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Tilt-Shift Van Gogh via Waxy.

The visually stunning field of tilt-shift photography became a fairly big thing in the Web a couple of years ago. It uses a special lens that gives a real-world scene the illusion of being a miniature model. You’ve probably seen examples by now, but if not then see the “Credits” page for links to some breathtaking examples.

The effect can be simulated in Photoshop, by adjusting a photograph’s contrast, colour saturation and depth of focus. It works quite well with regular photographs, so we decided to try it using paintings to see what would happen, and it turns out that the works of Vincent van Gogh in particular make excellent subjects for this kind of treatment. Following is a slideshow of 16 awesome photomanipulations based on some of van Gogh’s most moving and powerful paintings. To see the original paintings unaltered, go to the “Credits” page.

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Tilt-Shift Photography. MAKE 09: Tilt-Shift Photography. Flexible lens makes scenes look miniature. …

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. BlankaJ says:

    I’m trying to get some info on the net about how to use Tilt-Shift for decent product photography, to get every part of a product tack-sharp, but I only run into people misusing their super expensive TS lenses for fake miniatures. AAArgh! Buy a lensbaby for childish crap like fake miniatures. Saves tons of money!

  2. Leonor says:

    Very good info. Lucky me I came across your blog by accident (stumbleupon).

    I have saved as a favorite for later!

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