Happy New Years everyone!
I haven’t posted in a while, and its high time I did. This past year has been filled with distractions—I got married to Bobbi Lane, traveled to Greece and Turkey, and had a very intense (but happy) holiday season. So… now back to work! To start off this new year, I’m introducing a new monthly feature for the blog, called Mandala of the Month – This month I’ve done an animated Mandala, created from several individual photo-mandalas— here’s the video:
Here is the “seed” image from the opening mandala:
Duplicating, flipping, rotating, pasting and re-sizing to create a bi-lateral mirror image in Photoshop yields:
This image is duplicated into a new layer, then rotated 90º and set to Overlay to yield:
This is what the layer stack looks like
I examine the creation of photo-mandalas in Photoshop in more detail in this older post:
You can have a lot of fun with photo-mandalas, but certain images work much better than others. I have spent quite a bit of time experimenting with this and now I even shoot specifically to create a photo-mandala image. I will be sharing new photo-mandalas every month, and showing you how they evolve from the original seed images. Until next time—keep capturing pixels, and have fun organizing them into images!