Its been awhile since I’ve had “project playtime”. Much to Peter’s delight, this week’s project did not involve water, oil, sharp objects, or objects being dropped from high places. I decided to try one of Digital Photo’s Photoshop projects using an image I took in Amsterdam, and an image from Virginia.
Like many of these projects, this one took some trial and error to get something workable. What I learned:
- You need an image with a strong and interesting subject.
- The image had to have enough contrast to “survive” the heavily textured squares. Subtle images did not work here.
- Photoshop still does not have an easy way to quickly align and center multiple objects – or at least I haven’t found one yet.
- It is easy to get carried away with color. I worked (and worked, and worked) on the toned mosaic, but still couldn’t get the colors right.
I like the effect though, and will keep this one in my collage collection.