Turn any photo into a dot grid artwork with these Photoshop actions. You'll get great results with dots that change size. They get larger in brighter areas and smaller in darker areas. Free download available.
Preview of Final Image
Step 1Now, let’s start by creating a new image file, go to the Menu bar and click File > New, and then input the following values on their respective fields
- Preset: Custom
- Width: 2000px
- Height: 1333px
- Resolution: 300px
- Color Mode: RGB Color 8 bit
- Background Contents: Transparent
Step 2Now, place City Go to File > Place and select City, then place it to our work canvas and position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and rasterize like the image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to rasterize all sides together.
Step 3In step 3 Duplicate City layer Ctrl/Cmd + J and go to Image > Adjustments > Replace Color... Color : Blue #4a859d Check Localized Color Clusters Fuzziness : 45 Saturation : -100 Lightness : +100
Step 4Add Adjustment Layer "Curves"
Step 5Add Adjustment Layer "Curves" and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert. Then use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint Highlight parts.
Step 6Add Adjustment Layer "Curves"
Step 7Next, place glow effect Go to File > Place and select Glow City. Then place it to our work canvas and position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and rasterize like the image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to rasterize all sides together. Now create a layer mask and use Soft Round brush tool with foreground color black and delete parts from sky and clouds. Blend mode change to Color Dodge. Use Shortcut Ctrl/Cmd + J to make two more layers.
Step 8Now, go to File > Open and select Man. Then use a Pen Tool(P) and start selecting. When we finish the selection press right-click on mouse and “Make Selection” then create layer mask. The simplest path you can draw with the standard Pen tool is a straight line, made by clicking the Pen tool to create two anchor points. By continuing to click, you create a path made of straight line segments connected by corner points.
- Select the Pen tool.
- Position the Pen tool where you want the straight segment to begin, and click to define the first anchor point (do not drag).
- Click again where you want the segment to end
- Continue clicking to set anchor points for additional straight segments.
- The last anchor point you add always appears as a solid square, indicating that it is selected. Previously defined anchor points become hollow, and deselected, as you add more anchor points
- Complete the path by doing one of the following:
- To close the path, position the Pen tool over the first (hollow) anchor point. A small circle appears next to the Pen tool pointer when it is positioned correctly. Click or drag to close the path.
- To leave the path open, Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) anywhere away from all objects. To leave the path open, you can also select a different tool.