I received several comments from readers asking how I processed one of the photos from a recent post. It was the picture of the New York City street scene – the one with the blur.
This is a fake tilt-shift action called Teeny Tiny World and I got it free from the CoffeeShop Blog. If you use Photoshop or PSE, the CoffeeShop is a great place to download some cool actions. An action is a one-click way to edit your photos and zips through lots of little edits to achieve an effect. After the action runs, you may want to use the opacity slider to change the degree to which the action has been applied.
I love using Teeny Tiny World when there are cars and buildings involved. The SOOC (Straight Out of Camera) version was pretty boring, as far as I was concerned.
There are two actions included in the download and this one was made using the Custom version which I used in both of the photos below.
Philadelphia, March 2011.
New York City, 2008.
Try it. It’s fun ~
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And now to those of you along the eastern seaboard in the path of Hurricane Irene ~ be safe and be smart. This is looking like it’s going to be big.