Bokeh describes the appearance of out of focus areas in a photo.

Tiltshiftmaker now supports beautiful bokeh effects using the Bokeh Boost controls and Bokeh styles.

Move the mouse pointer over the descriptions to the left of each photo to see the images change interactively.


Using Bokeh Boost to accentuate highlights

Using selective focus or tilt-shift style effects in a photo can at times result in defocused areas which are duller than they should be.

Increasing the Bokeh Boost setting can restore highlights in these areas - for example the highlights from dappled sunshine in the following two pictures:


Forest scene
Original
Tilt-shift
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 2.5
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 5.0
 

Original photo by Hunter-Desportes


Wooded stream
Original
Tilt-shift
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 2.5
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 5.0
 

Original photo by Erin Crettier



Using Bokeh styles

Bokeh styles in TiltShiftMaker are similar to lens aperture/iris shapes and "custom bokeh shapes".

They control how the points of light in the image are defocused. This can result in often striking effects, especially in photos with brights lights against a darker background.

While different bokeh styles can be used independently of the Bokeh Boost controls, they are usually much more visible when Bokeh Boost is also applied.

Check out the photos below to see it in action!


San Francisco
Original
Tilt-shift
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 7.0
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 7.0
Sparkle bokeh
 

Original photo by Daniel Catt


Concert
Original
Tilt-shift
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 7.0
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 8.0
Square bokeh
 

Original photo by emerille


Fireworks
Original
Tilt-shift
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 8.5
Star bokeh #1
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 8.5
Star bokeh #2
 

Original photo by Orbisnonsuficit


Christmas Tree
Original
Tilt-shift
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 8.0
Pentagon bokeh
Tilt-shift
Bokeh Boost 8.0
Triangle bokeh
 

Original photo by Eric Newcomer


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