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Creative challenge 008: Mosaic effects

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Old 01-10-2006, 11:12 PM
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I have been following this thread for some time and downloaded the image of Dara (? sorry can't remember the name atm) She is so pretty ! Well also recently downloaded the DreamSuite Bonus mosaic effect and started to play.
As you all have already mentioned this is addictive so I made quite a few.

At the risk of being considered a spammer will submit them in subsequent posts.

The first was made with the Auto FX mosaic plug-in, used the octagon option; the second is a mix of tiles, mosaic, grain and many more all of PS, had to fix the colouring though.

... to be continued
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Old 01-10-2006, 11:24 PM
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The last batch for today two more.

The first I named it "too many fx" so that tells you the story The other is also a mixture of mainly PS fx plus the mosaic FX plugin I will try to get the steps in order in case someone is interested.

Enjoy ! And thank you so much Danny for these mini challenges.

Regards - Martha
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:45 AM
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The last batch for today two more.

The first I named it "too many fx" so that tells you the story The other is also a mixture of mainly PS fx plus the mosaic FX plugin I will try to get the steps in order in case someone is interested.

Enjoy ! And thank you so much Danny for these mini challenges.

Regards - Martha
Hi Martha... I especially like "too many fx" and if you can remember the general approach I'd be intereseted.

I'm glad you're having fun. Keep the interpretations coming!

~Danny~
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:57 PM
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Hi Danny !

Well ... how can I say it . I think I got that result (too many fx) starting from the one I am attaching here (which is the result of applying sfx "squares" to the original image), added a PS filter either cristalize or spatter, and accented edges. Like I said, Too Many Filters .

I tried to reproduce it and am attaching a copy here. Still I think there is something missing, the one that shows some dark lines that helps the contrasty look. But I am sorry this is as close as I can get. If it weren't so much fun perhaps I could have manage a more "scientific" approach.

Regards - Martha
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:48 PM
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Stain Glass.

Still working on a stain glass technique. Used vector methods (Autotrace) and Mayuradraw (for the edge outline as well as panels) to create the majority of the effect; yes I cheated. A better quality version (and complete) rendering can be found here. I attached a lower quality crop to keep within the 100K budget.
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Old 01-11-2006, 10:01 PM
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AvBros Puzzle Pro 2.0

Facinating approach, Lyle... Appreciate the info on how you're doing these.

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Martha... Scientific or not, what you wrote helped a lot. Thank you muchly!

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Poor Bara... Seems I can't leave this poor woman alone (digitally speaking, that is). I used Puzzle Pro 2.0 from www.AVBros.com to render this one. Although I don't use this plugin often, it does come in handy sometimes.

Although it takes a little study to figure out how to use this plug-in, once you get into it, its power and flexibility start to sink in. A demo is available (Win and Mac), but I don't remember the restrictions on it.

Here are some examples:
* Although I used "rectangular" pieces here, there are dozens of other built-in shapes for pieces, e.g., traditional puzzle shapes, hearts, arrows, etc.
* Besides being able to specify the number of columns and rows, one can control the width of each column and row. You're not locked into fixed row or column sizes.
* You can selectively delete sides of pieces.
* Optionally pieces can be rendered onto individual layers, which adds a tremendous amount of flexibility in terms of manipulating specific pieces. (See the 2nd attachment.)
* Optionally the "cut diagram" can be saved as a black/white layer, which can be converted to a selection.

Pretty neat, huh?

~Danny~
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:11 AM
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Danny,

Thank you for your words, I am glad my "obscure" explanation helped.

That Puzzle Pro(*) program you used is fabulous and as you say the possibilities are fantastic. Your composition reminds me of some of Klee's paintings

Congrats ! Martha

P.S. (*) will check the site. Hope there is a free download ?
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Old 01-12-2006, 08:11 AM
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lk,
i like your stained glass. can you alter the size of those panels when you make them with that program?

and danny,
that's a pretty cool effect also. so many programs/plugins, so little time and money

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Old 01-12-2006, 09:06 PM
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i like your stained glass. can you alter the size of those panels when you make them with that program?
If I wasn't so lazy, I guess I could do some selective erasing of the various vector layers used (already experimenting on varying line size of the outlines for each vector layer), but I'm lazy. You all know the challenge, to me, is to see how much work the computer can do. One day I will get a wacom and then I will disappoint you all. LOL
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Old 01-14-2006, 11:09 AM
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lk,

hehe, ok. i was just wondering if the program allowed altering the panel sizes in the same way that some of the mosaic programs allow adjusting the tiles sizes.

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