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Tilt shift miniature model effect with Photoshop

This tutorial teaches you how to take a photograph and make it look like a miniature model in photoshop instead of reality.

Tilt shift miniature model effect with Photoshop

This tutorial teaches you how to take a photograph and make it look like a miniature model in photoshop instead of reality.


Here you can see a Photograph that I shot with a tilt-shift lens to get this effect in the real world. This is also an HDR image. You can see more of my HDR work in the gallery.

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The effect works because the blur to sharpness falls off so fast it looks like you are using a macro lens. This fast fall-off makes the depth of field of the photograph a different scale to the actual scene and confused the viewer’s eye. This caused the photo to look like you are shooting something much smaller. It’s a great way of breaking the photographic rules.

Post some of your photos into the comments below and let us see your miniatures!

 

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Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Colin Smith

About Colin Smith

Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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