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.
Make a Color Balance adjustment layer and alter the Midtones values:
Add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer to reduce the light and contrast of the branch. Paint on the top of some leaves on the right to reduce the effect there.
Create a new layer on top of the layers and use a soft brush with the color #3c1807 to paint on the wings of the butterfly. Change this layer mode to Linear Dodge 100%.
Make a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #fdffe0 to paint on the top right of the butterfly. Change this layer mode to Soft Light 100%.
Create a new layer and select a small brush with the color #cee780. Press F5 to change the color of this brush:
Use this brush to paint tiny dots around the butterfly, especially around the wings. Press [ and ] to change the size of the brush while painting.
Hit Ctrl+G to make a group for the dots layer and change the group's mode to Color Dodge 100%.
Double click this layer, choose Outer Glow. Set the color of the glow to #cee780.
Open the starry images pack and choose the image 4 to place onto the main canvas. Change the mode of this layer to Screen 100% and add a mask to this layer. Use the layer mask to remove the effect on the middle and the visibility of the glowing dots.
Make a Levels adjustment layer to reduce the light effect.
Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to change the color of the effect.
Add the bokeh image to our main document and change the mode to Screen 100%. Convert this layer to a Smart Object.
Apply a Gaussian Blur of 35 px to this layer.
Add a mask to this layer to reduce the bokeh effect.
Make a Levels adjustment layer to increase the contrast and decrease the effect's visibility.
Create a Color Balance adjustment layer and change the Midtones and Highlights settings:
Make a new layer and use a soft brush with the color #d6a352 to paint on the top middle. Change this layer mode to Soft Light 100% and use a layer mask to reduce the effect on the butterfly.
Create a Gradient Map adjustment layer and pick the colors #8d0e1c and #2cfe67. Change this layer mode to Soft Light 20%.