Create A Photo Mosaic In Photoshop

How to Create A Photo Mosaic In Photoshop
Over the following steps, I will show you how to create a photo mosaic in Adobe Photoshop using Pattern (Edit> Define Pattern) and Guides (View> New Guide) to help us position images. By combining the use of Guides with the “Snap” feature, we can perfectly align images along guidelines. We'll experiment with a variety of imagery to build up a digital mosaic. After mastering this simple technique, you can make money for doing something you enjoy doing. You can find jobs online in jooble.org. Let's get started!




Video: How To Create A Photo Mosaic In Photoshop

1. Prepare Photos For Mosaic Pattern.
Please prepare or download the photos to be used as a mosaic pattern, at least 10 different photos. You can download photos for free from Pixabay, Stockvault or Rgbstock. For this Photoshop tutorial, I'll use images that I downloaded from Pixabay

2. Create New Document For Pattern.
Open Photoshop and then go to File> New command in the top menu. In the pop-up window, enter the following information: Width 1500 pixels, Height 1500 pixels, Resolution 72 Pixels/Inch, Color Mode RGB color, and Background contents White. Click OK.
Picture: Create a new document.

3. Create a Vertical Guide.
Guides help you position any object (shapes or images) precisely. We will create 9 vertical guides. Create the first vertical guide. Choose View> New Guide. In the dialog box, select Vertical orientation, enter 10 % position and click OK.  Repeat this step for position 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80% and 90%.

If you didn't see the guidelines, then choose View> Show> Guides.
Picture: Create a vertical Guides.


Picture: Create 9 vertical guides.

4. Create a Horizontal Guide.
Now create horizontal guides. We will create 9 horizontal guides. Choose View>New Guide. In the dialog box, select Horizontal orientation, enter 10 % position and click OK.  Repeat this step for position 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80% and 90%.

If you want to lock all guides, choose View>Lock Guides. This way you can't move them by accident.

Snapping is a useful feature in Photoshop that allows users to align images, layers, shapes or text perfectly with other objects or guides. Choose View>Snap to enabling snaping that will help you to align any object (including images) you want. Make sure that View>Snap to>Guides is checked.
Picture: Create horizontal guides.

5. Insert Image.
Choose File>Place command in the top menu to open the image you'd like to insert. Click on the image, then click OK. You can now edit the image as follows:

  • Resize the image by dragging any corner while holding down the Shift key to keep the image does not distort.
  • Move the image by clicking and hold anywhere inside the image and drag.
  • Rotate the image by moving your cursor farther out from any corner until you see two arrows. Click and hold, then drag the image.
  • Press Enter key when you are done.
Picture: Position the first photo in your first guide box.

Select the rectangular marquee tool at the top of the Tools panel. Drag it over part of the image in the first guide square while holding down the Shift key to keep the rectangular selection doesn't distort, then duplicate the image layer by going to Layer>New>Layer via copy or Ctrl+J. You can now delete the image's layer.
Picture: Rectangular Marquee Tool.

Picture: Drag mouse over part of the image in the first guide square, then duplicate the image layer by going to Layer>New>Layer via copy or Ctrl+J..

Picture: You can now delete the image's layer.

6. Insert all Image.
Repeat step 5 to open and manipulate each picture you'd like to insert. The result will be shown as below:
Picture: Canvas filled with photos.

7. Define Pattern Mosaic.
The next step, Choose Edit> Define Pattern. Name it like 'Mosaic'. Click the OK button. Now you can save and close your Pattern.PSD document.
Picture: Define Pattern.

8. Open the Photos You Want To Create Mosaic Effect.
Choose File> Open to open up your main image in Adobe Photoshop, then create a new layer by going to Layer>New Layer.
Picture: Open the photo and then create a new layer.

9. Fill with Mosaic Pattern.
Select Layer 1 and then choose Edit> Fill. Use the drop-down menu, choose Pattern. In the Custom Pattern, choose a mosaic pattern that we previously created. Click the OK button.
Picture: Fill with the mosaic pattern.

10. Desaturate, change the Blend Mode and Opacity.
Desaturate Layer 1 by choosing Image> Adjustments> Desaturate. Change its blend mode to Overlay and adjust its opacity if necessary.
Picture: Set the blend mode and opacity.

11. Save your document.
Go to File>Save command in the top menu and name your document. Click OK when you are done.

Here is the result:
Photoshop Mosaic
Picture: Create A Photo Mosaic In Photoshop.

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