Thursday, June 22, 2006

Honey, I Shrunk the Garden.

It's possible to use Photoshop to create a false narrow depth-of-field (fake tilt-shift effect) - making a photo of a normal scene appear oddly miniaturized. Top Men applied the effect to a stereo photo of a garden scene taken with the the two photos farther apart than normal human eyes - which also creates a miniature effect. The result is a stereo image of a garden that looks amazingly tiny.

To view the image in 3D you should center your eyes directly in front of, and directly between, the large image pair (a couple feet from your monitor.) Now cross your eyes. Try to form a combined image between the two images, and then try and bring that combined image into focus. It may be difficult if you've never done it before, but the more you do it the easier it gets. And Top Men have more stereo images to bring you in the future - so you better get good at it.

Flickr collection of fake tilt-shifted photos.
Tinselman collection of some Disneyland fake tilt-shifted photos.


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