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.
Step 2: Quick Mask!
enter quick mask mode by clicking on this symbol!
(the black rectangle with the white circle)
Step 3: Gradient
set up your gradient like this
Step 4: Apply a Gradient
aply a gradient over the part of the photo you want the focus point to be.
for me this was the central tower
Step 5: Quick Mask
exit quickmask mode and you should be left with a selection something like this..
Step 6: Blur
apply a lens blur filter and use the default settings
you should get something like the second picture
if it dosent you may want to redo your gradient.
Step 7: Hue/ Saturation
fiddle with the hue and saturation to make it look a little more handpainted
Step 8: And Your Done!
isnt it suprising how little it looks!