The Miniature Model Effect in Photoshop: It’s a Small World After All

Photo by ElbCoast77

You know how when you’re in an airplane about to land, everything down below starts to look like it’s part of a little toy world? Little toy trucks driving around, little tiny ant people, houses made of little play bricks?

You can achieve the same effect in your photographs using a fancy schmancy “tilt-shift” lens. (Stay tuned for a $100 alternative we’ll be covering soon!) Or, use Photoshop to achieve the look for free!

We’ve been looking for the best tutorial on the technique. This is it.

Fake Model Photography in Photoshop

See also…
Beautiful tilt-shift effect photos: Tokyo, Disneyworld (Via BB, by a co-creator of Myst!), Silicon Valley, Flickr. Go hardcore and make your own tilt-shift lens, or learn everything there is to learn on the subject.

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