Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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This is my first ever created mandala. I was inspired by TinaMarie's post from yesterday. The picture below is what I used. You end up using just a small section of it.
This is the tutorial I used on PSE7. I used a 4 pieces of pie template, though instead of 3.
I've improvised a bit because the first completed on looked like this. SmugMug Link Purple is a much better color than pink for Halloween. I also thought the peg board was too much reality so used a blur to get rid of it. I do wonder if however after I blurred it out if maybe I should have somehow textured it back since it's the only blurred area in the shot. Personal preference i guess. Also, if I were to redo this, I would keep a margin around my creation and crop a close square at the end. As you'll note, just a bit of the design/circle is off the frame. It was not too hard to select each pink area, layer via cut, and build a layer of the pieces so that I could adjust the color and blur. Anyone got some nifty pieces of pie psd files they'd be willing to share? The one I found is pretty small, and I'd love a bigger one. Anyone build an action to just create a mandala from an image? That would be very cool! Here is a second one I did more on a harvest theme. SmugMug Link And the original image. SmugMug Link
Who else wants to give this a try? Ping me if you have questions...