The so-called ‘miniature’ or ‘tilt shift’ effect can be very convincing. It makes everyday scenes look like tiny models. You can apply it with lots of different programs and apps, and many cameras now have a ‘miniature’ effect built in. … Continue reading Create a tiny scene with this miniature effect
Digital tilt-shift effect tools are popular because they give images a retro ‘old-camera’ look and, in the right circumstances, can make a real-life subject look like a miniature model. But first some physics. Digital tilt-shift effects are rarely accurate. They … Continue reading Saturday spotlight: Tilt-shift effect
Last week MacPhun announced a free extension for Apple Photos. Filters for Photos has 30 different effects, and while the controls might appear pretty basic, you can use the built-in masking tools to apply these filters much more subtly than you … Continue reading How to create a mask in MacPhun’s free Filters for Photos
The big strength of Tonality and programs like it is that it does two things not one. It gives you a broad selection of preset image effects to inspire you with new ‘looks’ for its photos, but it also gives … Continue reading MacPhun Tonality gets an update with free pro presets
MacPhun Focus 2 Pro does the same job as a number of other digital ‘bokeh’ filters. It lets you selectively defocus parts of the image to create a shallow depth of field effect. This can work well with portraits, where … Continue reading Boost your Bokeh with MacPhun Focus 2 Pro
I had an interesting chat with the folks on the MacPhun stand at The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC at the beginning of March. They were showing off two new plug-ins called Intensify and SnapHeal. Both come in standard … Continue reading MacPhun Intensify 1.0.1: give your photos some punch!