A very fast & simple tilt-shift effect in Canvas.
Click and move the cursor on the canvas above to define the start and end point of the focus area.
The original image of Jodhpur rooftops by Paul Goyette is under Creative-Common.
A blurred version of the original image is generated using Canvas and
drawImage(), upon rendering the tilt-shift image, a gradient is generated based on the user defined start and end points and used as a mask to show the blurred image on top of the original image. Simple.
The blurred image is generated incrementally to improve the quality of the blurring effect. Without this, it would feature heavy bilinear interpolation approximations.
This effect is more a proof of concept than an attempt to match exactly the optical properties of a real tilt-shift effect. For instance it does not use a depth map and thus can not properly process images showing tall structures. However the results are quite convincing for such a simple piece of code.
Other recent experiments
There are many experiments and projects like TILT SHIFT to discover other here.
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- TINY AUDIO-VISUAL DEMOS AT JSCONF ASIA I had the honor to open the second day of JSConf Asia 2015 in Singapore with a talk and LIVE programming session about Tiny Audio-Visual Demos on November 20th, 2015
- 256B.HTM The first edition of the 256B.HTM contest allowed 5 entries per author. Mine ranked 1st, 10th, 19th and 29th out of 63. on March 1st, 2002
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