Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting blocky with Mosaic, part of Photoshop: Creative Effects and Filters (2012).
I'm sure you're aware that digital images are comprised of pixels and that in most …cases those pixels are square. But imagine if you could zoom those …pixels, make those pixels bigger, without actually making the image bigger. …That's exactly what we can accomplish with the mosaic filter in Photoshop. …Let's take a look at how it operates. I'll start off by creating a copy of my …background image layer. So I'll just drag the thumbnail for that …layer down to the Create A New Layer button at the bottom of the Layers panel. …And then from the Filter menu I'll choose Pixelate, followed by Mosaic.…
That will bring up the Mosaic dialog. And you can already see very clearly the …effect of this filter. We've created a mosaic of colors that …were taken from the image. But the result is rather abstract, …especially with these relatively large pixels that we've created. …They're referred to as cells here. And we can adjust the cell size. …So if I reduce the cell size, you'll see that I have what appears to be a little …
- 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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