Fake miniature photo

This assignment creates a digital version of the classic tilt-shift photograph.  You will use these Photoshop tools to create a realistic miniature scene.

  • quick mask
  • gradient tool
  • filter>blur>lens blur
  • image>adjustment>curves
  • image>adjustment>levels

Selecting a good image is key to a successful effect.  Look for images that are shot from above but at an angle.  Brightly lit shots are a bonus.  Crop out any sky to bring the focus to the middle or foreground.

And here’s a solid video tutorial on creating the tilt-shift effect in Photoshop.

Create two fake miniatures for this assignment.  Name them with your last name and miniature 1 like milsteadminiature1.

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