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Old 01-02-2010, 08:06 PM
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Question Help With Creating Mosaic Tile With Border Effect

Hi All!

Long time since I've been round the forums. Hope you are all well

I am trying to create a poster graphic and came across this really cool mosaic style pattern that I'd like to try to re-create, but I'm stumped.

I first created a black background and then put splashes of color on a top layer. Then I merged and tried 2 things to re-create this effect
1.) Filter > Texture > Mosaic Tiles (that does not work)
2.) Filter > Pixilate > Mosaic (that does not work)

I can't seem to find how to get the black lines in between the tiles.

Does anyone know how to do this or would I have to create the lines? Or is there some plugin that does this? Or some method that i could learn? It's really cool.

The first image is my source image I am trying to emulate. The second is my lame attempt!

Thanks to anyone who can help me figure this out.

Happy New Year!

Peace,
Nat
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:17 PM
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Re: Help With Creating Mosaic Tile With Border Eff

Can always cheat and download Xero's Fritillary filter (free). I did add some GIMP Lighting effects w/ bumpmapping to it too.

http://www.xero-graphics.co.uk/set4/fritillary.htm
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:30 PM
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Re: Help With Creating Mosaic Tile With Border Eff

1.) Ctrl+J (copy layer)

2.) Filter > Pixelate > Mosaic

2.A ) Ctrl+J (copy layer)

3.) Filter > Stylize > Find Edges

4.) Image > Adjustments > Threshold (make lines black)

5.) Change Opacity of lines layer to multiply

6.) Repair any lines as needed (Which I did not do)
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:36 PM
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Re: Help With Creating Mosaic Tile With Border Eff

Thanks guys! I'll try these. I was also fiddling with a basic grid overlay. That seems to work, however lighting needs to be tweaked. I will attempt it again tomorrow when I resume.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:51 AM
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Re: Help With Creating Mosaic Tile With Border Eff

Lyle and OlBaldy,
Thanks for posting the info. Though I wasn't the person originally requesting the help, I think this technique could be lots of fun when done on the right image.

Thanks,
Fran
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:37 AM
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Re: Help With Creating Mosaic Tile With Border Eff

Hi Nat:

Nice to see you! Happy New Year!

Here are a couple more ideas:

1. Impressionist plugin. See attachment for example output of four custom presets I rolled just for fun. (unzip, install .set file in \User settings)

2. Go here: http://thepluginsite.com/resources/lotis/index.htm

Mosaic Toolkit is a nifty (and free) plugin (PC only).

Stop in anytime.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:13 PM
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Re: Help With Creating Mosaic Tile With Border Eff

This one caught me by surprise Danny. Did not have the mosaic toolkit or lighting toolkit (now how did that happen; lol). Thanks for the info. Mosaic toolkit is pretty cool (haven't played with the lighting toolkit yet, but I will).
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:25 PM
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Re: Help With Creating Mosaic Tile With Border Eff

Great tips and links, thanks. The plug-ins and Impressionist #set are nice additions to the toolbox.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:09 PM
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Re: Help With Creating Mosaic Tile With Border Eff

I did this by making a pattern using a 15 x 15 pixel square filled with gray (i used 454545). Used the rectangular marque tool made a fixed size of 13 x 13 pixels inside, use the arrows to center the box in the middle press backspace key to delete the area inside the box. Then choose Edit>define pattern.
choose layer style pattern overlay select the square you just made, set blending mode to linear light, click ok.
create a new layer
edit fill pattern
choose the same pattern you just made. set blending mode to linear light
reduce fill opacity to around 6%
select the move tool move image to the right 2 pixels and down 2 pixels
I came up with this
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:31 AM
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Re: Help With Creating Mosaic Tile With Border Eff

Hi Natalie, nice to see you back. For the light beams I have an action I created. If this is the effect you would like let me know and I can post it.
For the tile effect, this can be done easily in any version of PS: Filter > Stylize > Tiles; Select the number of horizontal / vertical tiles and keep the offset low - I used 1% here.
Regards, Murray
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