Make a Collage Using Mosaic Effect

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Make a Collage Using Mosaic Effect

Here I’ll show you how to make a collage, using mosaic effect.

Ok, start with creating a new document sized 500×500 pixels and use the Paint Bucket Tool to fill canvas area with color of #355b00.

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After that create a new layer and apply the Elliptical Marquee Tool to make a sphere selection as on a picture below, then fill this selected area with color of #97f501

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Remove selection with pressing Ctrl+D and for the image jitter apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with 67 pixels of radius.

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Then mess with the layer mode. I tried Overlay.

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Merge two of these layers in one and start with creating mosaic. I want to try to draw mosaic flower. Let’s start! In the beginning create a new one layer and then select the Elliptical Marquee Tool to make selection like on the picture below. Fill this selection with any color you like, It doesn’t matter now.

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After that create another one selection as on my screenshot what you can see below, invert it with Ctrl+Shift+I and press Delete button to clear selection.

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Remove selection with Ctrl+D. We get the first petal of the mosaic. Move it in the same position as mine.

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After that duplicate this layer (Layer > Duplicate Layer), then reduce it a little bit and rotate with Edit > Transform > Free Transform.

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Make the petal selection using Select > Load Selection and apply Select > Modify > Expand to expand selection about 2 pixels. Move to the lower layer and press Delete to clear selection. Your result should be as mine.

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Now, remove selection with Ctrl+D. Move to the upper layer again and duplicate it with Ctrl+J. After that merge all layers with petals in one layer, except topmost. Go back to it and rotate it as the layer before.

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Create more petals in the same way.

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Ok, after that merge all of layers with petals in one and apply Gradient Overlay and Stroke layer styles for current layer.

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See the result below.

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Ok, now I would like to add a couple of other colors petals to create cool mosaic effect. Create a new one leaf as was written on this lesson in the beginning. Apply color of #82a203 for this layer.

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After that apply Stroke layer style to this layer.

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Now, we have something like this:

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Ok, then add a couple of petals more to the mosaic. Apply the same Blending Options as before to each layer.

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Merge all layers with petals in one layer. After that select the Burn Tool (Brush: 100 px, Range: Midtones, Exposure: 50%) to add gradients somewhere on the flower.

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Apply another one Blending Option to received layer: Outer Glow.

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You can see the result below.

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After that move to the next step. Press Ctrl+J to copy the layer and hide the copy (click on the eye, which indicates layer visibility). Go to lower layer and set opacity up to 18%. Go back to the hidden copy of layer and make it visible again. Press Ctrl+T to reduce this layer as was shown on my picture below.

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Ok, we are almost done with this tutorial, but one more step left. Then I would like to add some floral elements. For this you can use these brushes or feel free to use your own. Go to the background layer and create a new one layer above. Create a composition like on picture shown below using Brush Tool and white color of prints. Change layer mode to Overlay and set opacity up to 40% for this layer.

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After that create a new one layer more and add a couple of floral prints more in black color. Set opacity up to 25% for this layer.

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Looks good, isn’t it? Hope I liked this tutorial and get adorable results. We are done for now! Good luck in your experiments!

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  • lilchip

    this is awesome thanks! :)

  • yeaungthu

    so nice!

  • 122artina

    This is my next project. It’s lovely, I hope I succeed! Thanks!

  • PixelMaker

    Hi,

    Nice article. But it would be great if the brushes don’t have water marks.

    Thanks.