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Creative challenge 008: Mosaic effects

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Old 12-20-2005, 08:49 PM
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GIMP's Mosaic filter and Bumpmap filter.

Simple, simple, simple. One of the reason's I like GIMP.

Side note: here's a PDF article outlining using Voronai grids to align tiles; really makes for realistic mosaics.
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:41 PM
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Wow... some very cool interpretations.

More from me...
* 1st one: Based on a PS action I'm tinkering with attempting to reproduce the results Panos gets. It's got a ways to go.
* Middle one: Photoshop Stained Glass filter (4,2,0). Although similar to the Gimp effect, I prefer Gimp's output.
* Right one: Duplicated Background, added some Noise and a Layer Mask. Airbrushed black on the Layer Mask in the areas of her face, hair and body so the noise was (in effect) only applied to the background portions of the image. Flattened image and applied Stained Glass again with the same settings. Notice the multi-colored effect in the background!

Are we having fun yet?
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:18 PM
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I like the independance look of your first one Danny.

Also, do you know of a filter that simulates the Voronai placement of square tiles like the PDF link above? For the life of me, I can not find one. Obviously, they used a program to do their work, but it would be cool if a PS filter exist that does this.
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:38 PM
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Nice work, everyone!
Danny -- I especially like your first rendition!

Made a mosaic pattern to play with, and added the standard PShop 7 mosaic texture along the way...
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:55 PM
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Cool mosaics, Danny & Swampy! I used a tried and true mosaic tool, the one in Painter IX, but I experimented with something a little different, colorizing her first with a gradient. Not sure how I feel about the results yet, but when I've spent time on a piece, I post it!

I have so much texture in it, I had to save these at like 6%, so here are some links to larger res versions.
http://www.pbase.com/catbounds/image/53741812
http://www.pbase.com/catbounds/image/53741825

That's cool. If I were to get painter, it would be for this cool filter effect. It's what I was looking for in a PS filter (could not find one).
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:00 PM
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Thanks, Ikroll. It's fairly labor intensive, as you're painting in the tiles one at a time, or one row at a time, but I enjoy doing it.
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:45 AM
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Mosaic effects

Boy I have looked thru filter I haven't used for a long time, this is great. This one is done in Dream Suite
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:12 AM
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Camon, I like that a lot! I've been wanting Dream Suite Series 1 and Photographic Edges (which I hear is glitchy) but just haven't shelled out the $$. Together, they're $350! Seems like a lot of money for filters I would only use occasionally
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:06 AM
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Mosaic Challenge

Hello, everyone. I'm new here -- my name is Janet Aldrich, I'm from Cleveland, Ohio, I'm 44 and a new graphic design student, after lots of years of getting by on instinct.

I started out using Jasc's PSP, back about ver. 4 or so. I'm still fond of it, although I don't figure I'll go past 9, now that Corel's got their hands on it (no offense to those who like Corel -- I'm just wary of their track record.)

Here are a couple of attempts I took. The first one uses PSPs Antique Mosaic filter and the Cobblestone texture effect.

The second one probably won't look as good, just because I had to do some reducing to get it under the 100K limit for the uploader. I used the one-step Photo Fix to enhance lights and shadows and then the Tile effect. Without the Photo Fix, everything blurred together too much.

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Old 12-21-2005, 11:43 AM
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Mosaic - Maybe?

Thought I'd post a couple of "mosaics" made with Auto Fx software - among other adjustments - since there seemed to be a little interest in that sw.

I didn't think that this effect would work very well on a portrait, so I did it on a landscape.

The original photo is of a Napa Valley (California) Vineyard in the springtime. Since we live within a corks throw of Napa, it's a picture that will be greatly enlarged (without any special effects) and will eventually hang in the main hallway in my home - along with some other wine country photos.

I've attached one picture and referenced two others that are larger similar work-in-process pics.

Comments are welcome.


http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?i...eld5x719zb.jpg


http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?i...eld5x720uh.jpg

Regards and Happy Holidays to All

Bob Mc

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