Icegodes

Mosaic Wall (Image Heavy) Tutorial

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This tutorial will show you how to make this Mosaic 

I originally planned for it be based off my signature but a power surge made me lose everything, so I went all out with this wall. 

oudx8wf.png

Download

Template.zip

 

Plugins

BoltBait

Bevel Object

Flames Effect

Gradient Effect

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/113220-boltbaits-plugin-pack-for-pdn-v41-and-beyond-updated-december-1-2018/

 

Ed Harvey

Glass Blocks

Ripple

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/18811-ed-harvey-effects-v-40-2012-02-13/

 

KrisVDM

Drop Shadow

Gradient

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/8375-drop-shadow-and-other-effects-krisvdms-plugin-pack-updated-2010-10-26/

 

pleabo

Nightvision

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/20643-night-vision-effect/

 

pyrochild

Film

Gradient Bars 

Gradient Grid

Stitches

https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/7291-pyrochild-plugins-2017-12-04/

 

!Save Often!

paint can crash from the image 

Also it might take paint a minute(s) to catch up to changes you make, just be patient it will go through. 

 

1. Magic Wand Base Layer

 

1.thumb.jpg.1b6bf65aec935e3d6691354542a5a3c4.jpg

 

2. Gradient 

Color

Primary 128,128,128

Secondary 0, 38, 255

Linear

Pull from top right to bottom left like so

2.thumb.jpg.eb9ebf3b90cbec9884ed454c5913502b.jpg

 

3. Bevel Object  

Depth 3

Highlight Black

Shadow White 

Strength 1

 

4. Curves

3.jpg.2ff832d4cf30bc8302ee0d65b438ec00.jpg

 

5. Soften Portrait

Softness 0

Lighting 20

Warmth 20

 

6. Glow

Radius 20

Brightness -41

Contrast 33

 

7. Deselect back to base layer Magic select this circle then new layer

4.jpg.88a09bd3edfba15830873f0d45d809fd.jpg

 

8. Gradient 

Colors

Primary 0, 255, 246

Secondary 87, 0, 127

Radial

Pull from left to right 

5.jpg.328879200034506cd2f692007e62a45e.jpg

9. Bevel Selection

10. Curves 

 

11. Glow

Radius 20

Brightness 17

Contrast 43

 

12. Soften Portrait 

Softness 1

Lighting 20

Warmth 4

 

 

13. Deselect back to base layer Magic select these circles then new layer

6.jpg.735398f956d9bee52aad5643b57de2f9.jpg

14.Gradient Bars

Primary 203, 0, 255

Secondary Black

Gamma-adjusted color blend un-checked 

Width 1

Spacing 0

Skew 0

Scale 1

Alignment .51

Repetition Repeat

 

15. Stitch

Distance 3

Width 1

Angle -85.24, -3.35

 

16. Glow

17. Curves

 

18. Soften Portrait

Softness 0

Lighting 20

Warmth 20

 

19. Bevel Object

increase Depth to 6

 

20. Curves

21. Glow

22. Soften Portrait

 

23.Deselect back to base layer Magic select these circles then new layer

9.jpg.73050a87593e9feec5c005fbaf94b2dd.jpg

 

24. Clouds 

Primary Color White

Secondary Color 0, 38, 198

Scale 491

Roughness .71

 

25. Glow

26. Duplicate layer

 

27. On duplicate Layer Twist

Amount/Direction 170.14

Size 2

Center .25, .37

Quality 5

 

28. Film

Grain 1.98

Discoloration and Distortion 0

 

29. Merge the layers 

 

30. Bevel Object 

Depth 6

Highlight and shadow Black

Strength 1

 

31. Curves

 

32. Glow

Radius 20

Brightness -100

Contrast 100

 

33. Deselect back to base layer Magic select these circles then new layer

10.jpg.37c8ced86532d87d403d652413e89088.jpg

34. Flames Effect

Scale 201

Roughness .67

 

35. Glow

Radius 20

Brightness 100

Contrast 10

 

36. Bevel Object 

Depth 4

Highlight Black 

Shadow White

Strength 1

 

37. Curves

 

38. Glow

Radius 1

Brightness 28

Contrast 10

 

39. Soften Portrait

Softness 4

Lighting -20

Warmth 20

 

40. Deselect back to base layer Magic select these circles then new layer

11.jpg.4a43c560db769d714e6758080f99e367.jpg

41. 

 18.thumb.jpg.dd6b86f2c3ad09e594b0dc7abb621537.jpg

 

 

42. Bevel Object 

Increase depth to 6

 

43. Curves

44. Glow

45. Soften Portriat

 

46. Deselect back to base layer Magic select these circles then new layer

13.jpg.ca51dd22a85f372064f4bcd0fe90d782.jpg

47. Boltbait Gradient

From Color 246, 255, 0

To Color 255, 0, 255

Style Radial Side

 

48. Duplicate Layer

 

49. On duplicate Layer Twist

Amount/Direction 36.50

Size .29

Direction -.64,-.83

 

50.Merge the layers

51. Curves

52. Psychocolor 

Phase Shift 1.50

 

53. Deselect back to base layer Magic select these circles then new layer

14.jpg.10a9177b345fab0b239f7cbefa1949a6.jpg

54. Kris VDM Gradient 

19.jpg.e09c857b3f3aa408eb2b755e3d277187.jpg

 

55. Glow 

Increase Radius to 20

 

56. Tile Reflection 

Angle -30.40

Tile Size 95.91

Curvature 8

Quality 5

 

57. Flames Effect

Scale 729

Roughness 0

 

58. Bevel Object 

59. Curves

60. Glow

Radius 20

Brightness 25

Contrast 10

 

61.  Deselect back to base layer Magic select these circles then new layer

15.jpg.d0bacc1682a0cd435b91dce4a6d98253.jpg

62. Gradient Bars

Primary 0, 255, 242

Secondary Black

Width 1

Spacing 0

Skew 0

Scale 1

Alignment 1

Repetition Repeat

 

63. Glass Blocks 

Scale 24

Amount 100

Quality 5

 

64. Drop Shadow

X and Y offset 0

Widening Radius 24

Blur Radius 24

Shadow Opacity 255

Shadow Color 0, 33, 255

 

65. Bevel Object 

Increase Depth to 8

 

66. Curves

67. Glow

68.  Deselect back to base layer Magic select these circles then new layer

16.jpg.552dbcebde3d4056698b422277271e91.jpg

69. Boltbait Gradient Effect

From Color 255, 255, 0

To Color Black

Style Radial Corner

 

70. Glow

Radius 6

Brightness 56

 Contrast 10

 

71. Crystalize 

Cell Size 9

Quality 5

 

72. Nightvision

Intensity 50

 

73. Bevel Object 

Depth 3

Highlight and Shadow Black

Strength 1

 

74. Curves

 

75.Curves

76. Film

Grain 1.65

Discoloration and Distortion 0

 

77.   Deselect back to base layer Magic select these circles then new layer

17.jpg.28f9f9b5ea7141ea70f6836d1c933946.jpg

78. Julia Fractal

Factor 5.85

Zoom 8.09

Angle 0

Quality 5

 

79. Psychocolor

Phase Shift 1.10

 

80. Ripple
Amount 0

Ripples 3.68

Ripple Phase .68

Angle -74.47

Highlight 10

Edge Behavior Reflect 

Quality 5

 

81. Bevel Object 

Depth 6

Highlight Black

Shadow White

Strength 1

 

82. Drop Shadow

X and Y offset 0

Widening Radius 24

Blur Radius 24

Shadow Opacity 255

Shadow Color 0, 28, 153

 

83. Curves 

84. Glow 

Radius 20

Brightness 5

Contrast -7

 

All done!

oudx8wf.png

Tip:

As I showed once you set your Curves Setting do not change throughout the piece. It can be challenging to work around but really rewarding.

 

 

 

 

Edited by Icegodes
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Wow @Icegodes this is some tutorial and I learned a lot of ways to do textures with Plugins I'd never have thought of using this way :)

 

Here is my result.  It took me a long time, as I kept forgetting some circles 😂

 

for-icegodes.png

 

I got a little confused on a few of the steps, and here is what I found.

 

Step 14.  Should Gradient Bars be on Repeat?  And should the Gamma-adjusted color blend mode be checked?

Step 18.  What is the Warmth setting?

Step 41.  Where does one find Size 24?

Step 47.  Should one go back to the Gradient on No repeat?

Step 54.  Which Gradient should it be?  And where does one find high quality dithering please?

 

Finally, the Plugin for fire, shouldn't that be Flames? (Burninate)

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Pixey said:

Step 47.  Should one go back to the Gradient on No repeat?

 

6 hours ago, Pixey said:

Wow @Icegodes this is some tutorial and I learned a lot of ways to do textures with Plugins I'd never have thought of using this way :)

 

Here is my result.  It took me a long time, as I kept forgetting some circles 😂

 

for-icegodes.png

 

I got a little confused on a few of the steps, and here is what I found.

 

Step 14.  Should Gradient Bars be on Repeat?  And should the Gamma-adjusted color blend mode be checked?

Step 18.  What is the Warmth setting?

Step 41.  Where does one find Size 24?

Step 47.  Should one go back to the Gradient on No repeat?

Step 54.  Which Gradient should it be?  And where does one find high quality dithering please?

 

Finally, the Plugin for fire, shouldn't that be Flames? (Burninate)

 

 

 

Sorry for the confusion I caused. 

I have fixed steps 14, 18.

14. on repeat, and gamma un-checked

Since, I was being unclear with steps 41 and 54 I posted the image of the plugin instead. (sorry about that)

41. 18.thumb.jpg.9ca1c65013ad893de7bb3ae28d420ae0.jpg

54. KrisVMD Gradient

19.jpg.e1ddb9ebbf0abb52b1ba2a7b7d4907a9.jpg

On step 47 could you give me some more detail on what you mean by 'on no repeat'? got a little confused by the wording. 

 

Side note:

on your picture

Woah! 😨♥️

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On 12/2/2019 at 3:35 PM, Icegodes said:

!Save Often!

paint can crash from the image 

 

Well, it doesn't help that you're using a very outdated version of Paint.NET.  If you're still experiencing crashing with the latest version, you need to report the crash with the associated crash log.

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Yay :)  Thank you @Icegodes posting those 2 new step images, which made me realize why I got step 47 wrong.  I didn't realize that it was @BoltBait's HSVGradient, so I was using the wrong one.  Now I've managed to get it right and I'm a happy bunny.  Those textures are super, each one quite remarkable in their own right 🤗

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On ‎12‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 9:36 PM, toe_head2001 said:

 

Well, it doesn't help that you're using a very outdated version of Paint.NET.  If you're still experiencing crashing with the latest version, you need to report the crash with the associated crash log.

ok will do

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8 hours ago, Pixey said:

Yay :)  Thank you @Icegodes posting those 2 new step images, which made me realize why I got step 47 wrong.  I didn't realize that it was @BoltBait's HSVGradient, so I was using the wrong one.  Now I've managed to get it right and I'm a happy bunny.  Those textures are super, each one quite remarkable in their own right 🤗

welcome 

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