Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating huge pixels with Pointilize, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
Many of the filters in Photoshop, are creating an interpretation of the pixel …values within your photo to produce a creative result. …But some of those filters actually essentially create new pixels. …In many cases just larger pixels sometimes with an interesting shape, to …produce some sort of mosaic type of effect. …And the pointillize filter, is one that does exactly that. …It creates an interesting mosaic type of pattern. …Let's take a look at this relatively simple filter, that can produce a rather …wild and interesting effect. I'll go ahead and start by creating a …copy of my background image layer, just by dragging that layer down to the Create …New Layer button at the bottom of the layers panel.…
And then I'll go to the Filter menu, and under Pixelate, I'm going to choose Pointilize. …that will bring up the Pointilize dialog, where I can adjust only one setting. …The cell size. I'll go ahead and zoom out on the image …so that we can see the full preview. And in this case, you'll see that because …
- Working with the Filter Gallery
- Creating a black-and-white effect
- Applying a vignette
- Adding motion blur
- Creating a painterly effect with Find Edges
- Smearing with Liquify
- Mapping the image with Trace Contour
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creative Fundamentals
2. Simple Effects
3. Basic Filter Effects
4. Slightly Wild Effects
5. Distorting the Image
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