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LEGO Photo

Plugins needed:

Trail by Pyrochild

The final result:

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We need LEGO locks images to make LEGO photo.

There are some LEGO images in 48 by 48 pixels.

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As the original photo I took a picture of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa".

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Since the photo will consist of LEGO images size 48 by 48 pixels, the size of the original picture must be a multiple of 48.

Size of the original photo I have 1962 to 2976 pixels.

Step #1

Open the "Mona Lisa" image in paint.net.

Create a new empty layer above.

Copy LEGO lock image and paste it to a new empty layer.

Move it in the top left corner of the empty layer.

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Step #2

Apply the Trail-plugin by Pyrochild.

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May need to apply this plugin several times (CTRL+F) to fill the entire horizontal row.

Apply the Trail-plugin by Pyrochild with 270 degrees direction to fill the entire vertical row.

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Intermediate result:

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Step #3

Move the picture of the Mona Lisa on the layer above the LEGO.

Apply Effects – Distort – Pixelate.

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Step #4

Set the blending mode of the layer with the Mona Lisa as "multiply".

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The final result:

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This is really nice!  I'm a big fan of this effect.

 

You can do way more than just LEGOs with this, too.  Nursery blocks, bricks, bouncy balls...

 

and increasing the Contrast will make it look even more like a stack of LEGOs.  :-)  Nice work!

 

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What don't you understand Seerose?

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@Seerose To begin with, you must copy the Lego piece - i.e. Right click and Save.  And do the same for the Mona Lisa Photo - right click and Save.

Then continue with the tutorial.  If you still have trouble, I'll do a video.

 

 Here are the images you need to save and use.  The Lego is already 48 x 48


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You will have to resize the Mona Lisa to the Tutorial instructions.

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On 6/14/2014 at 11:29 AM, xmario said:

There are some LEGO images in 48 by 48 pixels.

50474.jpg50475.jpg50476.jpg50477.jpg50478.jpg50479.jpg50480.jpg

As the original photo I took a picture of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa".

 

Since the photo will consist of LEGO images size 48 by 48 pixels, the size of the original picture must be a multiple of 48.

Size of the original photo I have 1962 to 2976 pixels.

Step #1

Open the "Mona Lisa" image in paint.net.

Create a new empty layer above.

Copy LEGO lock image and paste it to a new empty layer.

Move it in the top left corner of the empty layer.

56002e.jpg

 

 

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<3 Dear @Pixey!

 

Thank you so much. 

I have taken normal image size 800x600.
Learned through your video the size had to be. 

Greetings from Germany. :coffee: :cake: 

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The tutorial can be simplified with the Fill From Clipboard effect by @BoltBait.

 

Open the image applied by @xmario.

Add a new layer.

Copy any LEGO element from the first post.

Apply the Fill From Clipboard (Effects -> Fill -> From Clipboard) effect by selecting Tiling - No Mirroring in the drop-down list.

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Set 'Multiply' Blending Mode for the top layer.

Go to the bottom layer and apply the Pixelate effect (Effects -> Distort -> Pixelate) with a Cell size of 48.

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