Miniature faking - Tilt-Shift Photography

One of the applications of Tilt Shift is a neat (albeit bordering on gimmicky) photo effect which gives the illusion of a miniaturized world.

(A better more subtle use of Tilt-Shifting is to control perspective to include the a larger imaging area without an undesired distortion effect - i.e. keeping the walls of a tall building parallel on the final photo. You need a lens for that!)

You normally use a camera lens with a shallow depth of field, shot at a higher altitude (to give the "God" effect), wide angle and saturated colors to simulate bright clean models. But you can fake it with Photoshop (see below).


You can find the Photoshop Tutorial to create this effect here