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Tessellation tool online

Have fun with Interactivate: Tessellate ! If playing with this cool tool isn't enough, you can look at lots of tessellation art at the Tessellation Database . In addition, there's always ...check out the tessellating frenchfries :-) Here is one of my previous posts with ideas about how to use these patterns: Expanded Squares : Making a digital stamp Copyright 2008 Cyndi Lavin. Not to be reprinted, resold, or redistributed for profit. May be printed out for personal use or distributed electronically provided that entire file, including this notice, remains intact. Technorati Tags: mixed media , collage , assemblage , digital art , photography , altered books , art journals

Making an abstract collage

Burst Isaiah 44:21-23 "Remember these things, O Jacob, for you are my servant, O Israel. I have made you, you are my servant; O Israel, I will not forget you. I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.” Sing for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done this; shout aloud, O earth beneath. Burst into song, you mountains, you forests and all your trees, for the LORD has redeemed Jacob, he displays his glory in Israel." Nita Leland writes, in Creative Collage Techniques : With nonobjective design, the picture has no apparent reference to a subject….Instead, the formal elements of design are the picture. The picture is "about" color, line, or shape without a specific realistic image to create the visual sensation. So here’s the problem: I can’t really tell you exactly how to make an abstract collage. I have no way of knowing which design elements are going to speak to you. My piece is a combina

Digital manipulation with a torn paper landscape

Time and tide wait for no man. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer Remember that torn paper landscape I made about a month ago? Here it is! 1. Create a torn paper landscape with the colors and papers of your choice. 2. Scan it and open the file in Photoshop or your favorite image editing software. All of the images that you want to use together will need to be saved at the same resolution, so pick your size and deal with your images now. 3. Duplicate your background layer, which will be the landscape. 4. Add your largest image, which will form a “frame” for the smaller ones you want to add. I desaturated my image, dragged it into place, and used the overlay mode for blending. The opacity was lowered until it looked right to me. In this case, it’s at about 30%. 5. Drag and drop your smaller images, each into its own layer. I put the image of the eyes on a transparent background, and used a soft erasing paintbrush to make the edges blend with the layers below. Copyright 2008 Cyndi Lavin. Not to be