The technique of tilt-shift miniature faking is a process where the photograph of a life-size location is manipulated so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature scale model. Photographer Olivo Barbieri is one of the best known proponents of tilt-shift photography and has photographed Rome; Amman, Jordan; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; and Shanghai, China for his "Site Specific" project. Now you can turn your ordinary landscape photos into miniature scenes with the Tilt-shift Maker.
The process is pretty simple. Upload your photo to Tilt-Shift Maker, choose your area of focus, and you have your miniature photo. You can also point to a jpeg on the web and have that miniaturized. Behind the scenes the edges around your chosen focus point are blurred, giving the impression of a miniature scene.
Via: Craft Zine.