Using Tilt-Shift Effects in Photoshop to Create Amazing Miniature Worlds

On this Adobe tutorial Photoshop expert Nicole Dalesio takes a look at using tilt shift effect in Photoshop for creating miniature look.

In the two examples shown by Dalesio the images are ones that were taken from above (the prefered angle for shooting miniature effect images. Dalesio uses the tilt shift filter and iris filter – both under the blur filter in Photoshop.

We have looked at Tilt Shift lenses and tilt shift in general several times in the past, including on a video tutorial by lensrentals on how to use Tilt Shift lensesHow to Add a Tilt Shift Lens Blur to Aerial Photos Using Photoshop and even on a spectacular timelapse – The Lion City: Tilt Shift Timelapse Dream and more recently a video by photographer Jay P. Morgan – Using a Tilt-Shift Lens for Focus Control.

You can find many other Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.