Tilt-Shift Van Gogh

, 29 September 2010

Ok, nothing new here, nothing innovative… we all have seen hundreds of videos with the tilt-shift technique (nearly one per day is uploaded to vimeo) … but how many images & paintings simulating it?

Mss Serena Malyon (via Artcyclopedia) tried the same technique in Photoshop, by adjusting a photograph’s contrast, colour saturation and depth of focus. It usually works quite well with regular photographs, so she tried it using paintings to see what would happen, and it turns out that the works of Vincent van Gogh in particular make excellent subjects for this kind of treatment.

The Painter on His Way to Work
The Red Vineyard

Nothing in any of these paintings been added or removed or had its proportions changed. The effect is achieved simply by manipulating the light in the scene and adjusting the areas of the image that are more and less in focus.

Pont de Langlois

you should see the rest of the images on the Artcyclopedia website and if you have time.. learn how to do it with this tutorial.