Tilt-Shift Photography involves taking real photo and manipulating them so that they look like miniature model scenes. It’s a cool effect which can be created with LensBaby or in Photoshop. But, there is a FREE application which will easily create the same effect. It’s called the TiltShift Generator. The program is written in Adobe AIR, so you will need to have that installed first. (If you are using TweetDeck or Seemic Desktop, you already have Adobe AIR installed.)
The effect is created by selecting a focus point for the effect which will remain sharp. Simple click on the sharp location and adjust the Center Radius slider and Strength. The remaining area is blurred slightly to remove detail and enhance the “model effect”. By adjusting the Contrast, Brightness and the Vignette, you can further enhance the effect.