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Free special effect for photos that will knock your socks off

Tired of using plain ol’ creative commons images or stock photos? There are a lot of ways to spice those pictures up to make them more blog or marketing collateral worthy, starting with Tilt Shift Maker, an online service that emulates miniaturization of models online.

So if you have a picture of a neighborhood or a local event that you are writing about, or you want to use a standard image of your city’s skyline, this is a great special effect to give it an model-esque feel (not model as in twiggy girls on a runway but like a 3d model of a building) or to isolate the focus of an image without using a lame 1990s fuzzy lens effect.

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See how all of the people in the “After” look like little mini model people? Let’s try it with a cityscape now…

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Lastly, let’s look at my favorite thing in the world (purely for illustration and not my own amusement, of course), kittens!

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So are your socks still on or did this new special effect knock ’em off?!

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Nick Nymark

    July 31, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Anybody have any other FREE special effects?

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