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How to Achieve Miniature Effect via Photoshop

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After enabling "Gradient," draw a vertical line on the picture. After drawing a vertical line, a reddish color gradient should appear which will mark that those part of the image will be the focus or the subject of your picture and not to be blurred out.
 
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TomK322 years ago
Now here are a few mistakes that you made. This selection has to be a lot more complicated, for everything that rises vertically from a focused into a blurred area needs to be selected to and kept focused. In you picture there are those poles next to the rail tracks, they are a perfect example for the top of the pole is almost the same distance away as the bottom thus it has to be sharp for the whole length.