Preparing an image for a stained glass effect


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Preparing an image for a stained glass effect

The Stained Glass filter which is part of the Texture filter group is going to need some help from you if you're going to get a good result from it. Part of the problem is that it's just going to create an image that is too complex. So we need to start with a simple image and then chances are we're going to need to simplify that image further. Here I have a picture of a water lily. The original image looks like this. Fairly simple, but there is lot of stuff going on in the background.

Now when I run the Stained Glass filter on this image, it looks like this and this is I think the best result I can get from it using these settings. The Cell Size determines exactly that, the size of each of these individual cells that it makes up. The Border Thickness is the amount of lead between the panes of glass and the Light Intensity is going to cost a highlight on the image, but you have very little control. We have no control over where exactly that goes.

So I tend to prefer to put that dow...

Preparing an image for a stained glass effect
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Preparing an image for a stained glass effect provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Textures

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