With T's permission, here are some of his creations. First, a 'mash-up' of some of his fav Paris things, made by isolating images, then pasting them into a collage:
Here's my favourite special effect: Tilt Shift. With the right photo taken from a high angle, you can create the super-cool illusion of a miniature model. Including tiny Lilliputian people, cars and trees.
This mediocre picture, a view from the Arc de Triomphe on a cloudy day...
And this shot of the main hall at Musee D'Orsay (I know that photography wasn't allowed, but everyone else was taking pictures from the observation balcony, so I did too).
I haven't tried it yet myself, but there's a simple tute here, and if you don't have Photoshop, a "tilt-shift your photo" website here. I'm hoping there is a little corner of my 44.5 year old brain available to learn how it's done, because I think it's so much fun. I've actually signed up for a 3 part Photoshop class (6 hours of instruction) at the same tech school that offered a complimentary DSLR lesson with my camera purchase (see how marketing works? Attend a 2 hour free class and sign up for a $$ Photoshop course before you leave! haha). I just know if I don't go to the class, I'll never take the time to sit down and learn what the software can do for me and my pictures. I didn't think I'd be into digital photo manipulation, but I love what T did to those images and I want to try some cool stuff, too!