo from your photo library. Once imported you’ll find options to add the tilt shift effect, adjust color (saturation, brightness or contrast), add a vignette or save the image.
The Blur feature includes a circular, linear and elliptical option. Tap, pinch, stretch and move it around to have the focus be where you want it to be. Use the slider to determine the amount of the blur.
The Color feature includes the option to increase or decrease the saturation, brightness or contrast.
The vignette is pretty basic. And the save option allows you to send your edit to the photo library or share via a few different social media sites.
Now before you go in and do anything, check your settings to save at the largest output, I believe on the 4s, the output resolution is 2448×2448 for square photos, and that is what this app seems to output at. This is always a good idea to do on any app, especially if you ever want to print your images (which I highly suggest you do!).
Here’s the final, after some fun with TiltShift Generator:
It’s really rather simple, but it does a nice job!
Up next I’ll talk about FocalLab, it offers some similar features as TiltSift Generator, but some twists too