Photoshop's Tilt-shift Used to Create an Itty-bitty Universe

Photoshop's Tilt-shift Used to Create an Itty-bitty Universe

Imgur user ScienceLlama took images sent from the Hubble Space Telescope and applied the tilt-shift filter from Photoshop CS6. The resulting images are... a little astronomical. Bazinga!

You can give all the images a look over in the full post and a thanks to space-obsessed Fstoppers reader pnts for turning us on to these images.

UPDATE:
Big thanks to Robert Gendler for letting us know where some of these stellar images originated from and for providing us with the proper credits.
Featured Image Credit (Horseshoe Nubula): ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA.
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
Credit for Hubble Data: HLA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Composite Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler


hubble telescope tilt shift photography fstoppers imgur space universe.jpg 02Pencil Nebula
 
hubble telescope tilt shift photography fstoppers imgur space universe.jpg 06Tadpole Galaxy
 
hubble telescope tilt shift photography fstoppers imgur space universe.jpg 08Crab Nebula
 
hubble telescope tilt shift photography fstoppers imgur space universe.jpg 07Andromeda Galaxy
 
hubble telescope tilt shift photography fstoppers imgur space universe.jpg 03Centaurs A
 
hubble telescope tilt shift photography fstoppers imgur space universe.jpg 01Thor's Helmet Nebula
 
hubble telescope tilt shift photography fstoppers imgur space universe.jpg 05Meathook Galaxy
 
hubble telescope tilt shift photography fstoppers imgur space universe.jpg 04Horsehead Nebula
Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA.
Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
Credit for Hubble Data: HLA, Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Composite Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler
Tilt-shift application by: Imgur user ScienceLlama

 
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19 Comments

Pointless.

Michael... I find your post ironic. I think it's really cool looking. The Horsehead Nebula in particular is so awesome.

So... adding a filter that mimics a type of lens to images someone else has taken is really what's being presented here nowadays? Kind of disappointing to be honest.

not someone, something.

Is that any better?

Michael Marcopoulos's picture

The base of creation is copy.

Yeah... except this is quite literally STEALING images and adding a titl-shift effect to them.

Michael Marcopoulos's picture

Did you know that artists are often against the rules ?

Let's add some fake PN55 borders, digital sepia, and some selective color. Nothing adds to an incredible image like sh*tty filters.

Its an advert for photoshop you mong. There are free apps that do the same tilt-shift effect and they conveniently leave that out? Hysterical.

So you all are saying that staring at these images does not invoke imagine and complete awe... hold off on slamming the technical aspects used to create them, just shut up and appreciate a view into something we will never fully grasp or understand.

The original images are awe inspiring, go head over the the Hubble site. Just amazing.

If I apply the same effect to my skyscraper photos will you publish them????

Lee Christiansen's picture

Dear me... some of us have got up grumpy today...

On the basis that it's unlikely NASA have a tilt shift lens installed on the Hubble, the PS filter is the closest thing we may get.

It's very simple, but this simple approach presents us with an interesting new view on images of things so large we can't fully comprehend them.

For me, I enjoyed seeing previously "flat" representations being brought to life in a way that forced me to see them as 3D events. For the first time I thought of a nebula as something with real form rather than just a photograph.

Sometimes it doesn't have to be technically clever to be interesting - and I certainly found this interesting. Thank you for sharing.

As a lover of tilt-shift photography, I admit I am always bummed when I see it mimmicked by algorithms. But the key question here is: Where does creativity start or end? Why do some of us believe it's not legitimate creativity? As I got more experienced with photography I caught myself to stop doing things with photoshop because I found them 'technically inappropriate' or even laughable, but it clearly hindered my creative expression.
So let's get over ourselves already and acknowledge a good idea for what it is.

These images have been altered and published here without the permission or knowledge or appropriate credit to the authors. Several of these images are mine and this consdtitutes a copyright violation. The copyright statement on the APOD site needs to be respected. I request that these images be removed ASAP

These images have been altered and published here without the permission or knowledge or appropriate credit to the authors. Several of these images are mine and this consdtitutes a copyright violation. The copyright statement on the APOD site needs to be respected. I request that these images be removed ASAP

Great images from Hubble and the NASA team and the tilt shift effect does create an illusion of depth which is great. I am a little disheartened by all the FStoppers readers posting silly remarks about this being an "FStoppers ad for photoshop" or "if I put tilt shift on my photos would you show them?".
This is a different way at displaying some already incredible images and the FStoppers team wanted to share them with you. The trolls need to get over themselves (even if they don't know their trolling).

Very cool! I think some people are a little salty they didn't think of it first! Thanks for sharing!