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Tilt-Shift: Free After Effects Template

Danny Greer
By Danny Greer
By Danny Greer

Our friends at are giving away a tilt-shift effect FREE template for After Effects!

Tilt ShiftTilt-shift, when done by a skilled hand, can be a really impressive effect.  In the last few years, with the proliferation of DSLRs, we’re seeing tilt-shift video effects pop up more and more.  For high quality examples of tilt-shift videos check out our previous post on 12 Exceptional Tilt-Shift Videos.

For those unfamiliar, tilt-shift is a photo/video effect that gives scenes the appearance of miniaturization through selective focus (created by specialized lenses, post-production focusing or a combination).  For more on the history and technical aspects of tilt-shift check out this Wikipedia entry.

So, how can you create a Tilt-Shift effect?  For After Effects users, a new template by gives you the tools to create this effect easily.  The FREE After Effects template provides modifiable parameters to customize the effect for your project – blur, rotation and amount.

Check out the video below to see an example of this free After Effects template in action or head on over to to get the template file!  *Note: You will need to sign up for the MotionArray email list to access the free files.