Photoshop Tilt Shift

Tilt-shift photography is a creative and unique type of photography in which the camera is manipulated so that a life-sized location or subject looks like a miniature-scale model.

Smashing magazine has some great examples of tilt shift photography, it works best with large landscape city-scapes are best, b/c you can see the scale of human to object.

According to Smashing Magazine, "To add good miniature effect to your photographs, shoot subjects from a high angle (especially from the air). It creates the illusion of looking down at a miniature model. A camera equipped with a tilt-shift lens, which simulates a shallow depth of field, is essentially all you need to start."
Action or Photoshop Tutorial?

You can use Photoshop Action, like this from deviantart - or use tutorial like this one. I used both. By stopping the action @ a certain spot you can customize it to your photo, what you would do similar to the tutorial.

Here are mine.

This landscape doesn't work as well as ones with some sort of comparison of an object or subject, like a person or car.

somewhere in Indiana
           Zuma Beach, CA

Venice Beach, CA
Somewhere in Oregon


 Taken in Chicago on a nice sunny day, from atop a parking garage just a few blocks from Michigan Ave, and the Bean.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

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