quick & easy tilt-shift miniature faking

By now you’ve probably read about tilt-shift miniature faking, in which photos of real subjects are manipulated with Photoshop or another image editor to look like photographs of miniatures.

I love the execution, but don’t have access to any fancy-shmancy photo editing programs. But I figured eventually some enterprising soul would make it into a one-step (or nearly) process and set up a website. Wait no more!

Here are a couple I fired off this morning:

old_neon_signs-tiltshift1

The perfection of this one is only marred by the telephone pole: You can tell it’s faked because the bottom is in focus but the top isn’t, even though both halves were the same distance from the camera lens.

winchester_mystery_house-tiltshift1

This one would have worked better if I could have just widened the area to be in focus a leeetle more, to encompass both stories of the house. And I think it works better when the in-focus objects are at the forefront, rather than the background.

I foresee a lot of time wasted at this website.

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