Creating a Tilt Shift “Miniature” Effect in Photoshop

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Creating a Tilt Shift “Miniature” Effect in Photoshop

By |2019-01-20T09:58:56+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Tutorials, Videos|Tags: , |0 Comments

In this tutorial I demonstrate using the Blur Gallery in Adobe® Photoshop®, along with adjustment layers and blending modes, to add a “miniature effect” to your photographs. This technique works well with photos created from a high vantage point. In this example I hiked up to a viewpoint in Halong Bay, Vietnam and photographed the boats down below. Adding a tilt-shift effect in post-processing makes the boats look miniaturized!

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,

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