Puddle Mandala

Hugh Fathers

Dorrigo, Australia

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I started with this . . .

An out of focus, low resolution photo taken with a Sony DSC-P31 2.0mp of a rainwater puddle . . .

Using Photoshop to increase the DPI from 72 to 300, I resized and cropped the image to 5000×5000 pixels. This was done to add more to my textures library . . .

I then used this image as the background and applied a full 50 texture of itself through the PS ‘Texturizer’ filter.

Going back to the non textured 5000x image I then extracted a large 45deg wedge diagonally across the image from the bottom left. This wedge I then rotated so the wedge apex was exactly 90deg on the ‘y’ axis. The wedge was then scaled to 25% on the width followed by a 50% overall scale.

I then replicated the wedge, moved the centre transformation handle down to the wedge apex and rotated 11.25deg. I then replicated that wedge using fuction keys (on a Mac, cmd j (new layer from copy), cmd/shift T (repeat last translation)until I had completed the circle.

All the layers containing the wedges were then merged and a small colour adjustment made.

Turning off the visibility of the textured background layer I saved the file in .psd format. Then using the ‘Texturizer’ filter again, I applied a 35 texture of the file I had just saved.

To finish it off a inner bevel of 500% at 10 pixels, 5 smoothness was applied . . .

And this is the result . . .

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