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