this instructible will show you how to give a photo of a town a handmade look.

Step 1: first things first!

of a town, city, football stadium, or anything you want to miniturise
i used this picture i found on the net!

i love the net.
&nbsp;Nice Instructable! ;D<br /> And nice effect too! I tried to &quot;minimize&quot; two different shots of the city where I live, but I think the first one is the best:
Heres Mine:<br /> <br />
In <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-mini-village-or-town-in-photoshop./">Step 1</a> you say: <br/>&quot;<em>of a town, city, football stadium, or anything you want to miniturise</em><br/><em>i used this picture i found on the net!</em><br/><br/><em>i love the net.'<strong></strong></em><br/><br/>Are you going to give credit to the person(s) who took this photograph? Or are you going to do what you did in your <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-3d-looking-image/">other Instructable</a>, and use someone elses photo without giving credit and/or asking their permission?<br/>
Dude, Give him/her a break
Yeah leave him alone
maybe i did ask theyre permission.... dont be so quick to criticise
Amazing! what version of photoshop do you have? I have CS3 ver 10.0
Great instruct. It really gives a great jumping off point for making some awesome effects. I never would've thought of this, myself.
If you notice the top of the tower is blurred even though it has a depth very close to that of the clock face. It should be clear. If you want it to look real you have to pay attention to actual depth of field.
cool effect
cool, i saw this on photojojo a while ago.
Also, this is faking a technique called &quot;tilt shift.&quot;<br/><br/>For a few (thousand) more examples. Check out this Flickr pool:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/tilt-shift-fakes/pool/">http://www.flickr.com/groups/tilt-shift-fakes/pool/</a><br/>
If you want to be a little more elaborate, you can try select by hand the parts of the image are at roughly the same distance from the camera - that's essentially what this trick is based on: the fact that a "macro" image tends to have a very limited depth of focus. For example, the cars on the road to the left of the tower would be much farther away from the camera than the tower itself. So for the road, the focal plane - the part that should be sharpest - should be much closer towards the bottom of the image. But for a quick hack, just picking a horizontal rectangle already gives great results!
Exactly. For many shots, the horizontal band works well enough, but a little extra work with the masking will give a more believable effect.
Wow, that is a cool effect. +