In the old days, creating tilt-shift images requires expensive lenses. Thanks to photo editing software, this is can be done on your desktop. When it comes to making this effect, PhotoDirector is the easiest of all. So, pick some cityscape, train station, highways and lets create that miniature look.
After your photos are imported, select the first photo and go to the Edit mode and select Effects.
There are four types of effects. Select the Blur effect.
Now this will blur out the whole image, don’t panic, you are on the right track.
Now, select the first brush tool on the left and swipe the areas you want it to be clear and sharp.
If you accidentally swiped out areas you don’t want it to be sharp, you can use the other brush tool on the right to blur those areas back again.
Now, your tilt-shift picture is done. Click on the back button to go back to the library. The effect features in PhotoDirector are non-destructive, which means, the effect will only apply when you export or save the image and you can always revert back by clicking on the history button.
And, here is the final image: