Random Shots: Toy racers in Sepang with Tilt-Shift miniature effect - Learn How

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'(00): Who hasn't seen thousands of picture galleries of the recent Super GT, but with pictures that stand out like boys over toys, Tilt shifting can turn your pictures of objects into scale models in a diorama. Check out these pictures made by skazareth.



Ignore the thumb-down miniature prick, certain pictures can look more convincing as miniature models

Check the Video Below from the Post: Drift through tilt shift video

YouTube - ‪FD Sonoma: Tilt-Shift Formula Drift‬‏




1:24 scale Sepang diorama of Turn 9



Learn how to apply tilt-shift to your photos and share with us!

Choose the right photo
It is important to choose right photo for this effect to look great. As you are creating miniature effect and want it to look as real as possible.

  • Choose shot form above (remember, you are looking at miniature world).
  • Choose panorama shot with different objects – houses, cars, people etc. looks amazing if you apply this effect on them.
Here is the photo I have chosen – it is a shot from Egypt taken by friend of mine.





And will turn into this:




Select area for blur effect
First of all look at your photo and think about what area will look great as a miniature. I think I will go with the middle of image with the people and camels.


Select Quick mask mode in Photoshop





Go and get Gradient Tool





From Gradient type select Reflected Gradient





Now go and select focus area in your image. The area you want to be in focus will appear in red after applying gradient. It should look something like this:





Selecting back to Standard mode should select area for applying blur effect.





Apply blur effect
For blur effect you can use Lens blur from the filter menu. Play with the radius setting to see which value brings best effect – for this picture I set my radius value to about 30.




Tune up the final image.
Only thing I have don to the final image is spiced up the color with Saturation option as it gives better feel of miniature world. If you need you can play with brightness, curves, contrast and other options to give to the picture final touch.
Here is the final image:



From: Create Tilt-shift Miniature Effect in Photoshop

More Examples:









And a Video:

YouTube - ‪Tilt-shift technique test‬‏

From 50 Beautiful Examples Of Tilt-Shift Photography - Smashing Magazine
 

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Re: Random Shots: Toy racers in Sepang with Tilt-Shift miniature effect

hate using photoshop cause too complicated for me to digest in short time :biggrin:



but nice work there :driver: :adore:
 

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ehh.... my pics! thanks zth!

---------- Post added at 08:56 AM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 08:36 AM ----------

regarding those pics, i learnt it from YouTube guys..not a big deal. Am not a graphic or IT guy myself.. And b4 that, i dunno how to use Photoshop CS4 either. Now I know how to use PS bcs of this miniature effect thingy. It takes only 30 minutes of "watch-and-learn" then u will become master, trust me, 30 minutes. Those who keep saying "not so good, when it comes to photoshop", i suggest u just give it a try first.
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