First up tonight is a Miniaturizing Tutorial. I originally created this for Chelle's Creations in August of last year, and just getting around to posting it on my blog. I'm hoping to do this with the over 50 that I have in my folder to share on here!
Here we go - super simple.
Step 1: Open your photo in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Save as a new file. This way the original will be available if you need it.
Step 2: Choose the Quick Mask Mode. It is the little box with a circle under the Foreground and Background Color boxes.
Step 3: Choose the Gradient Tool. On the sub menu, click on the reflective gradient (3rd box), and also make sure that Reverse is checked. You can use any of these that fit your picture though.
Step 4: Select the part of the photo that will be the miniaturized portion. To do this, click, and drag up. Let go when you feel you have a good space that will be mini. After I let go, my image gets the red gradient mask. The portion that doesn’t have as much red will not be blurred as much.
Step 5: Click the Quick Mask Mode to turn off the red, and you will see marching ants marching on your photo.
Step 6: Click on Filter > Blur > Lens Blur. A large screen will pop up, showing all the options that you can play with. When doing this type of photo, I used the Invert and Radius (below). Play with them, and see what you like for your photo.
Super simple, and makes the landscape/buildings pop. Give it a try!
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Thanks for joining in and visiting my blog! I'll be back soon with another tutorial! I think I'll do one of my favorites! Follow my blog, I'm working on a few more giveaways with some fun things!
Have a great one!
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