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Mar 04, 2009 18:57 |  #1

So I saw this PS technique in a magazine and wanted to try it out. The problem is I've been staring at it and just can't tell if it looks miniature...all I see is the original picture. So I guess I'm just wondering if it works. I can handle truth. :)

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Mar 04, 2009 19:00 |  #2

lol .. It looks mini to me but then I try to make it look real and I get stuck in between ... if that makes any sense!

but for the most part MINI!!

GOod job I need to try this@!




  
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Mar 04, 2009 20:58 |  #3

Your right, it does look mini, but cool technique!


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Mar 04, 2009 21:35 |  #4

Took me a couple of searches to find this, since this place moves so fast, but this thread about model simulation with tilt/shift pops up every couple days:

https://photography-on-the.net …0128&highlight=​fake+model


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Mar 04, 2009 22:47 |  #5
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Looks very nice!


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Mar 05, 2009 00:05 |  #6

to have the mini effect a bit more dramatic find photos that are taken from an angle of elevation/looking over a city or landscape.


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Mar 05, 2009 00:54 |  #7

You seem to have the technique down, but another image would probably work better. With the dead-on view, it's lacking foreground and background buildings and objects that, when out of focus, really make the effect. As it is, it still looks like a model, but try a photo that was taken from a higher vantage point and you'll probably get better results.


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Mar 05, 2009 00:56 as a reply to  @ thesilent's post |  #8

That caused me actual physical pain!
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Seriously though, interesting effect, but I can't see many applications for it....?


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Mar 05, 2009 07:24 |  #9

Thank you all for your comments!

Brianch and thesilent...Yeah, I was thinking that too. Unfortunately I don't have very many pictures from a high vantage point. :(

skygod...I saw the technique in a magazine, which lead me to look up some pictures on the net, and I thought they looked cool. But you're right, there isn't a whole lot I could do with it. It was fun, though! :)


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Mar 05, 2009 14:21 |  #10

I think the foreground is hurting you the most. Apply the edits that you're going by, and make a layer mask for the foreground at about 50% or so. The subject(s) look miniature, but your foregrounds look like nothing more than a crapload of gausian blur on top of it. I think you have some real potential if you smooth that out.




  
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Mar 05, 2009 14:30 |  #11

griptape wrote in post #7461608 (external link)
I think the foreground is hurting you the most. Apply the edits that you're going by, and make a layer mask for the foreground at about 50% or so. The subject(s) look miniature, but your foregrounds look like nothing more than a crapload of gausian blur on top of it. I think you have some real potential if you smooth that out.


Thank you for your comment. I'll try to fix the blur. :)

I found a different shot and I think it worked better. What do ya'll think? Is it too blurry?

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Mar 05, 2009 17:31 |  #12

Cdeming wrote in post #7461676 (external link)
Thank you for your comment. I'll try to fix the blur. :)

I found a different shot and I think it worked better. What do ya'll think? Is it too blurry?

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That's definitely better!
But still disturbing............​hmmm, maybe that's a good thing..........
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Mar 08, 2009 08:18 |  #13

Your second image is better than the first. #1 the horizontal angle is not straight throws out the image. The centre area in a tilt/shift is supposed to be essentially focused or sharp and this is not.

#2 is much better, though I think it would be better if is was straighter.

Can you post your technique to this thread?


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Mar 08, 2009 15:24 |  #14

I think the second one is a lot better also. I think it's just a hair too blurry, if any, but that's more personal taste. If you told me you had done it with a TS lens, I would probably believe you.




  
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Mar 17, 2009 16:18 |  #15

been trying out the same thing lately ... I had a bit more success when I add a little more saturation and fiddling with the curves as shown in this tutorial

http://www.tiltshiftph​otography.net/photosho​p-tutorial.php (external link)




  
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