Sunday, November 2, 2008

Holy Hill Toyland

Holy Hill Toyland, originally uploaded by RJIPhotography.

I've always been fascinated with the lens blur technique to create a toyland effect. Well, I finally gave it a try. It's not that hard but takes some practice to put the lens blur in the right place. Basically, in Photosphop, you create a quick mask and use a gradient filter and apply a lens blur to the mask. There's a little more involved in getting the settings just right. The other aspect is to find the right image. Since we're creating an image that looks like a toy model, it works best with images where you are looking down at the scene. You can read more on this at

Here's my first attempt!

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