First post to this community: I have been using PS since PS3 I believe. Anyway, I wanted to play around a bit and create a tilt shift effect.
Here is what I did: Once I had a good photo for the "shift" I creatively selected my focus. Once my focus was cut out and I was happy with it I simply added the standard Lens Blur filter in PS. Once I was satisfied with the blur I slightly increased overall saturation and contrast. This turned out to be much easier than what I had expected.
I am not happy with my explanation image and I will gladly answer any questions anyone may have.