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Old 06-04-2002, 11:51 AM
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I think I've used up my playtime for today. But, I did come up with a kaleidescope using one of Lisa's market pics. My method was MUCH to crude to post here (I had to use my math skills - but even those led to some necessary touch-up - I just don't understand how my math turned out wrong. ) I will try to refine my method though and see if I can make it possible for others to follow. (Heck, for all I know, there's probably already a tutorial out there making it REALLY easy!! Maybe even an action.)

Jeanie
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Old 06-04-2002, 12:51 PM
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Talking Quicker, less math, not quite as cool version

I ran across someone in my internet travels who was doing something like that with flower pictures he had. While this method you guys have done involves more segments and is way cool, this one looks similar and is probably a whole lot less complicated and time consuming (for those whose play time is limited!)

You take your image and find the halfway point (helps if you resize or crop it to something easily divisible by two) using the ruler (VIEW/RULERS). Then make a marquee tool selection to that point from the edge. Copy and paste.

Take that new layer and duplicate it, flip it horizontally (or vertically, depending on which way you "cut" the original) by 180º and slide it over to the halfway point. (helps if you turn off the original whole image in the background, or throw it away because you're done with it now)

Copy and paste this new half-image and flip accordingly.

I went as far as to do it with two images and use blend modes to combine them, and then tossed it on my "cool but of-what-practical-use" pile. I am probably not imaginative enough to see a practical use for this in everyday "life", but I have it if I ever should be able to see it.

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Old 06-04-2002, 01:09 PM
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cool, those are some really interesting techniques!! I'll have to try them out.

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Old 06-04-2002, 01:38 PM
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sjm -- your invention is nifty, and your creations are truly beautiful! But you're depriving me of my excuse to buy another add-on! It's gotta be marketed as a "Magic Kaleidoscope Tool" -- only $9.95 if you call in the next 10 minutes!

Blackknight - your technique results in lovely images also!
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Old 06-04-2002, 01:56 PM
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Jeanie,

I love your veggie kaleidoscope creation! It's so colorful! This looks like fun. Now I want to play too!

-T

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Old 06-04-2002, 02:05 PM
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Thanks Blacknight

I used that technique but divided the image into 1/8s. Works MUCH better and faster.
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Old 06-04-2002, 02:15 PM
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Making a "kaleidoscopic" image in Adobe Photoshop

Found a websites that might be useful.

Making a "kaleidoscopic" image in Adobe Photoshop:

Site 1

-T

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Old 06-04-2002, 03:34 PM
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Okay here is my attempt. What a lot of fun it was to create.

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Old 06-04-2002, 03:59 PM
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What is it about kaleidoscopes that fascinate us, I wonder? Maybe remembering our childhood. Maybe just seeing the patterns and colors. Regardless, the're fun to look at AND fun to make!
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Old 06-04-2002, 04:00 PM
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Blacknight and T,
Thanks for the Action links. These things turn out so pretty I bet they would make great patterns or styles too.
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