Day 30 – Lens Baby effect in Photoshop

If like me you love the Lens Baby but are trying to keep to the ‘no more toys’ rule for a while here’s a very simple action to get a similar effect in Photoshop.

Lens Baby Effect.atn

Matt who I met at the 2010 SWPP convention has been experimenting with the real thing at his 365 photo blog so have a look at what the real thing can do.

Once you have uploaded the action have a look at this video to show you how it works.

Finished Lens Baby Effect

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  1. Keith Adams January 30, 2010 at 11:41 am #


    thanks for this michael, now at first glance i am not 100% about the effect as to if i like it or not. I do and I dont but i cant put my finger on what it is i like and dont like. Either way i am still going to download and have a play with it to see what i think further



  2. Michael Shilling January 30, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    You can’t beat the real thing but I’d love to see what you come up with.

  3. Matt Cain February 1, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    Hi Michael and Keith,

    The real thing is a bugger to operate – especially on a crop sensor body as it is too easy to go too far with the movement and make it so you can’t get a point in focus (it’s off the edge of the sensor) but if you get it right, the effect is lovely.

    Looking forward to what you can do with the action Keith. I’ll get some more images up with the toy soon.


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