A good camera, good subjects and tons of lenses are definitely a photographer’s dream. Well it is a dream for me at least and I would just love to get one of those macro lenses for beautiful effects. Too bad I have to save lots of money for that but what I can do is just use Photoshop for now. The other day I found an interesting tutorial about the so called tilt- shift effect.
If you have never heard of it and have no idea what is that than I would be happy to explain the basics. Tilt shift miniature faking is a technique in which the photographer manipulates the angle of a tilt-shift lens in order to create an illusionary effect of depth of field, so that some objects are focused while the other are really blurred. This creates the illusion that some objects are smaller in comparison to other objects near them.
So I tried it following each step in the tutorial and I was just amazed with the results. Who needs a super expensive macro lens when you can create an extraordinary effect – well I personally loved it and I do recommend it to you guys.
This selection of tilt-shift tutorials will give you more information on this subject and I hope it will help you get the effect you want. And don’t worry, it’s a piece of cake!
Photoshop Tilt Shift Tutorials
Tilt Shift Photography – Video Photoshop Tutorial
How to Make Fake Miniature Scenes
Simulated tilt-shift using Photoshop Elements
Faking Tilt-Shift – a Tutorial for Realistic Miniaturised Photos
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Fake model photography
Simulate original pictures as model photography
Tilt-Shift Photography Photoshop Tutorial